Originally Posted by DerkaDerka
I really doubt consoles are going to die in 10 years. Let's be real, there are more people who can afford a $400 console then there are people who can afford a $1200 gaming computer. Consoles are geared towards the casual gamer more then anything, and whether you guys want to admit it or not, there are more casual gamers then hardcore. Consoles are more profitable for companies and consoles in general just have too much going for them to just disappear in 10 years.
I had a gaming computer but I decided to get a 360 instead. It's much cheaper considering I don't have to update my computer and pay for overpriced parts just to be able to max out the latest games in a high res. I prefer paying $400 for a console that will last me 5 years opposed to spending at a minimum $1000 to keep up with changing technology.
But everyone can afford the even low end 600 dollar 37" LCD to go along with their 400 dollar console and 50 dollar a piece controllers??
A DECENT console setup with a PS3, 2 controllers and well say 2 games to get you started with a low end television is going to run you 1200 bucks.
Consoles are good for the casual games, hell I have a 360 with quite a few games. But if the controller style games start showing up on PC, ill snatch up a superior Logitech or Saitek controller for PC and game on a superior setup that essentially cost the same as my console setup.
*just a debate - I don't mean harm by it
AS for the 1000 dollars to keep up with a 5 year console cycle just look at my post above.
I have put 235 dollars in my 5 year old Athlon 64 system to update the GFX card in the last 5 years and it still maxes every game out there aside from Crysis of course.
With falling hardware prices in the PC realm its hard to deny.