I want to look at this subject in a different way
Console games and console hardware is being marketed like CRAZY. On TV, on cinemas, on papers or on internet. It has been advertised so crazy that people actually believe that consoles are superior to the PCs.
I live in Turkey and I have tons of friends who would defend how amazing PS3 is compared to PC and PS3 has waaay better graphics. Of course these folks rarely see how I game on my current PC and probably compare their office computers from 2002 to Ps3 or something.
Also there is this misleading about Big Picture capabality. I mean the TVs. When a game is connected to a 40" or a 50" TV, people usually assume that seeing it on a Big screen is amazing in graphical quality but technicaly when a game in any resolution will only look less good in quality when the screen size gets bigger and bigger, cause the pixels would get bigger.
This can be a very very very long conversation and most of the points I want to make has been made already, but again marketing is one of the main reasons that makes a regular consumer believe that consoles are superiour to the PC gaming.