Updated: Jun 6, 2020
My friends you hear it a lot pc master race pc master race
But have you ever wondered why? Pc gaming is considered to be the master race now???
If you're a PC gamer
You likely already know the reasons, but if you're on the outside looking in it can be hard to really get and today
I'm gonna do my best to lay it out for you
Today We're gonna be counting down the 10 reasons that PC gaming is superior
Let's get started
Kicking off this list is simple
Misconception about PC gaming is that it's super expensive that console gaming is way cheaper while
PC gaming can be expensive if you're trying to build this mega-machine.
A Standard gaming PC really isn't that expensive and you can build a solid computer for just as much if not even less.
Than buying a new console plus because PC gaming is so customizable
And you're not buying the complete package
You can get very creative with what you want and the pricing that you're comfortable with
But with consoles!!!!!!!!!
You've got one price
And that's it but with PC gaming you can actually decide what aspects you do and what aspects you don't want to pay a lot
Of money for and you can tailor the machine to fit your personal budget
9. Keyboard and Mouse
While people may have their own preferences about controllers or keyboard or mouse
There's no denying that the keyboard the mouse are vastly superior to controllers and many different types of games and shooters, RTS game strategy games and many RPGs as well the keyboard and mouse just gives you so much more control over what your character does.
And the precision you have with a mouse is far better than that of a joystick when playing shooters
If you don't like the keyboard mouse or if you're not used to using them yet
You can always just plug a controller into your PC and
Play the way you would on a console the PC
Definitely has the advantage in terms of controller options in ways for you to actually play try going up against a good player in Fortnight that's using a keyboard mouse when you're using a console controller.
8. Open Marketplace
PC open marketplace consoles
Have a closed marketplace in which the big companies Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo get to decide what is it is not on your console on the PC however?
This is not the case sure you have services like Stephen origin that streamlined the process of getting your games....
But that doesn't mean that you have to get games through them this leads to a massive indie marketplace in the world of modding betas Emulators you name it. It's out there the openness of the PC marketplace leads to much better competition and more products
Competition breeds success when you don't have the competition
Well, you can't really hold the companies accountable to give you the best products.
7. Cheaper games
This is another very good side effects of the openness of the PC market place now with Xbox Playstation and Nintendo consoles you have a fixed price for digital downloads and there isn't much competition.
Because at the end of the day you have a company deciding how expensive things are gonna be
But on the other end of the spectrum with the PC you have multiple marketplaces to buy games from such steam g2a the Humble Bundle etc because you have multiple sources all competing for your business the consumer it leads to much better Prices as well as those insane steam sales that we all know and love Plus
Digital distribution is much cheaper than physical distribution which leads to just lowering price in general
And then you have the countless free to play it any games that just want players and they don't cost a dime to get into
If you aren't a fan of how much money you have to pay for console games the PC has probably got you covered in this category.
6. Hardware Updates/Repairs
We have hardware upgrades and repairs another common misconception about PC gaming is that you have to constantly update your hardware
But that's not exactly true if you build a weak PC yes you're gonna have to update, but like I mentioned before building a decent
PC doesn't cost a lot of money
Maintaining that decent PC doesn't require buying hardware upgrades most of the time people upgrade their PC because they want to, not because they have to
however the fact that PC gamers can't upgrade their hardware is a huge plus for the system overall when you buy a console
You're stuck with that hardware until you buy a brand-new one if a certain part of the console breaks
You have to buy a whole new one on the other hand if a certain part of your PC breaks it becomes a little outdated
you can simply replace it for a fraction of the cost of a brand-new gaming console plus as
PC hardware becomes more more powerful for lower prices the option becomes clear which platform is a better deal in the long run
It's the PC
Let's talk about visuals huge huge selling point of the PC
Is that it is capable of far better visuals than the console is while consoles are slowly, but surely trying to catch up
They're still not on the level of a high-end. PC. PC visuals are much more customizable than consoles
That's a fact when you buy a game on the console
You're stuck with whatever settings the developers put on it, and if you want to change something or your system isn't running very well
You're basically out of luck with a PC
you have tons of graphics options allowing you to adjust things like the texture quality the draw distance is the
anti-aliasing the overall fidelity frame rate caps pretty much anything you want for the sake of better performance
Sometimes you want better graphics with lower frame rate. Okay, we can do that sometimes
You don't mind turning the graphics down a bit for the sake of more frames per second
And that is totally up to the player to decide not only are PCs capable of reaching better visual quality
but the amount of customization possible and the graphical side of things in PC gaming creates a far better experience overall
4. More Reliable Connection
How many times have you been screwed by PlayStation?
Network or Xbox Live going down
That is an issue that you just don't have on PC online play on the PC is not dictated by a single service like online
Play on a console is if a certain game servers are down or undergoing maintenance
Just go to a different game sure some games use steam servers
I get that but not every game runs on Steam and not every online game on Steam runs on their server anyway when Xbox
PlayStation servers go down
Everybody is screwed together until they come back up
But with the PC online play is largely a game by game system as opposed to an overall system if a certain game isn't working
Just go play a different one until that game gets put back online
3. Free Online Pay
Let's talk about the biggest selling point the fact that there is no selling point at all
See what I did there online play on PC is completely free unless it's a subscription MMO or something else
Anyone can download a game and start playing online with other people this has been a point of some pretty major discussion as pre
I mean people are getting pretty tired of Xbox and Sony charging for online access especially
When Sony raised the price of PS Plus for absolutely no reason when consoles charge you for online play?
They're essentially locking a part of your game behind an arbitrary paywall in the PC marketplace has shown that this paywall isn't
Sony Microsoft will charge you for a subscription service that gives you online playing deals on game downloads while the PC will give you all of that and more for free.
2. More Options
Number to this is simple more options when you buy a console what can you do with that console play games watch movies?
Strength the amount of things you can do with the console is pretty limited despite how much Sony Microsoft are trying to make their systems
Entertainment centers, but what can you do with the gaming PC well?
Anything you want. It's a computer
I mean there's not much to say about this one a PC is just capable of doing way more things than a console is and
The things that both the PC and console can do
Technically the PC can do them better
1. The Most Games
More games the most common debate between
PlayStation and Xbox players is who has the most games and it's probably a good thing that people don't bring up PC in that debate
because the PC has the most games hands down you have all the multi-platform games you have the countless PC exclusives you have the
Massive indie marketplace you have all of the emulators that give you access to pretty much every
pre-2005 game ever made and the list goes on and on
Plus the PC is even getting access to the console exclusives now with both Sony and Microsoft
Introducing services that put their exclusives on the PC sony has PlayStation now
which lets you stream various PlayStation exclusives to the PC as long as you have a controller and
Microsoft has been putting tons of resources into their Xbox play anywhere system
which lets you link your Xbox Live account to your PC and play your games on PC as long as you have Windows 10 and
Microsoft recently announced that all future
Xbox exclusives will also be released on the PC with cross play between the PC and Xbox one I've actually done this with C at these beta when it comes to the sheer number of games at the amount of options in the variety you have on Various gaming platforms the PC takes the cake without competition.
Those are 10 pretty obvious reasons why the PC is superior
Hopefully, you guys enjoyed reading.