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You can buy games for a lot less in PC than consoles from Humble Bundles, Steam sales, and some other sites.
PC is more versatile than consoles. You can check your e-mail, use word processors like Microsoft Word, and even make your own games
PC can achieve 60 fps or more, while consoles are locked on 30-60 fps
You can customize your PC to your own liking, while consoles barely change it's appearance until the end of its cycle or when the manufacturers decide to do it.
You feel the shooting while playing FPS games.
Removing the price difference, there is no tangible benefit to using a console, given that most of consoles benefits (For example, local multiplayer,) have either been abandoned on console, or picked up by Steam
you can download mods on pc games which makes them even better by fixing glitches, improving game play, adding better graphics, or even adding more content to the game for free!
If a console is underpowered, you have to buy a new console or else suffer with it. If a PC is underpowered, you can upgrade its components.
The PC's digital marketplace has a much healthier economy than consoles.
On a PS4, you can only download from the PS Store. Prices are high.
On a PC, you can download from Steam, Origin, Uplay, GOG and more. Low prices are common.
Consoles are monopolised. PC has a competitive marketplace.
a console does have fewer software defects as the software is optimized for a single machine.
PC distribution channels such as Steam are more reasonable to work with from a developer perspective. For example Sony/MS/Nintendo has strict approval systems for games to enter their platform. The big three also require significant start up costs rather than commission-only based on sales.
Typing passwords and email addresses with those onscreen keyboards using a controller is a tedious pain in the ass.
A sizable amount of Japanese developers don't support PC as a gaming platform. I play games on PC and console, and my favorite games released this year (Little Battlers eXperience, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, and Splatoon) are not available on PC. My most anticipated game, Persona 5, isn't on PC either.
Consoles are generally smaller and can be more easily wielded as a weapon, therefore being more useful in fighting off burglars or other assailants
Game developers may select specific consoles to release on, but will almost always release on PC, which isn't subject to the console brand war (outside of Macs, which aren't technically PCs anyway). So console requires buying multiple ones (to prevent lockout), whereas going PC requires only one.
One must consider what titles one likes to play. Some titles are console exclusive. Also the quality of a game is not necessarily technology dependant- old games are still enjoyable. If the premise is "the newest games that are available cross-platform have the best graphics on pc" then i agree.
Modding. On most consoles you are extremely limited when it comes to the mods, you would have to spend hundreds of dollars on a modded console.
someone who doesnt know jack about anything related to computing can still fire up a console and play whereas building a pc and optimizing it, then troubleshooting any (fairly common) problem can be cumbersome for less experimented user
PCs have almost no market for physical games.
Why this is bad:
Less buying options
No option to sell for discount off new games
No tangible value or collectible packaging
Physical often better priced than digital
Digital games are gone once provider closes or company revokes it.
some people actually prefer to have machines dedicated to a single task and wouldn't like to mix their work with their entertainment.
They are NOT better in one key aspect: Development.
Consoles have standardized hardware, which is something developers need to solve debugging issues. PCs can have thousands of hardware combinations that make across-the-board bug free versions of the game actually impossible.
Physically collecting games isn't as much of a thing on PC. Sure, you can buy physical copies of PC games, but they often aren't really much more than a Steam installer with a digital code for a game. If you play retro consoles especially, you can always just pop in a disc/cartridge without online.
You don't have to pay to play online.
Champion console exclusive - Zelda > Champion PC exclusive - Rapelay
Consoles smell better than PC
the PC has too many Cheaters.
- On PS4 and XboxOne you can play without Cheaters.
- On the PC Side - Vac, Punkbuster, ..... do nothing. Payed Hooks are everywhere.
for a fair Competition buy a Console.
As I have won every argument, I therefore represent the higher intelligence of console gamers compared to PC gamers. As console gamers are more intelligent (and socially adept) they are better able to interpret art forms and overall can extract more meaningful experiences from video games.
only for solo gaming. Social gameplay on a local network (i.e. playing super smash bros with friends) is superior while using consoles.
you can't achieve the same performance as a high-end console with a $400 PC
Nintendo EAD, Rockstar North and Team ICO are indisputably the three most elite developers in the entire industry. These developers prioritise game development for consoles over PC.
E.G 1 - GTAV is the most important release of the last decade and released a year late on PC.
95% of the "counter arguments" delivered by PC gamers rely on the ability to illegally emulate console gaming anyway, meaning that supporting PC gaming is actually hand in hand with actively harming the industry. As further evidenced by how PC Gamers fund MRA groups.
It is much easier to illegally download games, harming developers.
PC gamers introduce the most stigma into this industry. Gamers who don't want to involve themselves with Nazi association, social ineptness, misogyny or the entirety of World of Warcraft shouldn't game on PC. Instead they should play cool people games such as Street Fighter and Wii Sports.