There are so many different types of video game consoles that we have discussed on our blog previously. But today we want to focus on the classics. The consoles that helped to make gaming exactly what it is today. So, let’s look back and see where the gaming consoles have come from.
The first console we are going to look into is Nintendo 64. This is one of the first consoles created by Nintendo that allowed multiplayer gaming. A Simple grey console with 4 controller ports that allowed up to 4 people to play at the same time. Some of the all-time favourite games for this console included Donkey Kong 64 and Mario Kart 64. With Mario Kart being a game that has been reimagined multiple times for all Nintendo Consoles.
The Playstation 1 (PS1) is another retro gaming console, that was one of the first consoles made by Sony that allowed multiplayer gaming. This console was first produced in 1995 and has been a gaming console that people enjoy revisiting. With its four controller power ports, it is very similar to the Nintendo 64 in the fact it allows up to four people to play! The controllers have not changed from this first multiplayer console, meaning you can still have the retro feeling now. Some of the most popular games to play on the Playstation 1 include Crash Bandicoot and Spyro The Dragon.
A Gameboy was one of the first handheld gaming consoles that we could purchase. This was released in 1990 and is still offering us gaming fun, some people still use their Gameboys today! This is slightly different as it is handheld and only allows a single person to play games. One of the most popular GameBoy games to play was Pokemon and that is still popular today.
The PS5, also known as the PlayStation 5, is the newest console the has been released by Sony. This company have released are a large variety of consoles over their time, with their most popular consoles being the PlayStation series.
These consoles allow you to play a wide variety of games, including virtual reality games all from one console! This is the perfect console for somebody who wants it all for one simple yet high cost.
The Playstation 5 console also allows you to play some games online with your friend. This does require an extra cost, and you are only able to play with friends who are on the same console. But, this is an excellent service to offer as it does help you to be social through online gaming.
It is important to note that the Playstation 5 console only comes with one wireless controller for the price. If you are looking to play multiplayer, you will need to purchase an additional controller.
The latest console release in the Microsoft gaming world is the Xbox Series X. This console was released to the UK public on the 10th November 2020, meaning we have had a full 7 months to try and test this before sharing our review.
Now, the Xbox Series X has been an outstanding upgrade on our old Xbox One console. It offers a much larger selection of benefits than the Xbox One. Including more game choices and technical aspects (we will share these with you soon). But, the higher price tag can be off-putting for some, but we can tell you now, it was worth it!
One of the main positives we found when purchasing the Xbox Series X is that you can still use your Xbox One accessories with the new console. Meaning all of the add on accessories you purchased for your old console can still be used!
The Xbox Series X also offers a very large range of technical, gameplay benefits. With this console allowing you to play games in 4K and 120 frames per second. Making this console one of the best for the gaming experience. With the added benefit of a super-fast game load time, no more waiting around for the games to load up.
The look of this console is another aspect that should highly be spoken about. They have changed how the console looks to give it a more sleek finish. A design that is much easier to store away, keeping your gaming area looking neat and organised at all times.
The controller has also had a few minor changes made to it. The overall layout is the same, but the hybrid D-pad has been changed to be a complete circle, giving you more potential. They have also added a new grip material to the control, meaning your grip will never fail you.
There are a wide variety of video games consoles out there for you to purchase, it can be difficult to decide which one will be best for you. So, we are going to share with you facts surrounding each video game console, helping you to decide which one to buy.
First up in this series, the Nintendo Switch.
This is a console that has been created by Nintendo to combine their previous consoles, the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS series. The Nintendo Switch is a console that you can connect to your television, as well as play on the go and handheld. This is an amazing console for those who enjoy travelling, or for families with children who need entertainment on journeys.
The Nintendo Switch is an amazing console with its multiple playing abilities. It can also provide the player with a large variety of games that can be played using all of the different playing options.
Sony has entered the VR battlefield with their PlayStation VR hardware. At the moment they are in direct competition with the PC and it’s VR hardware options. But is it a worthy adversary to the PC, and is it worth the investment if you are new to VR?
PlayStation VR costs much less than a VR ready PC. This alone could be enough reason for most who want to experience a new way to play video games. However, while the price is lower so is the performance, with PlayStation VR games having much lower graphical fidelity.
When it comes to games both formats are on an equal playing field, with some popular VR games such as Star Trek Bridge Commander and Eve: Valkyrie available to play on both systems.
For ease of use PlayStation VR is arguably the easiest system to set up. With simple step by step by step instructions and the guarantee of a compatible gaming system, Playstation VR is pretty much plug and play.