Here's a topic that i've been thinking about for a while. What gives a better gaming experience? Consoles or PCs? I always see people debating over which is better, so i'll give my personal opinion on the matter.
In my opinion, there isn't a definite answer to this since everyone has there own personal preferences. The PC is without a doubt a superior GAMING platform. The hardware is better, you can upgrade the hardware, and the games will look better because of this. This extra performance does come at a price. The price for a gaming computer that will last a few years is about $800, so expect to make a large initial investment if you decide to take the PC route. The overall price of PC vs. Console in the long run is debatable, and the only thing im going to say is that the prices in the long run might be a lot closer than you expected due to game prices, online fee's, replacements, etc.
From my experience, the console is a better SOCIAL gaming platform. People that you know at school or work will be more likely to own a console compared to a gaming computer, therefore you'll be able to play with more of your friends. Things like private chat, party chat, and friends list are all made easier on the console. This isn't a PS3 vs. 360 post, but i think that the 360 exceeds very will in the social aspect. Sure the games on a console won't look as good as a PC, but consoles do provide a better social experience and i think Microsoft and Sony executives know this. I'll use Microsoft for this example. The 360 started off as a gaming platform for the hardcore gamers. There was a lot of focus on games such as Gears of War and Halo, and there was very little focus on casual games. As the 360 got further into its life and the PC started to pull away with the hardcore crowd (due to better hardware), Microsoft started to focus heavily on the social aspect. They introduced cross game party chat, video party's, netflix, twitter, facebook, kinect, youtube, ESPN, etc.
In conclusion, it's all up to you. Would you rather have a better looking game, or the ease of playing and talking to your friends?