Ps4 vs Xbox One vs Gaming Pc What’s better in the long run ?

Hardwarepal: Have you ever thought how much money you spend if you're a gamer ? We take it a step further with next generation consoles like the Xbox One and Ps4 and test them against having a similar spec Gaming Pc

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Well with consoles you have a cheaper entry to gaming and when you buy a game you download it or insert it and it works. Consoles are also a service you buy into. They will always have their own share of some of the best exclusive games in the world and huge support form 3rd party developers.

PC on the other hand is you buy what you hardware you want and build it. When you get games you have to deal with problems and errors sometimes. PC will evolve better but whether developers will follow the PC tech is unlikely. Developers didn't develope next gen games until the next gen consoles come out at the end of the year even though the PC tech was already there waiting.

IMO consoles are just a better, easier, and cheaper way to go. If you're obssesed with graphics PC will most likely be the way to go but I lived this gen with consoles and next gen I'll most likely do the same since the graphics are good enough for me.

NukaCola1561d ago

With one you will always lose out with something else. I think consoles are better in the end because they are a dedicated system. PCs are much easier to corrupt and need upgrades to remain equal to moving tech. Even if consoles aren't as graphically pretty, a 2013 PC game runs worse on 2007 PC as opposed to a 2013 console game which runs amazingly on 2007 technology.

RyuCloudStrife1561d ago

I believe consoles (personally the PS4), but in general they offer more value because as the years pass games get better and better visually and content-wise. Once developers become comfortable with the new consoles, and this gen it's suppose to be a faster learning curve.

papashango1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

"but in general they offer more value because as the years pass games get better and better visually and content-wise"

In a few years current high end pc's will be considered average. If any platform's visuals increase the most it's the PC.

I was lucky enough to pre-order a launch day ps4. So there's that. The division and KH3 is about all I'm interested in on consoles so far.

Kleptic1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

^^why do people always say that about PC games?

consoles set the standards...that is 100% apparent, and isn't anything new...

saying 'PC's visual increase the most' is moving the goal posts mid game...yeah, as a platform PC will change the most year to year...but its never the same hardware...a particular GPU will never have software fully optimized for it over and over...the industry just moves on to newer hardware...a high end gpu from 2011 will barely run some games just 2 years later...and it definitely doesn't do 'better' now than it did then...

PC's had the hardware to be doing all kinds of 3D rendering in the early 90's...while a few games pushed limits at the time (doom, MS flight simulator, etc.)...3D was in no way a standard form of development until the PS 1 arrived in '95...

Exact same today...development 100% focuses around consoles...other than the occasional rogue title developed only with high end PC's in mind...because of this, the rendering technology barely changes year over year...however, when a new set of consoles show up, all those standards get rearranged...and all kinds of visual improvement comes with it...EVEN in pc games...

the reasoning behind this is straight the launch of any particular console generation...they are by FAR the most powerful unified hardware in it quickly becomes the most powerful device that A LOT of people will buy...No one is arguing that specific PC's are more powerful, its that no one buys them relative to a popular console...and not only that, but a console's installed base is a much better gauge for potential software sales than looking at 'powerful' pc sales...the console's primary purpose is gaming...a powerful PC may be purchased for any number of different reasons...

slayorofgods1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

With consoles you do have a more convenient build to play games on and traditionally it has been the choice of development in terms of making games due to a higher revenue. Although I think that gap is closing as we go more and more into the digital age. With the convenience of digital downloads through sources such as steam, pc games are really starting to generate a lot more revenue than in the past. Of course Sony, MS, and Nintendo are going to pay a lot of money to get their exclusives, but alot of third party developers are going to sway more and more towards pc gaming with some choosing pc exclusives themselves. In the long run, PC gaming is only going to get better and will only close the gap between consoles more.

In terms of hardware, pc's can be upgraded much more frequently. But there is an emphasis on "can". pc'S auto-detect specs and can go at least a generation and a half without any upgrades to be able to play all pc games. A console must be upgraded every generation. And in terms of backwards compatibility the PC has springboard way ahead of consoles. For example, mostly you can not play ps2 games on a ps3, and now you can not play ps2 or ps3 (or even ps3's psn) games on a PS4, but all games you ever have or will purchase will always play on a pc.

In the past, consoles were always way ahead of the pc in terms of gaming. That isn't as true anymore and in terms of what is better long term, sure there will be a lot that still say consoles, but more and more people will start saying pc.

starchild1561d ago

There are three main platforms for big budget multiplatform games: PC, PS3, Xbox 360. Next generation it will be PC, PS4, XB1.

All three platforms are important to developers each generation. So of course development is heavily centered around what those consoles can do. You can't just ignore two of the three platforms.

But it's not because consoles are special or anything. It's simply that two of the three main platforms are consoles.

In the end this state of affairs is just fine to me. I game on a fairly high end PC and I also tend to get at least one console. This allows me to have the kind of image quality and performance that I want in the vast majority of my games, and also allows me to cover most of the exclusives and the odd multiplat that doesn't make it to PC.

