Go gaming! From retro recreations to modern devices, the best video game consoles to boot and play
Are you trying to keep yourself or your family busy? If so, you may want to invest in a video game console. And there is a great selection to choose from.
Not only can you play video games with the PS4 and Xbox One, but these gaming devices also stream services such as Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime and NOW TV.
The Nintendo Switch allows you to play games on both your TV, but it is a portable console, so you don’t have to fight over who uses the television screen.
More of a fan of retro games? There are even officially licensed devices like the mini Sega Megadrive and mini classic Sony Playstation that come with a wide variety of nostalgic games from the 1990s.
Ahead, we bring you five great game options to boot and play.
This Sony PS4 console has a 500 GB hard drive and comes with a Dual shock 4 wireless controller and a USB charging cable.
It also includes four incredible Playstation 4 games: Horizon Zero Dawn complete edition plus bonus content The Frozen Wilds expansion, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Remastered and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
If you Playstation Plus subscriptionyou also get access to two free games every month (you need an active subscription to play them), the ability to play online with other players, 100 GB of cloud storage for file storage and exclusive discounts for games in the Playstation Store .
The Xbox One S has a 1 TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HS resolution for video game streaming and High Dynamic Range, so you can enjoy stunning graphics.
The console comes with one controller and the full game download for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition plus bonus content.
Also included is a one-month Xbox Live Gold subscription to play your games online with others, a month of EA Access that lets you play a ton of EA games, plus a one-month Xbox Game Pass on the console, which means you get instant access to over 100 games, including top titles like Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds.
The mini version of the Sega Mega Drive is suitable for 16 years and older and takes retro gamers to the memory. It features 16-bit arcade graphics and digital stereo sound for pure nostalgic entertainment.
It comes with two wired control panels and 40 classic games built into the console, including three Sonic the Hedgehog games, Street Fighter II, Castlevania: The New Generation and many more.
Simply connect the included USB and HDMI cables to your power source and TV and enjoy nostalgic 16-bit action.
Nintendo released the Switch Lite in September, the only handheld Switch device. The console is compact, lightweight and has a 5.5 ” touchscreen, with a solid battery life of between three and seven hours (depending on the game you are playing).
It is compatible with Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode, including Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Animal Crossing.
If you try to get your hands Nintendo Switch connected to your TV, you may need to come back later when it is back in stock. The Nintendo Switch Lites now also sell like hot cakes, so you have to be quick.
Enjoy a dose of nostalgia with this Sony Playstation Mini Console. The officially licensed recreation features 20 classic Playstation games pre-programmed into the device, including Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid. This is ideal for retro game lovers or those who couldn’t play it the first time in the 1990s.
It comes with two wired controllers and is easy to connect to your TV with the included HDMI cable.
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