If you’ve got bored of your old gaming consoles or playing games on your computer, there is a wide choice of gaming consoles you can choose from. However, it is not so easy to find the right one. In addition, some consoles can be quite pricey, so you should think about a couple of things before going to the store. Here are some tips on how to choose the right gaming console you may find helpful.
First of all, you should do some research on a few consoles you’re interested in the most. You can’t just walk into a store and start looking around for a console that is the best for you because you will get overwhelmed by all the things on offer. Instead, you should first surf the internet to find useful information about the features of the consoles and you should check out their reviews. After that you can head to some stores where you can get more information directly from shop assistants.
Secondly, you should have in mind that gaming consoles differ in the kind of games you can play on them. For example, you will never be able to play Super Mario on a PlayStation console. Therefore, you should think about what types of games you like the most and choose the console accordingly. If you are into shooting games or sports and you prefer HD graphics, then you should go for the PS4. However, if you want to play games such as Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon, then the Wii U developed by Nintendo is the right choice for you. You should also know that some of the latest consoles allow you to play certain games intended for older consoles either via emulators or a special port.
Another tip that can help you decide which gaming console you should buy is that you should ask your friends for recommendations and advice. You can ask them what games they play on their console and why they chose to have that console in particular. Maybe they bought the console because they enjoy playing offline single player games, but if they bought it because they want to play games online, you may want to think about getting the same console and the same games and play together. Playing with your friends online can be a big factor when deciding which gaming console to buy.
Some consoles, like the Xbox 360, offer the best online experience, but there is a subscription fee. The PlayStation 3 offers a great online experience which is free of charge. There are some games that can be played online on the Nintendo Wii as well.
Finally, you should think about your budget and look for discounts, sales and bundles in stores and online. If you are not sure where to look for them, you can start with some websites such as Zavvi, Newegg, Play, Simplygames.
We’re sure that if you consider all our tips, you won’t make a bad decision. However, collecting information about gaming consoles may not be enough, so if you have a chance, you should try playing games on some of them.