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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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Yes. I don't like gaming on pc.



Before I got a steam controller yes, now I have one and can actually navigate the OS with a gamepad maybe not.



LTD: PS4 - 125m, Switch - 110m, XBO - 51m

2020: PS4 - 9m, Switch - 22.5m, XBO - 2.5m, PS5 - 4.5m, XBX - 2.8m

After 9 hour looking at a fucking PC screen in work last thing i want is seeing a PC when i get home, i dont even Open my laptop anymore and just use the phone , most time i Turn on PS4, i lay down in bed and just watch YouTube shit playing on my switch , or just play on PS4.



 

Yeah - but that's because I game on PC or Nintendo - who also produces consoles.

Last Playstation for me was the PS2, since the PS3 I play those games on PC. There's just not enough exclusives of my taste on Playstation anymore these days to warrant buying such a console for me.



Loneken said:
DroidKnight said:
My job requires me to work on 3 PCs. Gaming on a console helps me feel like I'm not still working.

Thats one of my reasons too.

Same. I am pretty tech-savvy, but my work makes gaming on a PC feel a bit... fell sour, to be honest. I still play on my PC (mostly games I purchase via GoG) but my consoles get at least 95% of my gaming time, even if I am playing multiplats.



Nope, I would put my Jolly Flag and pirate all in PC. And use the saved money to have a good HW.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

My gaming is pretty spread out. I'd say I'm quite platform agnostic and just go where games that interest me are. And I often try to play them in the best quality available to me or where the best legal deal is. So that often results in me opting for the PC version of games, despite owning both PS4 Pro and X1X.

I personally would not buy Playstation or Xbox home consoles if all their first party exclusives came to PC day and date with their console counterparts. I'm already planning on not buying an Xbox console in the coming gen with their announcement of all Xbox Game Studios output being on PC as well. My personal set up allows me to easily use my PC at a desk with a high refresh monitor as well as on a TV with a lean-back experience and a controller. And I don't foresee me losing a need for a powerful desktop PC with my job requirements and interests in programming and data processing. I may miss out on or have to wait extra for certain titles (i.e. RDR2) but honestly, the games industry has grown so much in the last 10 years that I hardly, if ever, find myself lacking in something I'm interested in playing - even if I focus on just one platform.

I will still purchase portable consoles/handhelds as a shifting lifestyle that came from growing older and the responsibilities that come with it has resulted in less time available for being at home and on a couch. The Switch (and the 3DS and Vita before it) takes up a sizeable amount of my gaming time.



Ka-pi96 said:
Definitely.

A. Consoles are just more fun. The UI looks better and the control schemes are generally better (controllers are simply more fun to use than mouse/keyboard).

B. The games are cheaper. Not too long ago I strolled into Book-Off and bought a Dynasty Warriors game for ¥108. I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything that cheap on PC before. Sure, PC is typically cheaper for "new" games, but with the used market consoles are definitely cheaper.

C. They're easier to connect things to. Much easier to plug into my TV, they don't take up anywhere near as much space as PC and I don't have to disconnect them from my monitor, remove them from my desk, lug them over to the TV and then plug them in, they're just always plugged in by default. Thus they're also easier to use for Netflix etc. Plus the amount of hoops I had to jump through to get my DS4 to work on the PC version of Halo MCC...

D. They can be used for DVDs. My PC doesn't have a disc drive so I can't watch DVDs on it, my PS4 has one though!

E. I can multitask if I own both. Play a game simultaneously on console and PC, can't do that if I only have a PC.

A. PCs can be more fun. You have much more options to adapt the UI (and you don't have to pay for themes) and you have much more options for controls. You can use the control scheme best suited for the game/genre you want to play (f.e. mouse for point&click adventures + fps shooters + RTS, racing wheel + pedals for racing games, flight stick for flight sims + space sims, the gamepad of your choice for platformers...)

B. PC games are cheaper if you don't mind digital versions. I got over 100 PC games for free last year, over 70 of them from Epic Games with an average MetaScore above 80... I'm pretty sure I've never seen anything that cheap on consoles before.

C. Plugging a HDMI-cable into a TV + console is the same as plugging a HDMI-cable into a TV + PC or plugging a HDMI/DP-cable into a monitor + PC.

D. PCs can of course also be used for DVDs. Even if your PC doesn't have a disc drive, you can buy and connect an external drive for around $20: https://www.amazon.com/External-Burner-Writer-Transfer-Desktop/dp/B081PTF935

E. PCs are made for multitasking, f. e. you can play a game in a window and watch a movie simultaneously in another window (or fullscreen on two connected monitors). Play a game simultaneously on console and PC, you can't do that either if you only have a console.



Probably I'd buy one or even several consoles nevertheless I don't need them.

I bought an Xbox One X a few months ago although I really had to search for some good reasons. But now I can play Red Dead Redemption 1 in 4K and Conker Live & Reloaded in almost 4K and Criterion's "Black" with enhanced graphics.... so totally worth it. Also Xbox GamePass has some nice games which aren't included in PC GamePass (so far).



Conina said:

Probably I'd buy one or even several consoles nevertheless I don't need them.

I bought an Xbox One X a few months ago although I really had to search for some good reasons. But now I can play Red Dead Redemption 1 in 4K and Conker Live & Reloaded in almost 4K and Criterion's "Black" with enhanced graphics.... so totally worth it. Also Xbox GamePass has some nice games which aren't included in PC GamePass (so far).

Try RDR2 in 4K, that shit is beautiful.