Originally Posted by Foolsmasher
Again, comparing hardware from a time WELL AFTER CONSOLES LAUNCHED.
Unless you make up a lot of money from buying games, then you guys are just flat out wrong, PC gaming is more expensive. To get equivalent PC hardware and performance to what's in a PS3 you would've needed to spend at least $1,000 at launch.
If we go with the conservative figure of only $1,000, and lets assume you can save $10 per game, you'd need to buy at least 40 NEW games to recover that initial cost. For someone like me who buys 3-4 new games a year, I would never make up the difference.
Again, I'd say that a $1000 PC from 2006 that would compete with the PS3 is VERY CONSERVATIVE, as Blu Ray drives alone were $500 msrp at launch, the 7800GTX was $450 at launch......do I even need to keep going?
Just get over it.....PC GAMING IS NOT CHEAPER THAN CONSOLE GAMING
Where to start. well to begin with the ps3 was 600 at launch plus TV you're looking pretty close to the same as a decent mid range gaming pc that does better especially at 1080p (which consoles can barely do 720)
Secondly you do realize that sony is doing market surveys to see how well the ps4 would sell at 1000 dollars. Thats right a grand for a freaking console and they're quite serious about it. Both companies MS and Sony have said the next platforms will be in the 800 dollar price range. We didn't see console prices fall for quite some time after release and a year later they were completely outmatched by our similarly priced pcs.
Originally Posted by Archngamin
Consoles don't run BF3 at 1080p or even 720p. It's actually up scaled from non-hd resolutions.
SHHHH don't let it out. Console gamers care more about graphics than we do (despite what is spread in propoganda) and it will hurt their feelings if they are informed that their consoles are not only inferior but massively inferior.
Originally Posted by Foolsmasher
You're just grasping at straws and making subjective arguments, and you're wrong.
PS3 was $600 at launch in the US anyway.
And again the next one is going to be in the 800 dollar plus price range. OOPS thats before a monitor you enjoy that!
Originally Posted by ljason8eg
Yep, I know a whole lot of people who don't have a desktop, and we all know how bad gaming on a laptop is.
Laptops arent terrible if you buy a high end one... The portability is definitely a plus if you are on the go. A decent laptop that will last more than a year is going to run you 500 plus dollars. If you go cheaper you'll be replacing yearly and that can get quite expensive.
Originally Posted by FlyingNugget
We build computers for more than just gaming, its a multi purpose unit. Where consoles are used only for gaming.
the console manufacturers and designers are trying to change this. we see it with netflix and other companies coming to console. The problem now becomes that console companies are basically designing mini computers that arent upgradeable at all. Thus why we are seeing PS4 and the new Xbox coming to be around the 800 to 1000 dollar price range. Because they're basically having to build gaming computers. Again without any ability to upgrade or mod the games. I'll stick with my PCS tyvm. And again. They'll be outclassed by us in a year after a release and I bet the price wont drop in line with the better hardware availability for PCs. Expect to see something along the lines of a quad core (we're on 6 and 8 cores hah) CPU 8GB of ram (im at 16 ALREADY and planning an upgrade) and an nvidia GTX 580 (or 6970 for AMD) for GPU all for the low low price of 800 to 1000 dollars. YIKES they're really getting screwed on that side of the fence.