3. Underwhelming current console generation
Back when the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles were released (that was back in 2005 and 2006, nostalgia fans) they had hardware to die for. The PS3’s cell processor for instance, was light years ahead of anything available in the PC camp. This made gamers flock to the consoles, shunning the PC. This time might be different though. The hardware specs of current consoles, even the PS4, are slightly underwhelming to say the least. Their 8 core processors and Radeon graphics cards are mid-range parts now, and a budget entry level PC will probably outperform the Xbox One in less than a year.
But perhaps Sony and Microsoft feel that the PC is no longer a threat and the hardware no longer an issue. When it comes to the average console gamer, is the ease of use and convenience of a console more important than the fact that a fairly average PC can run Titanfall better than the Xbox One? Or maybe hardware is an issue, given that the perceived technical superiority of the PS4 gave it an early lead over the Xbox One? Time will tell.
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