Reasons to buy a PS4:
- Great controller .The Sony PS4’s DualShock controller is still the best – hands down. It is the ideal size, comes with quick access to key features and has a speaker to mix in interesting uses of effects or ambient sound.
- Easy sharing. On this video game console controller, with one press of the Share button, gamers can quickly and easily share their adventures on YouTube or Twitch, send off a screenshot Twitter or spread their digital feats on other social networks. It’s not necessary to navigate several menus and setting up social accounts is easy and simple.
- A bright future. 2016 brings with it new games such as a new chapter in the Unchartered series as well as the long-awaited The Last Guardian. Gamers will also finally be able to own PlayStation VR, Sony’s forthcoming virtual reality headset, and cloud TV service PlayStation Vue will probably carry on with its push to more national markets.
Reasons to buy an Xbox One
- Backward compatibility. Hold on to your library of Xbox 360 games. A lot of those games will work on Microsoft’s video game console – the Xbox One – either emerging among digital downloads or available by putting the disc into the video game console. New buyers will have instant access to their older games as they build up their Xbox One library.
- Wide selection of apps. Being an all-in-one entertainment system, Xbox One has an advantage of a wider selection of apps as well as new accessories enabling the video game console to pick up over-the-air HD TV signals. It could be the closest we have to a cable box substitute.
- Strong first-party lineup. Generally, the library is strong between games from third-party publishers like Star Wars: Battlefront and Fallout 4, but its first-party lineup is really impressive.
- Elite upgrades. For those who want to splurge, there’s an Elite bundle which is predicted to improve performance. Be prepared to pay $499 though.
Reasons to buy a Wii U
- Lower price. Nintendo’s home video game console comes with the best price for gamers looking to stay on a budget. However, with that slash in price comes negatives including less horsepower than an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, as well as lacking features like game DVR.
- Family-friendly game options. It’s hard to beat an ally like Mario. Wii U has a variety of quality family games.
- Virtual console. For gamers who want to return to the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Virtual Console feature has several old-school video games such as the original Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong.
- Access to Wii library. All those games from Nintendo’s Wii era are accessible on the Wii U as well.