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Game Consoles

Microsoft Xbox One 500GB (Bundle, Black, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox One 500GB (Bundle, Black, 500GB)

From £200
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
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Nintendo 2DS Black

Nintendo 2DS Black

From £80
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: 2DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Sony Playstation 4 (Black, 500GB)

Sony Playstation 4 (Black, 500GB)

From £239
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
  • Category: Desktop
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Nintendo 3DS XL Black

Nintendo 3DS XL Black

From £305
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

From £394
  • Platform: Wii U
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
  • Network gaming: Online gaming compatible
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Nintendo 3DS XL Yellow

Nintendo 3DS XL Yellow

From £377
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Pink

Nintendo 3DS XL Pink

From £404
  • Colour: Pink
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Sony PS Vita WiFi

Sony PS Vita WiFi

From £199
  • Platform: PlayStation Vita
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS XL Blue

Nintendo 3DS XL Blue

From £276
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox 360 250 GB (Black, 250GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 250 GB (Black, 250GB)

From £245
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS Cosmos Black

Nintendo 3DS Cosmos Black

From £393
  • Colour: Cosmos Black
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS Aqua Blue

Nintendo 3DS Aqua Blue

From £504
  • Colour: Aqua Blue
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Wii (New Mario Kart Pack, White)

Nintendo Wii (New Mario Kart Pack, White)

From £554
  • Edition: New Mario Kart Pack
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Wii
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Nintendo 3DS Ice White

Nintendo 3DS Ice White

From £504
  • Colour: Ice White
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Wii (New Mario Kart Pack, Black)

Nintendo Wii (New Mario Kart Pack, Black)

From £704
  • Edition: New Mario Kart Pack
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Wii
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Nintendo Wii Blue

Nintendo Wii Blue

From £454
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Desktop
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Nintendo Wii mini Red

Nintendo Wii mini Red

From £189
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony PlayStation 3 500GB

Sony PlayStation 3 500GB

From £296
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Category: Desktop
  • Media type: CD, DVD, Blu-ray
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS Purple

Nintendo 3DS Purple

From £225
  • Colour: Purple
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS Coral Pink

Nintendo 3DS Coral Pink

From £239
  • Colour: Coral Pink
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Red

Nintendo 3DS XL Red

From £504
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3 DS XL Fire Emblem Edition (White, 4GB)

Nintendo 3 DS XL Fire Emblem Edition (White, 4GB)

From £504
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Nintendo 3ds
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Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition (Samus Edition, Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition (Samus Edition, Red)

From £304
  • Edition: Samus Edition
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: 3DS
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Sony Playstation 4 Pro 1 TB (Bundle, White, 1000GB)

Sony Playstation 4 Pro 1 TB (Bundle, White, 100...

From £355
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Playstation 4
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Microsoft Xbox One S 1 TB White

Microsoft Xbox One S 1 TB White

From £249
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox
  • Media type: Blu-ray
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Nintendo Wii White

Nintendo Wii White

From £225
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Desktop
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi  XL Wine Red

Nintendo DSi XL Wine Red

From £221
  • Colour: Wine Red
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox 360 4 GB (Black, 4GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 4 GB (Black, 4GB)

From £330
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Category: Desktop
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Nintendo 2DS Transparent (Donkey Kong, Blue, 4GB)

Nintendo 2DS Transparent (Donkey Kong, Blue, 4GB)

From £118
  • Edition: Donkey Kong
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: 2DS
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Forza Horizon 2 (Black, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Forza Horizon 2 (Black, 500GB)

From £313
  • Colour: Black
  • Category: Desktop
  • Media type: DVD
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox One X (Boxing, Black, 1GB)

Microsoft Xbox One X (Boxing, Black, 1GB)

From £396
  • Edition: Boxing
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox
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Microsoft Xbox One S1  Forza Horizon 3 1 TB (White, 1000GB)

Microsoft Xbox One S1 Forza Horizon 3 1 TB (Wh...

From £264
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Network gaming: Wi-Fi
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Nintendo New 3DS XL White

Nintendo New 3DS XL White

From £305
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo SWITCH DIABLO 3 ?DITION (Nintendogs, Grey, 32GB)

Nintendo SWITCH DIABLO 3 ?DITION (Nintendogs, G...

From £369
  • Edition: Nintendogs
  • Colour: Grey
  • Platform: Switch
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Nintendo Switch Pokemon Let?s Go Pikachu (LIMITED EDITION, Yellow)

Nintendo Switch Pokemon Let?s Go Pikachu (LIMIT...

