November 4th, 2011
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDnet is the latest columnits attempting to make PC pricing and console pricing an apples to apples comparison.
Hughes might have a point if PC gamers only used their PCs for gaming. But even then, there are strengths of PCs (precise controls, cheaper games, better graphics, larger community of players, exclusive games, indie games, free multiplayer, more choice, mods, etc) that consoles can't match.
Yes, excluding more expensive games and pay-to-play multiplayer, lower hardware costs are a strength of consoles. Less so, however, if you happen to use your gaming rig to... ya know, compute on in addition to game on.
Let's put it to the test then: