The wish list

Five of the best gaming consoles

Take your gameplay to the next level with these devices

1

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch 

While this is not the most powerful console out there, Nintendo’s focus is on fun, with exclusive games like Super Mario and Animal Crossing. You can use it as both a handheld tablet and a TV console. 

2

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony PlayStation 5 

The new PlayStation has 8K graphics – 16 times higher quality than Full HD. Its DualSense controller gives such subtle vibrations that you can feel your character’s environment. 

3

Xbox Series X 

Xbox Series X 

While it’s not quite as nice to look at as the PS5, the new Xbox can match it for graphics and processing power. For a more budget-friendly Xbox, the Series S is a toned-down version. 

4

Nintendo Switch Lite 

Nintendo Switch Lite 

If you’re not bothered about connecting your console to a TV, this Switch Lite handheld device is simpler than the standard Switch and has a retro feel. You can play the same games for a lower price, though. 

5

Google Stadia Premiere Edition 

Google Stadia Premiere Edition 

For a compact console, look to Google’s Stadia, which is just a controller and a Chromecast dongle to plug into a TV. Games are streamed, so you need the internet, but the varied catalogue includes the Assassin’s Creed series. 

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