What’s your favorite platform to play video games on?
Please note that I am not asking what the best platform is in terms of playing video games — these are to some degree a matter of taste and thus utterly subjective and it’s a lot easier and less contentious to ask people what they like, rather than what they believe to be best. For myself, I personally prefer playing games on my Xbox, then my PC, and after that I play some games on my iPad from time to time. I have a PlayStation 4 but I haven’t moved up to the 5 — money is an issue — and for a similar reason when the Nintendo Switch came out my wife got one and I stayed where I was already happy.
This varies depending on the game — I prefer some games on the PC, like Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, while I greatly prefer the console for Diablo 3. I play Diablo Immortal on both my PC and my iPad, but prefer that game on PC, while I play Bejeweled on my iPad and my Xbox and I really prefer the game on my iPad. Sometimes it’s for convenience, sometimes it’s because I like a big TV screen over a smaller computer monitor, sometimes it’s because I like having more storage space for save games.
I feel like some games shine on the platform they were first available for — I preferred Animal Crossing on the GameCube, for example, and I think Breath of the Wild works best on the Switch. Meanwhile, you can port Skyrim to toaster ovens and it doesn’t play any better or any worse, and Diablo 3 actually plays better on consoles in my opinion.
All of that is preamble to my asking you what you prefer. What platform do you like for gaming and why?
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