I don't see your point though. I mean, it either runs better on the console or the PC. Who cares why? If it's half the cost and runs better, then it's half the cost and runs better.
You're also not making an apples to apples comparison. You're comparing paying retail for your individual parts at a reasonable profit vs buying a console all together from a HUGE manufacturer who got the individual party at insanely minimal cost and are likely selling at a loss or a very small profit. So maybe the XBOX One X costs $400 to make and a $1k PC costs $600 to make. And then you add in optimization, etc., and you may be able to get a lot closer than you'd think.
I don't think anyone here (even @dustin11 ) would argue that in terms of specs and raw power a $1k custom-built PC isn't more advanced than an XBOX One X, but if all you want it for is gaming, who cares? All that matters is how well the games run.
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