PC Gaming vs. Console Gaming: An Age-Old Debate

Jeremy Arnold

Gamers have argued for years as to whether PC or Console gaming is the superior platform. While there are diehard fans on both sides of the debate, I believe each has its own place within the gaming community – but each on opposite ends of the spectrum. While there are pros and cons to both formats and a number of factors that contribute to the overall experience, ultimately it is a matter of personal preference and there is no right or wrong answer.  

Console game systems tend to be the most cost-effective way to break into the world of gaming. It’s easier for someone to pick up the latest console than it is to purchase or build a high-end PC. Consoles tend to cater to casual gamers who like to relax on the couch while drinking a cold beverage and enjoy a game on their instrument panel of choice (another hotly contested debate that can be saved for another post.) While there are some hard-core gamers who are paid to play the various games that are released; for the most part consoles are for the casual gamer.  

However, the king of gaming is far and away the PC. Yes, it can be expensive to own a high-end gaming PC. A top system will allow you to experience games in a way that will blow your mind. The refresh rates that come with gaming monitors are hard to duplicate with a TV and for most games, a keyboard and a mouse are far superior to a controller. There are often more games available for the PC than there are for consoles and often times, you can find PC-based games at better prices at websites such as g2a, steam, etc. The PC is for the hardcore gamer, which is evident in the number of games that are popular on the e-sports scene such as CS:GO, League of Legends, Overwatch, Starcraft 2, and DOTA 2.  

 Console gaming is a fantastic option for the casual gamer, but if you want to experience all of the bells and whistles that those truly great games have to offer, then you need to jump into the big leagues, get a PC and get in the game!  

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