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KillrateOmega1561d ago

Instead of going through the trouble of writing a Tier 1 comment that'll basically say what you have just said, I'll just go ahead and say this:


Pandamobile1561d ago

PC is always better in the long run, but limiting yourself to one system is never the best thing to do.

Multiplatform games are almost always better and cheaper on PC, you have additional replayability for some games with mods and level editors, and there's always more games available for PC anyway.

I'll probably end up getting a PS4 at some point (probably when it drops to $300 like I did with the PS3) for the one or two games that catch my eye that I can't get on PC.

gusgusjr1561d ago

Yeah the one that wins, is the person who can afford to own them all.

jeffgoldwin1561d ago

If you own them all and play that many games non-stop, Id say you've already lost at life. Need to maintain a balance between gaming and a real life.

Pandamobile1561d ago

Because owning more than one system obviously implies one must play 5+ hours of games a day, right?

Corpser1561d ago

Because for people that are willing to spend money for a better expierience PC is the way to go, I wish I can spend money to upgrade my console games but I can't. You can already game better than 1080p on PC, 1280p,1600p, I'm gaming on a triple monitor setup 5760x1080

Moncole1561d ago

PC is way cheaper. With all the deals you get and humble bundles you get games for super cheap and with mods you can get even more gameplay from a game you love.

TrollCraftTales1561d ago

Yeah, the only thing about the PC is to get a good one, (like I am) you have to spend a huge amount of money up front, some people need to pay smaller amounts over time... I am getting a $3000 PC, but it is defiantly taking a toll on my wallet, over time though it will cost less, like you said with deals and such...

Pandamobile1561d ago

A $3000 PC is ridiculous.

I consider myself a bit of a PC enthusiast and even I have trouble justifying spending more than $1600 or so on a rig.

JackBNimble1561d ago

Buying a $3000 store bought pc is not the way to go. You could build one that would easily be far better for atleast $1000 less and probably more.

People who buy pc from the stores get ripped off badly.

SonyPS41560d ago

A 1000 dollar rig is good enough for newcomers, or even a budget rig just to get the feel of PC gaming and see how you actually enjoy it before really dedicating yourself to PC gaming. If you really like it, you can just upgrade it from there. A 3000 rig is overkill.

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ATi_Elite1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

If your totally STUPID and have No computer literacy, enjoy linear games that have 20 hours of cut scenes and 8 hours of actual game play then YEH go buy a console.

But if your smart and know that ALL the same old Urban Legends that "Some Consolers" make up about PC Gaming are NOT true and you want "The Best Gaming Experience" available PLUS PC Exclusives which are games that require THINKING then you may wanna get into PC Gaming.

Typical LAME Consoler and their UNTRUE PC Urban Legends:

building a PC is hard
Bad Drivers
Incompatible Hardware
You gotta upgrade your GPU for every Game
Games don't work with some GPU/CPU
You can't game from the couch
you can't game with friends on the couch
you can't use a controller
you will miss out on console Exclusives (LOL what Exclusives my PS3 Emulator work just Great)and even if your not capable of running a PS3 Emu, RDR is the ONLY game last Gen that is worth dealing with a PS3 Emu.

and before YOU clowns open your mouth, My PC can run OSX and play MAC Games better than any MAC so why in the hell would a PS3 Emu be any different?

....and a bunch of other CRAP!

PC Gaming is easier than you think but more importantly you become a PC Gamer for PC Exclusive Games, Customization of YOUR experience, bleeding edge tech, and Mods plus of course a PC does more than just play games so it all works out.

i8urCAKE1561d ago

If it was that simple then all those millions of console gamers would have the same thing that you have.....

kneon1561d ago

PC are just more work. I spent most of today fixing driver errors on a laptop and windows update failures on a desktop. And that wasn't even for gaming. This is just par for the course with PCs.

I probably have such problem more often than most since there are 11 PCs in the house but even with just one you will eventually have problems.

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_QQ_1561d ago

A PC is definitely better for the long run for one you will be able to play last gen,this gen,and next gen pc games without needing 3 seperate systems,also with the exception of Nintendo's systems,consoles tend to have short lifespans,i wentbthrough 3 PS3s last gen,but a well taken care of pc will outlast a console.PC actually has many many many advantages over consoles.

MidnytRain1561d ago

It's pretty simple really.

PC for the long run.

Console for the short.

jcnba281561d ago

There is no competition pc wins hands down.

SirBradders1561d ago

If you have the initial cost then yes of course, but honestly consoles are so much more convenient and with ps+ and others following suite shortly they too offer great gaming deals.

jessupj1561d ago

I think they both have advantages.

I'm fortunately enough to have a gaming PC and my PS4 is already paid for, so I won't be missing out on too much.

Transporter471561d ago

With those two what will you be missing out? I think you have everything cover lol

gusgusjr1561d ago

Would you get an xbox one controller for your pc or wait to see if you could game with your ps4 pad on pc?

jessupj1561d ago

Never actually tried a controller on my PC. I mainly use it for RTS and online FPS.

wtopez1561d ago

PC. In the short and long run.

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