I mean I like everyone else owns a Desktop or a Laptop because you need one to get work done or enjoy media without stupid restrictions and you just need a PC in your daily life. So for me I have a PC like every single person I know and I choose to game on my PC. The last time I upgraded was in 2010, it cost me £400, I got an I5, new mobo and and mid ranged GPU and it maxes out pretty much everything so I'm happy with that and feel like I still have no reason to upgrade today. I kept my PC case, I kept my DVD drive (cause that tech doesn't evolve and who uses them anyways?), I kept my old ram because it doesn't make any difference in games, on the speed or latency. Hard Drives I find I just buy one and it lasts me 3/4 years and then I buy another one for cheap and again the Monitor I've had since 2004, I love my sony CRT, it runs at 120hrz, higher resolution than the 1080p LCDs and nicer colours too. I'd probably spend a few hundred quid on an upgrade on my PC every 4/5 years or so and I'm still able to keep up so the myth of spending £2000 every year just isn't true.
The best thing for me with PC gaming is Steam and how it's generated this who sale revolution that you get on all services now. I can go to a cdkey website, buy a new game for £20 and get £10 off that it would cost me on Steam or £1000 off what Origin prices are lol. I'm able to just get so many games for under a tenner thanx to sales and these aren't even old games, they come out and 6 months later are so cheap.
However whenever I look into console gaming, the prices are always £45 and on the next gen games according to Amazon they're £55. Most the time you want to buy a game and they're all advertised with bonus content for £65-100........ it's like wtf? I tried to buy a game on the Sony store once through the PS3 I bought for MGS4 (haven't played anything on it since) and it was £60, more expensive than in the shop. Then I see the stupid prices they all charge for controllers or cables or hard drives because they all use their own technology so they can rip you off and it's ridiculous . The worst thing I hate though is how (even with the PS4 now) you have to pay a subscription to play your games that you've already paid for online. They don't make that clear do they, like the service is shit on Xbox Live, people go on about how amazing it is......... like no it's restrictive, the UI is slow as fuck, no mod support, Microsoft charges for patches so you have to wait ages for them and the servers are hosted by other peoples consoles....... what are you actually charging for Microsoft? It seems like you charge for everything else on top of Live and all the services I pay for already are what you seem to be charging me to use lol. I went to buy a 3DS XL the other day because I haven't played a Nintendo game since the N64 and it isn't even sold with the charger........ like you can fuck off Nintendo, what a con!
I just hate them, consoles are this massive money pit thanx to them being a closed platform where they can charge what ever price they want and it seems to me it costs way more than PC. I can get my games brand new for half the price it costs on consoles or just wait a few months for a Steam sale.