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Originally Posted by Zastugueen;15329589 
http://i.imgur.com/qVwuD.png Entry level gaming PC that'll play games at native 1920 x 1080.

http://i.imgur.com/UFM9p.png Best of the xbox 360 with a 40" 1080p TV. It won't play games at 60fps or a native res. of 1920 x 1080.

I've convinced at least 6 of my friends to convert to PC gaming mostly.

"Consoles are so cheap for the price and quality!" - consolekiddies

Picking up a console just to play it, though? They're great for people who do light-medium amounts of gaming.

I've convinced a couple people to go PC gaming, but it wasn't due to price. That TV will also be used for...you know...TV. When it comes time to do their taxes they can do them just fine on their 15" laptop screen. So you really can't factor in the price of the TV with a console as most people would have bought that anyway...even if they have a high end PC. I have a 42" HD-TV and the closest console I know of is the Wii at my nieghbors' house.

When it comes to hardware start up costs the consoles win hands down.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 10/16/11 at 9:09am
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IDK why you guys are so upset about him saying consoles are the larger audience. How many of your friends have ridiculous computers vs how many have consoles? The average consumer isn't going to spend 2-3x the amount on superior hardware when they can spend $300 on a junk console. It's the same reason cheap liquor exists.

Add in the TV, Xbox Live, Overpriced HDMI Cables, Overpriced Games, etc....

Or. Build a 600$ Beast gaming PC. With a GTX460 and a i5 2500 + Monitor rolleyes.gif
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If it weren't for popular games such as gears of war, final fantasy, and modern warfare games, consoles would be dead.

...you can say that about anything. If the PC had no good games, nobody would game on it either tongue.gif

It's hilarious to see PC fanboys (not necessarily you) get all fussed about this. I don't game much, so I'm not partial to one or the other, but it's a well known fact that more people own consoles than gaming PCs. Think about it. They're cheaper (don't argue. They are.) and they all have the same components with exception of new revisions. They are a lot more 'noob' friendly, which is why they cater to a much larger audience. Everyone knows that every game will perform the same on every Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 and they don't have to worry about incompatible hardware, driver issues, etc. I mean come on, not everybody in the world knows how to troubleshoot a computer. So while I don't support the "PC gaming is dead" statement, everybody just has to accept that consoles DO have the majority of the market -- and with good reason.

EDIT: And to the poster above me, you're comparing apples and oranges. You can't say 'a gaming PC with a monitor will cost less than a console with a TV'. That's just unreasonable. If you spend $3000 on some awesome LED TV, then $150 on an Xbox, of COURSE it'll be cheaper than a $600 TV and say a $250 27" monitor. On the other hand, if you have that same 27" monitor, factor in the $150 Xbox, the $60 a year XBL which can often be found on sale, a $2 HDMI cable which can be bought from Monoprice.com (we can even say a $20 one. who cares?), and games that are to my knowledge, actually the same price roughly, we get $480 plus the price of games. Yes, I counted a $20 HDMI cable in with that. Even if games do cost a bit more (I honestly don't know), you're still $380 under the price of your $600 PC plus the same $250 monitor.

Please keep in mind, I'm not trying to be mean here, just simply stating facts. Again, I do NOT think PC gaming is dead and I don't think it will be any time soon. But just think of all of this logically.
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PC gamers are:

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I pc game because i'd regret how much console gaming would cost me:

a console's price isn't bad ($200 ish?), but new games are like $50-$60 forever, and the bargain bin ones are either terribad, or noone plays them anymore.
Also, my fave console is the 360, but I think live costs should be closer to free if not free.

PC (I can put one together for $500 with something like Phenom II x3 + 6770), I wait a month after a games release and get it for like $5, $10, $15 or so on steam and such. After like 10 games, i'm already saving money.

Granted, I do believe console gaming is at least on par if not more popular than pc gaming due to initial cost to get into it and other reasons already stated.
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What part of this indicates pc gaming is dead? All he says is console is more popular. Since when is this news?
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Do they not have any idea how many people spend 100's of dollars a month on free to play games? and how many people now days only play free to play games. Not to mention the amount of people just logged into steam at any given time..and that's just a fraction of the people. They're just trying to make PC gaming look like its dead because free to play games are getting to the point where why bother with retail games when free to play games get more updates and content...for free with almost as good quality and likely better customer support.
    
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