For all the PC only gamers out there I have news for you, the PC is not better than the Console. Now before you scream for my head and call me a blasphemous gamer hear me out. I truly believe that neither platform is better or worse than the other and this never more evident to me than with this year’s E3.
The biggest argument for why the PC is better is that it can play any game without having to purchase the new machine when it comes out, like you do for a console. However, that is actually false. If you think about technology for PC games moves on just like it does for console gaming, sometimes at a faster rate. If you purchase a pre-assembled PC from your local store, within 6-12 months something is outdated; whether that is the sound card, graphics card, whatever. As the newer PC games come out your old hardware won’t work with the new game and you have to upgrade at the very least that particular component to play the game. Depending on what you choose, this could cost a lot of money.
Consoles aren’t much different but it takes longer for the upgrade to come out, especially with the last round of consoles. It’s been ten years since the Xbox 360 hit shelves and that’s a really long time by console standards. In the instance of the console, you have to upgrade the entire machine at once to play the new games, and sometimes you lose the ability to play the old games. Initially, purchasing the newest console might seem to cost more but in the long run, it isn’t.
Despite these facts, both mediums are still purchased and played upon. Neither of these systems has an advantage over the other because of this; and don’t say that you can play any game on a PC but need a certain console for some games because there are a few which are console specific. Now the one argument that PC gamers can win, is that the graphics tend to be better on a PC but again if your graphics card is old, that may not be the case anymore.