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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Console gamers, why do you feel console gaming is better than PC?

curl-6 said:

For me the main draw of consoles is simple convenience; I plug it into my TV, and it plays. I don't need to worry about drivers, upgrading parts, tinkering under the hood or any of that, which is frankly all Greek to me since I'm not computer-savvy.

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And also, I like leaning back and relaxing on the couch rather than hunching forward in a chair.

I am a huge fan of racing games, and the analog sticks are much more suitable for that than mouse and keyboard.



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I think of building a PC like building a car. Yeah, you could probably build the best car in the world from cobbled together parts but that would take a lot of effort, probably be more expensive, and the average person probably wouldn't know what to think when they saw your creation.

It's probably much easier to just go to the dealer and choose whatever model of Honda Civic tickles your fancy.



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d21lewis said:
I think of building a PC like building a car. Yeah, you could probably build the best car in the world from cobbled together parts but that would take a lot of effort, probably be more expensive, and the average person probably wouldn't know what to think when they saw your creation.

It's probably much easier to just go to the dealer and choose whatever model of Honda Civic tickles your fancy.

If a 17 year old can do it a 216 year old can do it - and probably much better



Aside of some of the reasons already mentioned, there’s one reason in particular no one mentions: distractions. A PC has better access and more fluid access at that to the internet than any console. And when you have access to so many distractions competing for your attention, it can be difficult to even start gaming on a PC I have found. You can say that’s not a weakness of the PC or that’s just a human weakness but then there it is; a human weakness. YouTube has won many a battle over games on my PC with me. Not to mention other things too hehehe ;).

The speed at which YouTube can be accessed is a huge thing too.



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Nintendo exclusives and the near guarentee that a console version will run well from the start. In the case of nintendo, portability and phisical games are also a huge plus.



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PC primarily, need performance.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
d21lewis said:
I think of building a PC like building a car. Yeah, you could probably build the best car in the world from cobbled together parts but that would take a lot of effort, probably be more expensive, and the average person probably wouldn't know what to think when they saw your creation.

It's probably much easier to just go to the dealer and choose whatever model of Honda Civic tickles your fancy.

If a 17 year old can do it a 216 year old can do it - and probably much better

What of if you just don't want to? I mean these days you don't even have to build a great gaming PC. You can pretty much just walk into a store or go on amazon and buy one.

Its still a PC though.



Intrinsic said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

If a 17 year old can do it a 216 year old can do it - and probably much better

What of if you just don't want to? I mean these days you don't even have to build a great gaming PC. You can pretty much just walk into a store or go on amazon and buy one.

Its still a PC though.

Then that is another great option to get into PC gaming! 



Because of the games.
The list of upcoming games that I am interested in playing is as follows:
Monster Hunter World
Final Fantasy Dissidia
Shadow of the Colossus
God of War
Red Dead Redemption 2
Detroit Become Human
Spiderman
Kingdom Hearts 3
Days Gone
The Last of Us 2
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Death Stranding
Cyberpunk 2077

I think only 2 or 3 of those will be on PC.



The portability of the Switch is the only reason I've got left in favor of consoles. Due to it being Vetrans Day, yet my workplace still technically being open (so extremely slow workday), I just spent a couple hours on and off dicking around Peach's castle getting stars.

Never got the whole comfort argument, since I just plug a controller into my desktop, lean back in my chair, and game.