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Console or PC Gaming – Which is Better?
Oct12, 2018

Console or PC Gaming – Which is Better?

Are you a budding gamer and planning to buy a new gaming platform? Great! So, have you decided on the gaming platform yet? Or, confused about which gaming platform to buy - PC or console? If your answer to the latter is “Yes”, this blog is for you. Which one is better among these two is highly subjective and depends on the preference and the budget of the user. Here we have discussed the pros and cons of both the gaming platforms. Read the comparison and see what’s best for you.

1. Use

With a good PC, you can kill multiple birds with one stone. This means, with the internet connection on your PC, you can not only play games, but also shop online, entertain yourself and store your files. On the contrary stands the console, which is used only for one purpose, which is, playing games.

2. Price

PCs that are used for general purposes such as processing texts, accessing the internet and storing files are cost-effective. However, a gaming PC on which you can play online PC games at a professional level can cost you thousands of dollars. Consoles, on the other hand, deliver better performance for the same amount of money as long as they are up to date.

3. Updates

Worried about whether you can update your gaming platform? Well, for PCs, the answer is “yes” and for consoles, the answer is “no”. If you select PC as your gaming platform, you can easily update it with new hardware in order to avail better graphics and more power. The case is not the same with consoles, as they maintain the same configuration. This prevents you from updating them.

4. Selection of games

Today, you can find a lot of games that are developed mainly for the consoles and then maybe they are available to the PCs. And why not? Most of the gaming industry is taken over by the consoles. Of course, there are some games that are available only on gaming consoles such as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter and Gravity Rush 2.

5. Graphics

In case of console gaming, the consoles are already outdated when they are released. The case is different with PC games. If you use PC as your gaming platform, you can stay relevant in terms of graphics. All you have to do is buy a good graphics card and you are all set to beat the console games. Sounds good?

6. Acquisition

There are two ways in which you can acquire games on consoles: you either buy their retail physical copies or you get them from the console’s network such as Xbox Live or PSN. If you want to go for physical copies, know that you can get used copies at a lower price. On the contrary, you have a lot of options if you want to opt for PC gaming. Apart from physical game disks and online platforms including EA’s Origin and Valve’s Steam, there are a number of other sites as well as stores that sell games.

5. Compatibility

If a game is released for a console, it will work flawlessly on it, no matter when it was released – during the initial launch of the console or after it was replaced by the next generation. The case is not the same with PCs. Because of the small number of hardware availability, you may encounter problems while trying to run games on a particular piece of hardware. Also, there are instances of poorly optimized games that don’t run properly on PCs, no matter how powerful the hardware is.

In conclusion, it can be said that both console and PC gaming have their strengths as well as weaknesses and they will continue to co-exist as long as one doesn’t become better than the other. One thing is clear – as computers are owned by most people anyway, it is less likely that they will be ignored by gamers. The same can’t be said about consoles. There is no doubt that PC gaming is here to stay and if consoles want to continue in the race, they will have to provide awesome gaming experiences.

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