Better graphics, faster frames, faster load times, and the freedom to configure your system and games beyond its potential, are all but just a few reasons why so many gamers are switching over to PC gaming. The technology is progressing so fast that the consoles just can’t seem to catch up with it fast enough. There are many gaming consoles out there, but by the time a new console is released, its hardware is already considered outdated. Why would you even bother buying one at this point?
As stated previously, by the time consoles are released, the hardware inside them is already several years old. It doesn’t have an effect on the games it runs due to the fact that titles created for consoles are heavily optimized for said devices. But most of the time these titles are nowhere near maximizing their potential; that’s where PC gamers come in. PC gamers are constantly upgrading their platforms to have the latest hardware in them. The latest processors, graphics cards, RAM, you name it. All of this allows PC gamers to always be one step ahead of consoles and of course, this allows them to also have access to some of the latest titles that may not be available to consoles due to their inability to run them.
Lack of Titles
Developers have also been hesitant to release titles for the latest consoles, that many people can’t even get their hands on them yet because of the shortage. With that being said, it begs the question, why would developers invest time and money in a game title that many won’t even be able to play? This has caused many to switch over to developing PC titles. More people switching over, more opportunities to make money, it seems like an obvious decision for a company to make.
Consoles will always have a place on the market. All varying from kids to people who don’t know any better or those who simply those that can’t afford to drop over a thousand dollars on a PC. The market is shrinking, though, for its pool of developers, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t money in it.