The popularity of video gaming is currently at its peak. The variety of games currently on the market is getting larger and larger, appealing to a wider target demographic by the day. But there is one age old debate that has permeated gaming culture since it started. PC or console? Which is better and which is worse? Let’s go through the pros and cons of each to help you decide what’s best for you.
What’s so great about PC Gaming?
Ah the PC, its where gaming started and it’s where gaming still thrives to this day. But what’s so good about it, if it works so well, they why do consoles exist in the first place? Well, there are a lot of different variables you have to consider when gaming on a PC.
First of all, let’s looks at specs. Buying a gaming pc isn’t as easy as typing it in on google and clicking buy on the cheapest one, there’s a decent amount of research that has to go into it. You have to look at the system of requirements of the games you want to play and then try and find an option that live up to those requirements.
Let’s use the popular asymmetrical multiplayer game Dead by Daylight to illustrate this. Dead by Daylight needs a GeForce GTX 760 and an Intel Core i3-4170 to be able to run at a stable rate. So, when you’re looking for a new gaming PC you would have to check the GPU and CPU to make sure they met these requirements if you were going to play it.
Whilst buying a PC might be tough, gaming on a PC absolutely isn’t. PC’s are famous for their flexibility and viability when it comes to gaming. The freedom of being able to take a game and add community-built mods to it really expands the experience.
If you really wanted to you could also add hacks and cheats to the games, you play which is almost impossible on console. Let’s use Dead By Daylight as another example. There are hacks for that game that give you an aimbot and a 2D Radar. I would destroy everyone at dead by daylight with these hacks on PC.
What’s the benefit of consoles?
Whilst PC’s may have the tech advantage over the consoles, the consoles come with a certain ease of access that makes they much more appealing to a lot of people. When you buy a console like the new Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 then you know exactly what you are getting into.
There aren’t any extra tweaks or adjustments that need to be made to make sure they can run the games they want, if there is a game available on that console, you can play it on that console. This makes the buying experience much easier to cope with because you are no longer focused making sure it will actually play games.
Another good benefit to consoles is that there are often console exclusive games that get released. So, you can choose a console that seems to be providing the most type of exclusive games you want to play.
The only major issue with consoles is their capped performance. You can’t swap components out of console with newer versions of said component meaning that specific console will eventually be unable to run the newest games.
So overall if you’re looking for an easier buying experience then the console may be for you, but if you don’t mind doing some research and getting your hands dirty then the PC will pay dividends in the future.