Difference between PC Games and Xbox

Key difference: PC and Xbox games are audio-video games. PC games are general computer games, while Xbox games are series and list of games playable on the Xbox game consoles, which are developed and produced by Microsoft.  

PC games are the general computer games, played on only computers. These games are preferred by the gamers for the entertainment purpose. These games gained a drastic popularity and profit in the markets in 1983. These games are played with the help of interface devices such as the keyboard and mouse or joystick or the gamepad. The modern computer games consist of high defined hardware components, like the fast central processing unit (CPU), which accepts the complex graphics. These games work on the concept of artificial intelligence and game-physics. The developed keyboard is used for the interactions of the games and its players. It helps the player to access the game with a fast speed. Computer games also rely on the third-party software such as the operating system (OS), device drivers, libraries and more to run. The extra features of the games are managed by changing the corresponding properties like the feedback and sounds of the speakers and headphones.

Xbox games are a list of all 967 Xbox video games. These are exclusively famous in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, specifically Japan. These are “Exclus” games, which mean they are wholly dependent on the Xbox platforms, for its games and versions. This does not include the handheld game consoles or mobile phones which generally run a completely different version of the game under the same name. There are different versions and series of these games, the first original Xbox console was launched in the year 2001, followed by Xbox 360, which was released worldwide in the year 2005–2006. The Xbox One is the latest console in the series, and was launched in 2013. These games are pre-defined and high graphic games, which are developed with newer versions. They are updated from their online respective Xbox Live stores. The Xbox game kits consist of the specialized controllers, which work on the motion sensing technologies.

Comparison between PC Games and Xbox:


PC Games

Xbox Games

Short description

PC games are video games played on a general-purpose personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.

Xbox games are a list of all 967 games for the Xbox video games that are playable on the Xbox game consoles, which are developed and produced by Microsoft.

Played on

They are played only on the computers.

They are played on the Xbox consoles which can be attached to both a television or a computer screen.


Here the games are managed with the help of computer hardware and software systems like the keyboard, mouse or joystick or gamepad and the CPU and the graphic cards.

Here the games are played on the Xbox kits and sets with their special hardware controllers.


The graphic quality and the motion speed of the game characters are less effective.

These games are of high contrast quality and have a definite graphic image quality.


They are generally downloaded from internet or from the DVDs.

Xbox Live for multiplayer support, downloadable movies, music, and games, online surfing, and meeting other players.

Hardware changes

PC games do not require any changes in the system, only requirement is the extra graphic card and RAM memory.

Often on a console the only things to be changed are the disk and the Controller.

Cost factor

They are costly to buy.

They are costly to buy.

Some famous game examples

Fez, Guacamelee! Gold Edition, DOTA 2, The Swapper and many more.

Assassin's Creed 3, BioShock Infinite, Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dirt: Showdown and many more.

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