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Your Guide to The Best Gaming Platform

PlayStation 5, Xbox series X & S, Nintendo Switch OLED, and Gaming Computers


Gaming Buying Guide
From Xbox and PlayStation’s wide library of games to the fun of group-playing with Nintendo Switch, to the accuracy of using a mouse & keyboard in computer games. Each gaming platform has a unique feature that makes gaming an awesome experience. This buying guide will help you purchase the right one for you or gift your beloved ones. These are the newest versions of gaming platforms.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation Buying Guide

Console

PS5 Guide

There are 2 PS5 consoles, but They are largely the same. The main difference is that one comes with a compact disk reader to play Ultra HD Blu-ray games, while the other one runs games digitally. This difference will make the digital version lighter in weight but on the other hand, the disk reader version will give more space for more games.

The PS5’s custom SSD promises to offer super-fast loading speeds that could change the way games are designed. Fast enough to the point where you can run the game immediately once you insert the disk without the need to wait until the game is fully uploaded.


PlayStation Quick Guide

You can upgrade the digital version of PlayStation5 by attaching a disk runner. You can also extend storage space by taking the console to Sony-certified maintenance.


Controller

PlayStation Controller

DualSense comes as PlayStation 5 official controller. However, you still can use DualShock 4 with a few compatible PlayStation 4 games. DualSense Controller has a built-in microphone in addition to a speaker, but there’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack that you can plug headphones into if you prefer.

The DualSense’s biggest innovations are new haptic vibrations and rear triggers with variable tension, which can do everything from simulating walking on a sandy beach to letting you know when your point guard is tired. It’s also the first Sony controller with a USB-C port with an average of 7-8 hours of playing time.


PlayStation 5

Sony.


Sony PlayStation Developer

Developer

Ultra HD Blu-ray Disk or digital.


PlayStation Media Player

Media

Custom 825 GB SSD (extendable, shop these SSD options)


PlayStation Storage Space

Storage

16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM.


PlayStation RAM

RAM

Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2, (variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz)


PlayStation CPU

CPU

Supports 4K with 120 fps.


PlayStation Performance Target

Performance Target

Custom AMD RDNA2, provide 10.28 teraflops.


PlayStation GPU

GPU

DualSense, (DualShock 4 with some compatible PS4 Games)


PlayStation Controller

Controller

2 x USB-A, 1 x USB-C, ، Ethernet, additional NVMe SSD port.


PlayStation Input and Output

Ports

PlayStation Network, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus.​


PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus

Subscription & Online Services

Some of PlayStation 4 games.


PlayStation Compatibility

Compatibility


PlayStation 5

PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus

By subscribing t PlayStation Plus, you will be provided with 2 PS4 games monthly to download. You will also have access to multiplayer online, 100 Gigabytes of cloud storage, and free content of outfits and items in games.

While PlayStation Now lets you stream, and sometimes download, hundreds of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games on demand. The service is provided for a monthly or annual subscription, allowing games whether online or downloaded.


Xbox Series X | S

Xbox Buying Guide

Microsoft is making a strong push for more exclusive content on the Xbox platform. With over 100 high-quality games. Play across devices from the cloud when you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You will be provided with free monthly high-end games that you can enjoy on all compatible platforms (Computers, Xbox Consoles, tablets, and phones.


Xbox Quick Guide

Console

Xbox has released 2 new consoles at the same time. Their main differences are in: Media playing, SSD storage size, processor power, and video resolution. Both consoles are powerful and produce amazing experiences with different features. You can find a small questionnaire on the official website that helps you decide the best one for your use.



Controller

Xbox Controller

In addition to textured triggers and bumpers, you can easily pair and switch between devices including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Android, and iOS.

Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm stereo headset jack. * The controllers are able to recharge and replace the battery, 2 features in one device! Use new double AA batteries every time or buy this rechargeable unit from here.


Xbox Series X | S

Microsoft.



Xbox Microsoft Developer

Developer

Series S

Series X


Xbox Series Launches

Series

Digital

Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD


Xbox Media Player

Media

512 GB NVMe SSD.

1 TB NVMe SSD.


Xbox Storage Space

Storage

10 GB GDDR6 SDRAM.

16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM.


Xbox RAM Space

RAM

Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2 Up to 3.6 GHz.

Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2 up to 3.8 GHz.


Xbox Motherboard

CPU

Supports 4K with 120 fps.

Supports 1440p with 120 fps.


Xbox Performance Target

Performance Target

AMD Radeon RDNA 2 Up to 4.006 TFLOPS.

AMD Radeon RDNA 2 Up to 12.15 TFLOPS.


Xbox GPU

GPU

All compatible Xbox controllers.


