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Why Cant Consoles Catch Up To PC?

#41FL81Posted 8/15/2014 2:21:59 PM
super-powerful overpriced consoles are generally a one-way ticket to company bankruptcy
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#42SenkoyPosted 8/15/2014 2:31:59 PM
Because people freaked out when the PS3 was $600, despite how good it was. Most gamers don't want to spend more than $400 on a console. You can offer then a console that's worth $400 for $400 and they'll take it over a console that's worth $1000 and sold for $600. They're stupid like that.
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#43LaManoNeraIIPosted 8/15/2014 2:48:37 PM
Because they're closed platforms. Really as simple as that
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#44stalemate_666Posted 8/15/2014 3:00:46 PM
Because they don't need to. Games are made around what consoles can do (after optimization) even pc exclusives are around that benchmark.

The only reason for a top of the line pc is to up the res a little in current console gen games. All games and exclusives can be played reasonably on stuff much weaker.
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#45RunFromThisGunPosted 8/15/2014 6:40:07 PM
It's perfectly simple and can be summarized in one sentence. PC hardware is a free market.

One company, i.e.- console makes, cannot compete with dozens of companies, i.e. - hardware manufacturers.
#46RunFromThisGunPosted 8/15/2014 6:40:56 PM
If you are talking about the software however, PC needs to catch up with consoles imo.
#47Omnipotent_JmanPosted 8/15/2014 7:39:50 PM
- Lelz.

- Regardless, I'm sticking with my PC(s) and I'll undoubtedly get a PS4s for the exclusives.
#48Pengu1nPosted 8/16/2014 7:01:55 AM
Consoles just play games at around 1080p/60 and don't have DRM on the games like on PC where you need to install uplay or origin that stops working every time there is a week in the month.

They also don't have long installs either and generally only come on one disc a PS4 will play every game that comes out for it as well you won't buy a PS4 now and later on it won't play a certain game because you don't have enough RAM or a powerful enough GPU.


And vice versa all PS4 games from the past present and future will always run on any PS4 whereas on a PC that new operating system you just bought and installed might not work with some of your games, programs and/or hardware or if they do work they need to be tweaked just to get it to start

And on a console you won't have to deal with poor optimisation or other hardware issues just because you might have an Intel CPU but an AMD GPU meaning you have to wait for a patch or driver release to fix issues like micro-stutter.

On the other hand on PC you have mods i used to love playing the mods for BF1942 such as a desert combat and WWI mod.

From someone who has a PS4 and a gaming PC i love PC gaming but there are way more drawbacks than console gaming IMHO.
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#49SneakiestNegPosted 8/16/2014 7:06:52 AM
Build me a PC for 400 or 400 $ that plays games on medium for 5 years. And that includes 21% VAT.
#50GwendalPosted 8/16/2014 7:32:51 AM
Pengu1n posted...

And vice versa all PS4 games from the past present and future will always run on any PS4 whereas on a PC that new operating system you just bought and installed might not work with some of your games, programs and/or hardware or if they do work they need to be tweaked just to get it to start


On the other hand, you can run most games from the last 25 years or so on a modern PC with a little tweaking. For its part, the PS4 doesn't even run PS3 games at all (as far as I can tell from Wikipedia, anyway), and the PS3 had fairly spotty backwards compatibility too.

Besides, that probably won't be a problem with newer games until quite a few years down the line. I doubt I'd suddenly lose the ability to play any of my reasonably modern games if I were to switch to Windows 8 tomorrow.
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