If you’re looking to buy a console right now, you’ve got more choice than ever before
There are bags of Black Friday and Cyber Monday console bargains to be had, but whether you’re shopping for yourself or a loved one, it can be difficult to decide which one to go for, be it a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or a Nintendo Switch.
Luckily, we’ll constantly updating the best discounts and deals in the run up to the big event to make your decision easier.
Slimmer, lighter and less expensive than the PS4 Pro, the PS4 Slim is the most popular iteration of the family of consoles and is available with 500GB or 1TB storage and with four colour choices; jet black, glacier white, gold and silver.
The latest console from Sony, the PS4 Pro is the most powerful console on the market right now and can output both 4k and HDR Video thanks to its upgraded GPU. Critics describe its improvement on the PlayStation 3 as significant, particularly highlighting the amount of high-speed memory and the impressive graphic technology.
While it doesn’t feature a 4K Blu-ray drive, much to the disappointment of loyal fans, its 1TB hard drive more than makes up for it. The PS4 Pro also supports Remote Play, Share Play and streaming at up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second – that’s seriously fast.
Smaller and lighter than the Xbox One – 40 per cent smaller, in fact, it has an impressive 2TB of storage, and the power unit is built-in.
There are more than 100 console-exclusive games to choose from, including some of the biggest games of the year. Critics also praised its ease of use and design. That being said, while the Xbox One S does support 4K resolution, including Blu-ray movies and streaming, it is currently limited to video playback.
A handheld/console hybrid, Nintendo’s latest offering can be connected to your TV to play on the big screen, or you can also take it with you on the go as a high-powered handheld.
Codenamed NX, the Switch became the fastest-selling home console in the company’s history, tied to the critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wind, which has sold more than 4 million copies.
As the newest launch, its game lineup is still growing – but it’s also the only console where you can play the latest Mario titles.