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Game Consoles

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

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

From £264
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
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Nintendo 2DS Black

Nintendo 2DS Black

From £351
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: 2DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Sony Playstation 4 (Black, 500GB)

Sony Playstation 4 (Black, 500GB)

From £273
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
  • Category: Desktop
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Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

From £405
  • Platform: Wii U
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
  • Network gaming: Online gaming compatible
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS XL Yellow

Nintendo 3DS XL Yellow

From £504
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Pink

Nintendo 3DS XL Pink

From £356
  • Colour: Pink
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Blue

Nintendo 3DS XL Blue

From £356
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS Cosmos Black

Nintendo 3DS Cosmos Black

From £392
  • 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
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Nintendo 3DS Ice White

Nintendo 3DS Ice White

From £504
  • Colour: Ice White
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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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 DSi XL

Nintendo DSi XL

From £704
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
  • Media type: Cartridge
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Nintendo Wii Blue

Nintendo Wii Blue

From £454
  • Colour: Blue
  • Platform: Wii
  • Category: Desktop
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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Sony PlayStation 3 500GB

Sony PlayStation 3 500GB

From £437
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Category: Desktop
  • Media type: CD, DVD, Blu-ray
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Sony Playstation 3 Ultra Slim (Black, 500GB)

Sony Playstation 3 Ultra Slim (Black, 500GB)

From £528
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: PlayStation 3 Slim
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox one S (White, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox one S (White, 500GB)

From £204
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Media type: SD card
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Nintendo Switch Lite (White, 32GB)

Nintendo Switch Lite (White, 32GB)

From £192
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Switch
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow, 32GB)

Nintendo Switch Lite (Yellow, 32GB)

From £192
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Platform: Switch
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise (Turquoise, 32000GB)

Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise (Turquoise, 3200...

From £192
  • Colour: Turquoise
  • Platform: Switch
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Red

Nintendo 3DS XL Red

From £504
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
3 Offers from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS Coral Pink

Nintendo 3DS Coral Pink

From £504
  • Colour: Coral Pink
  • Platform: 3DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey (Super Mario Odyssey, Red, 32GB)

Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey (Super Mari...

From £287
  • Edition: Super Mario Odyssey
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: Switch
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Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer (Animal Crossing Edition, Green)

Nintendo 3DS XL Animal Crossing Happy Home Desi...

From £220
  • Edition: Animal Crossing Edition
  • Colour: Green
  • Platform: 3DS
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Microsoft Xbox (Green, 8GB)

Microsoft Xbox (Green, 8GB)

From £249
  • Colour: Green
  • Platform: Xbox
  • Category: Desktop
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Nintendo New 3DS XL (Family Edition, Black, 4GB)

Nintendo New 3DS XL (Family Edition, Black, 4GB)

From £360
  • Edition: Family Edition
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Nintendo 3ds
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 2DS Tomodachi Life (Red and  white, 2GB)

Nintendo 2DS Tomodachi Life (Red and white, 2GB)

From £149
  • Colour: Red and white
  • Platform: 2DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony Play Station 4 500 GB (Black, 500GB)

Sony Play Station 4 500 GB (Black, 500GB)

From £236
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: PlayStation
  • Category: Desktop
2 Offers from 2 shops >
Xbox One S Battlefield V (White, 1000GB)

Xbox One S Battlefield V (White, 1000GB)

From £239
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox One S
  • Category: Desktop
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Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB (Silver, 500GB)

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB (Silver, 500GB)

From £267
  • Colour: Silver
  • Platform: Playstation 4
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Sony PS4 500GB  FIFA 19 (FIFA 19, Black, 500GB)

Sony PS4 500GB FIFA 19 (FIFA 19, Black, 500GB)

From £240
  • Edition: FIFA 19
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
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Nintendo 3ds Xl  Zelda Limited Edition (LIMITED EDITION, Gold)

Nintendo 3ds Xl Zelda Limited Edition (LIMITED...

From £604
  • Edition: LIMITED EDITION
  • Colour: Gold
  • Platform: 3DS
1 Offer from 1 shop >
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 DSi White

Nintendo DSi White

From £203
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Xbox Shadow of War (White, 1000GB)

Xbox Shadow of War (White, 1000GB)

From £239
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox One S
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Commodore C64 White

Commodore C64 White

From £69
  • Colour: White
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo and Lunala Limited Edition (Bundle, Black)

Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo and Lunala Limited Edi...

From £356
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Nintendo 3ds
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox One S Battlefield 1 1000 GB (Black, 1000GB)

Microsoft Xbox One S Battlefield 1 1000 GB (Bla...

From £295
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Category: Desktop
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Microsoft xbox one the division (Black, 1000GB)

Microsoft xbox one the division (Black, 1000GB)

From £453
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Media type: SD card
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Microsoft Xbox One X Force Motorsport 7 1 TB (Motorsport 7, Black, 1000GB)

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

From £464
  • Edition: Motorsport 7
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox one
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Sony PlayStation 4 1TB (Black, 1000GB)

Sony PlayStation 4 1TB (Black, 1000GB)

From £361
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Playstation 4
  • Category: Desktop
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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 £325
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Network gaming: Wi-Fi
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Sega Mega Drive HD Flashback Black

Sega Mega Drive HD Flashback Black

From £106
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Flashback
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Sony 1 TB PS4  Marvel Spider Man (Spider-Man, Black, 1000GB)

Sony 1 TB PS4 Marvel Spider Man (Spider-Man, B...

From £344
  • Edition: Spider-Man
  • Colour: Black
  • Category: Desktop
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cyber gadget Retro Freak 12 1 (Standard Edition, White)

cyber gadget Retro Freak 12 1 (Standard Edition...

From £199
  • Edition: Standard Edition
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Retro Consoles
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Thrustmaster T 300 RS PS 4 Black

Thrustmaster T 300 RS PS 4 Black

From £280
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
4 Offers from 4 shops >
Nintendo DSi  XL Wine Red

Nintendo DSi XL Wine Red

From £704
  • Colour: Wine Red
  • Platform: DSi
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
2 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox One S 2 TB (Red, 32000GB)

Microsoft Xbox One S 2 TB (Red, 32000GB)

From £600
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: Xbox
  • Media type: Blu-ray
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Nintendo 3 DS XL Fire Emblem Edition (White, 4GB)

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

From £604
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Nintendo 3ds
3 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox One Titanfall (Bundle, Black, 500GB)

Microsoft Xbox One Titanfall (Bundle, Black, 50...

From £394
  • Edition: Bundle
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Xbox
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 2DS Yo Kai Watch (Black blue, 4GB)

Nintendo 2DS Yo Kai Watch (Black blue, 4GB)

From £106
  • Colour: Black blue
  • Platform: 2DS
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS (Boxing, White)

Nintendo 3DS (Boxing, White)

From £361
  • Edition: Boxing
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: 3DS
1 Offer 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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Nintendo Switch Blue and Neon Red

Nintendo Switch Blue and Neon Red

From £265
  • Colour: Blue and Neon Red
  • Platform: Switch
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
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Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition (Samus Edition, Red)

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

From £404
  • Edition: Samus Edition
  • Colour: Red
  • Platform: 3DS
3 Offers from 1 shop >
Microsoft XBOX ONE S FORZA HORIZON 3 HOT WHEELS 500Gb (White, 500GB)

Microsoft XBOX ONE S FORZA HORIZON 3 HOT WHEELS...

From £259
  • Colour: White
  • Platform: Xbox one
  • Category: Desktop
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Microsoft Xbox 360 Forza Horizon 2 (Black, 500GB)

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

From £401
  • Colour: Black
  • Category: Desktop
  • Media type: DVD
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo Wii U Super Mario Maker (Black, 32GB)

Nintendo Wii U Super Mario Maker (Black, 32GB)

From £505
  • Colour: Black
  • Platform: Wii U
  • Category: Handheld / Portable
1 Offer from 1 shop >
Nintendo 3DS XL (Orange and Black, 4GB)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Orange and Black, 4GB)

From £364
  • Colour: Orange and Black
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 £306
  • 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.