I have said it many times. While consoles are cheaper on initial purchase a PC can be actually turn out cheaper in the long run as on consoles you are paying for extra services, more expensive games and so on.
Also a gaming PC is not that big of an investment if you like mos people in the modern age do need a computer. On the other hand, consoles are quite expensive if you just don't assume everyone already owns a HD TV.
A lot of people don't even know what an gaming PC costs and what it can do and simply assume that consoles that are purpose built for gaming will offer the best experience.
While the "PC master race" can be quite elitist at times they are more often labeled elitist by some very ignorant people that don't really know/understand about PC gaming and have a hard time accepting that a quite reasonably priced PC will out preform there precious Xbox by a very substantial amount.
Originally Posted by Sannakji
Dude are you seriously still on the 'give me $200 and I'll build a PC equivalent to a PS4' trip? SHTAP NO ONE CARES.
In your opinion of course... IMO they are quite iconic especially the guns in Killzone 1. The gun the the KZ:SF demo is a bit ugly though.
You are completely miss understanding me. The PS3 didn't cost $200 back in late 06 it was $499-$600 depending on the model. What I'm saying is that over the years gaming on a PC can turn out cheaper. And you have the option to do fairly low cost upgrades half way that can seriously boost the graphics capabilities of the machine.
A c2d, 8800 GTS system would set you back something like a $1000 back in 06. Then you have the option to slap on a cheap GPU upgrade somewhere around 09-10 and double your performance (using something like a 5770 or GTX 260). But as the games are cheaper that price difference to console gaming slowly erodes away over they years and depending on how many and how new games you buy over they years the PC can turn out to be the cheaper option.
In the same way you will have to spend more on a PC up front compared to a PS4 but assuming game prices and hardware prices don't change drastically the same could very well hold true for next gen as well.
You also have to remember that PC's aren't fixed to console cycles and so PC gamers are effectively having a years head start on next gen gaming all though at a price premium.
If you are unable to look at the bigger picture and compare long term cost/value then that's a short coming on your part.