Games Console Guide
Useful hints and tips when
How to Choose a Games Console: Introduction
Games consoles are computer systems that enable users to play many types of game using a keypad or joystick device. The games console can be plugged into a television or monitor. Most modern games consoles also play music CDs, DVDs and can connect to the internet, making them a home entertainment system rather than just a games machine.
Early models of video games consoles in the 1970’s and 1980’s used games cartridges that would slot into the unit, while during the 1990’s, the concept of using a compact disc to hold games was introduced with the popular Sony Playstation.
Today’s game consoles can use flash memory, DVDs and hard drives, and the latest models can even play high definition Blu-Ray and HD-DVD video discs.
You Want to Buy A Games Console – But Which Type?
There are two main types of games console, those designed for home use and handheld portable games consoles.
Leading standard games consoles include:
Handheld consoles are ideal for gaming when you’re on the move, and boast similar features and capabilities to standard games consoles with a similar range of games. Handheld consoles available include:
How to Choose Games Console Games
Games for games consoles are usually made for particular models, so you should see what types of games are available for each. Some consoles are popular for certain types of games, but it’s worth noting that most of the biggest sellers are often available for all models of games console.
Do I Need to Buy an Extended Games Console Warranty?
It’s a good idea to compare games console prices between retailers when shopping online and to set a limit on the amount of money that you’re prepared to spend. By shopping around you might be able to take advantage of special offers and discounts.
Games consoles will usually come with a warranty that will cover you for any necessary repairs or a replacement under certain conditions. Warranties can differ between different brands of games console and retailers, so it’s worth comparing them to find the one that suits you.