PlayStation’s main competition this year: it might not be the Xbox …

For years, the battle between Sony and Microsoft (PlayStation and Xbox, respectively) was a race of two horses. That goes all the way back to the year 2001, the year the first Xbox was released.

However, the PlayStation has a little more history than that. It was first released in 1994, and for some people that seven years of history gives it a bit of an edge. It tends to set the pace in the race often.

But the two-horse race is no more. Today, there are plenty of other choices for those looking for a new game console. So today we take a look at what else is available for all avid gamers out there.

For many people, their game console is one of the most important things in their lives. Not only can a game console be used to play all your favorite games, but it can also help you browse social media, talk to friends or stream your favorite shows online. You can even use it to play casino games at NJ online casinos

That’s why the decision we make about which console to use if we need to upgrade is very important. So, if you own a PlayStation now or are considering getting one soon, let’s find out a little more about the other competitors on the market…

What does the PlayStation have to offer?

The PlayStation 5 is undoubtedly one of the best gaming consoles on the market. It’s a phenomenal piece of kit with some fantastic specs, we all know that! Across the board, the PS5 has impeccable reviews, thanks to stunning hardware design, top-notch graphics and immense power. What more can you ask for?

The Xbox

Coinciding with the release of the PS5, Microsoft released the Xbox Series X and the Series S. We’ll be looking at the former today as it’s more similar in specs to the PS5. This new Xbox, the most powerful ever made by the company, has more games, improved graphics and better features than ever.

However, it hasn’t fared quite as well on sales as the PS5. But that’s to be expected, since the Playstation is often the best-selling console of a generation. At the time of writing, PS5 had sold approximately 15.5 million units, while the Xbox reached nearly 10 million.

That’s quite a big gap. So, is there another device eating up Xbox’s share of sales or is it just that the PS5 is vastly superior? The answer is… it’s a bit of both.

How about a PC?

Perhaps the next best thing for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X is the PC. Nowadays, more and more people are migrating to the PC for a number of reasons, including the ability to customize its specifications.

With a PC it is possible to update the graphics, the processors and more so that you can get the ultimate gaming experience. While this packs a bit of a bill, the more hardcore gamer wouldn’t want it any other way.

It’s hard to say exactly what gaming PC sales are like because many people buy regular PCs and customize them. At the moment it is impossible to say what the PCs are used for. But based on the way things are going, we’re pretty sure PCs have taken a big chunk of the sales of both the big two!

The best of the rest

What else is out there if you can’t feel the PS5, the Xbox Series X, or the PC? Nothing really comes close in terms of the sheer gaming power of these devices, but there are certainly a few game consoles that people are picking up as an alternative. Here are just a few:

Nintendo Switch: While the Switch doesn’t have the same technical level as the big boys, it does have a lot of classic games that people love to play, including the Mario saga.

Google Stadia: We’ll forgive you if this release has passed you by. Google didn’t really hype the release of the Stadia console, but it’s pretty cool!

Atari Flashback 9 Gold: If retro gaming is your thing, you might love what Atari brings to the table.

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