This latest generation of gaming consoles has been a wild one. We have some of the most successful sales we’ve seen in years, and thanks to a new “mid-cycle” upgrade for Microsoft and Sony, we have the largest variance in power and performance. With the addition of cutting-edge features like HDR and 4K coupled with Nintendo’s interesting new form factor can make choosing a new console harder than ever before.
Thankfully, we are here to help.
We are going to go over the top three major contenders and provide you guys with a comprehensive guide to help you choose the perfect console for your personal entertainment needs.
Meet The Contenders
Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices started with the base Xbox One, including Kinect. Since that launch there has been a Kinect free Xbox One, Xbox One S, and the Xbox One X. Currently the Xbox One S and Xbox One X are the only models being produced and sold.
If you are a fan of Sony, your current options for hardware include the PS4 and PS4 Pro. The current “base” level PS4 is a smaller variant referred to as the PS4 Slim. Performance wise the PS4 Slim is identical to the standard PS4 that launched.
The latest entry into the market is the Nintendo Switch, a new hybrid console that can be played portably or docked to a television. This unique form factor comes with some serious advantages, but it comes with a multitude of trade-offs as well.