We both know that PC games are generally cheaper to buy than console games, and there's no point in trying to pretend like that's not the case.
No, I don't know that, people act like it's a given, but it's not, Dishonored has been as low as 10 USD on console on Black Friday, please check out the cheapest deals you can find on PC, please. You can pick physical or DD, I merely picked DD because that's how most PC gamers will be buying Dishonored.
PC gaming is "sometimes" cheaper and that's the bloody point of the post. Games on PC are often held to be cheaper but frequently aren't. It's killing me watching people buying stuff in the Steam and Gaming Deals thread when I know they're overpaying by at least 10 dollars, if not more.
And when I'm buying games as old as many that folks crow about being 3 dollars on Steam... umm, yeah I can pick most of those up from Gamestop for just as cheap or cheaper. 2-3 years after the game has been released it makes no difference to me whether they're used or not because they play the same and the number of people still playing are limited to the very hard core (for multiplayer).
Yeah, I still don't agree really.
PC games ARE generally cheaper than console games. You use specific exceptions but I subscribe to several "deal" sites and the current theme is always:
PS3 most expensive
Xbox slightly less expensive
PC 10-15% less expensive
Sure, you got certain platform-specific promotions and you also have games which have been released on console first and because of that, drop quicker in price, but when you look at random 2 year old releases in physical form, PC gaming is generally less expensive.
Random example: Dark Siders 2. I bought it for €7 (~£5). The cheapest I could find it on the deal sites (as in, the cheapest it has been reported) is €17.
Another random example, Saints Row 3: same thing. Bought it for €7 (~£5) but cheapest console version I could find it €18.
And these were regular sales, not ultra low digital sales. Amazon has been selling loads of games dirt cheap on their website.
Really, if you think PC games are just "sometimes" cheaper, you're not paying any attention really. At least 80% of the time, PC games are cheaper and often more than 30%.