Best Gaming Consoles in 2019: Play with Friends, Family, and Kids Anytime Anywhere

Right from Super Mario to Call of Duty, you name it, and these best gaming consoles can entertain you like never before. Comprehensive list of consoles worth buying in 2019 is here, have a look.

Just before few days, we made a post on best drones to buy in 2019. It was aimed for professionals as well as for casual fun. Drones are indeed fun to play with, but only one person can have fun with one drone. This inspired us to make a comprehensive list of the best Gaming Console you should buy in 2019.

The advantage of gaming consoles is that you can share the fun with friends and family. Sports games, racing games, or games like Call of Duty can be a perfect way to spend a weekend with the people you love. Just in case, if you like retro games like Mario or Contra, we have that as well on the list. So without wasting any further time, go through the list and based on your requirement, make your choice.

Best Gaming Consoles of 2019

#1. Xbox One S 1TB Console

Xbox One S 1TB Gaming Console

Xbox is one of the widely popular consoles among gamers. Xbox One S compared to its predecessor, has got some handy tweaks. The controller is much more comfortable and accurate to use. Besides that, the One S console can be placed flat or vertical. Though, you’ll need a right stand for proper ventilation.

Apart from gaming, the console also supports 4K Blu-Rays to upscale your gaming experience and even movie experience. When it comes to gaming, this beast can support Xbox 360 as well as original Xbox games. In total there are almost 1300 games that you can play on this console.

Who should buy it?

  • Hardcore gamers
  • Movie addicts to experience 4K quality
  • Who understands quality over price

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Pros
  • Supports Xbox 360 and original Xbox games
  • 4K Blue-Rays support for movies

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Cons
  • No native 4K support in games

#2. Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Gaming Console

This one is an all-rounder. It can connect to TV, convert to a tablet, and also a handheld gaming console. It all depends on where you are and with whom you wish to play. Slide the Joy-Con on display and game on as a handheld console. Remove the Joy-Con, dock the screen and connect with TV to start multiplayer with your friends or family.

Besides that, the Joy-Con have built-in sensors that deliver an equally immersive gaming experience that you get playing on TV. It also includes Wi-Fi that allows you to connect up to eight consoles for a team playing. If gaming anywhere and everywhere is something of your interest, no need to go further with the list, this one is just perfect for you.

Who should buy it?

  • Parents – It has excellent parental controls
  • For game addicts to play anytime anywhere
  • Nintendo Games fanboys

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Pros
  • Multiple connectivity and gaming modes
  • Excellent parental controls
  • Slim and sleek design

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Cons
  • Charging port below the console doesn’t have space when connected with TV

#3. PlayStation 4 Slim (PS4)

Playstation 4 PS4 Slim 1TB-2TB Gaming Console

The slim edition from Sony is actually thinner compared to original PS4. Apart from being thin, there isn’t any notable difference in the specifications. Yes, the slim version of the PS4 is actually a lot quieter and also consumes much less electricity. When it comes to gaming and 4K, it is almost identical to its predecessor.

The question is whether to have it or not mainly depends on what you use right now. If you already have a PS4, upgrading to Slim version doesn’t really make any sense. But if you are buying a new console for the first time, this is the one you bet your money on.

Who should buy it?

  • First-time game console buyers
  • GoGreen ideology followers, as it consumes less electricity
  • Those who prefer silent gaming console

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Pros
  • Slim and sleek design
  • Considerably silent
  • Less power consumption

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Cons
  • No specification upgrades from its predecessor

#4. PlayStation 4 Pro (PS4 Pro)

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Gaming Console

PS4 Pro is for serious gamers, and that’s because this one has some serious hardware under its hood. While I’ll bet my money on Xbox One S at any given time, this one indeed has the potential to make a dent in the market share of the Xbox series. The PS4 Pro has an 8-Core AMD Jaguar CPU with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.

When it comes to GPU, the PRO version achieves 4.2 TFLOP with AMD Radeon; this is more than double its predecessors. Apart from hardware, the console has HDR as well as 4K capabilities to bring a realistic gaming experience.

Who should buy it?

  • Hardcore gamers due to its decent hardware specifications
  • If you wish to have a 4K gaming console as a beginner

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Pros
  • Enhances old PS4 games
  • Games load faster due to upgraded hardware
  • Amazing 4K graphics quality

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Cons
  • Unlike Xbox, it doesn’t have 4K Blu-Ray support

#5. SNES and NES Nintendo Entertainment System Classic

SNES and NES Nintendo Gaming Console

You might be wondering why an 8-bit console from attics is listed as the best gaming console to buy in 2019? The reason is simple; it is still entertaining. In fact, it entertains a little more because of the childhood memories attached to the games. Of course, there’s nothing to talk about graphics or HDR or 4K here.

This console comes with preloaded games that you may have played as a kid. The only technology advancement this console has adopted is the compatibility of HDMI connection; as most of the TVs, these days support it. And yes, you cannot install external cartridges after cleaning it with your T-Shirt!

Who should buy it?

  • Buy this if you wish to travel back in time
  • Those who are excited to experience 8-bit gaming

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Pros
  • HDMI support for newer version of televisions
  • Built-in games with autosave functionality

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Cons
  • Cannot use cartridges from your collection
  • Slightly overpriced

That’s all for now!

Prepare to takeoff…

The list was carefully created keeping in mind user requirements like budget, graphics capabilities, advantage, and limitations, etc. If you feel something is missing, do let us know in the comments. I rest my case here and leave it on your fine sense of judgment.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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