Originally posted by luciddream
edit: console system like PS3 can also browse internet, watch movies, stream, save files, transfer photo, sd drives etc. Infact PS3 is a computer, a
very low costing computer with focus on gaming.
Exactly my point. The "console" is on its way out, and a new platform is on its way in. They are just milking it for all its worth at this point.
And really, with control of the market, why not? Even though its self-limiting, as Saturn mentioned, its profitable. Now, do note that this also
includes getting "rid" of your standard desktop PC as well.
Sorry for not being a "real" gamer with only having one PC
I like to be cost effective about my hobbies though.
Now, very obviously
, I wasnt talking about top of the line components. Only ones that will be capable of running a semi-well coded game at an
acceptable framerate (to me thats 50+) on the highest settings. I dont care how well a console runs it, since it will be sub par due to intentional
design. If you want to spend as much money as possible, no doubt you can spend more on a PC. Though, that wasnt really the point. Its great that
you spent that much on your PCs? Did you know "strict" benchers have a different computer specialized for each cooling method and test? That means
its like, totally expensive to get a PC that will run a benchmark. You even need more than one!
If consoles were truly made to "maximize" gaming, they would be a completely different animal. As its stands, its just a low-binned proprietary
system that is used to maximize profit
. And does so with extraordinarily minimal effort.
Basically, I made the decision years ago on what would be the most cost effective way to approach gaming. And PC was my answer. I could show all the
math, but I just dont care that much
You are right, to compete with a console, it takes a ton of money. No one could get the same performance,
ever, from just buying the non-proprietary versions of the exact same product. Pure nonsense, I tells ya!
If you like the console, go for it! Its the same reason I prefer a PC to a Mac, its more capable, higher binned CPUs (if bought yourself), less
proprietary, etc etc. And it all costs me less over time (though, admittedly, most do not even look at cost outlay over a period of time, just the
initial cost). Now that I have used Windows 8 though, I do believe I will switch fully to Linux once OpenGL ironically gets more support from the
popularity of Apple systems.
edit on 4-3-2013 by Serdgiam because: (no reason given)