Which console should you buy? Which games are available for the different consoles? This article provides an overview of the current as well as older consoles and their advantages and disadvantages. There are many tips for buying a good console, especially for beginners. 

When looking to buy a new console, there are a few things to look out for. First you should think about what kind of games you want to use the console mainly. Do you mainly want to play exclusive games or also multiplatform games?

Which console should you buy?



Exclusive games are only ever available for a specific console and mostly cannot be played on other consoles. Multiplatform games, on the other hand, are available for multiple consoles and can therefore be played on other consoles as well. In addition, you should consider whether you are willing to spend a little more money for a more powerful console or whether a cheaper variant is completely sufficient. 

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Depending on your preferences and budget, an old console can also be just the thing. Image: Microsoft

The first console we'll examine is Microsoft's Xbox One. The Xbox One is a powerful console with a decent selection of games. Most of the games are also available on PC, so you won't have any trouble finding your favorite games. Another advantage of the Xbox One is that it is very easy to use and has a large community where you can find help if you have any questions. 
The next console we will be looking at is Sony's PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4 is also a powerful console with a good selection of games. 

The cost of a console can vary greatly. This mainly depends on the desired functionality and the additional features. A basic console can be available for less than 100 euros, while a high-end console with all the bells and whistles can cost several thousand euros. So if you want to buy a new console, you should think carefully in advance about the requirements you have for the console and how much you are willing to spend.

How much does a console cost?

Price is of course an important factor when buying a console. The current PlayStation 4 costs around 400 euros, the Xbox One around 100 euros less. With these two systems, the price also lies with the respective online shops in which they are offered. A Nintendo Switch costs around 300 euros. Prices should be considered that additional games and possibly also a subscription for the online multiplayer must be purchased.

But the latest game console release is not always the best choice. Sometimes older consoles offer better value for money. A PlayStation 3 costs around 150 euros and an Xbox 360 around 130 euros. Even with the Nintendo consoles, the prices for older devices are significantly cheaper. You can buy a Wii U for around 200 euros and a Nintendo Wii for less than 100 euros.

The cost of a console depends on the desired console. For example, the PlayStation 4 costs around 200-300 euros, while the new PlayStation 5 is currently around 500-800 euros. The Xbox One now also has different models, with the cheapest variant costing around 200 euros. For Nintendo fans, the Switch is the current choice and this console is available from around 280 euros. The Xbox Series X is priced constant at around 500 euros. The small offshoot Xbox Series S is often discounted.

When looking to buy a console, there are a few things to look out for. First of all, you should think about which console you choose. Most people choose either the Playstation or the Xbox. Both have their pros and cons, so do some research before making a decision. Equally important is knowing what you want to do with the console. Do you just want to play games or also gamble online? Because depending on each console has different costs.

The Playstation 4 is already available from around 300 euros, the Xbox One starts at around 350 euros. For both, you also need a controller and possibly other hardware, such as a headset for online gaming. The cost of the games varies greatly.

When looking to buy a console, there are a few things to look out for. First of all, it is of course important which console you want. Most people choose either a Playstation or Xbox. Both have their pros and cons, but ultimately it's a matter of taste which one you buy.

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Xbox series s Xbox Series S* 265,00 EUR


The second question then is whether or not you want to buy the latest console in each line. The latest models are always more expensive, but they also offer more power and better graphics. So if you value the technical data above all, you should buy the newer version. However, the older version is often sufficient and is also cheaper to buy.

The cost of a console can vary widely and depends on various factors such as model, condition and features. In general, however, the latest console models are the most expensive, while older models are usually cheaper. Accessory costs should also be considered as some games or features only work with certain accessories.

A cheap console is already available for less than 200 euros, although the performance and equipment are of course correspondingly lower here. 

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Sony PlayStation 5 Sony Playstation 5* 696,00 EUR

When looking to buy a console, there are a few things to look out for. First of all, you should consider which console suits you best. Most people choose the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, but there are other options like the Nintendo Switch or the PlayStation Vita.

Once you have decided on a console, you should consider whether you would rather buy the standard or the pro version. The Pro version is usually a bit more expensive, but also offers better graphics and more storage space.

Finally, you should consider which games you want to play. There are many different genres and it is often worth checking out different games before buying a console to find out which one you like best.

If the budget is not a relevant factor for the decision to buy a suitable console, it often makes sense to use a device of the latest generation: these are currently the Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S or Nintendo Switch OLED.

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Nintendo Switch console (OLED model) White Nintendo Switch console (OLED model) White * 339,00 EUR

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