Why do you prefer PC or Console Gaming?

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#1 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14923 posts) -

I started gaming in 90s on consoles. Already had Atari console then bought Nintendo, Sega and Playstation Consoles. In 2000, I got a proper gaming PC along with my consoles (Had PC for work before that and used to play on it sometime but wasn't a gaming PC). Even though I had a gaming PC, I always preferred console style games more. I used to like Gears of War, Modern Warfare, god of War, Uncharted 2 more than STALKER, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War 2, Total War etc.

Things changed in 2010 when I got tired of same old formulas and games that were trying hard to be movie like. Seemed like, every game is trying to be cinematic with same gameplay mechanics. I also noticed that console games lost their uniqueness that they had back in PS2 days. Games were becoming boring and easier for me, so I decided to try something different and went back to PC classics from 90s and also started to play newer titles like Starcraft 2, Total War, Dawn of War, STALKER etc. I started to prefer those games now.

Used to prefer this:

Now this:

For some reason, I can't go back to type of games that consoles offer these days (cinematic, set piece heavy, cover based etc), may be because I got older or those games lack depth in gameplay department. So, apart from superior multiplats and cheaper games, the other major factor for me to become primarily a PC gamer was the style of games that the platform offers.

Of course consoles have great titles and I am talking about preference here. There are a lot gamers who prefer Consoles and they have their own reasons to do so (same goes for PC users). I myself, liked Console games for their simplicity and fun (split screen as well as solo). Now I want to hear from you guys. What platform do you prefer to game on mostly and why?

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#2 Posted by clyde46 (49061 posts) -

I started on consoles then I moved PC. Never looked back.

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#3 Posted by Juub1990 (8641 posts) -

Always played a bit of both. In the late 90's-early 2000's my N64 was a bit dated so I gamed on PC more often. Diablo, Asheron's Call, Half-Life and a couple of emulator. Still played PS2 at my friend's house a fair bit. I only owned a 6th gen console(Xbox and Gamecube) towards the end of their lifespan (2005-2006) so I played the entire 6th gen on PC until 2008 when I bought a 360. Only gamed on consoles until 2012 when I upgraded my PC and haven't played on consoles since.

Back then there were reasons to own consoles and PC as both had great exclusives and unique advantages/disadvantages. Now 90% of the best games are multiplatform that simply run better on PC. Consoles used to be easier to deal with but not any more with frequent patches, broken releases and the like. Consoles also had more unique architecture that separated them from PC(4 player N64, rumble pack, better controllers, games working 100% of the time with little bug or issues), this is of course no longer the case.

With everything taken into account, I find very little incentives to own consoles these days. They're simply underpowered PC's with exclusives that simply don't interest me much any more. Console and PC gaming has merged and PC simply does a better job at gaming for me.

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#4 Posted by AdrianWerner (28441 posts) -

I prefer PC and the answer is: games.

of course, bette graphics, more choice in controls and options, mods, backward compatibility..all of that is great advantage. But in the end it boils down to games. The games I like are mostly PC-only or vastly better on PC. This gen PS4 has like two games I would like to play so far, while XO has one. And even those I'm not exactly dying to play. Meanwhile each month since the gen started there were multiple must buy PC titles for me. And that's not even counting the fact that I try to make 30% of the games I play be oldies, and I cheerfully shuffle quarter century of awesome pcgames.

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#5 Edited by Ballroompirate (26014 posts) -

I game on both so w/e, if I feel like playing on PC I'll do that for awhile and vice versa on consoles.

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#6 Edited by Juub1990 (8641 posts) -

@AdrianWerner Don't know if you'll agree with me but I think we had much better games back then exclusive to PC. Half-Life/2, F.E.A.R., System Shock/2, AoE, Diablo/II, Everquest, COD, Battlefield 1942, Morrowind, Far Cry, Crysis, Painkiller. I know a few of those I named were later ported but that's the whole point, they were originally built for PC and consoles got the lesser version. Nowadays we hardly see games taking full advantage of the PC. They're mostly made to be multiplatform and I can't help but feel many former great PC exclusives have been ''consolized''(god I hate this term). Crysis 3, Skyrim, Battlefield 4...all these games feel like they've been held back by consoles as they are now the primary source of profits. No use in developing for PC's when 1% of the community has the hardware capable of handling the latest tech.

