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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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Chazore said:
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. 

Because why wasted playing 2080 ti on Danganronpa or Persona 5 that can run even on PS3??? That big wasted teraflop on your PC

You can ofcourse,  but why wasted on expensives setup while you have consoles or already have one and use that ??????  And strategy games are great on PC especially if there are a lot of multiplayer people and required a lot of graphic. Games like Total War is heavy emphasis on thousand of unit. MMO required beefy spec if you play modern one . 

It's just that's my way of gaming. Even some people have handled to play JRPG alone or playing classical alone. 

Or are you complaining about people habit ? 



I will still buy consoles, because I prefer the console experience.

Right now I have PC, PS4 Pro, XBO X, and Switch. Even though I can play Xbox titles on the PC, I have had many occasions where issues on the PC have lead to me going back to the XBO X to play games. These include Hard Crashes going from Gameplay to Cutscene (Gears 5), Refusal to let the game start due to conflicts with AMD Adrenaline DVR and Easy Anticheat (Halo Reach Master Chief Collection), Improper or non functioning HDR and Dobly Atmos function (Windows 10).

I prefer to play games on either a huge display, with a massive sound system, or in VR with High Quality Headphones. Consoles just work better in these situations.

I also, for the most part, just want to play a game. I'm not into trouble shooting, benchmarking, overclocking, or modding.



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KBG29 said:
I will still buy consoles, because I prefer the console experience.

Right now I have PC, PS4 Pro, XBO X, and Switch. Even though I can play Xbox titles on the PC, I have had many occasions where issues on the PC have lead to me going back to the XBO X to play games. These include Hard Crashes going from Gameplay to Cutscene (Gears 5), Refusal to let the game start due to conflicts with AMD Adrenaline DVR and Easy Anticheat (Halo Reach Master Chief Collection), Improper or non functioning HDR and Dobly Atmos function (Windows 10).

I prefer to play games on either a huge display, with a massive sound system, or in VR with High Quality Headphones. Consoles just work better in these situations.

I also, for the most part, just want to play a game. I'm not into trouble shooting, benchmarking, overclocking, or modding.

On the bold part, I am fully agree LOL. But for me i do love modding so PC is must have for me. 



Yes. Consoles will always be my preferred platform to play games on.



Yes sure because i like to play on a console espcecially on the Xbox Plattform.



I would still buy a console. If a console has a launch price of $499, people are already complaining let alone build a gaming pc for $2000. Also, consoles are just a lot more hassle free. You plug it in and it just works and you never have to worry about upgrades and drivers messing things up.



No.



The poll options are garbage. Consoles will always have benefits for certain people, that's not the issue. The issue starts when they try to force them on the people who do not benefit from them. The only reason I ever had to buy cobsoles is lack of money and then being forced to it by lack of choice.



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I am (like many I guess) kind of a pc noob, I never installed a graphics card and plenty of times when I bought games I had a hard time making them work on my pc. It also depends, some games like Minecraft/Counter Strike I prefer to play on PC.






No, I just upgraded to RX 5700 XT (most likely PS5 GPU) so I'm fine for whole next generation as I play in 1440p 60 fps not 4K 30 or 60 fps.

If all Playstation exclusives were available day one on PC I simply don't need PS5.