Cost for the mid-range tier of performance is the consoles main advantage.
And on the lower-end you besides getting the 30 or 40 years of library you will still be able to play a good number of new games.
On longevity well your PC that lasted for so long was quite a little more expensive than a console =p
Some of those on the go had humungous battery so they were "portable", but yes it is more of a joke.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
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"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."