My opinion on consoles. Consoles are great affordable gaming devices. For people who can’t afford a $1,500 PC they are perfect. However, I believe consoles hold back the gaming industry in many ways. Consoles are designed to last around 10 years, and the problem with that is they are not modular like a PC. The hardware they are born with is the hardware they die with, so developers are forced to make their games work on ancient machines even though PC’s continue to gain power while consoles don’t.
Now before I go any further, let me say that I grew up on consoles. My first console was the NES with the Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt cartridge. Followed by the SNES, N64, PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Wii and PS3. I have many games for all those wonderful gaming machines. But I also have a PC that is capable of emulating 8 out of 10 of them, a lot more effectively too. Even very low end PC’s a laptops can do this! Eventually, every console gets cracked and can be emulated on a PC.
Now days, in my eyes, consoles and their peripherals are just gimmicks. And at the end of the day after purchasing all those $60 games, you end up spending more on a console than you would a PC with all those Steam sales. It’s just the way it is.
Might as well just buy a PC.