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Forums - Gaming Discussion - If all PlayStation/Xbox games were on PC day 1, would you still buy a console?


If console exclusives disappeared, would you still buy a console?

Yes, consoles still have benefits 85 65.89%
No, there'd be no point in having a console 44 34.11%

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.  

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I'd buy the base PS console after a few years, maybe the slim version, assuming the games are cross platform at that point.

I'd then instantly upgrade my PC and it would become my main gaming hardware for all games period.

Not for streaming though. Downloadable games at the very least.

Would still buy them regardless.

Im a xbox player, majority of games are in PC, I prefer to play in my living room and work and PC.
So, i still buy a console .

Even without their games, I still don't want to buy another console.

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My job requires me to work on 3 PCs. Gaming on a console helps me feel like I'm not still working. avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.


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.

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.

I'd still play on consoles.

Yes. I need the convenience of a console in my life. I honestly cbf with a PC.

I just want to put the game in and play.