Top Ten Reasons Why Consoles Are Better Than PCsThere's already a list on why PC gaming is superior, but let's look at the other end of the spectrum on why some people still prefer to play games on consoles.
Note, I am not a console fanboy, I was actually a PC gamer before I saw what advantages consoles could offer gamers. If you prefer PC gaming more power to you. But it's not for everyone, as these reasons will show why.
The Top Ten
Have fun with red-light-of-dead peasant
Said no Xbox 360 ever.
Consoles are usually more fragile than a PC. Neither should be willingly damaged though. However you can also buy pre-build PCs which do not require you to have any knowledge about building it yourself or looking for parts. You can also have a professional advise you an the parts and PCs if you don't know about them yourself. Furthermore when a console breaks it usually requires you to send it back to get it fixed or replaced, on PCs you usually can fix the problem yourself, or use the warranty as well.
PCs are only unreliable if you're dumb and, say, don't plug in your cables properly or overclock it to a degree of instability. A console also can suffer from poor voltages due to shoddy electricity or hard drive damage from an inexperienced user moving the console suddenly when in operation. This point really can't go either way.V 16 Comments
I have an inclination for consoles and here's where that's going to show up. I'll try to be as objective as possible, though. It's safe to say that a PC can be way cheaper than a PS4 both on the short and long term, after all, no one forces you to spend lots and lots of money on super high PC, when for around $200 you can build a PC based upon used components that will run most AAA games, at least on medium-low settings. But because I know most PC gamers brag about 4K and 60 stable fps (which you won't achieve with a $200 PC) and I'm not an hypocrite, I AM actually going to consider a true high end PC that can really benefit with what PCs do best: Graphics, resolutions and performance. To achieve that, I will need a huge amount of initial cash, like for example, $1000. Remember: I'm willing to build a monster PC that's going to give me not only 4K and 60fps but also the best graphics possible with some future proving (like consoles are). On that scenario, the PC will be more ...more - Hellome7
For around the same price you can have something that perform similarly to a console and can do a lot more, plus it is easier to upgrade and you can choose your parts, and buying games on Steam during sales is insanely cheaper than Game Stop and you have it as long as you have your login you'll always have your games
Terribly false, a $600 PC can run max settings 1080p, 60 FPS. If I have an Xbox One and want to play The Order 1886, I would then have to go buy a PlayStation 4. Ther you have spent an excess of $700 minimum.
In India, upgrading a PC to a gaming PC roughly costs around rs. 50000 but instead of paying 50000 for a PC which gets outdated fast..I can buy a gaming console for. Around 35000 rupees which only gets outdated slower comparing to a gaming PCV 10 Comments
This is utterly garbage and of course comes either from a console nasty fanboy or an ignorant (with all due respect of course).
Assuming it was not sarcasm either, 30fps is far from being what makes something cinematic, cinematic. I'm not an expertise on the subject but if we want to be 100% meticulous, movies are reproduced at 24 fps, not 30. So we're starting on a wrong basis. The cinematic explanation is the one some (very few to be more precise) game developers employ to falsely justify their decision to make their game perform at 30fps. The last example I remember was The Order 1866 devs who said that to support their game. And besides it's silliness, the experience of playing at 60fps is far more gratifying and enjoyable than playing it at 30 fps. However, that only applies when we are talking about steady 60fps, since when the framerate is variable, then it's a pain. I far prefer 30 steady fps rather than variable fps (when that variation appears under then 60 fps of ...more - Hellome7
I think the only people that prefer 30 fps are people that haven't ever seen true 60 fps. If you think a game should be "cinematic" instead of smooth and responsive, then that's just your opinion and there's nothing anyone can do to change that.
Maybe 30 fps isn't fine for movies, because you aren't controlling the character! 30 fps has huge input lag. 60 fps however is smooth and clean. If you play a game on 30 fps, then 60 fps, you can feel it. By saying this stupid comment you're basically saying "I hate 60 fps. It's all smooth and clean, and has no input lag. I just hate REAL LIFE, everything's so clean and smooth. I just love limitations! "
It's notV 11 Comments
You can plug Xbox and PlayStation controllers into your PC. So, whether you prefer keyboard or controllers, you always have the option.
This depends, the keyboard and mouse are the superior input devices, but PC can use those and any controller of your choosing.
