During the past 6+ months, with MS Flight talk, some were predicting the demise of FSX. However, through that talk, every one of our indicators showed either a steady or accelerated growth then and to date. So far, there is no sign of it slowing down (our growth chart continues to bend upwards over time). The reasons we think are rather simple.Flight Simulator X is the recipient of two decades and millions of dollars of a strong and building development
This gives you both an enormous package, a reliable program, and solid engineering. You simply cannot compete without a massive team and financial budget.Comparing apples to apples, MS Flight does not begin to offer an alternative to FSX
For $30, you get an entire globe to explore, real world weather, all kinds of traffic, and a fleet of aircraft. We monitored activity before, during, and after MS Flights release, and could not see even a 1% change in any trends. It is as if, it does not exist. This just shows the A2A / FSX customer is VERY happySimConnect, Hello Accu-Sim
Microsoft's move to make ESP for commercial applications, meant they invested heavily in opening up the core engine. This allows us to turn off entire sections of FSX code, and replace it, in full, with our own growing flight simulation engine, Accu-Sim. The Spitfire is to Britain in 1940, as Simconnect is to FSX. It is a marvel and allows us to continue to develop within our own environment, and allow that environment to seamlessly come through in FSX.
Additionally, with all of the Mustangs available, we were expecting a decrease in our Mustang popularity. However, our latest Accu-Sim Mustang is our most successful product launch to date, followed by the Accu-Sim Spitfire.
We now are working on some updates to our core Accu-Sim engine (Spitfire, P-40, and P-51) and Accu-Feel (#1 for popularity). This has been the best year at A2A (2011 was the best and before that 2010 was), thanks to our informed customers who can tell the difference on their own. We thank you, for allowing our products to speak for themselves, and we don't have to run around directly marketing our stuff all over the Internet. Our customers are our voice.
Thank you, and flight simming at A2A is still just beginning.