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Video Games & Consoles
Several video game consoles are available for sale. The most popular brands are PlayStation, Xbox and Wii. Video games of many varieties, such as war games, puzzles, popular game shows and sports can be purchased to play on the consoles.
PlayStation comes in a number of different models, with each being better built than the last. The consoles have evolved from PlayStation to PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3, and the latest, PlayStation 4. With each model, the features and graphics get better and faster. Sony has enhanced the capabilities of social game play, meaning, someone in South Africa could play with a player from anywhere around the globe. The advantages of PlayStation 4 are its Accelerated Processing Unit, an enhanced DualShock 4 controller, the graphics and the ability to use the gaming systems through cloud-based servicing on a smartphone or tablet. A disadvantage is its games are not compatible with its predecessors.
The Xbox game console was released in 2002. The game has evolved from Xbox to Xbox 360 to the latest generation, Xbox One. Each version brings better enhancements, such as an upgraded Kinect motion sensing device. The Kinect's capabilities include Skype videoconferencing, the ability to use voice commands and gestures for navigation, and user recognition. The ability to play with user's from all over the world is enhanced through the Xbox Live service using cloud computing. Some advantages of Xbox One are the ability to integrate live television, improved graphics and a better selection of games compared to competitors. One of the disadvantages is its price, which is about R1 061 higher than its competitors.
Wii was introduced in 2006, however, Nintendo has had video game consoles on the market since 1983. In 2012, Nintendo released Wii U, with new features, such as high-definition graphics and a touchscreen controller, which can also be used for Off-TV Play. The console features a 1.24 GHz Tri-Core IBM processor and internal flash memory. The advantages of Wii U are that its games are compatible with its predecessor and up to five people can play on select games. A disadvantage is that the graphics are not as up-to-date as its competitors.
These video game consoles can be found for sale on Gumtree ZA ranging in price from R1 500 to R6 500. Potential buyers should research video game consoles to find one that best suits their needs.