A 'Gaming System' refers to any sort of hardware, wether a standalone system or part of another system, that is designed to be or is capable of running game programs. For this example, we will be taking a look at three different platforms: Microsoft's Xbox consoles, Sony's PlayStation consoles, and enthusiast-class Personal Computers designed for gaming.
Why these three platforms specifically? To understand the rationale behind the comparison, it is important to understand that most consumers will consider two factors when purchasing a gaming system: price and game exclusives. Price is the total cost to procure and operate the gaming system, while game exclusives refers to what video game titles is the consumer looking to play and what platforms have titles that are exclusive to them. These three platforms all have largely overlapping game libraries, their own sets of exclusive titles, and can be had for around the same pricepoint, with the PC segment being a wider range of price.