What's you favorite gaming device?Watch
I have a Switch and I play a small handful of games on PC, but PS4 wins it.
But now PS4 games are getting on PC as well.
But I think comparing PS4 to PC is like apples and oranges because the benefits and negatives are different. PC has free multiplayer, high longevity, you don't need to buy a new one every console gen, has mods (if you're into that)...
...but you also need to build one or at least buy the individual parts to get the most out of it, or pay around £1000 for one already built but you'll still need to learn as you use it so you can upgrade it and fix issues. Issues and errors are a pain, while a console usually either works or one day will simply die.
Most of all, games are digital-only now, which means the very game's existence is at the whim of the publisher or developer. We can play every game that's ever existed at the moment but, years from now, we may see them being 'removed' from stores and thus never able to be played again. Plus, while they're cheaper on PC, you can't sell your digital games yet after playing them, so they don't work out cheaper.
Let's be honest, Nintendo games are cute af, but I prefer PC to consoles because it's just what I grew up with.
In the famous words of Todd Howard "It just works".
It does exist on Game Boy Colour though, kind-of.
Then we have the free to play games and indie games. There are just a lot more options when it comes to F2P on PC, and plenty of cheap indie games which you can sink hours into.
Also, I think it goes without saying really, but PC has mods. You can add a whole host of new content to a game for the low low price of nothing.
I think a lot of the negativity around PC gaming (largely revolving around troubleshooting) comes from people who have little experience with PCs
Plus, while they're cheaper on PC, you can't sell your digital games yet after playing them, so they don't work out cheaper.
There's potential for consoles games to work out cheaper, but it's largely an on-paper idea.
Key sites offer 'deep discounts'. The rest have been reined in, so you can still expect to pay £10, £8, maybe £5 for a notable game that's years old. Compare it to buying a game on day 1, playing it, then selling it for about the same price after costs.
The games being offered for free are no longer worth anything anyway, hence why they're being offered for free (and why people usually complain about this month's offering of free games being rubbish). They're also simultaneously put on big sale elsewhere. The publisher/developer's allowed it to be offered free because they're usually past expecting notable money from it.