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

Seriously? , are mods the only thing people care about for games now? - B1ueNew

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?

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2 PC is a cheaper experience

Cheaper but more time taking, Its harder to find a good PC and the time to take all the parts too - B1ueNew

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.

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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

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

Umm, there are indie games on PS4, XB1 and Switch like Shovel Knight, Cuphead (on Xbox One only though) and Undertale and Terraria, but those are mainly the more popular ones - B1ueNew

PC wins on this category - marmalade_skies

Those are the worst games

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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

The one and only advantage!

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

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

...And say hello to having to manually perform an expensive upgrade every five years! - Glorious_Nintendo_Master_Race

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

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8 There are many more PC exclusive games

Dude you are flat out wrong pc has way more exclusives than Nintendo ever wil

Um, Nintendo has the most exclusives out of PlayStation, Xbox and PC actually - B1ueNew

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

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9 Steam sales!

There's a lot of sales on The Playstation store - B1ueNew

Hail lord gaben master of the steamaverse king of games

Ebay and bargain bin sales - marmalade_skies

Gaben is a good person, yay!

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10 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

The Contenders

11 PCs tend to have a more mature audience

Is this some type of joke? - B1ueNew

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.

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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 Free online gaming

But we get free games ever month though and cloud storage - B1ueNew

Nintendo is about to add an online paywall to their consoles, so what better time than now to switch to PC? - Dominicmgm

heck ya

14 You can game with 4k

You can game on 4k on the xbox one x - Glorious_Nintendo_Master_Race

15 Mods
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 Steam


Lord Gaben is almighty

18 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

19 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

Whtf? that's not true

20 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

21 Unofficial fixes for older games
22 Upgradability

Seriously? Not on this list? This is one of the major factors of why PCs are superior compared to consoles. - PCEnthusiast

23 Cheaper games

Grand Theft Auto for 60$. 75% off steam sale. 15$! Praise lord Gaben!

Steam Sale. Humble Bundle. Shall I give more reasons?

24 Not tied to one online service
25 More games

Idiotic console peasants who say "PC has no games" make me laugh. - PCEnthusiast

26 Mouse & keyboard support

Just like with game controllers this is a subjective preference, however one thing that anyone with eyes should note is that keyboards have a lot more options for keys than game controllers, and the mouse has much bigger range of motion than any analogue stick ever has.

And you can use a controller if your stupid (on pc)

27 Legal modding

Good point

28 PC can play every console's game

Not EVERY. Some games are exclusive to consoles

29 PCs can play any console game

Any you say? , ok try running Breath of the Wild or Spider-man 2018 for a cheap price - B1ueNew

No, consoles have exclusives, pcs are nothing

Any? - marmalade_skies

Even if it hasnt realesd for it! you can emulate consoles

ex: ps4 emulator just but your disk in your pc with emulator it work or if it doesn't worked use an iso and use a console controller or a pc one or use the superior keyboard and mouse

30 Custom Call of Duty Zombies
31 Steam allows games to be sold while Sony and Microsoft have to approve a game on the console
32 Backwards compatibility

Can't PC play really old games and new games? There is no "Backwards compatibility" Since there isn't such thing like the PC 2, or the PC 500, There's no sequels to PCs just different types that play the same games - B1ueNew

The Xbox one may have backwards compatibility now, but still it does not cover all previous-generation games. PC still reigns superior in backwards compatibility by far. - PCEnthusiast

33 More Free Games

Yeah there's a bunch of free games on PC, The free PC games on steam are the only ones I play too in fact - B1ueNew

34 You can change your username

True, Steam you can change your username for free if you make a really cringeworthy username, I made a cringeworthy username on my PS4 and I want to change it so bad! - B1ueNew

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Top Remixes

1. Say goodbye to having to buy a new console every 5 years
2. Play with console controllers
3. Be more intelligent when it comes to computers
1. Better graphics
2. PC is a cheaper experience
3. The modding community
1. PC is a cheaper experience
2. The modding community
3. Consoles are essentially PCs without the freedom


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