The progress that every year the main brands incorporate makes it increasingly difficult to choose which is the best console among all the available options. And it is clear that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony continue to dominate the market and there is no one who coughs next to them. Whether you are an experienced gamer or if you are not an expert but want to buy a new console, here we bring you some of the models that choose to be crowned as the best video game consoles of 2018. Including the highly anticipated releases that will arrive from the second quarter of the year!
Microsoft Xbox One X
Xbox One is one of the most sold consoles and one of the indisputable in any listing there is no doubt. Choosing the model: Xbox One X / S / Xbox One is something else. In Foboworld we bet on the Xbox One X for its immersive real 4K experience and HDR modes and because it is also the most powerful console on the market, 40% more and 6 power TFLOPS. Processor with 8 cores, custom GPU with 40 process units and 12 GB of GDDR5 memory at 6.8 GHz with a bandwidth of 326 GB / s. T
2018 is the year of console releases. One of them will be borne by the Sony company. This is how the console that will be the successor of the PS4 will be released: the PlayStation 5. Forced by Microsoft with its Xbox One X that surpasses the Ps4 in power, Sony has long been taking a step further in the fight between giants. Sony commercialized the PlayStation 4 Pro at the end of 2016 and to keep fighting in power and quality, has decided to launch the much-rumored and expected PS5. Everything points to a presentation at the E3 fair to be held from June 12 to 14 in Los Angeles, although the date of 2019 is shuffled in some technological clusters as the most appropriate. Regarding technical characteristics, it seems that the new Play Station will maintain the current base of CPU x86 and GPU personalized with unified memory, bet by the storage capacity with a hard disk of 2 Tbytes, 4K Blu-ray player.
PlayStation 4 Pro
The PlayStation 4 is one of Sony’s most successful consoles since its release in November 2013, 73 million units have been sold worldwide. The
PlayStation 4 Pro, one of the best consoles of 2017, is a 2016 update that came to bring us improvements in the performance of some games and 4K resolution. Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology, which reproduces images with higher contrasts and brightness, 4K streaming video and displays images in 4K quality. The Ps4 Pro has an HDR mode that will improve the detail of the visual aspect of the games, giving them a sense of realism that the Ps4 did not have. Compatible games between Ps4 and Ps4 Pro and graphics quality mark of the house characterize what is one of the best consoles of the last two years.
A year after its release, Nintendo Switch has a higher sales rate during the same period of time than PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U and Xbox One. It has
already officially exceeded the total sales of Wii U with 14.86 million of units sold, 7.24 million only in this quarter. Inside it houses a Nvidia Tegra
processor, 4 GB of RAM distributed between the CPU and the GPU and 32 GB of storage. On the outside, the Joy-Con controls were presented as the revolution of portability, the definitive step to build a hybrid console.
Actually, it is a series of cardboard peripherals that can interact with Nintendo Switch without any electronic connection. The company will market carton kits that allow expanding the game with the console and enable new game modes. The idea is in the future is to launch new titles designed to be used exclusively with Nintendo Labo. The kits include game cartridges, cardboard sheets, ropes and plastic connectors to build different accessories, called Toy-Cons that will be combined with the Nintendo Switch controllers.
The Atari Box will come with an AMD processor yet to be determined, a Radeon graphic, a modified Linux operating system and will have the capacity for new games but also to run some vintage or retro games. Do not forget that the retro finish, vintage aesthetics, and nostalgia gamer is the basis of this new release. It seems confirmed that no matter how vintage its design, the console will incorporate USB ports and Ethernet connection, as well as microSD storage.
In conclusion, hardware wise all consoles seem well balanced and very capable. The decision on which to buy will go down to either the content offered (as there are several titles exclusively produced to each console) or the demographic the console aims to (think that Nintendo appeals to kids while the rest aims to the more mature gamer).