Sigh, let old Hairy enlighten you because you be buying some BULLSHIT friend.
First of all the Jag is NOT an Octocore, not unless you consider a P4 with HT to be a dual core because that is ALL the Jag is, its a quad with hardware HT baked in. Also its NOT a gaming chip, look up "AMD Bobcat" and you'll see its a NETBOOK chip design primarily for streaming media NOT gaming. I have an E350 Bobcat in my netbook and its nice, but even a first gen Athlon64 X2 will curbstomp it. Both MSFT and Sony are looking at all that netflix money and the Jag (Aka Bobcat 3.0) sucks a lot less power than a full chip...but its also a LOT weaker. Look up the Bobcat benches, you'll see that graphics wise its better than Intel but CPU wise a 1.1GHz Celeron dual will beat it.
Second dude? You be talking to somebody who makes his living doing this and its NOT the case that gets Wifey poo on board, its the controller. I have YET to see a woman do anything but smile like you just gave her a box of chocolates when i slap one of these babies in her hand...why? Because most women can text their asses off and that remote fits their smaller hands sooooo good. You slap that bad boy in her hand and pop up her FB and watch how quickly she is ignoring your ass to play her match 3 games. Then when you show her how easy it is to rip all those kid's movies so no more little Billy crying that his Barney got scratched and won't play, and even let her rip her movies and have them all sorted by rating,even password protected if she wants? Cha ching! Dude seriously, easy fucking sale,REAL easy sale.
Third if BPM crashed? 5 will get you 10 it was NOT the fault of BPM but of Win 8, which is why i don't give my customers that POS. do you have ANY idea how many times I've been paid to do the "refresh my PC" bit until folks get fed up and have me install Win 7? Too damned many times. I am thoroughly convinced there is a serious corruption bug in win 8 and that refresh was put in there because they couldn't fix the bullshit before Ballmer shit it out. Now this is just a guess, not gonna fiddle with that hunk of feces long enough to do an in depth troubleshooting on it but if I had to guess its all that mobile and tweeting twits for shits that is causing the problems as I have noticed those that let me toss metro for something like Start 8 seem to have less issues, still not as stable as Win 7 which knock on wood has been the most solid OS I've ever seen. Try start 8 with the Auntie and see if that helps but you may have to get her Win 7 for best results.
Finally what answer should you give? Do you want to be gangfucked without lube? Buy the console. If you want to 1.- Have total control over your hardware, 2.- Have insanely low prices thanks to competition, 3.- have the choice to have as little or as much DRM as you please, 4.- have a system that will outlast ANY console when it comes to useful life, like how my 7 year old former gaming PC is now my GF's surfing and music box?5.- Want to have MP that lasts more than a few months? Then buy the PC, it'll pay for itself in less than a year with all the money you save.
Just look at the humble bundles, steam has constant sales such as L4D 2 right now is a whole $5, and that isn't even counting the literally thousands of FTP games. I have been selling HTPCs left and right and NOT ONE has wanted to go back to console, NOT ONE. The games are cheaper, the systems can do more (no shitty 500GB HDD that you can't change without paying out the ass thanks to DRM, you can pick up a couple of TB for less than $85 if you watch the sales) so you can have it play games AND be a Music Jukebox AND a Video tank AND even an office box if the one in the den is tied up AND an entertainment center...the options are frankly unlimited man, its just a better deal all around. hell want a controller? You can use anything from an Atari 2600 stick on up, thanks to all the indie games there are a TON of MP on the same screen games, seriously once you have one? the consoles just look like a pale imitation.
Hell if my 71 year old dad can use an HTPC (ripped all his action movies to it and now he can sit in his lazyboy and surf, watch movies, even have life size video chat, all from the comfort of his chair. Naturally he loves the hell out of it) then anybody can, i have plenty of customers with little kids and even they can play their fav games or watch their movies at the push of a button, couldn't be easier and with the price drops it couldn't be cheaper either. Hell you want one that will just blow through games here is an unlocked hexacore for $300 which frankly is a little overkill seeing as how most games don't even stress out a triple yet but whatever, slap a copy of OEM Win 7 and an HD7750 and you'll have a system that not only kicks ass NOW but will be easy peasy to slap a cheap upgrade or two down the road and keep kicking ass. For a perfect example take my system, started out as an Athlon X2 with 400GB HDD, 2GB of RAM, and an HD2400, now its a Phenom 1035T Hexacore, 8GB of RAM, 3TB of HDD, and an HD4850 (will probably go for an HD7770 this fall, first i gotta get my baby a laptop) and how much did those upgrades cost me all total? about $70, just slapped the old parts on Craigslist and made most of the money back on 'em no prob.
So sorry about the length but you DID ask and I always try to respond to a well thought out post with a well thought out answer and some things just don't fit in soundbytes. But as someone who used to be a console guy I can say I don't miss the consoles, I now have more games than i ever had and the cost was insanely cheap, so cheap i often buy games in 4 packs now so i can give a copy to each of my boys and let one of them gift the fourth to a friend...and even getting FOUR copies i pay less than the console guys usually pay for a single copy!