Updated at: 04-05-2022 - By: Leo Hall

The revised mid-generation releases of the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X variations may have contributed to the impression that the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One were the newest and greatest gaming consoles available at the time.

As a result, the new generation of consoles arrived in 2020 before we knew it. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, both due in November 2020, will include cutting-edge technology and reignite two long-running debates among gamers about which console is better…

When it comes down to it, what’s the difference between the two?

Our focus here today is on the latter, so if you’re debating whether of the new consoles or PCs is best for you, or are just curious about the differences between them, please keep reading!

The Cost

It’s not uncommon for folks to choose between a gaming console and a gaming PC based only on pricing. In addition to the price of the gear itself, there are additional costs that must be taken into account.

The most recent consoles are expected to be about the same in price as the most recent PCs in 2022.

Up-Front Cost

Sony and Microsoft appear to have learned their lesson from their previous blunders with the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox One when it comes to pricing. Because of price reductions and the addition of more affordable competitors to their flagship consoles, both firms are hoping to attract customers.

The PlayStation 5 was priced at $499, while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition was priced at $399 when it was released in November. What’s the deal? If you don’t plan on using your console as a media player and don’t plan on collecting physical games, the second model is an excellent choice.

Microsoft, on the other hand, is in a slightly different scenario. There are certain concessions to be made in the cheap version of the Xbox Series X, which costs $499. For $299, you can get an Xbox Series S, but it lacks a 4K Blu-ray drive and has less powerful hardware.

In other words, the S model offers less spectacular performance, which is reflected in lower framerates or a lesser resolution, but this may still be a worthwhile trade-off for individuals who are cutting pennies and/or have no intention of purchasing a 4K display anytime soon.

Check out this article for a more in-depth comparison of these consoles, as we go into further detail about their merits and weaknesses.

Now, what will the price of a gaming PC be in 2022?

There is no simple answer to this topic, unlike with consoles. Why? Because of the wide range of computer hardware now on the market.. As a result of how customizable they are, PCs fall into a broad variety of price points and performance levels.

As a general rule, gaming PCs can be classified into five distinct groups based on their price and performance: entry-level, low-cost, mid-range, and high-end enthusiast.

The cheapest entry-level PC can cost as little as $300 depending on your approach, while the pricing of some high-end systems can quickly reach four-digit price points and literally cost thousands of dollars. However, a high-quality gaming PC is going to cost more upfront.

Another thing to keep in mind is that obtaining a gaming PC doesn’t necessarily entail buying all the components off the market and putting them together yourself; there are numerous ways to save money.

Buying a prebuilt PC can save you money, but only if you know what you’re doing and aren’t paying too much for a weak system. Additionally, some companies will manufacture custom PCs to your specifications, which could save you money, time, and effort, as well as provide additional advantages.

When it comes to creating your own PC, you may also save money by purchasing pre-owned, older components. Just because the manufacturers of processors and graphics cards have something new and shiny to show you at the newest event doesn’t mean they’re obsolete after a few years.

In order to get the best value for your money while assembling a PC from used or outdated components, it goes without saying that you need do some research first.

Long-Term Costs

So bear in mind that it’s not only about upfront costs—the long-term is also crucial, and that’s where consoles have a major advantage.

While a console may be kept up to date for the entire generation (about seven years), a PC will need to be upgraded at some point, regardless of how powerful it is.

Even if your high-end gaming PC is cutting-edge today, it will be overtaken by newer technology in the future. Unfortunately, if you want to keep up with the times, you’ll have to upgrade at least once over the lifespan of a single console.

Playing online with friends on a PC is completely free, but Sony and Microsoft both charge monthly subscription fees for the privilege of online multiplayer.

Specifically, if you want to play multiplayer on a PlayStation, you’ll need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription, which costs $60 per year ($5 per month) and gives you access to unique deals and a number of free games each month.

While Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold subscription costs $10 per month, it is eclipsed by the significantly superior Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you access to an ever-growing library of Xbox titles from across many generations, making it a far better value.

The long-term costs of console gaming, even with these optional subscription services, can quickly add up, bringing the total costs considerably closer to those of PC gaming.


Finally, the cost of peripherals linked with consoles and PCs is another area where consoles have yet another edge in terms of overall expenditures.

A console’s simplicity and ease of use make it a popular choice. It’s as simple as plugging the console into the TV and connecting the controller that comes with the box to begin playing. There are a variety of accessories available for consoles as well, although these are purely optional.

The PC necessitates the purchase of expensive peripherals that you can’t live without. A monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, and a headset/speakers are the most essential. And depending on your needs, the total cost of all of them may easily equal or even surpass the cost of a genuine console.

Graphics and Hardware

What type of visuals and hardware are you getting with today’s consoles? And can PCs match it? Next up, we’ll look at the prices.

When it comes to hardware power and graphics performance, even at launch, consoles have always been behind PCs. Only via cunning techniques and optimization have they been able to maintain relevance through the years.

This pattern is broken by the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at least to some extent. In the second half of the last decade, many gamers dreamed of playing their favorite AAA games in 4K at 60 FPS.

PC hardware can, of course, easily outperform this, but that brings us back to the issue of price and how much more expensive such a PC would be, especially at this time.

We’ve already noted that one of the biggest benefits of owning a PC is having access to so many different types of hardware, but this is something that will become increasingly apparent with time.

It seems inevitable that PC hardware will eventually outperform consoles in terms of resolutions, framerates, and more graphical features.

However, this is a double-edged sword, as PC hardware needs to be changed every few years if you want to keep on top of the curve, but a console may easily endure a generation because to optimization.

It’s worth noting, though, that it’s not obvious if the current generation of consoles will be renewed and toughened up in the future, as was the case with the previous generation.

Because of the increasing popularity of 4K TVs, consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X were forced to be released. Unless 8K TVs and 120Hz 4K TVs become more popular, the current consoles are unlikely to get significant hardware advancements within this generation.

When it comes to graphics and hardware capability, there is currently no obvious winner between consoles and PCs.

For the time being, consoles offer fantastic performance, especially when considering cost, but PCs will undoubtedly surpass them in performance within the next several years as well.

Game Selection

The games themselves are the next key thing to consider while deciding on a gaming platform. Where can you find these games, and are there any further considerations to be made?


Because of the many exclusive titles that were only available on one platform, consoles have become (in)famous over the years. With all due respect to its “anti-consumer” moniker, the approach has proven to be a lucrative strategy and has played an important role in mainstream consoles’ popularity.

While Xbox One lacked several of Sony’s exclusives from the previous generation, the PlayStation 4 did have a significant lead over Xbox One thanks to its wide selection of high-quality games. Things are different now since we’re in the midst of a new generation.

Microsoft, on the other hand, has stepped up its game in terms of exclusive PlayStation 5 titles, such as Demon’s Souls remake, Horizon Forbidden West, and God of War: Ragnarok.

Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Starfield, and even the long-awaited S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 are already on the Microsoft schedule. In addition, Microsoft has just acquired Activision Blizzard, which boasts a number of well-known properties, though it is not yet apparent which of them will be unique to the Xbox One.

One thing to keep in mind is that Microsoft’s “exclusivity” isn’t the typical notion of console exclusivity. It’s not about limiting games to Xbox platforms, but rather preventing them from being available on PlayStation 5. Sony’s system will not be able to play Xbox Series X/S exclusive games, but PC users will be able to do so.

It’s also worth noting that PC does, in a sense, have its own exclusives. Because there isn’t much of a push to release games on consoles, not because someone is trying to keep them off of platforms. This could be due to technological restrictions, lack of financial incentives, or other unspecified reasons.

Most of these PC exclusives are strategy games that would be nearly impossible to play with a controller, but they also include MOBAs, MMOs, and a wide range of indie games, not to mention all of the older Windows games (but more on that below).

Ultimately, you can’t play everything on one platform, so it’s up to each person to decide which one is best for them based on their own preferences.

There are a number of reasons why exclusives wind up being exclusive for a short period of time, regardless of how long those periods may be. PlayStation 5 exclusives are likely to follow the same path as PlayStation 4 exclusives when their marketing power fades over time. This is because many critically praised PS4 games have been or are presently being ported to PC.

Game Acquisition

When it comes to video games, the next critical consideration is: how and where can you obtain them?

The first thing to keep in mind is that digital copies of games are separate from physical ones. A decline in the popularity of tangible copies has been going on for the last decade or so. Actually, they dropped from 80% sales in 2009 in the US to just 17% last year, and that percentage isn’t expected to rise.

Until recently, physical copies of PC games were a rarity, and only consoles were left with them. Even while you may still get PC games in stores, the boxes don’t actually contain a disk, but rather a code that can be redeemed on Steam or another platform, such as GOG or Origin.

Because digital distribution is so much more convenient for both consumers and distributors, it’s simple to see why this shift took place, especially in light of the rapid development of global internet infrastructure. Owning a tangible copy of a game, on the other hand, has its advantages.

The fact that you can always sell a physical copy of a game after you’ve finished playing it is one reason why some people prefer accumulating physical copies of their favorite games. If you don’t want to buy brand new copies, you can get used ones as well.

Not to mention that you’d be limited to the official storefronts for Sony and Microsoft, neither of which are known for regular or generous discounts—at least not compared to what you can get on PC. As a result, this can save you some money.

It’s much easier and less expensive to purchase digital versions of PC games now, thanks to a wide range of options.

For PC gaming in 2022 there will be a wide variety of options available outside Steam, including GOG and the Epic Game Store. It’s also worth noting that there are a slew of online retailers selling game keys that can be redeemed on Steam or other platforms like Humble Bundle and Green Man Gaming, as well as Fanatical and Itch, respectively.

There’s still the option to use marketplaces like Kinguin, CDKeys.com, or Gamivo. If you’re looking for older games that aren’t on sale, these sites let sellers from all over the world sell game keys. They’re a terrific method to save money on games outside of the discount season.

Even so, it’s important to keep in mind the possibility of encountering scammers on these exchanges. You can get your money back even if you interact with a scammer, as most popular markets have mechanisms in place to avoid this.

As a result, the higher price of a gaming PC is more than offset by the lower cost of PC games. You can save a lot of money in the long run even if it doesn’t seem like much at first sight.

Backward Compatibility

Last but not least, there is the issue of backwards compatibility. What is the term “backward compatibility” used for? Simply said, it’s a function that lets a console play older games that were launched for consoles before it.

Although Sony has now caught up to the current generation, the Xbox One still has a distinct advantage in this area when compared to the PlayStation 4.

PlayStation 4 games can be played on the PlayStation 5, even if they cannot be played on the latest PlayStation hardware. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 game libraries can be accessed by the Xbox Series X/S.

Backward compatibility is also a concern for PC users.

If you’re talking about the PC, backwards compatibility isn’t really an option. As a result of this, games are designed to work on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware. If a game was originally released for an earlier version of Windows, it will run on the most recent version as well because Windows allows you to run games in various compatibility modes for older versions of the OS.

‘Backward compatibility’ on PC is only an issue if you’re playing an old game that wasn’t designed for today’s computers. The game may not work at all, or it may not even be able to start at all.

A workaround can always be found in these situations, however. Overall, an old PC game will operate on a new PC, but you may need to set aside an hour or two for some googling, messing with configuration files, or searching for mods.

There’s no getting around the reality that once you buy a game, you should be able to play it anytime you want, regardless of whether or not it’s backward compatible.

And PCs have a distinct advantage over consoles in this area. Right now, backward compatibility is excellent for both Sony and Microsoft, but who knows how long that will last or whether current-gen games will be playable on next-gen consoles half a decade from now.

However, if you plan on amassing a large collection of games and want them to be available to you for the foreseeable future, a PC is the best bet.

PC vs Console Gaming: Pricing

Let’s start with a discussion of costs. The PS4’s processing power and responsiveness will serve as a starting point for comparison.

System Pricing

In order to compete with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, you will need to shell out $400 for a brand-new PC. Xbox One X-level performance on a PC will run you $600. PlayStation 4 is $300, while Xbox One X is $500, so it’s clear that consoles are the clear winners here.

Certainly in terms of something brand new.

However, if we consider repurposed hardware… that’s not quite right. A used pre-built office PC and a console-equivalent GPU can be purchased for less than the cost of a new console on eBay, allowing you to have console-quality performance at a cheaper cost. Of course, used consoles will sell for less, but you won’t find the same bargains.

We’re leaning toward a used PC, followed by a used console, and a new PC. Because of their upgradeability (described below), PCs can be more expensive, but at that point, you’re investing in declining returns at a niche market that consoles can’t compete with.

There is more to consider than just the cost of a system. Let’s keep going in this direction…

Display Pricing

Clearly show the price. When shopping for a 1080p display for your PC and console, let’s assume you want a monitor for your PC and a TV for your console (although you can utilize monitors for your console).

With a fresh purchase, the PC comes out on top. On PC, you can buy fresh, gaming-ready monitors for less than $100, which is a bargain. Prices for new 1080p HDTVs start at around $200.

Secondhand markets, on the other hand, make this battle a little murkier. Used HDTVs can be purchased for as little as $50 to $150, but they tend to be on the smaller end of the TV spectrum. The cost of a used 1080p monitor, on the other hand, starts at roughly $70-$80, making it more difficult to get started.

Monitors are the most expensive item to buy new. Purchasing a pre-owned television is a marginally better option than a new one. Despite the fact that many people already own TVs and monitors are superior for gaming, this is a difficult question to answer because of the variety of uses for each.

Read this post if you’d want to understand more about the differences between TVs and monitors for gaming reasons.

Controller Pricing

The usage of a console controller with either a PC or another console is possible, but there is no way to compare the costs in either case. There is no difference in price between a standard Xbox controller and a standard PC controller.

We need to talk about how much it costs to provide an enjoyable gaming experience on each platform.

At this time, you may expect to pay in the range of $50 to $70 for an official controller for a current-generation console. (It’s normally included with the console, but it can be purchased separately.) Even while third-party controllers exist, the functions and build quality of these are drastically reduced, especially at the lowest price points. Fairness dictates that a good third-party controller should cost no more than twenty dollars.

Logitech’s high-quality keyboard and mouse combination costs $15. If you’re a gamer and prefer a mechanical keyboard, you’re missing out on the advantages of an official controller. Even if you’re looking for a gaming mouse, you can get one for as little as $30.

We’re going to give the nod to PC in this case, although it’s a close call.

Game Pricing

Let’s start with the cost of a physical game. Here, PC and console are roughly equal when it comes to the number of new physical games released. If you’re talking about secondhand physical games, the PC isn’t even close to competing… Meanwhile, old current console games may be purchased for as little as $10-$15 on the open market. As a result, there are fewer possibilities for purchasing physical PC games. ”

Speaking of fewer choices, there isn’t even a competition when it comes to digital games. PC is the clear winner here. Steam’s deals are legendary, with steep discounts on even the most current AAA titles. GOG and Humble Indie Bundle, two of Steam’s competitors, help lower prices across the board and stimulate more sales.

Not to mention the modding community, which is debatably deserving of its own mention and which, despite bringing enormous value to games like Skyrim and Don’t Starve, is entirely free.

As a result, there is no competition for consoles outside of their individual internet marketplaces. Many digital games will retail at the same price as physical copies of the game at launch (and may never see a genuine fall in price except for sporadic deals), and console sales aren’t nearly as numerous or generous as they are on the PC.

Membership Pricing

There is no need for this to turn into a competition, but we’ve decided to participate anyhow. If you play online using PC, you will not be charged. In this case, the PC comes out on top.

At this point, all consoles impose a fee for online gaming. Xbox and PlayStation both charge $60 per year for annual memberships, whereas Nintendo charges $20. Although Xbox and PlayStation do provide monthly games and additional discounts on games on sale, they don’t even come close to making up for Steam sales reductions.

PC vs Console Gaming: Exclusive Games

This category will not have a winner. When it comes to pure numbers, PC has the most, but it also has the advantage of being less generationally divided. PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One round out the top five. (Note that many Xbox “exclusives” like Forza and Gears of War can be played on PC.)

In terms of monetary value.

What matters most is your personal taste in video games. Are you looking forward to playing the latest Halo game? For that, you’ll need an Xbox. Is it possible to play Mario Odyssey? Switch. Spider-Man? PS4.

I’m sure you got the gist of it. The quality of a game cannot be judged objectively. This is likely to be the deciding factor for the majority of those asking themselves, “Should I acquire a console or PC?”. The most important thing to consider when choosing an exclusive is the games you want to play and which platforms they’ll be available on.

A personal favorite of the author’s is the Nintendo Switch for exclusive games.

PC vs Console: VR Gaming

Video gaming in virtual reality (VR) is the most recent craze to hit the market. And both consoles and PCs have their own fronts in this industry, to a certain extent, as well. Only PS4 has a VR headset – PS VR – whereas PC has a variety of VR headsets to choose from, the most popular of which are the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

Because of its old tracking technology and the PS4’s inherent limitations, the PS VR is technologically inferior to the PC-based alternatives. Because there aren’t as many games available for PS VR, the system isn’t as exciting to use as it once was.

PS VR, on the other hand, is substantially less expensive. In order to get the most out of virtual reality, you’ll need a powerful PC (the PS4 Pro is as powerful as it gets) and this will set you back a significant amount of money. Furthermore, the PS VR costs $200, whereas the Vive costs $500, and the Rift costs $350. However, peripherals, such as controllers, will likely cost you an additional $100.

The truth is, none of these things are impervious to the ravages of time. Sony’s next system is likely to have a more advanced version of PS VR.

A retail trial is the only way to know for sure (Best Buy, GameStop, etc). It’s possible to save money on the PS VR, but its poorer quality could make the difference between enjoying a breakthrough gaming experience and needing a garbage can nearby.

PC vs Console Gaming: Upgradability

Upgrading Drives

The internal hard drives of PCs and consoles (save for the Nintendo Switch) can be upgraded. External hard drives are now supported as well, thanks to the most recent console version. (This time without the Switch.)

In terms of internal storage, consoles have a limitation: they can only accept 2.5-inch drives. If you’re looking to save money, you may want to avoid 2.5-inch HDDs because they’re slower and more expensive per gigabyte (in the case of 2.5 SSDs).

PCs have a far wider range of internal storage possibilities than Macs. In addition to that,

Upgrading Everything Else

Yeah. This is a slam dunk for the PC. Unless you want to lose your warranty, you can’t do anything to your console other than add storage. You can do everything you want with your computer, from repairing and upgrading it to building a new one from scratch!

PC vs Console Gaming: Backwards Compatibility

PC Backwards Compatibility

This is an area where PC excels. As a result of built-in compatibility modes, user-made solutions, and outlets like GOG (which make broken old games function on contemporary platforms), your PC collection extends further back than the existence of Nintendo consoles. With the correct hardware and emulation, you can imitate any ancient platform up to the PS3/Xbox 360… at least for now.

Nintendo Backwards Compatibility

The sad part is that Nintendo used to be great in this area.

As a result of the Wii’s Virtual Console, Nintendo has all of their biggest games playable on their current platforms.

Only NES games can be emulated on the Nintendo Switch, which has no backwards compatibility. As of 2019, they are ranked near the bottom of the heap in this area.

PlayStation Backwards Compatibility

PlayStation, like Nintendo, used to be quite successful in this field. The PS3’s PS2 compatibility was removed from later models of the PS3 in order to save money.

PS Now, a membership service that provides access to streaming PS3 titles, is the only direct backwards compatibility on the PS4. As of now, there are just a handful PS1 games that can be purchased via the PlayStation Store and emulated.

Xbox Backwards Compatibility

In terms of consoles, Xbox is doing best.

Microsoft’s Xbox One console does support a big number of titles that were formerly exclusive to the Xbox and Xbox 360. The Xbox One X can play some of these titles at a higher resolution and at a higher frame rate!

PC vs Console Gaming: Warranty and Repairs

There are times when life gets in the way of a gaming setup, and that can lead to damage or loss. What options are available to you?

PC Warranty and Repairs

Your warranty will not be void if you open up and update your PC with a PC. As long as the new part is compatible, you or independent shops are free to swap out any part of your system. Even if a specific part cannot be fixed, it is frequently possible to replace it without voiding the guarantee on the entire machine.

The PC platform has some of the best warranties in the business. The warranties and return policies for your individual parts will typically cover you for anywhere from two to three years if you constructed your own PC. Prebuilt gaming PCs, on the other hand, often have a lifespan of less than two years.

Console Warranty and Repairs

There is a one-year warranty on all of the major consoles.

Repairs have become fuzzier. If you have a PS4 or Xbox One, you’re free to update your internal hard drives, and until recently, all console makers forbade you from repairing your own devices. Sony and Nintendo now allow third-party repairs following an FTC notice, while Microsoft will still void your warranty unless they are culpable.

As far as we can tell, PCs, particularly those that have been created by the user, are victorious.

PC vs Console Gaming: Control Methods

What kind of equipment do you need to play the games you want to play? You have a lot of possibilities.

Console Control Methods

The consoles’ current-generation controllers and sporadic mouse and keyboard support are the only options for console control. This rule of thumb is a little more lenient than it appears at first glance; for example, a GameCube controller will soon be compatible with the Nintendo Switch.

PC Control Methods

This, plus controllers from previous generations, and, quite honestly… pretty much everything else you can think of. You can beat Dark Souls on PC using an Xbox 360 Rock Band Guitar, for the love of God.

PC vs Console Gaming: Accessibility

Moving on to the subject of ease of use, We’re going to handle software and hardware accessibility in this article.

Console Accessibility

Consoles have a significant benefit in terms of software accessibility. You don’t have to bother about installing drivers or patching games; you just plug it in and play. You may have to download updates from time to time, though. When playing on a console, there is very little software between you and the game.

Hardware is another matter. There is no mechanism to rebind in-game controls (you may remap OS-wide controls under PS4 and Xbox One accessibility settings, but there is no way to apply them per-game), and neither Nintendo nor Sony offer adaptable controllers for impaired gamers.. Adaptive controllers are available for Xbox, too, and they may be used on a PC as well.

PC Accessibility

Software-wise… The PC suffers a heavy defeat. There will always be something that has to be tweaked or fixed, even in the best-case scenario It’s a price you have to pay for the PC’s flexibility and variety: a lot of additional fiddling.

PC is the clear winner in terms of hardware. It’s not just the Xbox Adaptive Controller that allows you to play games on a PC with a variety of different controllers.

PC vs Console Gaming: Final Verdict

Let’s call it a night.


  • Favorite Recycled PC Parts
  • Consoles that have been used

Exclusive Games

  • N/A is the winner (personal taste)

VR Gaming

  • PC (power), PlayStation VR (VR) (price)


  • It’s a tie!
  • The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were tied for second place.

Backwards Compatibility

  • It’s a tie!
  • Xbox 360 was the second-place finisher.

Warranty and Repairs

  • It’s a tie!
  • First Place Winners: Nintendo and Sony

Control Methods

  • It’s a tie!
  • Nintendo is the runner-up.


  • Consoles and PCs (hardware) were the losers (software)
  • Xbox (hardware), PC (software) (software)

Advantages of PC gaming

PCs provide a variety of advantages, including the ability to personalize your computer, create hotkeys, display images with more clarity and realism, use peripherals with greater precision, and edit games with greater ease.

You can customize PC hardware

When you create your own gaming PC, you have complete control over where, when, and how much money you spend on it. In order to play the latest games at their fullest potential, some gamers may spend a significant amount of money on computer maintenance and upgrades. Some people prefer to start with a low-cost gaming PC and then upgrade as their needs change.

The three components that gamers typically invest and upgrade the most often include:

  • graphics card: a computer chip that converts digital data into visual images for display on a monitor. Using this data, the images and videos you see on the screen are created.
  • Memory (RAM): the location where the game’s data can be accessed rapidly. The amount of RAM, the transfer rate, and the latency of data are all factors that gamers need to keep in mind when purchasing a new computer. In order to get the best out of modern games, you’ll need at least 4GB of RAM, but newer games are now requiring 16GB and 32GB. Interested in learning more about RAM for your gaming computer? Use this guide to find the greatest RAM for your gaming system.
  • Game data, programs, and other computer programs are kept on the hard drive or Solid State Drive (SSD) and accessed as needed. When compared to a hard disk, most PC gamers choose a solid state drive because of its faster performance, longer lifespan, and lower power consumption.

The visuals are better

Being the best is one thing, but being able to watch it all unfold in the most breathtaking detail is quite another. Regardless of whether you’re using integrated graphics or a graphics processing unit (GPU) or graphics card, you’re in complete control of the visual quality. You can play on many displays at once if you’re using a PC.

Control the way you play: gaming peripherals

In contrast to consoles, PC gamers have access to a broad range of controllers and mice to select from. As with other consoles, gamers may use wireless controllers, joysticks, and even steering wheels for racing games when they’re just seeking to kick back and relax. However, a gaming mouse can be used by PC users when precision is required. Gaming mice are extremely precise, allowing you to play first-person shooter games with unparalleled precision and accuracy. Professional gamers can’t stand anything less than perfect accuracy, which is why these are so popular.

You can rescript your rig – or your game

There are various ways to customize the physical appearance of your computer, and many games allow you to alter gameplay through modding. Think of fresh ways to hunt down your opponents, such as using a different map or a different set of skins for your characters. Mods created by other gamers can often be downloaded, saving you the time and effort of creating them from scratch. Getting into mods can open up a world of possibilities in gaming.

PC games cost less

One of the more overlooked benefits of PC gaming is the low cost of PC games, which many gamers focus on first. PC games are now widely available on a variety of digital distribution platforms, allowing gamers to compare prices and save money.

PC-exclusive titles

Although some games remain console exclusives, many successful titles are also PC exclusive. Make sure the games you want to play are available before making a decision.


Is it worth buying a gaming PC now?

If you frequently play recent games that require a powerful CPU and a high-quality graphics card, a gaming PC is worth the investment (GPU). If you’re looking for a gaming PC, you’ll have to decide how much money you have to spend on one.

Is it cheaper to build a gaming PC?

In general, building a gaming PC is less expensive than purchasing a pre-built gaming PC. Because you don’t have to pay for the assembly and profit margin associated with pre-assembled PCs, you save money in the long run. … As a result, building a PC is less expensive.

What is console based gaming?

An example of a console game is a video game that is played on a video game console and displayed on a television or similar audio-video device. This handheld gadget, termed a controller, is used to play the game and interact with it.


There you have it: all you need to know about choosing between a console or a gaming PC in 2022, all in one place.

All things considered, we would argue that consoles now hold the upper hand, although the current status of the market has a significant impact on that.

Although gaming PCs still have a leg up over consoles in terms of performance and graphics, the excessive pricing and restricted supply of graphics cards only serve to emphasize consoles’ superiority. While console costs are also inflated, the situation isn’t as severe as it seems.

It goes without saying that PCs will always be superior in terms of raw hardware power, and current high-end GPUs comfortably beat PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X hardware.

Because of this, there is no reason to invest in a proper gaming PC at this time unless you’re a serious gamer with a lot of money to spare.

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