People have always debated on which gaming consoles are able to offer the better quality and performance: computers or consoles like Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and the others. Today, a lot of gamers say that console systems fare a lot better because of the plug and play concept and the overall ease of use. Now, if you are contemplating on which one to buy and use, here are a couple of the advantages and disadvantages of computer and console gaming systems.
The first aspect would be in the game installation. A good thing about the Xbox, Nintendo and Sony console systems is that it can just be simply plugged and then played on. You need not worry about waiting for a long time just to install a small 5-gigabyte video game on your hard drive with possible compatibility issues. This would be where console systems would have the edge over computer gaming systems.
Next would be the quality of the effects and graphics. A lot of people say that the graphics of computer games are still far better than those of console systems like PlayStation and Xbox. This is because the graphics cards of computers such as ATI and GeForce have large video RAMs that allow games to have much sharper images that run a lot faster.
The third one would be the overall performance of the video games. You probably already know that the game’s performance is directly affected by your computer’s quality. When we talk about the quality of the computer, this would mean the amount of RAM, the size of the hard drive, CPU, the video card and the drivers. Obviously, the better your computer’s specifications are, the better your game would be. However, computer games are more prone to viruses as well as missing and corrupted files and slow speed because of a cluttered hard drive. This would be where console systems are better as they rarely have performance issues.
As for the game availability, computer systems seem to have the edge, as not all PC games are available in other console systems.