The video game console realm is much bigger than you think, ranging from insanely powerful offerings for 4K HDR and virtual reality gaming, through ultra portable picks, all the way to options designed to take you decades down the memory lane. Check out the best picks available on the market at the moment from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and get ready to get your gaming on!
Microsoft Xbox One X Gaming Console
Best for 4K Gaming
The Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console available now, capable of delivering today’s hottest video games in 4K resolution and HDR at an eye-popping 60 frames per second. This is a truly remarkable feat for a device priced below $500.
Nintendo Switch With Gray Joy-Con Gaming Console
Best for Portable Size and a Versatile Gaming Experience
The Nintendo Switch can seamlessly transition from a mobile gaming device to a home gaming console by docking into a station. We really like that, unlike its rivals, the Nintendo Switch allows users to take it alongside their favorite AAA games on the go.
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition Gaming Console
Best for Retro Gaming
Nintendo’s reasonably priced Super NES Classic Edition is the best option for nostalgic gamers available today. It comes preloaded with 21 iconic Nintendo games from the 1990s. The list includes Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Donkey Kong Island, just to name a few.
Microsoft Xbox One S Gaming Console
Best Entry-Level Xbox
The Xbox One S is our favorite entry-level gaming console by Microsoft. It’s slimmer and better-looking than the original Xbox One. Thanks to upgraded hardware, the console is also capable of delivering a number of gaming titles with enhanced HDR visuals.
The gaming console can stream 4K and HDR video content from Netflix and other popular services. Like the pricier Xbox One X, the One S is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and an external keyboard and mouse.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Gaming Console
Best Entry-Level PlayStation
The PlayStation 4 Slim console is compatible with the tech giant’s PlayStation VR headset, so it’s the most affordable path to great virtual reality gaming.
The console is also a hugely capable home entertainment center. It can stream content from all major platforms.