Top Ten Reasons Why PCs Are Better Than Consoles

PC is superior to consoles for many reasons, here's the top ten reasons why PCs are superior to consoles. If you prefer consoles, no worry. There's also a list for you. (Top Ten Reasons Why Consoles Are Better Than PCs) I didn't make that list but you can look at it.
I was wanting to do this list for a while but only wanted to make it when I could make it well.

Note: I'm not a PC elitist, I just prefer PC over consoles.

The Top Ten

1 The modding community

It's extremely rare to see mods get released for consoles but then look at the PC... There's probably like a thousand Minecraft mods out there for PC. Skyrim also has a shedload of mods out there. It's the fact that some of the PC community are about improving the games that already exist releasing free mods that the developers of the original game make easy to install. - Cazaam

There have been a few games recently that allow you to download mods on consoles, but PC will always have more. I really hope they bring mods to consoles.

Mods can sometimes be better than the game... the community is just amazing! I mean where else can I make everyone in skyrim nude?

So many mods to download and expierence for each game. I was so excited when I got my pc because of mods. So many more things to do in a game when you add mods and makes a game last longer and more playable.

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2 PC is a cheaper experience

This is one fact you can't deny console fanboys, PC has Steam where you can get the games that would normally cost a console user £80 / $110 for the full game (including DLC), on Steam the same game may go to PC users for even less than half of that with DLC included in the actual game. There is also quite a few free games out there for PC. Many of these are actually good. - Cazaam

Not only can a PC perform MILES better than a PS4, but you can also surf the internet how it's supposed to be surfed, create videos, record gameplay footage, everything.

Steam. That is all.

Console gamers can go to bargain bins. - marmalade_skies

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3 Consoles are essentially PCs without the freedom

Not only do pc's have more freedom but they also have better performance and graphics.

Both the PS4 and Xbox One use x86 architecture. The same x86 architecture that is found in present day PC's. The difference is that you can't customise your console or you may risk having it banned by the company if they find out. - Cazaam

The PS4 and Xbox One both use x86 architecture. The same can be found in many PC's as the x86 is PC architecture.
You can have your console banned if you modify it. If you modify your PC, you're fine and good to go. No worries because your PC is indeed a Personal Computer. - Cazaam

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4 Indie games

I love independently developed games because they're not likely to be a shameless cash grab for a company like Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile was, by the way, that is the worst game of 2014, I hate it and will stab at it any chance I get. Indie Games tend to have lots of effort put into them. Want to know a well known indie game? Oh I don't know... Minecraft? Yes! That was an indie game. Many indie games are growing up and show a lot of promise, Best example I can think of is Next Car game and BeamNG Drive. - Cazaam

People who play on console love to bring up the exclusives argument, but in reality PC has a lot more worth while exclusives in the form of indie games. If indie games aren't your thing pc also has other exclusives - swifter43

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5 PCs do more than gaming

COnsoles are starting to get this way now but for what? PC's have always been used for other than gaming. Record the game footage on a pc, edit the video on a PC to remove all of the rubbish footage where nothing happens etc. PC's can do much more than consoles. - Cazaam

No, pc are not for gaming actually

6 Better graphics

Computers have much better graphics than the crap consoles that are coming out.

If you have a strong PC. Statistics have shown that most PC gamers don't. - marmalade_skies

So? a game is not better for it's graphics, also the ps4 neo is coming out and that will kick pc's ass

Keep dreaming. PCs are constantly evolving and will always be ahead of consoles. - PCEnthusiast

PS4 Neo a.k.a PS4 pro won't even be close to the power of a pc

7 Say goodbye to having to buy a new console every 5 years

Or ten for the 7th generation - cdxtreme

Marmalade you dumbass, who tf is gonna buy a completely new PC when you can just buy better parts?

Same with PC. Unless you're using your 2002 PC still. - marmalade_skies

8 Your PC is all yours

What I mean about this is that you own all the parts in your PC. Consoles, not so much the case. If your console breaks down you have to send it back to the company for repair to Sony or Microsoft and companies like that will charge you a lot because they can. If your PC breaks down, you can replace the part that is broken for the minimal cost of buying the new part and you're good to go. There is also PC repair businesses that are rather small and these won't charge you an arm and a leg to get the part fixed. - Cazaam

I have of all that iove my pc too much so there pc is better than any other console

What? who made this list? what a stupid person, you have to be really retarded to say this thing, bad argument, so if I buy a ps4, it's not mine...?

Yeah, tell that to the guy who has 5 siblings

Spoiler, that guy is ME

9 There are many more PC exclusive games

Most of these being indie games as these are rare to see on consoles, only the most popular ones end up on consoles where they turn out inferior. Just look at Minecraft for a good example. - Cazaam

True. But nobody's heard of them. I can';t have a conversation with my friends about Europa Universalis like I can with Uncharted or Zelda - marmalade_skies

No, actually Nintendo has more exclusives, then PlayStation follows, and then it's pc

Actually no. It does have way more exclusives than ALL Xboxes, ALL PlayStations and ALL Nintendo Consoles Combined. PLUS! After 4-5 years after a the company stops making games for that console, we have them and they are OUR exclusives.

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The Contenders

11 PCs tend to have a more mature audience

This is because rather than building Little Billy a brand new PC, it's easier to go out and by a console for him. The more mature gamers tend to own PC's and this explains why the PC community isn't crammed full of ignorant 12 year olds shouting expletives in your headset after you killed them in Call of Duty - Cazaam

Hardly anyone is actually like that

And I'm 12 and don't play Call of Duty or use a mike.

Depends on the person. - marmalade_skies

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12 PCs are constantly evolving

When consoles get to the end of their lifespan a new one comes out to take it's place, but for PCs they evolve, update their hardware and still remain.
PCs have been around for years and aren't going away any time soon.

Actually not, they're the same since 2007

13 Mods
14 You can game with 4k
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16 Price

PC isn't always more expensive.

Did the stupid one who did this list relaize that a pc is more expensive and is not worth it?

17 PCs offer a more personal experience

Yesterday I was playing Grand Theft Auto V and my dad caught me blowing a person's head. I am banned playing it now. Consoles with their big T.V. screens take away privacy.
While I feel safe while playing mature games on PC with my headphones on

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19 PCs have higher graphic capabilities

So you got your new PC for 500 bucks which is the price of the Xbox One, crank it up to high settings with 1080p with ease and still run at 60 frames per second. Consoles don't have these options, you're stuck playing with inferior graphics. It's not only graphics that make a game so this isn't any higher. - Cazaam

20 Xbox one and PS4 are trying to be PCs

They are, but they are just trying to be mediocre pcs. It explains marmalade_skies response.

Except more accessible and cheaper in price - marmalade_skies

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