Advantages of New Xbox Console vs Game Pass on PC

So I have been talking to people about the benefits of buying a console and to me the PS5 makes sense. However, when I look at Xbox and the relationship they have in the PC market I am intrigued why someone would buy an Xbox console. What are some of the top reasons people would buy an Xbox instead of playing a game on PC? 

  • The biggest 3 reasons in my mind will always be:

    1. What your friends are playing on (less important these days with cross-platform support)
    2. What exclusives are on the console
    3. Value!

    The $300 price tag of the Xbox Series S is pretty hard to beat, for those on a budget and what you get out of the box. The game pass like you mentioned is also insanely valuable, with the trial you can essentially get access to hundreds of games at barely any cost, which includes even the newest titles. I feel like the game pass model will become more widespread in the future of gaming.

  • It's all about the exclusives, always wished I got into Xbox or Playstation for more of the Halo series or the Final Fantasy games. But with the game pass on PC and games being mutually exclusive PC > all. But for those who don't have PCs, $300 ain't bad.

  • thats is why I am buying a PS5. I can get the Microsoft exclusives on my PC but not the Sony ones. 

  • Gotta do it for the new Demon Souls remake lol

  • The $300 price tag looks great until you remember it has such a small amount of storage. The proprietary expansion card will run you $219.

    If they can get Call of Duty to below 5.6 TB then it would be a viable option.

  • all of this! Same with the Digital PS5 edition. Kiss used and preowned game prices good buy and good luck fitting all those game downloads on 950 GBs of storage. 

  • I know they said they are going to allow any SSD to be used but they have to match the speed of the PS5s SSD and right now the best matching one is $229.

    I hope M$ allows multiple manufacturers to make the proprietary SSDs because then the price should drop a bit for both PS5 and Series X rated drives.

  • You can't underestimate the amount of people out there that have always been console players and gaming on a PC to them seems like a completely different world. Getting in to PC Gaming has become much easier for the average person over the last couple years with lower cost machines, more console games coming to PC, esports/streaming boom, etc. - but still not as easy as buying a console. 

  • I absolutely love by Legion 7i and my Series X. However when it comes to gaming there is nothing like the simplicity of the console. Although I love to be able to play on the move as I can with the laptop, the battery does not always agree.

  • To me it with the debate between PlayStation and Xbox it comes down to the games you’re interested in. If you like PlayStation exclusives more than Xbox get a PlayStation and vise versa. However with the debate between console and PC the main argument is that console is cheaper, but my opinion is that I’m the long runs with the needed Xbox live or PS Plus the price evens out. Disclaimer I have not done the math on that. (Sorry for the terrible punctuation)