Essential Gaming Equipment to have during the pandemic

These gadgets are sure to keep you occupied & broaden your mind   - by Zawad Ul Haq

The Modern Era

We live an era where the gaming industry has evolved drastically, with them making 2 folds the profits every year as compared to the movies & music industry. There have been many gaming equipment over the last 2 decades. Let’s have some look at the top equipment

Xbox

The Xbox is the product manufactured by Microsoft. Over the years they have manufactured numerous consoles with various tweaks in their hardware. The first Xbox was manufactured on Nov 15th, 2001. Since then there has been a steady stream of console production by Microsoft.

                

 

PlayStation

Playstation is a product manufactured by Sony. Like Xbox, they have had manufactured various consoles over the past decades with each console besting the previous one with hardware elevation. The first PlayStation was manufactured in Dec 3rd, 1994. The PS and Xbox have faced a rivalry in the market.

            

 

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo has been around the gaming industry for quite a while, although their success for their sales hasn’t been a huge success given the huge market domination by Sony’s PS and Microsoft’s Xbox who have excelled in being the top contenders in the gaming market.

           

 

PC Gaming

When it comes to Pc gaming, gaming on the PC isn’t far behind. Whether you want to use a console or a PC, the important thing is to enjoy the game. Considerations like your budget, technical skills, and available upgrades play a part in making your decision on how to enjoy the game.PC and console gamers both want the most bang for their buck, but what that looks like and how it’s measured is different for each group. 

For a console gamer, costs are generally limited to purchasing the console, extra controllers, games, and perhaps online multiplayer passes. For a PC gamer, there’s a wide variety of options to buy if you choose to build your own computer, but not very PC gamer has their own custom-built machine.

Because there’s such a wide variety of possibilities and differences in perceived value, it’s impossible to say either PCs or consoles are more cost-efficient. It completely depends on the individual. The level of customization and performance you’re looking for determines the size your budget needs to be to get the platform you want.

Generally, PC gamers need to have more technical skills than console gamers. Although it is possible to modify a console by adding new hardware, it’s not necessary. Console gamers do need to be able to install the sequel or update of their games. PC gamers need at least a minimal level of technical skills, even if they purchased a pre-built gaming computer.

And by technical skills, I don’t mean the ability to write HTML code, but the ability to set up a computer with a general concept of how it operates.

A PC gamer might also want to upgrade hardware components and install new drivers for those components, which calls for an intermediate skill level.

It is possible to add new hardware to a console with a minimal technical skill level. With a PC, the upgrades can be much more extensive. Each hardware component can be upgraded, along with other cosmetic features like the system’s case.

            

 

Consoles are Simple, Easy to use and Cost Less.

Many gamers choose to play with a console because they are designed for easy setup and maintenance. Console gaming can start minutes after you remove the system from the box. There are no build times or technical skills needed to start having fun.

Although the relative costs of consoles and PCs are debatable, generally, consoles cost less than gaming PCs. Plus, newer consoles can be used to stream movies, TV shows, and music - adding another perk to owning a console.