I've come to accept PC games are mostly reject of consoles but they still play and look a lot better but I don't find many games I truly feel are made for PC. The ARMA series and the Witcher II are the most recent games I can think of.

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#7 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Obviously vita is the best!

Jk

I do most of my gaming on PC, i play a lot of FPS games

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#8 Edited by AdrianWerner (28441 posts) -

@Juub1990 said:

@AdrianWerner Don't know if you'll agree with me but I think we had much better games back then exclusive to PC. Half-Life/2, F.E.A.R., System Shock/2, AoE, Diablo/II, Everquest, COD, Battlefield 1942, Morrowind, Far Cry, Crysis, Painkiller. I know a few of those I named were later ported but that's the whole point, they were originally built for PC and consoles got the lesser version.

I don't agre actually :). Most of those are from 200-2005 era, which to me was dark times for PC games. Yes, we got plenty of big budgeted exclusive FPSes and RTS-es, but they were so big they killed everything else. This was an era where almost every cRPG, adventure, TBS, racing, space-sim and simulation company died. Nowadays we rarely get exclusive FPS-es. But we've seen ressurection of the genres that dominted PC gaming in 80s and first half of 90s.

Today we're swimming in adventure games, turn-based strategies, city builders, 4X, wargames, cRPGs and roguelikes. Space sims are in the middle of a come back, and simulators are also on upswing. And majority of games from those genres are PC exclusives or at most are designed specifically for PCs and only later ported. I wouldn't trade all that just to get couple exclusive big budgeted FPS each year.

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#9 Edited by gameofthering (11272 posts) -

I prefer the PC because I like having everything in one place.

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#11 Posted by AnthonyAutumns (1685 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

Is why I prefer PC.

PS: The crew lived.

Seeing them returning back to earth unscathed and well is more rewarding than seeing their ships fly... and never come back.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5ac102a4472fe (7431 posts) -

Had atleat one console and a PC for as long as I remember.

Generally I prefer the PC, it simply functions better for the wider range of genres, and can be customized to me personally both hardware and software wise.

But there are certain genres I will not really play on PC, namely: character action games, fighters, platformers and the obligatory kart game.

However! My favorite genre is RPG, and they by default Work better on PC, due to input.

Runner ups are FPS games, RTS games, Simulations, Survival Horror

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#13 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (7805 posts) -

I don't prefer one over the other.

B/c I like playing games....not PC games....or console games.

Just games.

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#15 Posted by pelvist (7407 posts) -

PC because of the huge selection of games and the freedom it offers. I have never gotten bored of PC gaming, there is always something different to play or something to do. Iv always preferred the computer over consoles, I enjoyed my Amiga more than the 16bit consoles and my IBM Aptiva more than the 32bit consoles. The difference between then and now though is that I really enjoyed the consoles as well for what they had to offer, but now ...they have nothing to offer me.

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#16 Posted by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

I prefer PC the last 12-15 years because of its competitive nature and unique library plus everything else.

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#17 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20583 posts) -

I've been gaming on both since the beginning, so I don't have much of a preference except for certain genres like FPS, which I can't stand playing with a gamepad.

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#18 Edited by TheFadeForever (2655 posts) -

@Juub1990 said:

@AdrianWerner Don't know if you'll agree with me but I think we had much better games back then exclusive to PC. Half-Life/2, F.E.A.R., System Shock/2, AoE, Diablo/II, Everquest, COD, Battlefield 1942, Morrowind, Far Cry, Crysis, Painkiller. I know a few of those I named were later ported but that's the whole point, they were originally built for PC and consoles got the lesser version. Nowadays we hardly see games taking full advantage of the PC. They're mostly made to be multiplatform and I can't help but feel many former great PC exclusives have been ''consolized''(god I hate this term). Crysis 3, Skyrim, Battlefield 4...all these games feel like they've been held back by consoles as they are now the primary source of profits. No use in developing for PC's when 1% of the community has the hardware capable of handling the latest tech.

