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Article by PCG staff when newest consoles were announced:
Below is a post I wrote 2 years ago elsewhere, I think it still holds true:
If you need to use a PC for other reasons, then if you’re on a budget, make it your gaming machine also. You get access to tens of thousands of games—most of which are obviously exclusive to PC—at rock-bottom prices as long as you wait for your titles to go on sale. Have a quick look at Steam & GOG at the weekend—and of course EpicGames give away a free commercial game or two every week, as if there weren’t already thousands of free PC games.
Re the higher price of a PC v a console, you’ll recover the difference quickly via the major savings on game purchases as long as you can wait for titles to go on sale.
Re playing console games on PC, see if an emulator will cover your needs:
Apart from choice & price, the biggest reason for me to prefer PC is the mods. Most big games have great modding communities and they produce some top-quality stuff. Mods can allow you to customize the game to your preferences, or fix bad design by the developers, or make a game almost totally different to the original.
PC will mostly have better controls, now that console controllers can be used for racing, fighting etc. Keyboard-mouse is much better for shooters, and genres like RTS and other strategy can hardly be played on consoles. Get a programmable keyboard & mouse with multiple game profiles and you have gamer heaven.
Of course PC graphics are better, but the real kick comes from the customizability of the graphics settings. Older PC? No problem, turn the graphics down a notch—or turn some of the settings down and ramp some of the others up, choice is yours.
If you don’t already need a PC, and you play mostly racing, fighting & platformer games, and the other aspects above aren’t of interest, then a console is a good choice for you.
The good news is that consoles have been becoming more like PCs for a couple of generations now, and that’ll definitely continue with 2020’s new models, so the gap between consoles and PCs is becoming less with each generation. I expect the difference will disappear next decade, if not in the later 20s.