One of the reasons why game consoles are still quite popular nowadays (besides the price) is because it comes with comfortable controllers. These days, controllers are ergonomically optimized peripherals that have come a long way since the days of the big Odyssey box or the iconic NES controller. Controllers are generally easy to master for beginners and seasoned veterans alike.
In contrast, the PC’s typical mouse & keyboard setup requires some practice and can feel much less intuitive. Once mastered however, the mouse is an inherently faster and much more precise aiming device than any controller. Especially in First Person Shooters and Real-Time Strategy games, this will give a decisive advantage.
Still there are plenty of games where playing with a controller can actually offer more detailed control over a mouse and keyboard. Racing games and sports games in general to name a whole genre as example. Even big titles like GTA 5, The Witcher 3 and For Honor proved to be perfectly suitable to play with a controller.
With that in mind, it’s not surprising to see more and more PC gamers having both their trusty keyboard + mouse AND a controller at their disposal.
It actually makes perfect sense as gamers can combine the superior power that the PC offers while using the comfort of the controller. Add to that much higher frames per second, the ability to choose from a variety of high display resolutions for incredibly sharp and detailed visuals and refresh rates of up to 240Hz for much smoother and responsive display and you’ve got a system that current consoles simply cannot touch. Not to mention the ability to use your PC for anything from professional to entertainment purposes and anything in between. To top it all off, you can fully customize and upgrade your system whenever and however you see fit.
This flexibility and adaptability is exactly why PC gaming is still on the rise.
In the end, we’re all gamers who share the same love of these beautiful and epic digital creations that let us enjoy adventures beyond our wildest dreams. Why not enjoy the best of both (gaming) worlds?
Go on, give it a try. You might just like it!