Originally Posted by iWantACookie
Dude your logic if flawed.
build a crap - half-decent computer that run games at low - medium settings without any peripherals whatsoever = cheap
buying a console + a NICE TV + sony-microsoft-branded controllers + reparation cost (as if PC doesn't need reparation
) = costly
There's something missing somewhere.
There was nothing missing I was saying that the price of a television/monitor should be taken out of the equation completely learn to read the post.
I pointed out the controller pricing because for a decent mouse you can spend as little as 20 dollars and any keyboard will do as long as it lasts.
I have never once had a computer FAIL on me, after all my years no part has failed, short of fans, which last a good while so no reparation cost to computers. Where as the Xbox will RROD just sitting there
I have an Acer computer that I spent 80$ on to make into a gaming computer from back in 05-06 and it still runs current gen games including the new Alice, which still arguably runs games better than console. at higher settings.
Now I can spend another 50 and run those same games at high with my old 8800gt. which can be had for about 40-50 dollars now days.
Like everyone has been saying you can go with the top of the line enthusiast equipment or the budget equipment that does just fine and still outperforms consoles...
You also fail to realize that money can be MADE from buying a computer...
Yes consoles are great for the normal person who doesn't know crap about computers... those are the same people that buy macs because they think they are the best computers.