Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, or PC
By Jacob Fisher, Broadcast Editor
Gaming is one of the fastest-growing entertainment industries today. With 135 billion dollars made in 2018, the market dominates the global movie industry, which is going to make a projected 50 billion dollars in 2020. This might just be the time to buy a console and enjoy the success – and massive budgets – of the modern gaming industry. Why the growth remains so fruitful is because of the intense competition between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. With the rebirth of gaming by the Nintendo Entertainment System, to the dominance of Sony’s PlayStations in the 90’s, to the sixth-generation American threat that was the original Xbox, the market has had its glorious winners. Today, there are three main choices for your modern consumer: the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. With price tags as high as 500 dollars, what is the best investment? And are there any better options?
If you are in the market for a traditional console, something that will play games for years to come, you should be on the lookout for an Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 Slim. Prices for these consoles have fluctuated, with a brand-new Xbox One S 1TB being priced at nearly 200 dollars from a third-party seller, while the PlayStation 4 Slim from the same seller at the same quality can go for as much as 250 dollars. A price difference such as this can be attributed to many variables, but why PlayStation costs more is mainly due to consumers preferring them.
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