It was not as long as the PC the only choice you have when you want to play online was. The first console was a modem for online games, the Sega Dreamcast launched in Japan in 1998. The Dreamcast was not a great success, however, and went out of production in 2001. It took until the second half of 2002 that the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and online features introduced. Of course, the latest generation of consoles all the functions that use the Internet to improve the playability.
Today, the online console games are quite common, with Microsoft's Xbox Live service record. Sony has big plans for online content for the PlayStation 3 consoles and games and other applications are now downloaded so far received only on the PC such as web browsers. Some titles are now on all platforms, including Final Fantasy XI to play to explore, the PS2, Xbox 360, PC and online users on the same world.
But computers still offer the largest selection of online games and some other popular online games like World of Warcraft, are exclusively for the PC. Of course there are many things to consider before deciding on a gaming platform. The important thing is to decide what games to play, how much money you want to spend, and whether you want a PC for other purposes. Ideally, I think we should all have both a console and PC, but if this is not an option, here's a quick comparison of the two. http://pcgamesmagazine.wordpress.com/
The most obvious advantage of consoles over PCs is its cost. The majority of the consoles are selling well below $ 500, often with a few games in the bundle. A PC can be enough to run the latest games twice as expensive.
The second most obvious advantage is its simplicity.
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