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If all PlayStation/Xbox games were on PC day 1, would you still buy a console?

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If console exclusives disappeared, would you still buy a console?

Yes, consoles still have benefits 78 67.24%
 
No, there'd be no point in having a console 38 32.76%
 
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I already find little reason to go for them these days, and PC is my main system with the Switch on the side and the PS4 in the living room (gathering dust), so I've little reason to really go for consoles as much going forward, as I buy so little for them. I'm more of a performance/modding kind of guy, so I do that on PC, as that's the platform that offers me exactly what I desire from gaming. Exclusives hardly offer me that much of an enticement to grab a system these days anyway.



                                       

Im not a fan of fictional dystopias, but id probably still buy one for convenience.



Nope, definitely not. No point in a console for me if it has no exclusives, especially as I fairly recently bought a new gaming PC.



I've always preferred console gaming to PC gaming. It's a lot more convenient, comfortable and economical. Back when I was into PC gaming it was because of the PC exclusives (yes they used to have a lot of those). PC used to have a ton of great games only available on a PC. Nowadays its rare I get a PC game though. If there is a game I'm interested in I can usually wait and it will come to console.

My main problems with consoles nowadays is that they are becoming too much like a PC. I prefer having my game being complete in box without any extra downloads or patches. Those are the sorts of things that makes console gaming kind of suck. I want easy and convenient gaming. That is why I like consoles.



Depend on whom you are asking this . For console gamer they will probably just buy the next consoles regarding exclusives or not. For PC gamers i bet it will be divided, some PC gamers will still buy consoles and some are stay the same (Elitist ).

For me i will still buy PS5 because all their exclusives will still be exclusives for 4 to 5 years to consoles until it become free on PSNow. So exclusives still matter for a big period of time. Also what i love from consoles is small factor and convenient factor that i cannot have with PC. I don't want spend my time playing JRPG on PC . It's waste of spec LOL.

I will use console on my living space and not worried with bad ports, compatibility and benchmark. I will just put my PC on Offices and use for works, heavy modded games or games i would like to see with better graphics (if i able to upgrade my PC to new GPU).

Also i usually use my PC for MMO games and strategy games , i don't like playing strategy on consoles. But console are good at playing classic, adventure and JRPG.



HollyGamer said:

Depend on whom you are asking this . For console gamer they will probably just buy the next consoles regarding exclusives or not. For PC gamers i bet it will be divided, some PC gamers will still buy consoles and some are stay the same (Elitist ).

For me i will still buy PS5 because all their exclusives will still be exclusives for 4 to 5 years to consoles until it become free on PSNow. So exclusives still matter for a big period of time. Also what i love from consoles is small factor and convenient factor that i cannot have with PC. I don't want spend my time playing JRPG on PC . It's waste of spec LOL.

I will use console on my living space and not worried with bad ports, compatibility and benchmark. I will just put my PC on Offices and use for works, heavy modded games or games i would like to see with better graphics (if i able to upgrade my PC to new GPU).

Also i usually use my PC for MMO games and strategy games , i don't like playing strategy on consoles. But console are good at playing classic, adventure and JRPG.

Nothing wrong with people not wanting to purchase another piece of plastic and sticking with what they have, hell some cannot afford shelling out for 3 different pieces of plastic, the games costing £50-60 a pop and then the online fees to boot, so nah chief, that doesn't make them "elitist". 

Also SFF's exist for PC's, in case you haven't already checked, but I could always ask Pem to give some never ending examples, since he's a good chap when it comes to educating non PC folk on what is actually possible. 

Also why is it a waste of a spec to play a JRPG on a PC?. Why do you come up with these crappy crutch arguments to make the console seem like the ultimate choice, when in reality it really isn't. Back in the 90's it was, and partway through the early 00's, but not anymore. it's far, far from being perfect itself. 

You play strat games on PC, yet you call JRPG's a waste of spec, as well as playing MMO's, which aren't exactly graphical beauties, as they have to run on lower spec hw. Consoles don't really get many strat games because the input method isn't exactly designed for gamepad input, and well, the strat audience being primarily where it began. 



                                       

Most likely. After having switched to a MacBook this time around, I don't even need a Windows PC for computing anymore.



I play multiplats and socially on Xbox so I’d still buy one of those. If Sony exclusives went PC I’d have no reason to buy a Sony console.



Price and simplicity make consoles ideal for me, even though I am computer savvy.

Also, we might finally see 60 fps in 3D games become fairly standard in the 9th gen. That has generally been the biggest advantage of PC in my opinion.



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As much as I love PC gaming (but haven't really in quite a few years), I would most definitely (well, likely) go the console route.

For me, having a gaming PC/ laptop just does't make sense from a financial perspective,, and honestly, having bleeding edge hardware means little to me. I mean, even if Sony announced PS5 at $599, I would have to take a step back and think about it.

Do I want Horion 2 (etc) to look the best it can possibly be? Sure, of course. but as long as the game looks good, runs well, and is fun, that is all.
But I will have to see. Really depends on a lot of things like what the PS5 ends up costing looking like, being capable of etc (on op of this scenario being asked about in the thread)