Originally Posted by ice-dragoon25
And a console is wayy more attractive for normal folks, not people like us. Think of people who just want to play game casually, or for a family. They dont care about textures, 30/60hz, AA resolution etc... they just want to play
this is true but it doesn't represent the full picture of gaming as we know now. True gamers lurk on every platform and play every type of game so there is no general demographic for a 'gamer' + in recent years the PC has made an amazing comeback and mobile / tablet and even facebook or web based gaming is fairly large also.
yes casuals choose consoles, but then try define a true casual? a nintendo wii ? thats what a true casual bought round my way, the 360 was ok for COD games and some large releases and PS3 for some classics and exclusives (just like we all wish the wii u had right now)
so, yea its easier to turn on a console but then also consider for those total tech noobs how hard it is to understand installing a game and setting up profiles, groups and understanding the constant PS3 / xbox updates or new looking dash layouts, or even how to connect their wireless and that their harddrive is full or there is a strict NAT at play or DNLA error, RROD etc.. its not all plain sailing with these consoles and there only going to get more complicated with kinect calibration and logging into apps, where by a off the shelf gaming pc with steam installed is equally plug and play perhaps in front now?
no what consoles do have is marketing impact, they are far more in the average joe's / janes conscious than a PC gaming rig.. and personally speaking im ok to keep it that way the console as a platform is already getting trashed to piecesEdited by Pip Boy - 5/29/13 at 1:45pm