Games Consoles Buying Guide
Purchasing a Game Console
There are a number of practical considerations to bear in mind when establishing which game console meets your need.
- Are you already familiar with a particular console manufacturer’s user interface and controller? You may find that if you have enjoyed using an Xbox 360, for example, that the transition to the Xbox One will be seamless.
- Do you own a Sony or Microsoft mobile device? If so, purchasing a console by the same manufacturer can lead to new ways to enjoy gaming.
- Do you already own a large number of games that you continue to enjoy? If so, look for a console with backwards compatibility like the Xbox One.
- Is there a particular game that you enjoy playing? Always establish whether that title is available for the console you are considering. Some games are launched exclusively on one console.
Types of Game Consoles
The PlayStation 4 brings next-generation entertainment to your home. Equipped with powerful processors, 1.84TFLOPS GPU and 8GB of unified system memory, the PS4 delivers breath-taking graphics and high-octane gameplay across vast in-game environments.
The PS4 also gives you access to a host of entertainment services and apps that make it easy to enjoy all your favourite media and stay connected through the one device.
- Play an ever-increasing collection of the biggest titles and PlayStation exclusives.
- Share achievements and broadcast your footage at the touch of a button.
- Enjoy remote play on compatible Sony mobile devices.
- Get access to the best entertainment through apps such as Netflix and Spotify.
By adding the likes of PlayStation TV, additional DualShock 4 controllers and Sony wireless headsets to your equipment there are no limits to the gaming and entertainment possibilities your PS4 can offer.
Xbox One delivers an all-new gaming and entertainment experience, bringing together the best games, the most reliable service and rich entertainment all-in-one system.
Xbox One takes gaming to the next level, but more than just a gaming console, it’s also your entertainment hub. Xbox One brings your games, your favourite apps, and media together, you can even use it to watch free-to-air TV. With fluid, responsive performance and breath-taking graphics combined, the result is new, exciting and engaging gaming experiences.
- Play the best exclusives & biggest blockbusters
- The most advanced multiplayer
- Games plus entertainment
- With advanced technology, get new features and enhancements all the time
Play alone or online with friends with Xbox Live, and even interact with games using your voice and body movements with Kinect.
Developers continue to get closer to harnessing the true power of the latest consoles. Forthcoming releases are sure to taking gaming in never before seen directions and take user experiences to dizzying new heights.
There is a huge host of games available for each game console. From classics to the latest releases, FPS to RPG, and single to multiplayer. Shop this huge range of titles that is sure to suit any taste of preference.
Accessories such as an extra controller or a gaming headset help you get the most from your single player, multiplayer, local and online gaming experience. Certain accessories can even give you a competitive advantage.
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