Originally Posted by djriful
For second note, not everyone here is able to afford $1500 PC. Even look at the gamer target age range are really the big number in 15-20. Between those ages either they are still in school or stuck with parent's money.
Yet we here, some are young adults from 25+ who are able to afford monster PC $2000 value in such a small percentage on the market like 4-5%?
Eh... that "PCs are too expensive" whiny complaint from console gamers is dead and old. If the parents can afford a retail computer and console (who has an internet connection without a computer?) they can afford a decent gaming computer instead of the console. In a term of 5 years, a gaming PC doesn't cost all that much more than a console, especially if within those 5 years the console's life ends and you have to buy an entirely new console. TRY selling that old console, you'd be lucky to scrape enough for a single new game for the new console. You can sell a 5 year old processor alone for nearly $100.
Yes, "up front," a gaming PC will cost double what a console costs, unless you're taking into consideration the cost of a decent new TV along with the console to make it fair since you'd be wanting to get a decent monitor with the PC. Yes, the PC platform has a rather steep learning curve; you have to keep up to date with drivers, patches, and somewhat worry about security. But in the long run, they cost just around the same, with PC games costing less and being much more enjoyable and replayable.Edited by Stealth Pyros - 10/25/11 at 11:45am