Xbox Controller

Controller

2× USB-A (3.2) ، HDMI، Ethernet، Power connector, expansion card insert.


Xbox Ports

Ports

​Xbox All Access, Xbox network, Xbox Game Pass.


Xbox Game Pass

Subscription & Online Services

All Xbox One games, a group of Xbox 360 and Xbox Original games.


Xbox Compatibility

Compatibility


Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass


There are 3 different packs of subscription: one is for Xbox console players, the second is for PC game players, and the ultimate is for players on both platforms.

Subscription Details


Xbox Game Pass Benefits

Play over 100 high-quality games on console, PC, and mobile devices.


Xbox Game Pass Benefits

Xbox Game Studios titles the same day as release.


Xbox Game Pass Benefits

New games are added all the time.

Ultimate Plan

PC Plan

Console Plan

  • ​Member discounts and deals.

  • Member discounts and deals.

(EA Play)

  • A library of top Electronic Arts titles on PC, exclusive rewards, and member-only content.


  • Member discounts and deals.

(EA Play)

  • A library of top Electronic Arts titles on PC, exclusive rewards, and member-only content.

(Gold)

  • Xbox Live Gold includes Deals with Gold, Games with Gold, and console multiplayer.


Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Buying Guide
How to buy Nintendo Switch

Console

Nintendo has amazing exclusive games such as Super Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon. It has never been possible for someone to enjoy triple-A games like Doom: Eternal and Breath of The Wild on the go or on a TV. Nintendo games are perfect for couch play and are considered a fantastic console for party games with friends over.



Nintendo Joy-Cons

Joy-Cons

Nintendo has joy-con controllers on each side of the console. Hold them vertically, or horizontally, or share one with a friend to enjoy competitive or cooperative gameplay anytime, anywhere. Players can sync together up to eight Joy-Cons on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, or Nintendo Switch Lite consoles.


Play in 3 Different Modes:

Nintendo Switch Modes

1- TV mode

Gather around a big screen and enjoy gaming with a crowd. Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy UHD gaming on your TV.



Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Separated

2- Tabletop mode

Flip the stand to share the screen, then share the fun with a multiplayer game.


Nintendo Switch Handheld Mode

3- Handheld mode

Carry it with you anywhere. Play with the Joy-Con controllers attached. Enjoy playing solo, or together with friends locally or online.



Nintendo Switch OLED Model

Nintendo PTD.


Nintendo PTD. Developer

​Developer

Digital and Game cards.


Nintendo Game Card

Media

64GB eMMC.


Nintendo Storage

Storage

4 GB LPDDR4.


Nintendo RAM

RAM

ARM 4 Cortex-A57 cores at 1.02 GHz.


Nintendo Motherboard

​CPU

Docked: supports resolution up to 1080p with 60 fps.


Nintendo Performance Target

Performance Target

256 Maxwell-based CUDA cores @ 307.2–768 MHz.


Nintendo GPU

GPU

Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and more.


Nintendo Controller

Controller

AC adapter, HDMI, LAN, Audio jack, Game card slot, 2 x Joy-con rails, and 2 x USB ports on the dock.


Nintendo Inputs, Nintendo Outputs

​Ports

Nintendo Switch Online.


Nintendo Switch Online.

Subscription & Online Services

Compatible with most of the games of previous versions.


Nintendo Compatibility

​Compatibility

Lithium-ion battery with 4310mAh. 4.5 - 9 hours of playtime.


Nintendo Battery

Battery

Gaming Computers

Gaming Computer Buying Guide

Computer gaming is a unique experience on its own. Using a keyboard and mouse as your controller will give you high resolutions and efficient playing. By subscribing to Xbox Game Pass, you will enjoy a bundle of games on all compatible platforms (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS).

Regarding your computer hardware, you can either build your computer from scratch from inner parts to decorating lights, or you can choose from a list of powerful desktop computers designed especially for playing purposes.

If you prefer more compact options, then you can go for gaming laptops. These laptops have standard features that can go with your usage. Just make sure of CPU and GPU features and performance as follows:



Computer Motherboard

CPU

A good gaming experience comes with an Intel i5 core processor as a minimum requirement. However, you can take it to the next level by getting an i7 or i9 for high-end gaming and 4k views.




Computer GPU

Graphics

  • For online games in general, NVIDIA 900 series will handle your minimum online demanding requirements.

  • For mainstream games, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will get the job done. It will make you experience solid rates for your frames and cool effects of your games.

  • For the ultimate experience, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or the epic NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 will amaze you with its superior graphics. Especially with VR and 4K adventures.



eXtra has a section that is dedicated to provide the best gaming laptops,


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