Originally Posted by lordikon
I lol'd at their 'just play on the PC' link, suggesting I had spent $2500 in 8 years on my Xbox vs. $2000 in 8 years on PC. If I had purchased the same amount of games for both my PC and Xbox over the last 8 years, my three PCs along (with no games) have cost me around $5000, I've purchased two Xboxes in that time, one for $300, and another for $200. In that time I've had Xbox Live for 6 years ($300), and if we pretend that all console games always cost $10 more at release time than PC, and the fact that I own about 30 Xbox games, that's another $300. So all together Xbox vs PC is right about $1100 vs $5000.
Interesting article though, hope the next-gen consoles have at least 120GB SSDs, instead of 500GB hard drives.
I'm sorry but I've had an Xbox since launch, a PS3 for a couple years now and a Wii since around launch. Everything is more expensive on console, why do we have to pretend games are only 10$ more? Games are up to 40$ more when you consider steam sales. Even used games are more expensive. I have never seen a older used game for less than 20$, where on steam that game would be 2.50-5$ during a sale.
I remember buying all kinds of accessories for my Xbox 360 which included battery packs, charging cables, hard drives, xbox live costs. In fact the main reason I hardly ever play my Xbox anymore is because of how expensive everything is. Heck I even tried to watch Youtube the other day on my xbox and it wouldn't let me without a gold subscription.
Further, saying you don't need to upgrade a console is false too. Original Xbox's came with 20gb hard drives, some xbox's come with no hard drives at all. Fact is you need a decently sized hard drive to play a lot of games properly, and you can't play any downloadable games without a large hard drive. I don't need to quote prices here, everyone knows how ridiculously overpriced Xbox hard drives are.
If I had continued spending money and playing on my Xbox 360 all this time since launch, I have no doubt that my costs would be 2500$ or more.
BTW yes I have two Xbox's also, I regret every cent I invested into that platform.Edited by james_ant - 2/21/12 at 1:16pm