Originally Posted by skullking17
What some of you guys don't seem to get is that to be a PC gamer you have to have some sort of love for PCs. It is a lot more work to play a game on a PC than simply putting in a disc. Think of all of the times where a game didn't work exactly right (no sound, flickery screen, horrible frame rate, ...) and you had to do some kind of fix. While clients like Steam make PC gaming easier you still have to be relatively tech savy. What I'm getting at is that consoles just work , and console gamers are happy with what they have. Most of my console friends don't even know what a frame rate or anti-aliasing is.
And that's the beauty of it.
They can buy the latest CoD game, hop online and play on Xbox LIVE with their family and friends, and have a great time for $60 (game) + Xbox LIVE subscription. They don't have to bother installing drivers, installing games, tweaking graphic settings, or any of the other steps to enjoy their game. They pop open the case, pop in the disc, and are playing the game 5 minutes later.
The simplicity of console gaming allows anybody to game online and have fun, including many of my family and friends. I can hop online and fill a CoD party with my family and friends and have a good time with them. I wouldn't be able to game with them if there weren't consoles, because they have no desire to spend the money, or put in the time required to keep a gaming rig running to full potential.