this was i get that this was tongue and cheek but it is just so wrong... you can get a console package with 3-4 games included, or $100 gift card, etc, right now for about $400. also, pc's really shine for their higher power gpus right now .. which also brings up the costs. @ $400 .. to even $699 it is no contest, consoles are better - pcs eally only stat to shine at $1000..
obviously controllers and computer monitors are no issue because you can just buy proper controllers and use the hdmi out to your tv .. but a third issue is game selection. consoles have better game selection. finally consoles integrate better in the living room,and are multifunction .. and you can get the functionality from pcs but not really the whole package. pcs are not compelling unless you want to spend those big bucks on a $500+ graphics card (or two) and play at high resolutions. at that point though.. they have no competition :)