Originally Posted by Anthony1
I think a lot of this boils down to whether you were originally a PC gamer or a console gamer.
Depending upon your definition of a PC, it's possible I was playing PC games before the NES came out.
In all seriousness, the only consoles that I have not owned (that I can think of) are the Nintendo Virtual Boy, SEGA Gamegear, CDi, and the DS line of Gameboys. Very few were presents from parents, most I bought for myself once I started earning money of my own. I went through a bit of a collection phase which I eventually outgrew in favor of emulation for my favorites. I have owned or do still own: Atari 2600, Atari Jaguar, C64, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Gameboy, GBA, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS, PS2, PS3, Genesis, 32X, SEGA CD, Nomad, Saturn, Dreamcast, even the 3DO.
Standouts from my memories of console gaming include Mario series/Ninja Gaiden series (NES), Streets of Rage series (Genesis), Road Rash (3DO), Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Saturn), GoldenEye/Vigilante8/Perfect Dark/Wrestlemania 2000 (N64), Gran Turismo series (PS1-3), Halo/Fable/Ninja Gaiden (Xbox), and Fallout 3/Borderlands/Netflix (Xbox 360). LOL
The whole time, though, I was playing a lot of PC games and building/upgrading computers. Commander Keen, Crystal Caves, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, TIE Fighter, Freespace, Warcraft, Warcraft 2, C&C, SimCity, Half-Life, Unreal Tournament, CS, Elder Scrolls, WoW, Fallout, Halo (PC port), and tons of other stuff leading to present day...
I've had waves where a particular game sucks me in and I neglect the other for an extended period. Probably the longest period of non-PC gaming was my Xbox phase during my first marriage. Halo LAN parties, perfecting my Dragon Sword techniques in Ninja Gaiden, and being OP in Fable dominated most of my gaming. I also couldn't afford to upgrade my PC, so I missed out on a few prime PC games at launch. Xbox Live - at first - was an amazing unifying experience.
IMO, console gaming used to be the simple alternative to PC, but I think that the console DLC and DRM implementations have tainted the experience for me. As EVERYTHING moves toward the digital distribution model, Steam is the only one that gives me nearly everything I want. PSN is too unreliable, Live is too restrictive and costly, GOG doesn't have the community, but Steam does everything really ****ing well. Deep down I know that I should try to buy as many games as possible on GOG, but Steam also has my loyalty at this point.
To answer the original question: I just upgraded my gaming PC and my (second) wife's gaming laptop - we are "doubling down" on PC. Even IF the new consoles were magically able to match modern PCs at 1080p, or even do 4K with reduced detail, I still don't like their distribution model and don't want to support it.