The PC is still way ahead of its next-gen console counterpart because of its graphics settings and the number of hardware to choose from. You also enjoy the extra functionality that the console cannot provide.
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According to Nvidia’s consumer sales manager Matt Wright, "We are proposing small form-factor PCs to be a viable alternative to the next-gen consoles. Enthusiast players want the ultimate games system and that is the PC." Since there is a lot of Small Form Factor hardware available in the market, it's easy for computer enthusiasts to build their own computer systems on a micro-atx or mini-atx form.
Steam also helps out in the PC gaming industries. “Steam now has more users than Xbox Live," adds Wright. “There is a whole new generation who grew up playing on PC with titles like Minecraft or World of Tanks. There’s a huge community who love playing their games on PC.”
Console gaming has been around for so long but our options aren't limited to this year's next-gen consoles like the Xbox One and PS4. There are a lot of multi-platform games on the market that would work just as well on a PC.
The only differences between the PC and the console are that a high-end PC will cost as much as a console, and consoles will have more exclusive games that aren't geared for PC. You also can't share or rent physical copies of PC gamse because once you have installed your game on the PC that will be it.
One advantage with the PC is that during sales, you can get 60% to 75% off its games' original price, as compared to console games.