I've come to accept PC games are mostly reject of consoles but they still play and look a lot better but I don't find many games I truly feel are made for PC. The ARMA series and the Witcher II are the most recent games I can think of.

Those games sold better on the PC and still do particular skyrim

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#19 Edited by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

Consoles:

Better MP community (less cheaters, less weirdos, more nice people)

Reliability

Convenience

Cheaper

Rentals, reselling games

Standardized controllers for MP

Using a m/kb may be more precise, but it certainly isn't more fun or immersive

Couch co-op games

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#20 Edited by Notorious1234NA (1917 posts) -

I go back to consoles every now and then

Me want ace combat to like be an ace combat game

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#21 Posted by NewWellofGabe (113 posts) -

PC because:

More games

Cheaper games

Ability to mod games

Steam sales

Upgrading hardware

Free online multiplayer

Better graphics

Better performance

Keyboard+mouse

Not just confined to KB+M, can use controller if you want

Backwards compatibility

Emulators

PC gaming as a whole is much cheaper than console gaming

PC's have far more uses than consoles

Many free games

And many more reasons.

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#23 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14923 posts) -

@AdrianWerner said:

I prefer PC and the answer is: games.

of course, bette graphics, more choice in controls and options, mods, backward compatibility..all of that is great advantage. But in the end it boils down to games. The games I like are mostly PC-only or vastly better on PC. This gen PS4 has like two games I would like to play so far, while XO has one. And even those I'm not exactly dying to play. Meanwhile each month since the gen started there were multiple must buy PC titles for me. And that's not even counting the fact that I try to make 30% of the games I play be oldies, and I cheerfully shuffle quarter century of awesome pcgames.

Same here. However, in my case I really want to play Quantum Break on Xbox One.

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#24 Edited by intotheminx (2599 posts) -

I'll admit PC gaming is flat out better, but after purchasing a XB1 its nice to know I won't have to upgrade it in a year or two. That's the only advantage I see for consoles. I prefer PC gaming, but I may revert back to mostly console because I'm lazy like that.

Not to mention the memories I have with console gaming. My first console was a NES, followed by a Genesis, PS1, PS2, 360, PS3. I started playing on PC somewhere towards the end of last gen. It's been great, but I feel like the magic is missing I had on console.

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#25 Posted by OhSnapitz (19282 posts) -

I prefer both.. what did I win?

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#26 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (25253 posts) -

I started out on arcades followed by consoles, and then computers (Commodore Amiga, PC).

Back then, the main draw of playing games on the PC was flight sims, strategy/wargames, dungeon crawler RPGs, golf games, and adventure games. There were no FPS and RTS games yet. The Amiga had all the genres of the PC plus a bunch of platformers similar to that on the consoles. The Amiga had the best of both worlds.

Around the time Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe showed up in 1991, I started drifting more toward the PC. The following year, the triple PC whammies: Aces of the Pacific, Wolfenstein 3D, and Dune II sealed the deal for me. That same year, I assembled my first DIY PC and started moving away from the Amiga.

I always liked the flexibility of the PC. However, the graphics portion have been improving on consoles. I wouldn't mind shifting more of my gaming to the 8th gen consoles if they have proper keyboard and mouse support (mainly for FPS games). If that happened, I would shift half of my gaming to consoles. But, it hadn't happened yet.

So....... PC it is still.

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#27 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1901 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

I game on both so w/e, if I feel like playing on PC I'll do that for awhile and vice versa on consoles.

Same for me.

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#29 Posted by foxhound_fox (97975 posts) -

I started gaming on both and have become incredibly displeased that console gaming has essentially lost it's identity to become a gimped, closed-platform PC.

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#30 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -

Both last gen.. Now? I honestly do not like any of the consoles in the market place, and really only find the 3ds the only thing desirable compared to PC.

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#31 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (19005 posts) -

I started on consoles, went to PC for a few years (which was awesome I admit) but eventually came back to consoles... Don't get me wrong, I think PC gaming can be really awesome, but at this stage in my life I just like the simplicity of consoles. Sure the graphics are weaker & we don't have as big of a selection of games etc, but I just love putting a disc in and playing, and not having to worry about settings and poorly optimized PC ports etc. Plus for me, console gaming is cheaper.

