Waste time and villains with these video game console picks.
Video game consoles have changed a great deal from their inception. Gone are the days of singularly focused, basic gaming. Today, the gaming console realm runs the gamut — from basic consoles that take you down memory lane to ultra portable gaming rigs to insanely powerful offerings for high-res HDR (high dynamic range) and virtual reality gaming.
And the growth seems to never stop. The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 — the next-generation gaming consoles by Microsoft and Sony — are finally available for preorder. The Xbox Series X will hit the shelves on November 10 for $499.99, while the PlayStation 5 will launch two days later with the same price tag.
Sony will also offer a Digital Edition PlayStation 5 without a disk slot for $100 less. Microsoft, on the other hand, unveiled a digital-only Xbox Series S console, too. It is not quite as capable as the Series X, but priced at $299.99, it’s considerably more affordable.
A successor of the Xbox One X, the Series X gaming console packs vastly more powerful hardware, adding a 4K gaming experience at up to 120 frames per second, support for gameplay with variable refresh rate, compatibility with 8K displays, and enhanced cloud-gaming features.
The PlayStation 5, like its rival from Microsoft, can deliver 4K gaming with a high refresh rate, among many other novelties. It is 8K-capable as well. The new console has a radically different design from its predecessor’s, as well as an all-new DualSense wireless gaming controller.
Due to the insanely high demand, preordering the latest Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles is quite a challenge. Here are the best gaming console options you can buy today:
If you're in the market for a new gaming console right now, check out the best options available — from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo — and get ready to get your gaming on.
A note on availability: Due to increased demand, some of these products may fluctuate in and out of stock. We will be frequently checking and refreshing the links to these products as they become available again.