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I thought the Xbox was the same price as the PS2, like $299. Back when a new game release was $49.99. Next gen they'll be $69.99, people will complain for a while, then just take it.

Some retailers made the price a lot higher due to demand I believe.
 
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I mainly play on PC but some of the big reasons for me is not all games are on PC, not many PC games support local single screen multiplayer plus it helps that you can rent and borrow games cheap or for free from friends constantly before you buy.
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To help pick up a girl and then things moved forward from there...oh and a blu ray player ! and i get to play co-op with friends when they are over.
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Ya know, I spent $600 on my rig SEVEN YEARS AGO, and I still can play most games that come out fine. The constantly upgrading thing isn't as extreme as everyone makes it to be....

Most people I know with Xbox's have spent more on controllers and new Xbox's than I have on my entire PC. Straight up.
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Ya know, I spent $600 on my rig SEVEN YEARS AGO, and I still can play most games that come out fine. The constantly upgrading thing isn't as extreme as everyone makes it to be....
Most people I know with Xbox's have spent more on controllers and new Xbox's than I have on my entire PC. Straight up.

Yeah, upgrading is for fun. PC gamers are more into their hardware and customization. Its a hobby just building a computer, regardless if you are gaming on it. And yeah, people buy 3 controllers, an incredibly overprices console gaming headset and it just adds up. And the whole, "I like my console because I dont have to worry about upgrading" stuff is just ignorant.
 
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main reasson, only-console-users are fanboys to their brands and they dont want to accept that Consoles will never be a multi-use plataform thumb.gif
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main reasson, only-console-users are fanboys to their brands and they dont want to accept that Consoles will never be a multi-use plataform thumb.gif

My PS3 works great for gaming, dvd's/blurays, browsing, youtube, media-center for streaming local content, netflix and other video streaming services.

So what does " multi-use " mean to you? Because, from my view, it does just about everything a pc will aside from office stuff ( and I'm sure that'll likely be possible at some point, if not already... ). But we're talking about gaming mainly here, why would you need to do office stuff on a video game console?


And yes I game on both PC and Console, and I do much prefer a PC when applicable, if only I could play GT, MGS, GOW, etc on PC, then I would.
They're great games but only available for PS3/Console. So no I'm not some console fanboy, but don't lie to yourself and say they aren't multi-use.
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Yeah, upgrading is for fun. PC gamers are more into their hardware and customization. Its a hobby just building a computer, regardless if you are gaming on it. And yeah, people buy 3 controllers, an incredibly overprices console gaming headset and it just adds up. And the whole, "I like my console because I dont have to worry about upgrading" stuff is just ignorant.

the same headsets used on console are used on PC also. "overpriced" headsets arent actually overpriced if you want to play competetively.

and how is the statement about not having to upgrade ignorant? id love to see you play BF3 on hardware released at the time xbox/ps3 was. rolleyes.gif
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Why buy a console

Since I recently purchased a PS3 (and started a thread over in the PS forum) I thought I might answer this. I'm actually more of a PC guy myself. I've attempted PC equivalents to this in the past, didn't have a lot of luck (the time spent to successfully doing something with it ratio had such diminishing returns...)

So to answer your question of "Why" -
As a pure media device the software is built in. The media remote integrates into the experience. The software is already there and working. In fact I didn't even have to configure anything, I just powered on my WHS VM and it there was my video video library ready to play...So basically I'm using this as a really really expensive network media player I could have purchased for ~$100. The games bit is just a bonus and therefore less relevant.

Or maybe I'm less patient in my old age (of 34).
 
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the same headsets used on console are used on PC also. "overpriced" headsets arent actually overpriced if you want to play competetively.
and how is the statement about not having to upgrade ignorant? id love to see you play BF3 on hardware released at the time xbox/ps3 was. rolleyes.gif


That easy

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AMD Phenom X2 550 3.1Ghz (now this did come out in 09 but is is pretty much identical in performance to a Intel C2D E6700 that was out in 06)
4GB DDR3 1333mhz RAM
GeForce 8800GT 512MB (released in 2007 but is actually slower then the 8800 GTS that came out in 06)
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@ 1440x900 and

Another example

Edit: For some reason the video is not working so use the link --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylYwTWV1aHg&feature=fvwrel

System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
GPU: Nvidia 8800 GTS 512 MB
RAM: DDR2 2GB - 800 MHz
Monitor Resolution: 1280x720p
Graphics Settings : ~ Medium

So yeah ye oldi PC's form 06 can still run BF3 and with better graphics then consoles.
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