And I love just being able to relax on my bed and playing instead of sitting a desk for hours.

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#32 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium: started on pc, went back to consoles. Now i am a console peasant

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#33 Edited by R3FURBISHED (12408 posts) -

First game I ever played was Wolfenstein 3D. Really started gaming when I was given a N64 for Valnetine's day.

My preferred system is the Xbox

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#34 Posted by True_Gamer_ (6745 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

I started on consoles, went to PC for a few years (which was awesome I admit) but eventually came back to consoles... Don't get me wrong, I think PC gaming can be really awesome, but at this stage in my life I just like the simplicity of consoles. Sure the graphics are weaker & we don't have as big of a selection of games etc, but I just love putting a disc in and playing, and not having to worry about settings and poorly optimized PC ports etc.

And I love just being able to relax on my bed and playing instead of sitting a desk for hours.

I hate to put in disks...

I just enjoy of NOT swapping disks...

And enjoy NOT using the desk due to Big Picture mode.

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#35 Posted by Halo2-Best-FPS (784 posts) -

Console easily. It has the most gamers and popular for a reason.

-better games and genres

-exponentially cheaper for almost same performance/gfx

-way more AAA and big budget titles

-GOTYs and other awards

-mainstream

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#36 Posted by 360ru13r (1847 posts) -

I prefer console gaming due to the fact I rarely have to troubleshoot the darn thing and not have to worry about requirements. PC defiantly has it's advantages but I just prefer the consoles.

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#37 Edited by True_Gamer_ (6745 posts) -

@Halo2-Best-FPS said:

Console easily. It has the most gamers and popular for a reason.

-better games and genres

That you like? That YOU like? Yeah YOU.

-exponentially cheaper for almost same performance/gfx

Thats why poor people in poor countries wont touch consoles with a 100 yard stick? Yet rich spoiled kiddos love consoles?

Plus LOL Xbone vs $400 PC...PC wins.

-way more AAA and big budget titles

AAA? Name me one PS4/Xbone exclusive thats AAA here on GS?

-GOTYs and other awards

PS4/Xbone awards? Xbox360 exclusive game thats won an award ever here on GS?

-mainstream

Like him?

Bolded stuff

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#38 Posted by IgGy621985 (5525 posts) -

Played mostly on PC my entire life because:

- it's an open platform

- crapload of games from crapload of different genres

- can make your own games and be able to sell them however you want

- everyone wanted PC dead, and yet it's still here

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#39 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

a console doesnt give me mods, has way less games to choose from, requires me to pay MS or sony to use their cruddy servers, controllers are way less accurate and have less functions, and at least on pc I can use it for work, movies, music, and more, plus I can stream it to my tv and plug in a controller when I want to

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#40 Edited by aroxx_ab (13236 posts) -

Preffer consoles cuz ; exclusives, achievements, everything at one place, can sell a games i am not happy with

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#41 Posted by Santesyu (4451 posts) -

Only thing I like about PC is MMORPGs really, that and some steam games was fun such as CSS and different mods they have for it. For the money console is better for what you get, not to many people have the expense of building a pc to begin with. If I could build a PC for under 500 then I would be sold but that isn't the case

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#42 Posted by bussinrounds (3138 posts) -

@Halo2-Best-FPS said:

Console easily. It has the most gamers and popular for a reason.

-better games and genres

-exponentially cheaper for almost same performance/gfx

-way more AAA and big budget titles

-GOTYs and other awards

-mainstream

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#43 Posted by NewWellofGabe (113 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Consoles:

Better MP community (less cheaters, less weirdos, more nice people)

lol

Reliability

Yeah, like when your disc gets scratched. Or when your Xbox 360 gets RROD. Or any other console breaks. Then you either buy a new one or ship it off for months to be fixed. If something goes wrong with my PC, I can buy a replacement part and fix it myself.

Convenience

After that Day 1 update.

