- Consoles: cheaper hardware but overall more expensive games and pay to be able to online gaming;
- PC: more expensive hardware but overall cheaper games and free online gaming;
In 10 years a console gamer will eventually spend much more than a PC gamer when putting all the expenses together.
This is exactly the kind of one-sided viewpoint I find difficult to take seriously.
For one, I don't generally game online, so that's a moot point to me. You know what I do a lot of? Local multiplayer and portable, both of which are most easily achieved through consoles. Hell, Nintendo have a lot of exclusives that do some of the best local multiplayer in the industry.
Also your point about game prices is moot for anyone who likes to buy things close to launch, and honestly most third-party titles see pretty big price drops on consoles as well.