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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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Im already mostly a PC Gamer so this would be perfect for me.



the-pi-guy said:

This is a big question that a lot of people are starting to ask themselves on gaming sites. It's to the point where some are questioning the future beyond PS5. Why buy a console if you can play every single one of your games on your PC?  If you're mainly a PC user, it might feel like there's no real purpose to having a console anymore.

There's a good mix of mainly PC gamers here, and mainly console gamers, and I'm curious to see what people would think.  If in a couple years from now, both Microsoft and Sony were publishing every single one of their games on their respective platforms with a PC version launching on the same day, would you still buy a console?

For me personally, I love my PC, but I tend to find a console to be a bit more convenient.  

Most likely, no, I wouldn't.  However, I do own every playstation console, and I have never been a fan of xbox, thus never buying or owning any of them, and today, for those xbox games I do want, I just hop on the microsoft store, get them, and play.  I don't pay for PS+ and my PS4 collects dust.  Spider-Man disinterested me, and I couldn't be bothered to finish Uncharted 4.  Last of us Remastered was a pointless pack-in with my original PS4, as I played it on PS3 and completed it 4 times.  Beyond: Two Souls, which I also finished on PS3 10 times, I also was able to comeplete on PS4.  And I was also able to complete Detroit: Become Human, which ran so much better on my PS4 Pro that now my PS4 is never used.

Also couldn't be bothered to finish Horizon, either.  Alot of these games just seem like the same games that were on PS3, and the story based stuff is getting old for me, since that's all there is.

These days, I'm playing overwatch, mostly, but I started playing fornite 2 weeks ago, and unlike the first time I tried it, I actually like fornite these days.  Also a bit of Tekken 7 and MK11, so between those 4 games, I don't miss console gaming at all.  Doing EWGF in Tekken on a keyboard is like butter.  I can never do it consistently on a controller, though.  I actually have issues adjusting to MK11 on keyboard, so that one, I'll still use a controller for, but Tekken feels so much better on a keyboard.

Long winded answer, but I wont be getting PS5 so soon, since I'm not paying for PS+ and I'm not going to be interested in any of the games, unless they announce timed exclusivity for Tekken X Street Fighter, and it's also a launch title.  But we'll see if that game actually happens or not...  It's only been 8 years.



I'm only gonna buy a PS5 for the exclusives.

If I could play Uncharted, God of war etc on PC then of course I'd do that. Saves me money and plastic waste.



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Burning Typhoon said:
the-pi-guy said:

This is a big question that a lot of people are starting to ask themselves on gaming sites. It's to the point where some are questioning the future beyond PS5. Why buy a console if you can play every single one of your games on your PC?  If you're mainly a PC user, it might feel like there's no real purpose to having a console anymore.

There's a good mix of mainly PC gamers here, and mainly console gamers, and I'm curious to see what people would think.  If in a couple years from now, both Microsoft and Sony were publishing every single one of their games on their respective platforms with a PC version launching on the same day, would you still buy a console?

For me personally, I love my PC, but I tend to find a console to be a bit more convenient.  

Most likely, no, I wouldn't.  However, I do own every playstation console, and I have never been a fan of xbox, thus never buying or owning any of them, and today, for those xbox games I do want, I just hop on the microsoft store, get them, and play.  I don't pay for PS+ and my PS4 collects dust.  Spider-Man disinterested me, and I couldn't be bothered to finish Uncharted 4.  Last of us Remastered was a pointless pack-in with my original PS4, as I played it on PS3 and completed it 4 times.  Beyond: Two Souls, which I also finished on PS3 10 times, I also was able to comeplete on PS4.  And I was also able to complete Detroit: Become Human, which ran so much better on my PS4 Pro that now my PS4 is never used.

Also couldn't be bothered to finish Horizon, either.  Alot of these games just seem like the same games that were on PS3, and the story based stuff is getting old for me, since that's all there is.

These days, I'm playing overwatch, mostly, but I started playing fornite 2 weeks ago, and unlike the first time I tried it, I actually like fornite these days.  Also a bit of Tekken 7 and MK11, so between those 4 games, I don't miss console gaming at all.  Doing EWGF in Tekken on a keyboard is like butter.  I can never do it consistently on a controller, though.  I actually have issues adjusting to MK11 on keyboard, so that one, I'll still use a controller for, but Tekken feels so much better on a keyboard.

Long winded answer, but I wont be getting PS5 so soon, since I'm not paying for PS+ and I'm not going to be interested in any of the games, unless they announce timed exclusivity for Tekken X Street Fighter, and it's also a launch title.  But we'll see if that game actually happens or not...  It's only been 8 years.