From £413
  • Edition: LIMITED EDITION
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Platform: Switch
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Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces (Mario Tennis Aces, Grey)

Nintendo Switch Mario Tennis Aces (Mario Tennis...

From £299
  • Edition: Mario Tennis Aces
  • Colour: Grey
  • Platform: Switch
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Sony Playstation 4 Pro 1 TB (Bundle, Black, 1000GB)

Sony Playstation 4 Pro 1 TB (Bundle, Black, 100...

From £349
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
16 Offers from 7 shops >
Xbox One S Battlefield V White

Xbox One S Battlefield V White

From £249
  • Colour: White
5 Offers from 4 shops >
Nintendo Switch Blue and Neon Red

Nintendo Switch Blue and Neon Red

From £259
  • Colour: Blue and Neon Red
  • Platform: Switch
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
10 Offers from 6 shops >
Microsoft Xbox One X Force Motorsport 7 1 TB (Motorsport 7, Black, 1000GB)

Microsoft Xbox One X Force Motorsport 7 1 TB (M...

From £449
  • Edition: Motorsport 7
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
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Sega Genesis Black

Sega Genesis Black

From £74
  • Colour: Black
  • Category: Desktop
  • Media type: Cartridge
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DS Lite Silver

Nintendo DS Lite Silver

From £234
  • Colour: Silver
  • Platform: DS Lite
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Super Nes Street Fighter 2

Nintendo Super Nes Street Fighter 2

From £101
  • Edition: Street Fighter 2
  • Platform: Super Nes
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi Black

Nintendo DSi Black

From £304
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi White

Nintendo DSi White

From £144
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi Red

Nintendo DSi Red

From £129
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi Pink

Nintendo DSi Pink

From £128
  • Colour: Pink
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Nintendo Wii Black

Nintendo Wii Black

From £554
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo DSi XL Yellow

Nintendo DSi XL Yellow

From £704
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Wii White

Nintendo Wii White

From £225
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS XL Silver

Nintendo 3DS XL Silver

From £393
  • Colour: Silver
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 2DS Blue

Nintendo 2DS Blue

From £149
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: 2DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
5 Offers from 4 shops >
Sony PlayStation 4 (Family Edition, White, 500GB)

Sony PlayStation 4 (Family Edition, White, 500GB)

From £300
  • Edition: Family Edition
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Playstation 4
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny (Family Edition, Black, 500GB)

Sony PlayStation 4 Destiny (Family Edition, Bla...

From £400
  • Edition: Family Edition
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox 360 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and Fable Anniversary (Black, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Wa...

From £269
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft XBOX One 1 TB Forza Motorsport 6 (Blue, 1000GB)

Microsoft XBOX One 1 TB Forza Motorsport 6 (Blu...

From £429
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox 360 500 GB (Black, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 500 GB (Black, 500GB)

From £577
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Category: Desktop
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Nintendo 3 DS XL Yoshi (Green, 4GB)

Nintendo 3 DS XL Yoshi (Green, 4GB)

From £504
  • Colour: Green
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3 DS Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Pack Green

Nintendo 3 DS Animal Crossing Happy Home Design...

From £305
  • Colour: Green
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3 DS XL Animal Crossing New Leaf (White, 4GB)

Nintendo 3 DS XL Animal Crossing New Leaf (Whit...

From £404
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Nintendo 3ds
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >

Buying Guide - Game Consoles

Buying Tips

Sony PS3Where to play? Handheld console or home console
Home consoles are meant for playing at home. They are quite compact and can be carried easily. You can take them with you on a vacation or to your friends’ homes.
One can play anywhere on handheld consoles and they can be slipped into your bag.

For old-timers: availability of games
There are any number of video games. Remember that some games are played only on a console. If you have a preference for a particular game like PES, FIFA or Call of Duty Modern Warfare, choose a suitable console according to the availability of the game.

Note that PSP can play earlier versions of video games of the same make. Nintendo has a virtual console with the option to download older cult games to play on Wii. Nintendo DS can also read cartridges of Game Boy Advance.

Data storage: memory card or hard disk
Some consoles work on a hard disk like Xbox or PS3, others work on an internal memory. The former can save movies, photographs or music just like a computer. We recommend that you choose a hard disk with a capacity between 120 and 250 Gb.

Wii has a flash memory of 512 Mb to which one can add SD cards. Depending on the model, one can add upto 4 Gb. These cards store video games with games won, music, photographs or videos and one can copy and save the data for use whenever required.

