I would love to see your proof that consoles are the cheaper alternative. I just cant fathom that. If there are any responses to my post, please let it be this.
Then go look in the countless threads it's been posted in.
And monitors/TVs aren't considered because people game on any display nowadays. So for $300-$400 you can get a console with an extensive game library, and a weak PC that wouldn't even run games like crysis.