I like your post. Mainly because you like games and not a particular company.  



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For sure. PC's are more expensive than consoles to start with (especially if you are making a living room friendly Mini-ITX build), and PC's need upgrades more often due to increasing minimum requirements over time (my $500 PC upgrade from 2014 is now well below minimum requirements for most AAA games). In multiplayer games you are at huge disadvantage if you play with a controller, and playing with mouse and keyboard in long sessions makes my carpal tunnel act up. There is no option for physical game rental on PC, like there is on console for me with Gamefly and Redbox.



shikamaru317 said:

For sure. PC's are more expensive than consoles to start with (especially if you are making a living room friendly Mini-ITX build), and PC's need upgrades more often due to increasing minimum requirements over time (my $500 PC upgrade from 2014 is now well below minimum requirements for most AAA games). In multiplayer games you are at huge disadvantage if you play with a controller, and playing with mouse and keyboard in long sessions makes my carpal tunnel act up. There is no option for physical game rental on PC, like there is on console for me with Gamefly and Redbox.

I'm not a fan of $500 PC builds. IMO they are a huge waste of money, because something like $750 will get you so much more, and will last you a full console generation if you are only gaming at 1080/60.

Gamepass is on PC, so I think there's something better than a rental service for PC.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
shikamaru317 said:

For sure. PC's are more expensive than consoles to start with (especially if you are making a living room friendly Mini-ITX build), and PC's need upgrades more often due to increasing minimum requirements over time (my $500 PC upgrade from 2014 is now well below minimum requirements for most AAA games). In multiplayer games you are at huge disadvantage if you play with a controller, and playing with mouse and keyboard in long sessions makes my carpal tunnel act up. There is no option for physical game rental on PC, like there is on console for me with Gamefly and Redbox.

I'm not a fan of $500 PC builds. IMO they are a huge waste of money, because something like $750 will get you so much more, and will last you a full console generation if you are only gaming at 1080/60.

Gamepass is on PC, so I think there's something better than a rental service for PC.

That's my point. A console priced PC will not last you a full generation, while a console will, if you want something that will last a full gen you will need to pay about $250 more than you would spend on a console. 

On Xbox I have access to both Gamepass and Gamefly/Redbox, so I can play the latest 1st party exclusives day one on Gamepass plus older 3rd parties, and the latest 3rd parties by renting them with Gamefly or Redbox, without needing to spend $60 per game.



Tough question. I honestly don’t know the answer to that. I’m hoping it doesn’t become the new norm.



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shikamaru317 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I'm not a fan of $500 PC builds. IMO they are a huge waste of money, because something like $750 will get you so much more, and will last you a full console generation if you are only gaming at 1080/60.

Gamepass is on PC, so I think there's something better than a rental service for PC.

That's my point. A console priced PC will not last you a full generation, while a console will, if you want something that will last a full gen you will need to pay about $250 more than you would spend on a console. 

On Xbox I have access to both Gamepass and Gamefly/Redbox, so I can play the latest 1st party exclusives day one on Gamepass plus older 3rd parties, and the latest 3rd parties by renting them with Gamefly or Redbox, without needing to spend $60 per game.

I couldn't agree more on the price argument in your first sentence. If somebody wants something that will last them a generation for $500 or less they should get a console.

If PS5 had a Gamepass-like service I would agree with you one this one. But IMO Xbox's library is horribly limited. My PS4 collection is 60 games strong. If I were to take out all the games not available on Xbox, and add every good XB1 game that isn't playable on PS4 I would only have 38 physical Xbox games. Meanwhile I have 38 physical Switch games. Switch isn't even three years old yet, so for me Xbox just looks bad when comparing my potential Xbox collection with my actual Switch collection.



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shikamaru317 said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

I'm not a fan of $500 PC builds. IMO they are a huge waste of money, because something like $750 will get you so much more, and will last you a full console generation if you are only gaming at 1080/60.

Gamepass is on PC, so I think there's something better than a rental service for PC.

That's my point. A console priced PC will not last you a full generation, while a console will, if you want something that will last a full gen you will need to pay about $250 more than you would spend on a console. 

On Xbox I have access to both Gamepass and Gamefly/Redbox, so I can play the latest 1st party exclusives day one on Gamepass plus older 3rd parties, and the latest 3rd parties by renting them with Gamefly or Redbox, without needing to spend $60 per game.

Online multiplayer doesn't cost $300+ per generation on PC.



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