The Great Console Debate: Which Gaming Console is Right for You?

Are you unsure if you should buy an Xbox, a Playstation or a Nintendo Switch? We've checked out the five most popular consoles on the market to help you reach a decision.

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Model
Test winner
Xbox One X Xbox One X
Price performance winner
Playstation 4 Pro Playstation 4 Pro
Xbox One S Xbox One S
Playstation 4 Slim Playstation 4 Slim
Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch
Target Group Gamers Gamers Gamers + Casual Gamers Gamers + Casual Gamers Family + Casual Gamers
Technical Features
Processor 8x AMD Jaguar 2.3 GHz 8x AMD Jaguar 2.1 GHz 8x AMD Jaguar 1.75 GHz 8x AMD Jaguar 1.6 GHz NVIDIA Tegra
GPU 6 TFLOPS 4.20 TFLOPS 1.4 TFLOPS 1.84 TFLOPS nVidia GM20B
RAM 12 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR3 8 GB GDDR5 4 GB LPDDR4
Energy Use 245 W 310 W 120 W 165 W 11 W
Storage 1 TB 1 TB 1TB 500 GB, 1 TB 32GB
Resolution 4K Ultra HD 4K HDR 4K Ultra HD 1080p (Full HD) 1080p (Full HD)
Blu-ray/DVD drive 4K UHD Blu-ray BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV 4K UHD Blu-ray BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV Nintendo Switch-Software
Ports 3 × USB 3.0, 1 × AUX, Optic Out, HDMI 2.0 Out, HDMI 1.4 In, IR Out 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, 1x AUX-Port, HDMI OUT-Port (supports 4K/HDR) DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)-Port 3 × USB 3.0, 1 × AUX, Optic Out, HDMI 2.0 Out, HDMI 1.4 In, IR Out 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1- Port, 1x AUX-Port, HDMI OUT-Port (HDR-supported) USB-C, microSD, USB-C, HDMI
Ethernet Ethernet (1000) Ethernet (10/100/1000) Ethernet (1000) Ethernet´╝ł10/100/1000) No
WIFI 802.11 b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Bluetooth V4.0 Bluetooth 4.1
Basic Details
Subscription price per year (online gaming) 59,99 59,99 59,99 59,99 19,99
Release Date 11/07/2017 11/10/2016 08/02/2016 02/20/2013 03/03/2017
Measurements 11.8" x 9.4" x 2.4" 11.6 x 2.2 x 12.9 inches 17" x 4.5" x 11.4" 17.2" x 4.8" x 14.5" 1.4" x 1.1" x 4"
Weight 8.4 lbs 10.67 lbs 10.56 lbs 8.25 lbs 3.75 lbs
Products included with delivery Xbox One X console, wireless controller, AC power cable, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription trial Console, black DualShock 4 controller, HDMI cable, USB cable, Mono headset, AC power cord, manuals Console, Wireless Controller (with 3.5mm headset jack),HDMI cable,AC Power cable, 14-day Xbox Live Gold Trial Console, black DualShock 4 controller, HDMI cable, USB cable, Mono headset, AC power cord & Manuals Console, Nintendo Switch Dock, 2 Joy-Cons, 2 Joy-Con Wrist Straps, Joy-Con Grip, HDMI Cable, AC Adapter
Gaming Experience
Exclusive Games Forza, Halo, PUBG, Titanfall, Raiden 5 God of War, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy 7/12/14, Uncharted, Warhammer 40 000, Crash Bandicoot, Horizon Zero Dawn Forza, Halo, PUBG, Titanfall, Raiden 5 God of War, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy 7/12/14, Uncharted, Warhammer 40000, Crash Bandicoot, Horizon Zero Dawn Pokemon, Super Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Bros.
Apps Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, Facebook, Skype, Youtube, Soundcloud, NBA Netflix, Maxdome, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube, Twitch, NFL Gamepass, Dailymotion Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, Facebook, Skype, Youtube, Soundcloud, NBA Netflix, Maxdome, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube, Twitch, NFL Gamepass, Dailymotion New Releases, Nintendo eShop, Album
Maximum number of controllers 8 4 8 4 8
Conclusion
Pros Great performance, high resolution, many games available VR Capable, second-best console in our comparison, very good resolution, many games available, many Playstation-exclusive games Very good resolution, plenty of memory, many games available, affordable VR Capable, many games available, many games exclusive to Playstation Portable and stationary, very energy-efficient
Cons Expensive Uses up a lot of energy Weak performance Lowest resolution, weaker performance in comparison to other consoles Low performance in relation to other consoles, very limited games available
Recommendation For gamers that want to play the newest games in very high quality For gamers that want to play a wide variety of new games and virtual reality games For casual gamers that don't necessarily need to play all newly released games For casual gamers that want to play a variety of games for a low price For casual gamers, family and friends or for those who play often on-the-go or in a big group