Finding the perfect used video game console may not seem like an easy task with updated systems and add-ons coming out every few years.
Will all of the different options, how do you know which system is right for you?
First, consider what you are looking for in a used video game console; are you looking for all the bells and whistles, or something you can pop a disk in and off you go?
Gamers looking for the latest and greatest are limited in choices, between the PS4 and the Xbox One, each with their own set of features.
The Xbox One
The Xbox One is a great choice for everyone from hardcore to casual gamers. Featuring abilities ranging from voice recognition to in game TV this system has the ability to Kinect your whole entertainment system together. Xbox still offers the biggest online gaming experience however as in previous systems it is still a paid service.
The PS4 is a great choice for casual gamers looking to save a bit of cash, as their online apps are free to use. The PS4 also features rechargeable controllers, and the ability to stream directly to Twitch. The game selection is similar to that of the Xbox One and typically features more mature content.
Even the Nintendo Wii was first released almost 10 years ago it still remains a staple at parties. The arcade style games that are often updates of childhood favorites, and the emphasis on multiplayer make it a great video game console to have a few beers with friends over. Also featuring less mature content this system is great for kids. The wireless remote for the system helps making the gaming experience more interactive as it enables motion based play.
PS3 and Xbox 360
Even though they have been updated, the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 are good choices for gamers on a budget. The PS3 features a built in Blue Ray player and free access to apps, unlike the Xbox 360 which requires an Xbox Live subscription before you can even access your Netflix account.
Both of these game consoles feature a wide range of games that can often be found for cheap.
Buying a used video game console instead of new can save you some major cash, so it’s the obvious choice!