Depends on the game. And yeah, PC's can run any controller - not just 1. - marmalade_skies
This is very subjective. The problem is that PC allows you to use both options while on a console you're limited to only one. that's why PCs have the advantage here. - Hellome7V 12 Comments
False, you had to run to Gamestop that probably robbed you a few dollars. Meanwhile I just clicked a couple times and my game downloads in a matter on 5 minutes and I am playing.
This is true, to the point where if you deny it, you're being a fanboy. It's true that now, on consoles, it's no longer "put the disc in and play", since most games require 5 - 10 mins of installation + the download of a day-one patch (that is not always necessary to actually start and play the game, but is always advisable to download and install). However, what remains from those glory days, is the fact that when you get to start the game, you have nothing else to do to start having good times. On PC that's not the case, at least, on most cases. It doesn't mater if your PC is a beast, you will still want to enter the graphics configuration and tweak every and each item to match your ideal. You can either go crazy and max out everything like a boss, or start playing (it's trial and error) with each setting to know exactly how it impacts on the game and what can you do to improve the performance if you have constant frame drops. And that's without considering you don't have any ...more - Hellome7
Except the day long game updates when you put the disk in.
Steam download > running to GameStop like I'm god damn Sonic - Zombieguy745V 11 Comments
This claim is completely unfounded. Gaming PCs are not only lag-free but play games on higher settings than consoles with twice the framerate.
Internet lag is exclusively due to your network and your internet service provider not your gaming device. Input lag can be corrected on a PC by not buying crap components, and configuring your games for performance over visual quality. T.V.'s generally have a much higher response time than gaming monitors. - Democedes
This is a joke, right?
False. I'm going to keep in line with what I stated on my previous posts above, and imagine I have a true high end gaming PC. That beast will give me at least 60 steady fps and no lags at all. And console games lag, a lot by the way. They tend to aim at 30 fps and for the most part, they achieve it. But there are a number of games that don't even achieve that, and tend to fun 30 - 20 fps. - Hellome7V 11 Comments
When we relate "multi plat" to play split screen or with a friend next to you, yes, consoles tend to ease the process a little bit. But if we are talking about online multiplayer, then the equation gets a bit more difficult to clear out. Lets state a very simple fact: Online MP on PC is free, on consoles it's not. However, on PS4 for example (which is the console I own and know about), the online service is practically $4 per month if you buy a 1 year subscription (which is $52). Is that too much for PC gamers to brag about when they mention how PC online systems are free? I don't think so to be honest. So I would not necessarily consider the free online system a considerable advantage for the PC platform over the consoles, something that you know, I wouldn't put on the table to decide which platform buy. If you can't afford paying $4 per month (but afford spending $1000 on a super high end PC, lol) then hey, go for the PC. Back on topic, I just can't say which experience ...more - Hellome7
Umm, Pc games have support for local network games too. PC's can connect to ANY display with a video input slot, AND can use controllers. Not everyone sits at a desk to play PC games
Play rust on pc - Scotty147
Well actually this is incorrect beca- wait stop pay 60 dollers a year for the rest of this commentV 11 Comments
PCs can be connected to any T.V. this side of 2007, and support a wide variety of wireless keyboards, mice, and gaming controllers.
Lol what? Are you stuck in 1990? Your list is already full of nonsense but this is definitely the cherry on the cake.
PCs can play on a big T.V. as well. As a matter of fact, I could buy six huge 4k monitors, stack them 2x3 and play on a huge cinema screen-like display if I wanted to, which is something consoles could never hope to achieve.
The statement is correct and while it's more common to see that scenario on a console than on a PC. BUT that doesn't necessarily mean you can't do that with a PC. However, I will say that for that specific setup, unless you're willing to have a PC purely and exclusively dedicated for gaming, a console would be way more convenient. And maybe that should be the title: "consoles are more convenient for bigger TVs". - Hellome7V 13 Comments
False, look on a Grand Theft Auto V post from IGN and tell me different.
That's true and it's why I think the console community is healthier. I mean, between integrates of the same community you won't suffer this problems, but when someone oblivious to everything stares to see both communities, then the PC community tends to stay a bit more insufferable, with stuff like "masterrace" or how they feel superior for having access to all previous console games (backwards compatibility maybe? ), better graphics, mods, customisation, etc, making you how consoles gamers are peasants, inferior consoles. It's ridiculous and it just make them look really stupid for thinking playing a video game on a specific platform makes them better. It's true there are a lot of console people who, on the other hand, brag about the exclusives and stuff, but in most cases, believe me, PC gamers tend to start the fight of provoke. - Hellome7
Most of those people are trolls, nobody I've ever played with on PC is actually like that.
