The Battle Between PC Gaming vs Console Gaming

by Markets

What are the major advantages of PC gaming over console gaming? Or... What are the advantages of owning a console versus owning a PC for gaming?

PC Gaming

A heap of customization options

PC Gaming Peripherals


If you're familar with the world of PC gaming, and actually enjoy playing on a PC rather than a console, you do so for plenty of reasons.

With your gaming PC comes a great deal of customizable options. You can configure the controls of your game to match your typing preference, along with certain sensitivity aspects of your gaming mouse.

If you're a die hard FPS fan, then you know it's all about the aiming. Aiming means precision and that means a good mouse and a steady hand.

Aside from aiming, there's the movement controls, or the standard WASD configuration which you cannot game without. The rest of the combat movements remain customizable to fit every need.

In short, when using a PC for gaming, if there's an action you can do in the game, then it can be bound to a key. If there is a detail preference or a visual performance tweak, you can probably set those up as well.

With PC gaming comes a great deal of customization which allows you to play the game just the way you like it.

Console Gaming

Playstation, XBox, Wii or...?

Different consoles for gaming

Consoles have a great reputation for being specifically designed for gaming.

These gaming machines have been optimized for maximum user engagement in any type of game.

Whether it's playing with a game pad, or actually making the movements you want to see done in the game, consoles have brought out a new way to interact with entertainment electronics.

Some of them allow you to use gestures, while cameras trap those gestures and transform them into game movements.

Others, like the Wii, require a remote in order to do a specific action.

A great thing about console gaming is the fact that when a game comes out, and it specifies that it can be run either on a PlayStation, an XBOX or the Wii, then if you own that console you can rest assured knowing that you can run that game.

There's no more hassle of trying to upgrade your current system to match the system requirements like PC games have.

The Actual Gameplay Difference

It's all about how you like to play the game

There's no real battle of PC vs. Console Gaming but it's all boils down to user preference. Some people like strategy games, be they turn based or real time, and those people will choose a PC over a console.

Other people like a bit more engagement and physically "take a swing" at the opponent in game. These people will probably opt for a console rather than just being stuck hitting a number of predefined keys to actually execute the punch.

While FPS games can be played on both types of platforms, some might like a bit more control and precision to their shots and will choose the PC from the available gaming arsenal.

Which would you choose for your gaming habits?

A PC or a Console?

PlayStation vs. Xbox

Let the console fight begin! Who should win?

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emmalarkins on 11/11/2011

I'd have to say Xbox, because I like using the Kinect!

jantje on 11/17/2015


mis on 11/25/2014

blue ray player full hd

Tolovaj on 09/03/2012

Don't have either, but Sony seems more reliable to me.

grizzledgeek80 on 01/29/2012

Playstation 3. Hands down. While XBOX360's achievement system and arcade-ish game catalogue are very cool, the PS3 just has waaay more customization options, a logically structured UI, more innovative and feature-packed games, and BUILT-IN-WIRELESS!! Well, that was more of a perk 4 years ago, but hey.

Matt on 11/27/2011

Free online gaming

Xbox vs. Wii

Another duel! Who should be victorious?

jantje on 11/17/2015


mis on 11/25/2014

never really got my head round remote for wii but all the kids loved loved it party in house .all fuelled up with their own remotes. loved xbox when it first came out thought mostly playing demoes still use old remote for driving games on pc .pay as u go I don't think so ... for the kids wii rocks

Tolovaj on 09/03/2012

Bigger is better!

angel on 11/14/2011

xbox. the wii is crap, for babys

PlayStation vs. Wii

Last fight!

Holistic_Health on 11/19/2011

I only play one game so I'm not particular.

mis on 11/25/2014

blue ray player full hd Netflix its my own little media player ps if u want ure console to last longe don't put it on carpet they act like vacs

Tolovaj on 09/03/2012

PlayStation hands down!

Updated: 11/11/2011, Markets
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Tolovaj on 09/03/2012

If I will have some time in the future to play games, I think I will stick with PC. I like open architecture and I am not too picky with sound, graphics etc., where consoles can show more.

FinancialTips4U on 03/17/2012

If your not much of a gamer and would just like to play occasionally which would you suggest? If you would suggest a gaming system vs. PC, which system would you suggest for a beginner?

Ryan on 12/29/2011

I play pc, for the graphics and custom ability. And kinect is coming to pc soon so pc games wont be "sedentary" much longer.

atomicgirl on 11/16/2011

I play PC because it's cheaper to just buy games for my pre-existing computer than to invest in a console.

Guest on 11/13/2011

I'm a PC gamer because I already have to own a computer to work. Why not have a little fun with it? (I might, possibly, have bought this laptop with a view to it being good for gaming. Possibly.)

I tend to stick to strategy/simulation/RPG games, because they allow me to be a tiny bit slower than an FPS and a little more awkward than a platformer (not that there's a lot of those around any more).

Mind, if I could afford to own an Xbox, it might just be a different story :D

ajgodinho on 11/12/2011

I'm not really into gaming, but if I were, I think I would choose a gaming console mainly because of the physical aspect of it. If I were really into gaming, I wouldn't want to be sedentary, but be able to be active.

emmalarkins on 11/10/2011

I'm PC all the way! I pretty much stick to RTS, and it's much easier to do on the PC. I never could figure out all those twiddly buttons on the controllers :) I <3 Starcraft II!

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