PCs sure are expensive, but it's a bit silly to say just because someone has a PC, they can buy a console. My PC cost about R$6000 when I built it in 2019. I bought each part separately over the course of the year so the price was spread out, that way I could pay for everything. I could've bought a PS4 with that money, and if I had it today, I could've bought a PS5. But I bought a PC, and now that's that. Just because I spent that money before doesn't mean I have it now (and indeed I don't), unless I sold my PC which I don't want to do for obvious reasons.
And it's not like the reasons for buying a console and buying a PC are the same. Beyond playing games, I use my PC for work, browsing the internet, watching movies and sports, listening to as well as writing and recording music, and more. Whereas a PS5 I would use only for games, and maybe watching stuff. So it's really not comparable. To a lot of people, it's worth it to save up and get a PC because of all you can do with it, but not worth it to buy a console just for a handful of exclusives.
It isn`t that because have a PC can buy a console, it is that in general the people that builds a gaming PC (with a single graphic card costing more than the whole console) in Brazil won't be troubled by buying a console as well to the point of complaining only bought a console because that game and now is feeling ripped off. And if you could expend 6000 over one year for your PC, will you say you couldn't buy a PS4 and pay in 12 of 150RS or less on the year after? You may not have the need or wish, and as I also said, that same person if bought only for GoW could sell the console afterwards and would have costed a fraction of that, so I don't buy that narrative.
And sure you can do a lot more stuff on PC, but let's be real that is just a validation, because besides people that use professional grade very have SW on the PC, they don't need a gaming RIG to do work, surf the web, watch stuff, etc. A PC of 1k R$ would suffice, so at the time 1k for PC and 1.5k for PS4 would be less than half of what you put on PC. You bought the PC because you preffer it, just that, on cost discussion PC won't really win.
Oh, you were talking about those people uhh, throwing their game in the trash (obviously only theatrically) because their exclusive isn't exclusive anymore? I felt like that was coming mostly from Sony fanboys and not people who have gaming PCs. Either way yeah that is pretty silly.
As for me, personally I actually couldn't afford anything after my PC, because the pandemic started just as I finished building it and I haven't had a steady income since. And while I don't need a gaming PC for work, it does help a lot to have a decent one as it allows me to get things done in a quicker and more efficient manner. And to be fair, the audio software does use a lot of CPU power. Sure, for most people a cheap PC can be enough, but it will be a problem for anyone doing actual work on it, which is the case for a lot of people.
Ultimately, yeah, the reason why I spent big on a PC is of course preference, I decided that was worth it for me. Whereas a PS4/PS5 is something I've only ever felt interest in due to a few specific exclusives, so if those can come to a machine I already own, that's just great.