Console Wars

Connor Mathis, Reporter

In a world filled with technology, video games stand out as some of the most popular forms of technology in the entire world.

Their widespread popularity has led many people to ask what the best gaming console truly is. The answer may not actually be as simple as one might think at first glance.

The popular gaming consoles in today’s world consist of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and the older consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The main competition in the gaming industry is indefinitely the PlayStation vs Xbox debate that has been going on for decades.

The Xbox Series X has an advantage in being able to connect users to a PC and allow them to play their games on computer. PlayStation can only do this in a selection of their games.

The PlayStation has an advantage in the fact that you can play more games than the Xbox for free. With an Xbox you must have ‘Xbox Games with Gold’ to play most games which costs $15 per month.

Another thing that the PlayStation has the advantage on is their compatibility with virtual reality (VR) headsets, which has become a very popular past time over the course of the last few years.

The Xbox is not compatible with a VR headset, but the Nintendo Switch is in a more limited fashion.

The Nintendo Switch offers what neither the Xbox Series X nor PlayStation 5 can offer.

The smaller and more compact design of the Nintendo Switch allows users to bring their gaming console wherever they go. This convenience aspect is crucial for many of the people who buy these consoles.

The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One both ran the market by themselves for years, but now that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been released, they’ve become outdated compared to their successors, though a very high amount of people still play them.

The best console debate is one of the more subjective debates, but if you go by what overall has the most tremendous advantages the PlayStation 5 would probably edge out the Xbox. In terms of popularity that would leave the Nintendo Switch at the bottom of the list.

Some people take different advantages and disadvantages with different levels of concern, so it’s hard to meter what exactly is the best console, but just going off of the logic I used here I think the PlayStation 5 gets the slight advantage.



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