The gaming industry has evolved more than a lot throughout the past few decades. From Solitaire and Chess to Assassin’s Creed V and incredibly complex games with graphics meant to awe, there seems to be a huge leap. And yet, it’s just a matter of a couple of decades.
Together with the gaming industry the gaming system industry evolves as well. These days, you can get a good and affordable gaming system guaranteed to cover for all the current games and the vast majority of the ones that are to be released over the next years. However, how do you make the last call? How do you actually settle on something? There are some factors you may want to take into consideration if you want to decide on something that is actually suitable for you:
Of course, there are many gaming consoles out there – and we are more than certain that many others are to come as well. But when it comes to the final battle, Xbox and PS will always stand face-to-face. Xbox comes in two versions these days (the 360 and the One) and PS comes in two versions as well (PS 3 and 4). There are many things that differentiate both between the brands and between each model each brand offers, but doing a bit of research should help you settle on that which is genuinely the best one for you.
If you want the utmost performance, buy the latest models because it will be worth it. Even if the games will work just fine on the older models as well, there will still be either a bit of lagging or a lower graphics card performance. If you don’t mind these things though, you can also buy an older model and you will be able to play at least the current games (which should keep you busy for quite some time, actually).
If you are running on a smaller budget, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on something that is essentially entertainment. Even if you are an avid gamer, money may still be an issue for you and it can still play an important role in the final decision. Whatever you do though, make sure that you don’t settle for the lowest price just because it’s low. Try to search for the optimum price-performance ratio and you’ll be happy with your purchase.
Aside from gaming consoles, desktop computers can make for amazing gaming systems as well. They come with a lot of benefits, including the fact that you’ll be able to do other things than gaming on them and the fact that they are highly customizable. The downfall? Most medium-to-high-end systems will cost you more than gaming consoles. On top of that, some of the cool new games are released first on consoles and only then on PC (and the latest Grand Theft Auto is one of the first examples that goes very well here).