The life of SD cards is limited. They are slower than hard disks when sending data to the console. They have a lower storage capacity and the cost per Gb is much higher than that of hard disks.

Always connected, to the network or the Internet
Using an Internet connection, one can play online with players all over the world on some models of consoles like PS3.

There are also consoles where you can install a LAN or Ethernet connection. You can play on the network with your friends by linking your consoles. You can install a LAN adapter on Wii, for example.  Wi-Fi technology is used to create a wireless network. Nowadays, one need not place all the consoles in the same room. You can organise battles with PSPs to play GTA, Street Fighter, even Final Fantasy.

Features that make a difference

Keep your eyes open: graphic resolution
This concerns the quality of the image displayed on your screen. The resolution is between 480 and 1080 pixels. The quality will be better with a higher number of pixels. One must consider the console that is linked to the screen: some models (PS3, Xbox360) reach the best output only on HD screens. In most cases, handheld consoles have 4.3-inch wide screens and 480 x 272 pixels. Touch screen models have a resolution of 256 x 192 pixels.

DVD, SD, compatible supports
Some consoles play CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. PS3 with a Blu-ray drive is much more expensive. Handheld consoles mainly work on game cartridges like Nintendo DS, which also reads game cards with a smaller format than cartridges. PSP reads UMDs.

Cable to network: ports and connections
Some consoles have three USB 2.0 ports to connect gamepads as well as to load music, photographs and videos.  There are two types of wireless connections for gamepads or for creating networks, namely Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

 

Which console?

Nintendo WiiFor the restless type: Nintendo Wii
Are you bored when you play by yourself? Would you rather play with others? You are not the type to settle down quietly in a chair and you love sports? This is the console for you, specially designed for you to exercise, alone or with friends. Wii from Nintendo offers easy recreational games like Wii sports to entertain the entire family.

There is no question of sitting carefully on a chair when you play with the wireless gamepads equipped with movement detectors (Wiimote control system). With Wii, you can play tennis, do yoga, boxing or jog, the Wii Fit game also provides you with a virtual coach to guide you install a complete training programme. This game console can store your user profile and enables you to test your physical condition.

For true hardcore gamers: Microsoft Xbox 360
Are you an experienced player and a long-time enthusiast of video games? Do you like multi-player games where you can challenge complete strangers? Then Xbox might be for you. With a monthly subscription, you have access to movies, TV, the latest games and expansion packs and demos, music and a whole lot more!

Xbox 360 also stands out for the exceptional graphic quality. It produces images that look like images in a movie. Multichannel surround sound is another important asset that must be considered when choosing a console and Xbox has it. Plus, you can get a whole range of exclusive content only available on this particular console.

For multimedia fans, the Sony PS3 is a hit
Do you wish to play online? Do you hope to watch movies and use your console like a computer? Choose a PS3. There are many functionalities available on this console which truly make it a multimedia support. It plays Blu-ray DVDs, too! It is also fitted with a hard disk to store data such as music or videos.

There is no surpassing the quality of the games offered and it stands out for the fluidity of the animation. Gamepads with highly sensitive movement detectors provide a very favourable recreational aspect. Sony has also just launched PS3 Slim, a simplified and cheaper PS3 console for those on a budget.

PS3 also has the advantage of enabling you to play PS2 games making this a great choice if you can't afford to update your current game title library as soon as you'd like.

Players on the move: handheld consoles
The first thing to take into account is the working time of the battery which can last from 5 to 19 hours. Some work on game cartridges like Nintendo DS lite. Others read the UMDs (Universal Media Disc), like PSP, so they can also play movies and show photographs. There are consoles with the option of on-line games. Models with touch screens help interaction with the machine.

To choose the right handheld console, consider shock-resistance as it differs from model to model.

 

Accessories

Sound
A microphone is easy to install and use and enables you to sing (necessary for a game like SingStar). If you play against others online, then you'll definitely want to get a headset so you can keep in contact with those on your team or for talking smack to your enemies.

HDMI cable
If you have a high definition television set, you must buy an HDMI cable to get the best quality image on your console.

Optional gamepads
There are different types of gamepads suitable for video games: pistols, fishing rods, tennis rackets, golf clubs, boxing gloves, dance mats, joysticks and even musical instruments for games like Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, or Rock Band. Some steering wheels have a gearshift, pedals and force feedback to feel the acceleration, loss of speed, jolts, crashes, etc.

Protective device
There are bags to carry handheld consoles, silicon cases or shells for each model. There are also protective covers for home consoles and gamepads.