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A new year means new games, and if you’re in the market for a game console for someone on your Christmas list (or for yourself), there are a lot of things to consider. Here’s our quick shopping guide to gaming consoles that will make your gaming experience even better in 2019.


Best On the Go

If you like to take your gaming on the go, and you need more than your mobile device has to offer, the Nintendo Switch is where it’s at. With the Switch, you can switch from a handheld configuration with a 6.2-inch screen to your TV for full-screen gaming. The Switch also uses the new detachable Nintendo Joy-Con controller, and it can link up with other Switch systems for multiplayer action!

Best for VR

We’re seeing more advancements in VR tech and gaming than ever before. If you want to make the most of your gaming experience through VR, try the PS4 VR headset paired up with a PS4 console. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in virtual reality gaming, as well as play the most popular RPGs with a standard controller. It’s the best of both (virtual) worlds.


Best for 4K

Right now, the only console on the market that offers native 4k is the Xbox One X. We have a limited stock so, hurry and check with your local Aaron’s store to get yours! It also boasts a 40% bump in processing power over the Xbox One S. Crisp 4K makes this console a no-brainer for gamers that want to experience popular games with the best graphics available. Xbox also offers a robust online gaming community, so you can connect with friends online.

Best at Parties

Online multiplayer is fun, but sometimes it’s nice to get your friends together in the living room for some friendly competition. For this, the Nintendo Switch is the best choice hands down. Many games available for the Switch are designed to be played in small groups. Games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, and Jackbox Party Pack are great for having friends over for snacks and games.


Best All-Around

If you need a jack-of-all-trades console, the Xbox One S lets you play the latest games and offers upscaling for 4K. It’s also a great platform for streaming shows and listening to music. The Xbox platform always has an awesome selection of games, whether you’re into online multiplayer, sports games, or RPGs, and it’s super easy to find new controllers and headsets.

TV & Console Bundles at Aaron’s

With most new game consoles supporting 4K upscaling or native 4K, it makes sense to have a TV that does them justice! At Aaron’s, you can bundle a 4K TV and gaming console of your choice together under a single lease agreement. You’ll have everything you need for an immersive gaming experience.