Having trouble convincing your console brothers and sisters how easy and rewarding it can be to assemble a PC
? Find new friends! Just kidding (maybe). Rather than kick your console friends and family members to the curb, let them know that PC Building Simulator
is now available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
That's right, the PC building sim has expanded its reach to all three major modern consoles, so even your controller-wielding buddies can assemble a faux PC.
Romanian developer Claudiu Kiss conceived of the idea a few years ago with the goal of trying to "teach people about building PCs while still having fun." It was later picked up by Irregular Corporation, and has grown leaps and bounds since the early alpha builds.
It is a much more fleshed out simulation now, with several third-party hardware companies having jumped on board. ASUS, Cooler Master, Corsair, MSI, NVIDIA, NZXT, Patriot, Zotac, and several others are represented in the simulation. There's also a few bits of DLC available, including the Razer Workshop, which consists of a Razer-themed design and aesthetic.
After assembling a PC, users can test it and even run it through a 3DMark benchmark run. In short, it is an entire PC experience, and it is now available on consoles. Here are the links...
The simulation is on sale at the Microsoft Store for the next six days, after which it will revert to $19.99. Likewise, PS4 players can snag it for a discount if they are PS Plus members, otherwise it run $19.99 there as well.
Of course, you can still snag it on PC as well. The best price comes direct from Irregular Games, which has it on sale for $16.66
. That gets you a Steam key, and is cheaper than going through Steam
, which has it for $19.99.