Cheaper

Nope. Not at all. Let's say you get a PS4. $400. Done, right? Nope, you need to get a couple of games. $120. But you want to play these games online? Gotta cough up another $50. Need another controller? Another $60. So right there, you're paying over $600. You can get a PC that crushes consoles for about the same price as a PS4- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4nDBYJ

Games are very cheap on PC, especially in sales. You will literally be saving hundreds/thousands of dollars buying PC games instead of console games- http://i.imgur.com/8sLpRS9.png

Rentals, reselling games

You're already saving money by not buying console games.

Using a m/kb may be more precise, but it certainly isn't more fun or immersive

That's an opinion.

@Santesyu said:

Only thing I like about PC is MMORPGs really, that and some steam games was fun such as CSS and different mods they have for it. For the money console is better for what you get, not to many people have the expense of building a pc to begin with. If I could build a PC for under 500 then I would be sold but that isn't the case

Actually you can build a PC that crushes consoles for much less than $500. Also, in the long run PC is far cheaper than consoles. See my above replies to the UnbiasedPoster.

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#44 Edited by KungfuKitten (26664 posts) -

Any specific console has too little variety to keep me interested. I play on PC because it's cheaper, has more games, better games and a bigger variety of games in many formats. It's like a platform with extremes that I love. The games tend to be way more tailored to a good experience. You can set your preferred field of view, you can adjust the UI, you can pick which server you want to play on with what game mode and what connection speed. On top of that, your system can be the way you want it to be. Mine is like 2x as quiet as any modern console, and with an SSD you have 5 second tops load times in 95% of modern games.
I just can't go back to the restrictiveness of console gaming without feeling glad that I have a PC that I can go back to any time I want to.

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#45 Posted by Santesyu (4451 posts) -

@newwellofgabe said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Consoles:

Better MP community (less cheaters, less weirdos, more nice people)

lol

Reliability

Yeah, like when your disc gets scratched. Or when your Xbox 360 gets RROD. Or any other console breaks. Then you either buy a new one or ship it off for months to be fixed. If something goes wrong with my PC, I can buy a replacement part and fix it myself.

Convenience

After that Day 1 update.

Cheaper

Nope. Not at all. Let's say you get a PS4. $400. Done, right? Nope, you need to get a couple of games. $120. But you want to play these games online? Gotta cough up another $50. Need another controller? Another $60. So right there, you're paying over $600. You can get a PC that crushes consoles for about the same price as a PS4- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4nDBYJ

Games are very cheap on PC, especially in sales. You will literally be saving hundreds/thousands of dollars buying PC games instead of console games- http://i.imgur.com/8sLpRS9.png

Rentals, reselling games

You're already saving money by not buying console games.

Using a m/kb may be more precise, but it certainly isn't more fun or immersive

That's an opinion.

@Santesyu said:

Only thing I like about PC is MMORPGs really, that and some steam games was fun such as CSS and different mods they have for it. For the money console is better for what you get, not to many people have the expense of building a pc to begin with. If I could build a PC for under 500 then I would be sold but that isn't the case

Actually you can build a PC that crushes consoles for much less than $500. Also, in the long run PC is far cheaper than consoles. See my above replies to the UnbiasedPoster.

You really have to take into consideration that most gaming casuals would not know how to build in a motherboard,ram or any of that stuff sure buying the parts may be cheaper but if u dont know how to put it together finding someone who does would probably charge you lots of money just to do it.

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#46 Posted by NewWellofGabe (113 posts) -
@Santesyu said:

You really have to take into consideration that most gaming casuals would not know how to build in a motherboard,ram or any of that stuff sure buying the parts may be cheaper but if u dont know how to put it together finding someone who does would probably charge you lots of money just to do it.

Building a PC isn't hard at all. It just takes time and caution.

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#47 Posted by True_Gamer_ (6745 posts) -

@Santesyu said:

@newwellofgabe said:

@UnbiasedPoster said:

Consoles:

Better MP community (less cheaters, less weirdos, more nice people)

lol

Reliability

Yeah, like when your disc gets scratched. Or when your Xbox 360 gets RROD. Or any other console breaks. Then you either buy a new one or ship it off for months to be fixed. If something goes wrong with my PC, I can buy a replacement part and fix it myself.

