PC gaming proponents let's say we agree. I have also gamed on the PC btw.
Let me hypothetically put the cost to own a PS4 and XBOX One around $400-$500 dollars. Now can one list me specs of a $500 computer? Include control mechanisms, (Display can be excluded on the idea that you will be using your TV as a display), additional hardware that could be potentially included for gesture control (PS4 has Eye/DS4 move light or whatever that does, XBOX One Kinect).
Now once you have done this, will this very same system last +-6-7 years? (Mind you I also have a 6 yr old machine that can't even run Windows 7 properly). A PC rig that costs near $1000 will naturally be better than a next gen console that costs half the price, and delayed games at times. Some of you I think expect miracles when in reality there are many factors that differentiate PC gamers from online gamers.
-Timed Delays for some PC titles
-Optimization and Primary Use (A full desktop PC is not meant for gaming to begin with)
-Lack of cost effective new technology, and the lack of guarantee that the tech is 100% compatible with the OS, hardware and accessories. e.g. SSD's = huge cost to own for better storage mediums.
-Dispersed gaming ecosystems that focus mainly on a user than users within a household (It is not as pickup and play friendly as any console on the market, and most PC rigs are used by individuals).
The benefits are mainly for FPS games as well as mod communities (That is why I tend to have 2 FIFA games, one PC one XBOX)
So can PC gamers pls give it a damn rest. PC's and consoles will never be on the same level, just as Tablets and Consoles are different. A Tablet can play PS2 games, it doesn't make it a console replacement period!
for $600 I could build a computer that would blow away a console. The AMD A10 chip is around 130. That APU is what gaming systems use as well as having a computer gives you so many other options as to what you really need.
A console is for joe schmo. He just wants to turn it on a game. A computer (especially designing/building) is so individualized. I have literally 9 programs installed on my PC. My control panel is the cleanest looking thing ever. Theres no bloat ware. I built it directly for gaming and built it for exactly the games I want to play. Think if you could pay $20 less for no wifi, $20 less for a smaller HDD, etc. Thats where PC gaming comes into play. Also you're able to upgrade whenever you want.