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AMD Vice President: “Most people I know have both: a console and a PC”

Next-gen is on the horizon and questions are rising on how the PC can compete effectively with the new consoles.

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GalacticEmpire1200d ago

Me too.

My PC offers me bleeding edge graphics and mouse and keyboard input for when those things are preferred.

My consoles offer me comfort, convenience and reliability as well as a large screen and are home to a lot of great exclusives.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1200d ago

You def need a pc plus console if you wanna play starcraft 2 or uncharted , infamous or league of legends its a no brainer.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

"“Most people I know have both: a console and a PC”"

Noooooooo!!

Both sides are traders!!! Arghhhh!

Pc has better pc games and consoles have better console games. Cry more fanboys!!!

ps4 and pc is all I will need next gen most likely.

starchild1200d ago

I agree with most of what you said, minus the reliability part. I own a PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. The PC is the only one I haven't had any kind of hardware failure with.

My original launch 360 died and then they fixed it and then it died again and they fixed it a second time. Luckily it has worked for about 5+ years now.

My original fat PS3 has a bad GPU and it won't play most PS3 games without massive amounts of artifacts. I think that even if I send it in to Sony to get it fixed that they won't fix it and will only send me one of those PS3 slim units that don't have BC.

These experience have made me reluctant to buy the PS4 or next Xbox anywhere close to launch. I think I will probably wait a few months or years to make sure the hardware is more reliable.

Even if my PC does have a part that goes bad, at least it is easy to replace just that part.

MrDead1200d ago (Edited 1200d ago )

I have never had a single electrical device fail. My Amiga 1200, Atari Lynx, PS 1,2,3 Fat, Xbox never had a PC die or laptop (just replaced when they got old) all my mp3 and mp4 players, VCR players, DVD players Amplifiers, TV's and mobile phones all worked fine. The only problem I've ever had was my washer dryer would no longer dry.

Axe991200d ago

I think it varies - I've had more failures from our PCs ad laptops than consoles in my experience (and have had failures from both). Not getting a 360 at launch probably helped though ;).

He may have been commenting on reliability of performance though - PC games have a much larger range of potential problems when running (just go to any 'tech issues' forum of a PC game) than console games, because of the multiple hardware and OS (eg; Win XP/Vista/7/8) iterations. For example, I'm enjoying the Witcher at the moment, but it's CTD'd more times in 20 hours than Skyrim on the PS3 did (freeze in this case, consoles do that more than CTD) in 140. When you get a game on console, the vast majority of the time it runs well first time. On PC, there's a far greater chance of needing to play with settings or download some VB.Net add-on (which you'll have to trawl through forums to track down) before things'll work (that example is from Mass Effect ;)).

Both systems are great - I game on PC and PS3, with a side helping of 360 - but I'd easily rate the PC as the least reliable, as long as you've got a recent model of 360 ;).

NYC_Gamer1200d ago

It's always better to own PC&console since both offer different experiences

Corpser1200d ago

Yep can't imagine being a console-only or PC-only gamer

nthstew1200d ago

I own both high-end pc and consoles because it gives me more options for gaming ..

Tundra1200d ago

I'm primarily PS3/PC here. It's pretty much the perfect set up for me.

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