Originally Posted by edalbkrad
you forgot to add the cost of a TV in the console cost.
I assume the $1000 pc has a monitor included in the price so the $400 console should be $800 to include the LCD TV
Originally Posted by Tardious
No idea where you got those prices. and why not include the ps3 ? :|
Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord
Well here's the general cost if you don't want to have +60 fps max settings in every game; more like +60 fps on high settings.
More one pricing:
All from this
This list is hilarious, no offense. I bought my first xbox 360 on release (2005), paid $250. Bought 2nd xbox $300 in 2010. That's automatically $250
off the xbox side since the list says getting 2 xboxes costs $800 and I got two for $550. You technically don't even have to buy a new console (no one is forcing you to do that. If you have the elite version of the 360 with the 120 GB or 250 HD, you are still fine) So for the life of the xbox 360 generation, one could possibly only have to invest $300 on one console and be fine.
Incompatible accessories (lol wut?). I have had the same two controllers for all of these years (been opening them up and cleaning them all the time). The first one came from the first console and the second one came with the second console. I've had the same mic (wireless mic) since about 2006. So instead of $300 in incompatible accessories, it's $50. $250
difference. Technically it's $0 since most of you guys have probably bought some pair of gaming headphones in this process (sweeping generalization, I know).
Next, I buy the xbox subscriptions when on sale. I.e. 12 months + plus one bonus month for $40 last year. $40 times 4=$160 times 2=$320. So $320 instead of $480. $160
I'm not going to factor in a tv, since if you are buying an xbox, you would assume that you have a tv. I'm also not going to factor in the used games market. 1 game a month for 4 years (lol wut?). I buy about 3-4 new games a year
. The rest of the time, I wait for the deal of the day/deal of the weeks/Black Friday Sales/Holiday sales etc...And besides those, I go with the used games market.
You have to be a smart consumer and console gaming will definitely cost significantly less than the pc route.
On topic-I would say go to a friend's house and try it out and see if you like it.Edited by ChosenOne - 2/16/12 at 10:14pm