Convenience

After that Day 1 update.

Cheaper

Nope. Not at all. Let's say you get a PS4. $400. Done, right? Nope, you need to get a couple of games. $120. But you want to play these games online? Gotta cough up another $50. Need another controller? Another $60. So right there, you're paying over $600. You can get a PC that crushes consoles for about the same price as a PS4- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4nDBYJ

Games are very cheap on PC, especially in sales. You will literally be saving hundreds/thousands of dollars buying PC games instead of console games- http://i.imgur.com/8sLpRS9.png

Rentals, reselling games

You're already saving money by not buying console games.

Using a m/kb may be more precise, but it certainly isn't more fun or immersive

That's an opinion.

@Santesyu said:

Only thing I like about PC is MMORPGs really, that and some steam games was fun such as CSS and different mods they have for it. For the money console is better for what you get, not to many people have the expense of building a pc to begin with. If I could build a PC for under 500 then I would be sold but that isn't the case

Actually you can build a PC that crushes consoles for much less than $500. Also, in the long run PC is far cheaper than consoles. See my above replies to the UnbiasedPoster.

You really have to take into consideration that most gaming casuals would not know how to build in a motherboard,ram or any of that stuff sure buying the parts may be cheaper but if u dont know how to put it together finding someone who does would probably charge you lots of money just to do it.

Oh god...God...lots of money...good lord...

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#48 Posted by GioVela2010 (5566 posts) -

Consoles, because that's where the cooler people are

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#49 Edited by NewWellofGabe (113 posts) -
@Halo2-Best-FPS said:

Console easily. It has the most gamers and popular for a reason.

First of all, I'm not doing this for you, I'm doing it for the lurkers who read statements like yours and take them as fact.

As of late 2013, Steam has more users than Xbox Live. Origin also has nearly as many users as Xbox Live- http://www.geekwire.com/2013/valve-xbox-live-users/

and for Origin- http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/11/eas-origin-now-has-30-million-users/

-better games and genres

"Better games" is nothing but opinion. Define "better". Also, PC has genres that are not heard of on consoles.

-exponentially cheaper for almost same performance/gfx

That's a lie. First of all, you will be spending far more for console gaming than PC gaming. Let's say you buy a PS4. That's $400. Want another controller? $60 (at least at GameStop). Want a few new games to play? $180 for three games. Want to play games online? $50-60. So right there you have spent around $700. Not to mention that you will probably buy more games, full price. While on PC, just a few days ago, you could get 21 games for $50- http://i.imgur.com/7ij012A.jpg

Not even going to get into the performance/graphics argument because anyone with a brain knows that your statement is a lie.

-way more AAA and big budget titles

Pretty sure that's bullshit, but anyway, big budget does not equal better.

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#50 Edited by gamecubepad (7926 posts) -

Last gen I was happy with the Wii-60 combo. From '06 to '10 in particular was just amazing then the gen went on forever. WiiU wasn't the next Wii even though it seems to be the best of the bunch. XO was a disaster itself, and even despite that the PS4 isn't much better.

Online paywall on the hd twins, no bc, and then the lack of next-gen games have kept me away for the most part. I knew when the first confirmations of the PS4/XO specs were leaked that I wouldn't be able to cope with a whole gen at that power level. I also knew that at some point at couple years into the gen I'd save up some cash and buy a nice PC. So I focused on building up a nice digital library of games on Steam and Origin. An amazing thing is that while 2013 marks the divide as to what games your Maker has determined to allow you to play on your hardware on consoles, on PC the whole library seamlessly transitioned over. Games are even better than when they came out with mods. Big Picture and Steam Link are great and the Steam Controller shows a commitment to controller support.

I'm more interested in a WiiU and PS3 than the new hd twins and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Now I have a buddy who owns both PS4/XO and has built his collection around which games his friends play and he pays fees for both systems. He has a beautiful collection and frankly more games than he could play. Different priorities. He plays CoD fodder and GTA type games with a sprinkle of sports. I play RPG, FPS, and RTS along with heavy presence of the indie scene. For him games are entertainment, while for me games are a communal partaking.