People who are not familiar with the world of gaming often view it as just a niche hobby. It may have been like that in the past. But the sale of gaming consoles all over the world tells an entirely different story. This may well have a lot to do with gaming consoles evolving into home entertainment machines.
Now there are many types of consoles that you can choose from. But which gaming console is best? If you are looking for a gaming console for mobile or TV, you should look at the gaming consoles list below. They include handheld gaming consoles and gaming consoles for TV.
1. Sony PlayStation 5
The Sony PS5 is one of the most popular home video gaming consoles in India and probably the world. It comes with a custom 8-Core / 16-Thread processor based on the AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture. The PS5 is paired with a 10 teraFLOP GPU based on the AMD RDNA 2 “Navi” architecture capable of running games at 4K@120Hz with HDR and supports 8K@60Hz with HDMI 2.1 support. The console is so advanced that it remains silent even after heavy gaming sessions, unlike its predecessors. The biggest perk of buying the PS5 is the access to exclusive titles like the newly released Horizon Forbidden West or the upcoming God Of War Ragnarok apart from being able to subscribe to PlayStation services such as PS Plus (PlayStation Plus) and PS Now (PlayStation Now). There are two versions of the Sony PlayStation 5 you can choose from – the standard edition comes at a cost of Rs. 49,990 while the digital edition is sold at Rs 39,990.
2. Microsoft Xbox Series X
The Microsoft Xbox Series X comes with more power than it looks for its size. It runs on a custom 8-Core / 16-Thread AMD Zen 2 processor and has a blazing fast 12 teraFLOP GPU that can run most games at 4K 60 FPS with ease. Compared to the PS5, it has a bigger SSD compartment. There are many features that make this Xbox so attractive to gamers. The Xbox Quick Resume gives every player the ability to instantly switch between three games and also lets them play as far as the original Xbox. Then there is the Xbox Game Pass which is a monthly subscription that gives users access to over 300 games to freely download and play. Microsoft keeps adding games and features to the Xbox making it better with every passing day. The gaming console price of this console in India is Rs 49,990.
3. Nintendo Switch
If you are looking for handheld gaming consoles, the Nintendo Switch is your best option. It is yet to officially be launched in India and those available don’t usually provide warranties. Even though it does not have the most powerful specs, it is still one of the most favorite among gamers, because of its portability. It also provides some of the most famous games that are exclusive to Nintendo.
4. Valve’s Steam Deck
Valve’s Steam Deck is a comparatively new product but has taken the gaming industry by storm. This console stands out from the rest mainly because of its exceptional hardware that gives the console a next-gen look. The company has worked with AMD specifically to create a custom SoC with a 4-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and an AMD RDNA 2-based GPU with 8 CUs. The performance of the new console is somewhat similar to that of a Nintendo.
The console exhibits excellent performance as a result, you can spec it with around 512 GB NVMe SSD, which is quite impressive for portable consoles. The stem deck runs on SteamOS 3.0 which is Linux. As of yet, Valve’s Steam Deck is not available to purchase in India.
The list only includes 4 types of consoles that are popular among gamers in India right now. Each of the consoles has its strengths and weaknesses and when you want to buy gaming accessories online, it is always better to compare them thoroughly after going through honest reviews. Choose the console that fits your requirements.
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