Which Video Game Console Should I Buy?

The question that never dies, “Which console is best?” It has fans fiercely defending their champion console while bashing rival consoles; but what everyone fails to realize is, the console is only as good as the games available on that console. I’m talking about exclusive titles for those systems. With the holidays almost upon us, I hope you will find this information useful if shopping for a new gaming device for yourself or for a gift for someone else.

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Sure, specs matter; people want the best graphics, fastest processors, and biggest hard drives. For that, nothing can beat a PC. They will always be on the cutting edge of technology, AND when yours starts to show signs of age, you can upgrade it easily. The same cannot be said for gaming consoles.

So why do people even buy game consoles then? The answer is simple; each console gets games that are “exclusive” to that system that you can’t play anywhere else (except you could emulate them on your PC, but the performance may suffer especially for newer titles/systems). So that leaves little choice but to shell out the cash for a new system when there’s a game that you want to play.

If you’re buying for yourself, the answer is simple, just ask yourself “What style of games do I want to play?” If you enjoy FPS (first person shooting games) and Sports games, you’re going to want the Xbox 360. If you enjoy RPGs (Role Playing Games), and Anime styled JRPGs (Japanese Role Playing Games), you’re going to want the Playstation 4. If you enjoy Quirky, Casual, “Party” games (games that can be enjoyed by the whole family or a group of friends in your living room) You’re going to want the Wii U. If you like all of these types of games, you’re probably going to want all of these consoles – but with the prices ranging from $300-$500 a piece, you’re looking at some serious cash to complete your collection. So which should you buy first?

To answer that question, take a look at what’s currently available, as well as what’s coming out in the next 3 months for the system you’re considering. Here is a list of exclusives to help get you started!

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PS4 Exclusives:

Alienation (Shooting)
Basement Crawl (2d Action)
Bloodborne (Action RPG)
Brawl (Action / Party Game)
Deep Down (RPG)
Disgaea 5 (SRPG)
Drawn to Death (Shooter)
Dreams (Art Simulation)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Adventure)
Fat Princess Adventures (Action Adventure)
Godzilla (Action Adventure)
Gran Turismo 7 (Racing)
Guns Up (Action)
Hotshots Golf (Sports)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Action RPG)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II (RPG)
Infamous First Light (Open World Action-Adventure)
Infamous Second Son (Open World Action Adventure)
Kill Strain (Action)
Killzone Shadow Fall (FPS)
Knack (Platformer)
The Last of Us Remastered (Action Adventure)
The Last Guardian (Adventure)
N++ (Platforming)
NieR (Action)
Omega Quintet (RPG Simulation)
Onechanbara Z2 Chaos (Action)
The Order (3rd Person Shooter)
Persona 5 (RPG)
Phantasy Star Online 2 (MMORPG)
The Playroom (Virtual Reality)
Ratchet & Clank (Platformer)
Rime (Adventure)
Rocketbirds 2 Evolution
Sengoku Basara 4 (Action)
Shadow of the Beast (Action)
Shenmue III (Open World RPG)
Stories The Hidden Path (Action RPG)
Tearaway Unfolded (Platformer)
The Tomorrow Children (Puzzle, Sandbox)
Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection (Action Adventure)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Action Adventure)
Until Dawn (Survival Horror)
Wattam
What Remains of Edith Finch (Puzzle)
Wild (Action Adventure)
Without Memory (Action Adventure)

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Wii U Exclusives:

Art Academy (Art)
Bayonetta 2 (Action)
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker (Platformer Puzzle)
Devil’s Third (FPS)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Platformer)
Dr Luigi (Puzzle)
Fatal Frame V (Survival Horror)
Game & Wario (Party)
Hyrule Warriors (Action)
Just Dance Wii U (Rhythm)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Platformer)
The legend of Zelda Windwaker HD (Action RPG)
The Legend of Zelda (Action RPG
Lego City Undercover (Adventure)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sports)
Mario Kart 8 (Racing)
Super Mario Maker (Platformer Sandbox)
Mario Party 10 (Party)
Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Puzzle)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Action RPG)
Nano Assualt Neo (Shoot em Up)
NES Remix (Arcade)
NES Remix 2 (Arcade)
New Super Luigi U (Platformer)
New Super Mario Bros. U (Platformer)
Nintendo Land (Party)
Pikmin 3 (Adventure)
Pokemon Rumble U (Action RPG)
Pushmo World (Puzzle)
Rabbids Land (Party)
Rodea the Sky Soldier (Action)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (Platform)
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem SMT X FE # (RPG)
Sing Party (Karaoke)
Sonic Boom (Action Adventure)
Sonic Lost World (Platformer)
Splatoon (3rd Person Shooter)
Star Fox Zero (Action)
Super Mario 3D World (Platformer)
Super Smash Bros (Fighting)
Tank! Tank! Tank! (Action)
Wii Fit U (Fitness)
Wii Party U (Party)
Wii Sports club (Sports)
The Wonderful 101 (Action)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Action RPG)
Yoshi’s Woolly World (Platformer)

Xbone Exclusives:

Crackdown 3 (Third Person Shooter)
Crimson Dragon (Shooter)
Fighter Within (Fighting)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Racing)
Forza Motorsport 6 (Racing)
Gears of War 4 (Shooter)
Gears of War Ultimate (Shooter)
Ghost of a Tale (Action Adventure)
Halo 5 (FPS)
Halo Master Chief Collection (FPS)
Kinect Sports Rivals (Sports)
Phantom Dust (Action)
Powerstar Golf (Sports)
Quantum Break (Shooter)
Raiden V (Shooter)
Rare Replay (Compliation)
Recore (Action Adventure)
Scalebound (Action Adventure)
Shape Up (Fitness)
Sunset Overdrive (Action Adventure)
Xbox Fitness (Fitness)

If shopping for someone else, the best thing to do, is ask them what console they want, or buy them a giftcard for $400 (the cost of the console plus 1 game). Because everyone’s tastes are different, just because you like a certain game doesn’t mean your friend, family member, or significant other will share the same views. Why waste the money on a console they won’t play? That’s why a giftcard or taking them with you to pick out the new system is best.

For me, personally, There is no clear cut “winner” in the battle for “best gaming console” It is too subjective of a question and merely comes down to what games you want to play. I’m saving my pennies to buy a PS4 for Persona 5, as well as a Wii U for SMT X FE # and Xenoblade Chronicles. I have little to no interest in Xbone at this time, with the only exclusive that I have mild interest in being Scalebound. But your mileage may varry, It depends on what type of gamer you are.

Which Video Game Console Should I Buy? was originally published on Geeky Sweetie

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