And for those people who argue that buying multiple consoles and paying for subs makes consoles more expensive: Could a $650 pc built in 2013 last the whole console gen? I doubt it.
Abso-friggn-lutely a $650 pc could last this entire gen. No matter how you look at it, it will always play games better than any of the consoles.
Hell my old $700 rig from 2007 is proof enough, consoles make the lowest common denominator, they set the baseline in how multiplatform engines are designed around. These new consoles are no where near the performance ratio they were in 2005/2006. Pc's from 2011 could easy match the PS4, A 2013 that's faster yet being $650 isnt hard to fathom. The only time its wouldn't last the whole gen is if the pc orientated games are using assets and setting beyond what that system could run let alone the consoles.
I'd like to see this parts list then, because I'm looking at the october 2013 issue of maxpc on my phone, and I doubt their 750$ budget build would do it.