Well, yeah, if you don't own a PC, or your PC is a craptop from the late 90's, you may want to hold off on that purchase until you upgrade your PC.
But xypin, don't you live in the US? You guys, with your silly economy, can buy decent computers for like $500, right? That's, what, five console games and some silly accessory thingamajig? I paid $500 for my CPU alone. My PC cost me $1,800 total.
Upgrade your craptop. Experience gaming like you've not experienced it since Windows 95.
Primary reason though is #2, especially with games with no demo to see how well your computer can handle it. Ive had too many occasions where i exceed the recommended settings on a PC game in the past and it ended up running at what I consider unplayable.
That sounds really odd. If you've dumped a thousand dollars into a PC since 2006 and it still can't run Skyrim then what the hell did you put in it?
As for comfort, yes, I can see the appeal of being able to play video games from the couch in the living room, but with an HDMI cable, you can hook your PC to the TV and play your PC games from the couch as well (my sister's boyfriend plays his PC games on a 50" TV). Stick a USB controller in the PC and play the game with a controller even. The only difference is that you get to mod the game, get to change the graphics and get to fix hardware/software issues without having to rely on the companies to do it.
Yes, a PC costs a bit more if you wish to keep it updated, but at least you can
keep it updated.
On a slightly different note, how the hell do you guys stand playing FPS games with a controller? Or any game that requires you to aim at moving targets? I can see how the melee combat of Skyrim would work with a controller, but archery/spell casting? Edited, Feb 10th 2012 9:41pm by Mazra