Gaming consoles are expensive, so the choice you make is important and a bit of an investment! Gamers should do their research before purchasing one. Lucky for you, we did it for you! Whether this is your first or 20th console, read on for the benefits and drawbacks of the three most popular gaming consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The PlayStation 4 was released in November 2013. It has sold far more consoles than its two competitors. The standard console (PlayStation 4 Slim) sells for $299.99. The more expensive console (PlayStation 4 Pro) sells for $399.99. Both the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro have one terabyte of storage. Compared to the PlayStation 4 Slim, the PlayStation 4 Pro has higher resolution (4K–check if your TV is 4K before buying) and faster loading times, so the gameplay is far more realistic. It is, however, more expensive and heavier than the PlayStation 4 Slim. If you are a serious gamer who is willing to pay up for a more powerful console, the PlayStation 4 Pro is the way to go. If you are buying a console for children, an infrequent gamer, prefer a lighter console, or on a budget, the PlayStation 4 Slim is the console for you. The PlayStation 4 has far more game exclusives (meaning they are only available on PlayStation) than the Xbox One, including hits The Last Guardian, Days Gone, and Infamous Second Son. The PlayStation 4 has virtual reality goggles, which immerse you in the game more than a normal controller. The Xbox One and Nintendo Switch do not have virtual reality.
The Xbox One was released in November 2013 just like the PlayStation 4. The standard console (Xbox One S) sells for $299.99 but comes with a large selection of bundled games. The more expensive console (Xbox One X) sells for $499.99 and also has included games. Both the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X have one terabyte of storage. The Xbox One X’s resolution is 4K, but it has far more RAM (storage) and faster loading times than the PlayStation 4 Pro which earns its title as the most powerful gaming console on the market. It is also the only console to have a 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player. The Xbox One X is the most expensive console money can buy. As with the PlayStation 4 Slim versus the PlayStation 4 Pro, people who regularly game and want a life-like experience, should pay up for the more expensive model. The Xbox One S is still a great option and more budget friendly. If you want to play your old Xbox 360 games, Xbox One is far more backward compatible than PlayStation 4. On the Xbox One, you are able to play games with gamers not using the Xbox One (such as an iPhone, computer, virtual reality goggles, or Nintendo Switch). If you own many games and movies and need more storage than the terabyte, there are more USB ports on the console than the PlayStation 4, thus more external storage opportunities.
The Nintendo Switch was released in March 2017 making it the newest of the three consoles. The standard console sells for $299.99. It comes in two color styles: solid gray and neon blue and red. But the controllers, called Joycons, can actually be purchased separately in a multitude of color schemes! It has 32 gigabytes of storage, which is far less than the other two consoles. Unlike the first two consoles, it is portable and does not require a television, making it is very versatile. There are two ways to use the Nintendo Switch: either hold it in your hands or dock it at your television. The resolution is nowhere near the PlayStation or Xbox’s resolution. There is no disc port, instead, the games are on a cartridge. You can’t stream Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, either.
At the end of the day, all of these consoles are excellent choices. It really depends on your personal preference when making a purchase. If you still can’t decide which console to buy, both PlayStation and Xbox are likely to release the next generation of consoles in 2020. Thus, holding out to buy a console isn’t the worst idea. A generation of consoles usually lasts for 6 to 8 years so these new consoles will last you many years of gaming. The new Nintendo Switch may drop in the second half of 2019. In the case of buying a console, delaying the big decisions is a smart way to go!
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The best part about gaming is experiencing it with other people. Here is a list of 3 of the best multiplayer games on the Xbox One, as rated by the team at GameTruck San Jose.
A new twist on the classic first-person shooter genre, Overwatch is known for specializing in multiplayer co-ops. This quirky game has a massive following growing every day for its design and deep gameplay. It has a vast variety of characters and locations which showcases different cultures around the world.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
This game pieces together all four installments of the smash-hit Halo video game series.
As a first-shooter game, Halo is near the top of the list of the most well-known and well-loved. This new compilation offers many competitive multiplayer maps as well as the ability to have cooperative play in the four campaigns.
This game is a hybrid of a soccer simulation and a racing game in which you play as a rocket car instead of a person. Features like a turbo boost mid-match make this an elevated version of soccer. Teams can have up to four players making it perfect to play with a group of friends. This competitive game would also be great for group events as the five-minute matches are fast so everyone can take a turn.
Enjoying a great game with a friend is one of the sweet pleasures of life.
These three games are incredibly different and excel at multiplayer functions making them great for company bonding activities. Working together on a low stakes game is a great way to improve communication as a corporate team building exercise. To try these games out with a large group for a fun afternoon check us out at GameTruck San Jose. Call us at (866)253-3191 or visit us here to get a quote.
Choosing between two powerful gaming consoles is hard when you’re on the lookout for a new system. The device you select can lead to years of fun gaming, or it can sit by your tv untouched like a decoration. GameTruck Charlotte is here to break them down for you and help you find the ideal system for your needs.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are incredibly similar consoles which can make it challenging to decide between the two. Whether you want a system for birthday party games or even a team-building exercise, these consoles are great for any event. Here at GameTruck Charlotte, we want to help you find the system that suits your needs. These are 3 of the significant differences between the consoles.
-The PS4 is the stronger platformer that displays it’s games at a high 1080p resolution and a better frame rate. The graphics are sleek and crisp which enhances the overall visual experience while gaming. The Xbox One, on the other hand, is a slightly less powerful console. Having a higher resolution experience and fast speeds on the PS4 make games look incredible.
– Exclusive titles are games that are only available to purchase on a specific console. The PS4 blows the Xbox away with its vast collection with over 500 games that you can only play on their system. These exclusive titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last of Us Remastered are a massive draw to the console. Xbox, on the other hand, has a much smaller library of exclusives with just over 100 strong titles such as Halo and Forza Motorsport 7. Both consoles share multiple third-party titles which means that beyond the exclusives they have a similar overall library.
– The Xbox One comes with an HDMI port which allows you to connect your cable box or other devices to your console. This feature creates an all in one device that allows users to access live tv shows through the Xbox. This multitasking tool is excellent for gamers as you can watch tv and still receive Xbox notifications.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are powerful gaming consoles that anyone would enjoy.
Because of the similarities between these systems, the small differences stand out. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference, and as such, you should try them out. A great way to experiment and get a real feel for these systems would be to use us at GameTruck Charlotte. Host a video game party and try out these awesome consoles to decide the ultimate winner! Call us at (704)-629-7128 or click here to get a pricing quote.