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Should You Get an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Switch?

How you enjoy your games will likely determine which system speaks to you.

Jul 30, 2019

By: Max Cannon

If you're looking for a specific type of game then you may want to grab yourself a specific console. Now that we're deep into the current console generation, the experience you can get with each machine becomes clearer and clearer as time goes on. The elements that make a PlayStation 4 an awesome place to play are different than that stand-out spots on an Xbox One. If you're figuring out what console is right for you, then you're in the right place.

The Endless Options of Xbox One

Xbox One had some pretty nasty trouble out of the gate when it released in 2013, while Microsoft wasn't on top throughout this console generation it's clear that they made a lot of moves to put them in a better position next time. Aside from a few exceptions, you won't find the top-tier exclusives that you'll have on a PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, but you will have access to a lot of games for the cheapest price. If you're into subscription services, you can dive right into the Xbox Game Pass collection which gives you access to more games than you could ever play for a $10 a month. If you make some smart moves bundling with the Xbox Live Gold service that is required for online play you can wind up with years of both services for just a couple of bucks. If you're someone that doesn't have an extensive collection of your own games then you'll have a lot for a little by subscribing with Xbox. 

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If you're looking to get an Xbox system then you'll have some choices here too. The Xbox One X is the most powerful, and expensive, console that money can buy as it'll run your games at the highest resolution. However, if you're looking to save a few bucks then you can find an original Xbox One or slightly newer Xbox One S for less than $200. While you'll have tons of fun with awesome games on Xbox, you're also going to be missing out on some top-tier exclusives that you can only get on the other systems...

The Power of PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 launched within a week of the Xbox One but made a far better first impression. You'll have the first access to cloud streaming of games through PlayStation Now, and you'll be able to play VR games on a console with the inclusion of a PlayStation VR unit. While these features are neat, they haven't contributed to PlayStation's positive reputation like the excellent exclusives have. UnchartedHorizon Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Ratchet & Clank are just some of the best games of this generation and you'll be missing out on them without a PS4 in your home. While the Xbox One may come in many different flavors, you're only getting 2 real options with your PS4 in terms of performance, the PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation 4 Pro. PlayStation is so popular that you're likely to run into more of your friends here than any other online platform. 

PlayStation's cinematic exclusives really push the medium forward.PlayStation's cinematic exclusives really push the medium forward.

The Best of Portable and Handheld Gaming with Nintendo

Nintendo's previous machine, the Wii U, was one of the biggest stumbles in the history of the ancient toy company so the Switch's success was a welcome return to form. While PlayStation exclusives succeed on a more cinematic level than on family-friendly classic gaming, Nintendo games are beloved for their commitment to making fun games. Super Mario Odyssey and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild are some of the best games of the last few years and the first to come to the Switch. If you'll make use of the namesake feature of the Nintendo Switch, which is the ability to play the machine in a handheld mode or on your TV screen, then you may want to stick with this system if you're only getting one machine.

Super Mario Odyssey was an instant classic when it realesed on the Nintendo Switch.Super Mario Odyssey was an instant classic when it realesed on the Nintendo Switch.
Share Your Thoughts!

Which console seems best to you? Are you a fan of Nintendo's classics or the modern games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? Share your thoughts below and leave a comment!