The choice of game console depends mainly on the type of games you like to play. Each console has its own characteristics that make it special, unique and worth choosing. In this article, we present a selection of the best video game consoles of 2020 and what gaming arenas they stand out in.
If you’re interested in the latest gaming releases for all consoles, check out this article.
PlayStation 4 Pro
Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro
is currently the most widely purchased video game console on the market due to it having the largest video game platform
with exclusive new game releases on a regular basis. In addition, it offers more alternative video games such as Japanese role-playing games, which are not available on its main competitor: the Xbox One X.
It has other features that make it extremely popular, such as support for both 4K and HDR 10
. Another strong point is the capability the PS4 has to support for virtual reality (VR) lens technology. Its new brother the PS5, will also be VR compatible, an option Sony is developing and intends to complete with the launch of the PlayStation VR.
: around 300$ for the PS4 Slim model and 400$ for the PS4 Pro.
Xbox One X
The Xbox One X
is the most powerful console on the market
today but also the most expensive. It has an integrated Blu-ray player that supports both 4K and HDR formats
. This technology offers high resolution for both gaming, video and movie playback.
The next release will be the Xbox Series X, but unlike future Play Station models, Xbox models will not include virtual reality (VR) functionality at this time.
Like the PS4, the Xbox One X has access to a huge library of games
. Although not many exclusive releases are expected, the good news is that an ever increasing number of Xbox 360 games are compatible with the One X, allowing you to continue enjoying old favourites.
: Approximately 400$.
Xbox One S
As you may know, the Xbox One S
shares certain characteristics with the One X. For example, both have the same connector times, but how does Xbox One X differ from the S?
The One X includes 4K, this is a fascinating option for viewing game images in much higher resolution. However, to avail of this feature you will need to have a TV also with 4K image technology. The One S plays in 1080p
, but it can be ideal and more than adequate, especially if it corresponds to your TV.
The One S is not as powerful as its later model. While the One X has 6TF of power the One S only has 1.2TF. The latest Xbox model is smaller and the One S is a bit bigger, which might be annoying if you’re looking for you prefer smaller consoles however it is cheaper
: around 300$
The main strength of the Nintendo Switch
is its small, portable, lightweight size
, so you can take it anywhere and enjoy a game without a lot of equipment. However the best thing with this console is probably its' versatility
. The Switch is not only a handheld console but also a tabletop console that can be connected to a TV screen to play as widely as with the Xbox and Play Station.
However, it doesn't have the capacity to reproduce 4K, but it has a Doom quality (2016) at 30 fps, which is more than acceptable to enjoy video games in a high resolution.
This small console provides great gameplay possibilities, both for recent classics such as Dark Souls Remastered and for more recent titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey. It also has a wide-reaching fan-base, satisfying the indie public with titles like Battle Chef Brigade or Celeste. In addition, several exclusive releases are expected.
Three game modes are included, and multiple types of controllers can be attached to it to expand the gaming possibilities.
: around 300$.
If you're thinking of splurging on a new console, we suggest you keep an eye out for upcoming releases. At the moment there is no news that Nintendo Switch is going to renew its latest model, however PlayStation and Xbox will have announced new additions to their series.
The PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox Series X will arrive later this year. It is worth noting this important for two reasons:
- If you want to get your hands on the latest model of either of these two gaming systems, you might want to wait a few months.
- If you want to buy a good console and spend less, wait for the launch of the latest models and you can get the PS4 and Xbox One for a more affordable price.
News About The PS5 and Xbox Series X
The PlayStation 5
will support 100GB Blu-ray Discs, contain a high-speed SSD and incorporate 4K or 8K resolution in some cases. It will come with a dual-shock controller with haptic vibration and adaptive trigger function.
The Xbox Series X
will be even more powerful than its predecessor. It will include 8K and features such as: Wireless Controller. GPU performance will be able to reach up to 12 teraflops. it will also have Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI).