Originally Posted by Haze80
I can clearly see the difference in a still picture but I honestly doubt Ill notice it while playing the game though.
Actually, that is precisely where you would notice the difference, as the console versions will often have a lower framerate compared to the same game on a good PC.
But, the point about being able to use the PC for other things can work both ways. If a household has fewer PCs than the number of people living there, what if somebody wants to browse the internet and someone else wants to play a game? Some people buy a console BECAUSE it is a dedicated machine and won't tie up the computer.
Then there are people with old PCs that can't just throw in a video card, as the CPU would bottleneck the system, or they don't have a good enough PSU. Also, it seems that casual users are moving away from desktops as their primary systems and switching to laptops, which tend to be less powerful and have more limited upgrade options.
Add the exclusive games, including genres which are very under-represented on the PC (like fighting, music, and recently sports games), and I can understand why many would prefer to play on consoles.
That's assuming they have given PC gaming a shot, that is. I bet there are some that play on a console (or a PC, whichever) because they grew up with it and that's what they know. It's not so much that they've rejected the alternative; they just haven't bothered to try it.