When was the last time you needed a cutting edge gaming PC to be a PC gamer? Budget decent PCs and laptops are widely available, this is not the early 2000s anymore. Chances are, if you're in a market for a decent PC, which most people in the first world are, then you're in the market for gaming PC by extension.
@JRPGfan, lol, this is MS, this is big tech. They operate on an entirely different scale than minions like SONY or Nintendo.
No one at at MS gives two shits if they ever recoup those 7.5 billions. Growth is the name of the game, for investors and MS alike; faster growth creates more value for most companies than slightly improved profits. The amount of cringy posts about MS "needing" to sell their games on Playstation to make the money back is outstanding.
I am sure someone at Amazon/Google got fired for not thinking of buying Bethesda before MS did. This is not about slightly increasing the next few quarters profits, this is about securing the future platform of gaming, the platform that SONY recognized earlier than anyone else and then acknowledged by buying Gaikai and OnLive... before going to sleep and dreaming of VR as the future of gaming? the actual fuck.
So you validate the stereotype that PS fans can always go to their PC to play Xbox games. But my point was just poking fun at the many people who still want Bethesda games to go to PS5. This shouldn’t be a issue right? Point being PC gaming isn’t universally adopted.
Edit: Many laptops and PCs you buy at a store probably won’t be built to run many modern PC games at decent settings. At least $1000 or less will not guarantee anything.
You can get a decent gaming rig for under $800 tbh. Not everything needs to "4K at 120fps ultra nightmare!!!" and running with so much RGB the entirety of your home at night looks like a disco. You aren't Linus/Austin/Justine/Marques/whatever.
Of course, all PS gamers will buy a really cool and awesome overkill PC with Ballistix RAM and an Optane or Aorus SSD that can put even their beloved console out of action! They are personally certified by LMG as "overkill machines" complete with VR support and $4000 240hz OLED displays rendering at 16K!
...or so the legend goes...