10 Reasons to Switch to PC Gaming


In this article we will explain reasons to switch to PC gaming.

PC gaming has become an incredibly popular way to game in the past several years, especially with console gamers. This style of play may seem daunting to newcomers due to the added cost of modern PC components and steep learning curve if you’re coming from a console world. However, there are many reasons why gamers have been turning their heads away from consoles altogether.

Here are just a few reasons that should convince you that switching over to pc gaming completely may be the right choice for you.

1) Variety of games

One of the main differences between consoles and PCs is what type of games each hardware platform offers. Consoles have long been home to only one or two specific genres – for instance, Playstation titles almost exclusively include adventure/action titles (Uncharted, inFAMOUS) and RPGs (Final Fantasy). PCs on the other hand, offer a much more diverse selection of games. A few genres that PC excels at include:

  • First-Person Shooters (FPS), such as Counter-Strike or Battlefield
  • Real-Time Strategy games (RTS), such as Starcraft and Warcraft
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG), such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars 2
  • Sandbox games like MINECRAFT! 😉

These are just a few examples – there are many more types of games that play better on pc than consoles, not to mention mods available for most modern titles which add even more gameplay hours to already lengthy games. Also, most online multiplayer games require you to have a PC – no consoles can connect to these servers.


2) Digtal titles

You lose nothing by switching. The only thing you might be lacking is an exclusive title or two, but the number of exclusives released for PCs are very few and far between, certainly not enough to sway your purchase decision. And because PC games are digital, there is no need to trade in old titles when new ones are released – you can simply re-download them at any time.

3) Freebies

If you buy a pre-built PC from companies like Alienware/Dell, they will often throw in one free game with your purchase! That’s right – if you do not have a desktop already, it can be worthwhile to buy one of these machines rather than building one yourself just for one free game.

4) Cheaper

Games for the PC are generally cheaper than their console counterparts, and this is especially true when you factor in games that are released on multiple platforms. For example, Grand Theft Auto V was released for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. If you wanted to purchase the game for Xbox One or PlayStation 4, it would have cost you $59.99. However, if you purchased the game for PC, it only cost $39.99.

This is because many PC games are released through digital download services such as Steam, rather than through traditional retail channels. For example, the popular strategy game Civilization VI was released for PC on October 21st, 2016. If you wanted to purchase a physical copy of the game from a store, you would likely have to pay around $60. However, if you downloaded the game from Steam, you could get it for only $39.99.

5) Flexibility

PC gaming offers a level of flexibility and customizability that is just not possible with consoles. With a PC, you can easily change the graphics settings to make games look better or play smoother – no need to worry about whether or not your console is up to date with the latest hardware. PC gaming also allows you to use a wide range of controllers, from traditional gamepads to custom-made controllers, giving you more flexibility in how you play your games.

6) Switch from gaming to entertainment

PCs can also be used for other activities, such as streaming movies and TV shows, browsing the web, or even working on documents and spreadsheets. This means that you can easily switch between gaming and other activities without having to leave your PC.

7) Better gaming experience

Many people also believe that PC gaming offers a better gaming experience than console gaming. This is because PCs can be customized to meet the specific needs of the individual gamer, whereas consoles are limited by their hardware specifications. For example, if you want a powerful graphics card in order to play the latest games at high settings, you can easily buy one and install it in your PC. In contrast, if you want a more powerful console to play games such as Halo 5: Guardians or Gears War 4, you would need to upgrade the entire console, which can be expensive.

8) Offline gaming

Another reason to switch to PC gaming is that consoles are becoming increasingly online-centric. With games such as Halo 5 and Destiny, you need an active internet connection to play the game even if you have bought it. In contrast, many PC games (such as the Witcher 3) can be played offline without any problems.

9) eSports

Finally, another reason to switch to PC gaming is the growing popularity of eSports. PCs offer a much better platform for competitive gaming than consoles do, because they allow gamers to customise their controls and graphics settings to their own preferences.

10) Upgrades

You can always upgrade a gaming PC anytime! As for a console, you will need to purchase a new one as they cannot be upgraded.


In conclusion, there are many reasons why you should switch to PC gaming. PCs offer a better gaming experience than consoles do, they are more affordable than ever before, and they are perfect for eSports. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch today!

I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...