An average mid-range PC for 1080p gaming - $750, with Windows. Average console price $300, native or up-scaled 1080p.
I've been a PC gamer since 1994, but now I'm wondering if it's worth it anymore. PC graphics used to be so far ahead of consoles, but last gen all of that changed. The time has come to replace my fx 6300 / gtx 1050, and PC prices versus console aren't adding up for me. A mid-range PC for 1080p gaming is more than double the cost of a base-model console, and almost 2x the cost of the "pro" versions of these consoles. That in itself wouldn't necessarily be an issue, if a mid-range PC we substantially better than a console, but it isn't, not anymore.
I've played the Witcher 3 on PC and on a friends Xbox One, and while (60fps 720p/Medium) in the Witcher 3 looks and feels slightly better on my PC than it does on the xbox one most of the time, I had just as much fun playing it on the xbox one (900p/30 fps), upscaled to 1080p as I did on the PC. I really didn't notice the difference in frame rate at all.
I went to my local best buy and hopped on newegg for price matches, and as soon as I hit $500 in parts, which was very fast, I realized that it just wasn't worth the hassle when I could spend $300 on an Xbox or PS4 and be up and running in 20 mins without having to worry about anything.
With current prices, I'm just not seeing the benefit of PC over console, especially if you're not worried about anything other than playing the latest games with a controller and have no intention of using a mouse/kb.
I always resisted consoles, favoring the backwards compatibility, customization, and versatility of a PC, but it's just not worth it anymore. All I want to do is play a game here and there that looks good and is quick and easy to get into. There's no reason for a gaming PC anymore.
Now I see why console have become so popular. They rival PC graphics at a fraction of the cost.