Our list of the best Consoles of February 2020.
The world of console gaming is lately in fibrillation. Many gamers complain that the rhythms imposed by the production companies are always higher, and the fact is that often finding one’s way in this world, especially for those approaching it for the first time, can be complicated. Currently there are 3 different versions of PS4, 3 versions of Xbox One, two versions of Nintendo Switch and a console with NVIDIA Android TV on board. Not to mention the retro consoles!
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Therefore, given the number of home consoles on the market and also those arriving on the market, we have collected in this article the most essential details relating to the best consoles currently available (February 2020) in the main physical and virtual stores of Italy, with a list of the main technical features, any link to our review and everything you need to buy them on the main online channels.
If then, after reading our list dedicated to the best Consoles, you still have some doubts; we look forward to seeing you in the comments section of this page to answer your doubts!
The 10 best selling consoles ever
Among the 10 best-selling consoles ever there is none of those found on this page. However, these are rather young home consoles, and the list of the 10 best-selling also includes successful portable consoles such as Game Boy, Nintendo DS and PSP. If you want to go further, find an interesting article linked in the title of this paragraph.
- Sony PlayStation 2
- Nintendo DS
- Nintendo Game Boy
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Sony PlayStation
- Nintendo Wii
- Sony PlayStation 3
- Microsoft Xbox 360
- Nintendo Game Boy Advance
- Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
What are the best consoles?
So here we are at the list of the best home consoles. Below you can find the menu with which to navigate the contents of this article, otherwise you can decide to scroll manually and consult the devices one by one.
- Best Sony Consoles
- Best Microsoft Consoles
- Best Nintendo Consoles
- Best NVIDIA Consoles
- Best Retro gaming consoles
- How we evaluate the consoles
Best Sony Console
Below is the best consoles branded Sony, the production house of the glorious PlayStation which, together with Nintendo, laid the foundations for the global spread of this domestic gaming platform?
PS4, also known as PlayStation 4, is the fourth embodiment of the famous Sony PlayStation released by now in the distant 29 November 2013 in Europe. It is one of the best-selling consoles in recent years (over 100 million specimens) and, at least at the moment, has not been affected by the passing of the years. Almost four years have passed since its launch, but nonetheless the largest software houses and the biggest publishers continue to actively churn out titles dedicated to her who sometimes fight almost equally with their counterparts dedicated to Windows PC.
PS4 Exclusive Games
If all goes well, PS4 should guarantee you updated games and more than decent graphics until at least 2020. In the meantime, which games can you entertain yourself with? Horizon Zero Dawn , Gran Turismo Sport , Detroit and Days Gone , plus many others such as Uncharted 4 , World of Final Fantasy , Bloodborne , The Last of Us and all the titles dedicated to PlayStation VR , the Sony virtual reality viewer.
Where to buy it
PS4 is a model that we could safely call old. As mentioned previously, the Sony console should have a quiet life until 2018, but this model has been replaced by PS4 Slim, a more compact model but equipped with the same hardware. Under Christmas or for other occasions you could therefore find the classic model at prices far lower than those applied by the eshop that we indicate below.
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CPU: AMD Jaguar, 1.6 GHz octa core
GPU: AMD Radeon Liverpool, 18 computational units, 1.84 TFLOPS
RAM: 8GB GDDR5 unified, 177 GB / s
Internal storage: 500 GB / 1 TB
Dimensions: 275 × 53 × 305 | 265 × 39 × 288 mm
Weight: 2.8 | 2.1 kg
Ports: 2 USB 3.1, AUX, HDMI (HDR10 support via update), Optics
Connectivity: Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Player: Blu-ray 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
Consumption: maximum 250 W
How do we evaluate consoles?
To begin with, all the consoles on this list are Home Consoles, therefore intended for home use. The world of portable consoles has suffered a moderate setback; perhaps even because of the spread of mobile gaming, and at the moment we could list very few representatives (from Nintendo and Sony). What do we dwell on about the Console featured in this article?
Hardware: even if the Console user usually does not care about details regarding what is present inside it, we will still spend a few lines to highlight power, internal memory and other more technical features.
Software: a nod to software is sometimes a must. Some consoles are real 360 ° entertainment machines, which offer not only the possibility of video games, but also of browsing, buying films and much more.
Games: Current home gaming machines rely heavily on exclusives. Each production house has some precious arrows to shoot and offer to its users, so as to convince users to have more than one Console at the same time.
Price: a fundamental point. Often users want to approach this world preferably by spending small amounts, so as to also understand if the current and future investment can bear fruit.
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