The best consoles of the Black Friday of 2018

There are Black Friday bags in the console, but if you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, it can be hard to decide which one to choose, be it PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.

Fortunately, we will constantly update the best discounts and offers in the big event race to make your decision easier.

L & # 39; IndependentThe technology editor Andrew Griffin, and the avid gamer, helped explain the main differences and helps you choose the console that's right for you.

Nintendo Switch v The Rest

To achieve this: the Switch is a completely different proposition, but that is not worth excluding. The games are incredible, the console is full of fun and Nintendo has taken a stroke of genius all around. It has its downsides – the graphics and performance are not nearly as futuristic and powerful as the other larger consoles – but that's what you get for mounting in a box that you can throw in your bag and play on the go. Ultimately, you're probably not deciding between a Switch and other consoles; but if you're deciding whether to buy a switch, then you should.

Instead, this guide explains if you need to buy an Xbox or a PlayStation and which ones you should buy. Here's everything you should think.

Exclusive consoles

First of all, take a look at the various exclusive features of the console that each platform has. If you want to play one of the Halo games, for example, you will want to have an Xbox; if you're really interested in Final Fantasy, you'll need a PlayStation. But remember that almost all great games come out for both consoles, so unless there's something you're particularly passionate about, this may not necessarily affect your decision.

Special features

Secondly, think of features and exclusive products. The PlayStation, for example, has characteristics of virtual reality and good; the Xbox has not figured out yet. On the other hand, Xbox also lets you play on PC and the Kinect is still holding on. But ultimately this comes down to virtual reality – if you're interested in getting your hands on a headset as soon as possible, the PlayStation wins.

What are you used to?

Third, think about the different controllers and what you're used to. This, in my opinion, is the most important thing underestimated of the differences between Xbox and PlayStation – which is strange if you consider that it is obviously the most different thing, something that stays in your hands for as long as you are playing. The Xbox controller is bigger, harder and more comfortable; that of PlayStation is smaller and some people find it a little more agile. This eventually comes down to what you're used to, so if you've played a console through all previous generations, it might be worth sticking to what you know.

Branding and design

And finally comes the highest of all considerations – but what will probably make the difference. Think of the brand, the design and the appearance of consoles, both hardware and software. From the outside, the PlayStation is a little less elegant, with all-round lines and curves; the Xbox is definitely more square and a little more contemporary. Once started, the PlayStation is more a whirl of colors and beeps; Xbox is a little more practical and practical.

PS4 Slim

Thinner, lighter and less expensive than the PS4 Pro, the PS4 Slim is the most popular iteration of the console family and is available with 500GB or 1TB of storage and with four color choices; black jet, white glacier, gold and silver.

Console offers

Slim 1Tb Console with God of War plus optional extra wireless controller, low price: £ 359.99, Very

Slim Playstation 4 with Spider-Man & Twin Docking Station, was £ 262.98 now £ 259.99, Currys

Slim 500 GB PS4 Console, £ 249.99, Argos

Red Dead Redemption 2 Bundle of 500 GB: it was £ 299.99, now £ 249.99, Game

PS4 Marvel Bundle Spider-Man 500 GB: it was £ 299.99, now £ 249.99, Much

Game offers

Grand Theft Auto V, it was £ 29.99 now £ 22.99, a lot

Doom, low price: £ 9.99, Currys

PES 2019, low price: £ 44.99, Argos

Red Dead Redemption 2, low price: £ 49.99, Amazon

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Specialist Edition, low price: £ 59.99, Game

PS4 Pro

The latest Sony console, PS4 Pro is the most powerful console on the market right now and can produce both 4K and HDR video thanks to its updated GPU. The critics describe his improvement on PlayStation 3 as significant, notably highlighting the amount of high-speed memory and impressive graphics technology.

Although it does not have a Blu-ray 4K drive, much to the disappointment of loyal fans, its 1TB hard drive is more than compensated. PS4 Pro also supports remote playback, sharing sharing and streaming up to a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second, which is very fast.

Console offers

Playstation 4 Pro Console, 1 TB with DualShock controller, low price: £ 349.99, John Lewis

Playstation 4 Pro Console, 1 TB with Fifa 18, low price: £ 359.35, Amazon

Playstation 4 Pro Console, 500 GB with Spiderman, low price: £ 249.99, Argos

Playstation 4 Pro Console with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Twin Docking Station: it was £ 362.98, now £ 359.99, Currys

Console Playstaton 4 Pro 1 TB, low price: £ 349.99, Toys Smyths

Game offers

Gran Turismo Sport, low price: £ 19.99, John Lewis

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, low price: £ 15.98, Amazon

Destiny 2, low price: 19.97 pounds, Currys

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: it was £ 47.99, now £ 29.99, Smyths Toys

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, low price: £ 47.99, Argos

Xbox One S

You'll have to wait a few more months to launch the next Xbox One X, but the Xbox One S is a great alternative for now. Smaller and lighter than the Xbox One – 40% smaller, it has an impressive 2TB of storage and the power supply is integrated.

There are over 100 exclusive console games to choose from, including some of the biggest games of the year. Critics have also praised its ease of use and aesthetically pleasing design. That said, while Xbox One S supports 4K resolution, including Blu-ray movies and streaming, it is currently limited to video playback only.

Console offers

Xbox One S, 1 TB with dual wireless controllers, Force Horizon 4, Tekken 7 and Project Cars 2 – was £ 296.97, now £ 249.99, Currys

Xbox One S console, 1 TB with wireless controller and Minecraft package, low price: £ 249.95, John Lewis

Xbox One S, 1TB with Fortnite Bundle, Extra Controller and 3 Months Xbox Live, low price: £ 259.99, Smyths Toys

Xbox One S Console and Fortnite Bundle, low price: £ 229.99, Argos

Xbox One S 1TB, low price: 217 pounds, Amazon

Game offers

Destiny 2, low price: 19.97 pounds, Currys

Assassin's Creed Origins, low price: £ 24.99, John Lewis

Jurassic World Evolution, low price: € 41.99, Smyths toys

Force Horizon 4, low price: £ 40.99, Argos

Call of Duty: World War II, low price: £ 24, Amazon

Nintendo Switch

A handheld / console hybrid, Nintendo's latest offering can be connected to the TV to play on the big screen, or you can always carry it with you on the move like a high powered handheld.

Named in NX code, the Switch has become the fastest-selling home console in the history of the company, linked to the critically acclaimed Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wind, which has sold more than 4 million copies.

Like its most recent launch, its line of games is still growing – but it's also the only console where you can play Mario's latest titles.

Console offers

Nintendo Switch Neon Red / Blue, low price: £ 279.99, Smyths Toys

Nintendo Switch console with Joy-Con Gray, low price: £ 279, John Lewis

Nintendo Switch Neon Red / Blue, low price: £ 279, Amazon

Nintendo Switch & Fortnite Bundle console, low price: £ 279.99, Argos

Nintendo Switch Neon with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: it was £ 321.98, now £ 299.99, Gaming

Game offers

Minecraft, low price: £ 20.99, Smyths toys

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, low price: £ 41.99, John Lewis

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, low price: £ 29.99, Amazon

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, low price: £ 49.99, Argos

1-2-Switch, low price: £ 32.99, Game

Mini Retro gaming console

The revival of retro games is really underway with new versions of consoles and classic games full of nostalgia. Relive your childhood favorites or if you're too young to remember, become part of the history of the games with these new releases of the years 80 and 90.

Console offers

Nintendo Classic Mini NES, low price: £ 49.99, Currys

Nintendo Classic Mini SNES, low price: £ 69.99, Currys

Playstation Classic, low price (pre-order): £ 89.99, GAME

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