Everyone has their opinions, but we’ll settle once and for all why PC gaming is better than console. First, let’s look at the range of benefits PC gaming has vs console, including long-term price, ease of upgrading and game variety, to name a few.
Lower long-term cost
At first glance, the initial cost of a console between $400 – $600 is cheaper than a PC set-up, ranging from $1,000 – $3,000, but if you look at this over its lifetime, you might be surprised.
Console games are significantly more expensive than PC titles, plus the addition of yearly or monthly subscriptions, which you must pay; otherwise, without access, it renders your console useless.
Unrivalled customisation and upgradability
As technology advances, the hardware in gaming consoles is growing closer to those of PCs, except without the ability to upgrade from the factory-installed standard hardware they come with. Hardware upgradability is a significant benefit of PC gaming as you can choose from a range of hardware options from processors, RAM, graphics cards and power supplies.
If you prefer a particular game style, you can tailor your PC to meet your needs and preferred gameplay experience. For example, you can customise your system by choosing the perfect motherboard, RAM, coolers, memory and other components to make up your CPU.
Better performance with superb visuals and high fps
When you choose higher quality components in your PC, you will have a better performance, which remains one of the biggest reasons gamers choose PC over console.
Gaming PCs generally have better graphic visuals and higher frames per second (fps), resulting in a smoother gaming experience. However, classic console games are capped at a maximum of 60 fps, while a gaming PC can achieve more than 140 fps if built correctly.
Vast variety of games offered
Gaming PCs have a significantly more extensive selection of games than consoles, including massive multiplayer online and browser games. Especially when you consider console-dependant games such as Halo are available on the X-box console only.
PC gamers have access to games distributed by amateur and professional creators and a large selection of impressive free-to-play games and free online multiplayer games immediately. On the other hand, you can only purchase console game titles through retail shops or their costly subscription apps.
Compatibility with classic games
Is there a game you have loved for years that brings back nostalgia? Unfortunately, you might lose access to this on your console. Most consoles don’t have the capacity for backwards compatibility, so once you upgrade your console, you won’t have access to play the older games you have purchased (unless you keep every original console and game). On the other hand, desktop gaming features the advantage of being based on the PC operating system, meaning that many PC games will still be functional on any future gaming computer you own.
Our Final Verdict
While both console and PC gaming have pros and cons, you can see that PC gaming advantages far outweigh consoles. Considering you’ll likely already use a PC daily for other things, it makes sense to invest in one device and have an exceptional gaming experience on your PC rather than have a basic PC and a console, which both come with limitations.
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