What I meant was that the new consoles have no advantages over the mid/high range PCs of today, hardware-wise (outside of maybe a bit lower power consumption and a bit smaller form factor). The reason why there are no PC versions of their games is simply a business decision (i.e. exclusives drive console sales).killbot wrote:I'm not a big PC fan either. Lots of games, many of them great, most of them cheap... but they're so bloody fiddly to make work, too. There are so many PC games I just cannot get to run properly, or they run but the graphics glitch, or there are sound problems, or they keep crashing...outdated_gamer wrote:Why the distaste for the system? It's basically "all consoles in one" and much more than that...gman72 wrote:Why are you telling me what a PC is?
They've definitely become easier to use and more stable but still aren't brilliant. When I finally got an Xbox 360 recently one of my first acts was to clear my PC shelf of any game I could buy for the Xbox instead since it's almost certain to be less of a ball-ache to own it on console. Most of the games I now have for the PC are strategy or adventure titles that are only available on that format.
Sure, if you seek convinience and lower initial price and are interested into the console exlcusives you can't go wrong with a console. But as far as functionality and usability is concerned, the PC is far above anything a console can offer. Like I said prior, it's not simply a "games machine". That's just one of the many aspects of the device.