Keeping up to date with all the goings-on in the console world can be tough work, so we’ve decided to do the hard work for you and round-up all the reviews and news regarding consoles in
one place, so you can keep yourself informed and up-to-date about what
is happening in the world of gaming consoles.
While it might be now getting on for five years since we’ve had a new games console launched, we are currently going through somewhat of a golden age of gaming with some amazing titles launched in the past 12 months.
While current consoles are no where near as powerful as current generation high-end PCs, they still have enough power to produce stunning graphics and immersive game play. Whether it’s first-person shooters, real time strategy, racing or platform games you are into, you have been well catered for with the current crop of consoles.
The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii all offer a variety of gaming choices and even give users access to a variety of on-demand entertainment content – making them as much entertainment hub as gaming console. The PS3 and Xbox 360 are seen to be more serious gaming machines, while Nintendo’s Wii is seen as a more family-friendly machine with motion control at its heart.
However the lines have blurred in recent times with the launch of the Kinect and PlayStation Move for the Xbox 360 and PS3 respectively, as well as the release of serious titles like Zelda:Skyward Sword for the Wii.
We are already looking forward to the next generation of consoles from Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft with the first one set to arrive next year in the shape of the Nintendo Wii U. The Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 are also on the horizon but won’t be available for a number of years yet.
Of course we can’t forget about handheld consoles with Sony and Nintendo currently leading the way. Nintendo has a long history of handheld consoles from the humble beginnings of the GameBoy and while we’ve had entries from the likes of Sega in the intervening years, it wasn’t until Sony released the PSP that Nintendo got some competition.
Currently the Nintendo 3DS is the king of the handhelds but Sony is launching the PS Vita in Japan this month and next February, here in the UK. With these handhelds becoming more and more powerful, they are now close to offering similar levels of gaming you would traditionally see on a console.
Make sure you let us know in the comments what your favourite console is and which one you will be purchasing next.