Originally Posted by latexyankee
During the crypto-craze, coin miners would buy up every GPU they were able to obtain, which lead to massive shortages and severely increased the prices of graphics cards to levels at which gamers wouldn't be buying them anymore.
Yeaaaa...were still paying those prices. Before all this the top card was $500-$700. Not $1250. It will never be the same. The took the risk and priced the flagships at +1k and mouthbreathers ate it up. Sad that my gpu costs as much as every other component combined.
Don't underestimate consoles and the tanking economy. I was def in awe going from a 970 to my 5700, seeing the 2070 S at $500. Even AMD declaring mid range is now $300-$350. Eh and I have allergies mouth ftw despite my big nose. What we got a 5% gain over the 1080 ti going to the 2080 at the same $700 msrp? The excuse of oh they were high demand flattened out as the low demand did not have the same response.
I really could see a KB/M friendly console being quite a bit more tempting over a PC.
1. Everyone has the same hardware.
2. Everyone has the same fps.
3. It's harder to cheat.
4. Consoles only have to optimize one set of hardware giving greater gains for less effort.
5. You can resell games and or buy used games.
6. No more Windows.
7. Plug and play no bs drivers.
8. Default 4k streaming. (pc is default 720p netflix hulu etc on most browsers)
I love my PC but.... If I was in charge of Console marketing.... The PC pay to win master race falls flat on it's face. Hopefully Nvidia has an ace up their sleeve, but seeing intel... Doesn't give much hope.