WE ARE - Scotty147V 6 Comments
This is true. I often read how PC gamers, when for example a PS4 vs PC discussion is brought to the table, tend to mention how PC can play more games than a PS4 since they can play older games. And I always found that pretty unfair for the general debate. I like to compare apples with apples to be honest. And if the PS4 was released back in 2013 and we are comparing with the PC's library, we should compare it with the library of PC games released after 2013. When PC gamers debate these subjects with me, I usually tend to "win" the argument since well, I practically own all consoles released from the 90s to now and have access to almost all those games PC could play and I couldn't if I would only own a PS4, and that scenario is practically shared by a lot of console people. That argument is only valid, to be perfectly honest with you, when you're talking with a guy who right now, doesn't own neither a console nor a PC and wants to get to gaming. And probably these guy (which ...more - Hellome7
Most of my favorite games of all time are PC exclusives. There has only been two console exclusives that I felt I was missing something. - Democedes
The fact of the matter is we all like what genre of games we like. So if there are certain console games you enjoy that you can't get on the PC then game on.
Most of the new games are becoming exclusive to the console. But seriously the only reason of not playing on a computer is the new dualshock 4 with those 2 new r2 buttons.Computers are gonna copy it but till then ps4 is the gaming device for me. Plus I really hate pc because of their fans who are constantly writing down pcmasterface and always ready for a fight with people who prefer to play on consoles.V 9 Comments
You do know that it's not just Microsoft that makes PCs, right?
True, but PC doesn't just have Windows OS.
No have you heard of directx 12 - Scotty147V 5 Comments
False, I have played numerous games online and not paid a penny past ISP and initial game purchase. Xbox live and PSN have a annual subscription that is mandatory for online play.
How is $0 a year more expensive than $50/$60 a year?
False, look at Steam sales.
So.. not paying to play online is more expensive than 60$ a year?V 8 Comments
Maybe if you stop surfing the wrong porn sites and downloading bluntware by skipping through install window of certain software you wouldn't have a lag issue.
Try not using a raspberry pi
Sorry but most people who work can afford something that doesn't resemble and function like a potato.
yeahV 8 Comments
You can't work with a friend even if just two houses away, they have to come over and take half your screen.
Every console charages extra for online, the pc does not, the only console now days that does not charge for online is the Wii U. - 170253
Every console charages extra for online, the pc does not, the only console now days that does not charge for online is the Wii U and ps3
True, but you don't have to install it.
Shovelware is fine! It's just like playing a console disc!
Not a strong argument. Nobody's forcing you to play them., - marmalade_skies
We may have shovelware, but the only strategy game you have is Civilization Revolution.V 4 Comments
False, PC is better at most games genres than console. Watch the Unreal Tournament players and tell me consoles are better for shooters. Consoles are better for sports games and fighting, but that is why you can plug a controller into a PC. In the end the console has no advantage here.
Porn - Scotty147
Popular games for PC include(i added the ganras that I know of: WoW(rpg) LoL(moba) Overwatch(fps) Minecraft(umm fps? ) dota 2(moba) TF2(fps) Starcraft 2 Skyrim(rpg) The Witcher(rpg) Half-Life franchise(fps) Grand Theft Auto 5(shooter) CS:GO(fps) Portal(first person puzzle) World of tanksV 5 Comments
False, my PC hasn't frozen once since I built it. However, my roommate plays on a Potato 1 and his console freezes every now and then.
I bought a pc because my console would freeze all the time...
As a pc gamer, this is actually true
Bollocks! my Xbox One, PS3 and 360 have all frozen at some point. my PC? not once - Zombieguy745V 2 Comments
What, you can play with friends on PC too.
I sit on a leather couch all the time and play my PC. This is about the most retarded and desperate reason for console advantage.
Can always hook up PC to living room T.V. - marmalade_skies
Again alienware - Scotty147
Wow, PC gamers really are denial...V 2 Comments
This depends on the developer. Developers such as Valve and CD Projekt work to optimise their games for the PC, so that PC gamers can see the potential and vision of the game, and then release a downgraded version suited for console. Other developers such as Rocksteady optimise their games for console. If they do release on PC, it will only be a slight upgrade. This is a developer problem, not a PC problem. Mods will come to fix or upgrade the PC experience.
No - Scotty147
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