Originally Posted by bigjdubb
That's pretty much what I consider it to be now, it's a prebuilt pc with an incredibly limited operating system. Consoles and pcs have a relationship similar to the relationship between hand helds and consoles. There are some who may change their system of choice (replace a console with a handheld or replace a gaming pc with a console) based on the release of new hardware, but a lot of people will just add to their collection. Not really competing products, it's getting to the point where Playstation and Xbox won't have to compete with each other either. So many people buy all of them.
I think it's likely that the PS5 and OneX will increase the sales of high end pc gaming hardware. Console players get a little taste of higher frame rates and some mouse+keyboard action and all the sudden the next generation of pc hardware starts to look like a nice upgrade. No matter how close to pc a console gets, it will have to remain a closed system in order to hold a performance efficiency advantage. That leaves the pc as the logical upgrade path.
Agreed - If you could duel boot the thing into Windows 10 it would be great.
Until that point consoles will never be a substitute to PC.
I use my PC for Work, School, Streaming, Browsing, Gaming, VR, Flight Sim, Scanning Photos, Archiving VHS tapes, Video and Photo Editing.
So I'll get way more use and value out of dropping a better video card into my PC that I use for 14+ hours a day than buying an console that's a one-trick pony.
*That can pay 35 years worth of PC games and software (DOS, Flash, Emulation) and there is no such thing as backwards compatibility, no subscription services. Oh and MODs, so many MODs.