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How To Buy The Right Game Console: The Best Video Game Systems In The UAE

Sony PS4 Slim

With Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo leading the way in the gaming console industry, the three firms have recently released multiple video game systems to keep up with the PC gaming hardware market growing at a fast pace. Since each of the companies has different console platforms and if you’re new to the platform, it becomes really confusing to choose sides, although, there are some who don’t mind trying out all the platforms.

What’s the difference between PC gaming and console gaming?

Unlike PC gaming consoles that involve configuring systems and setting up graphical presets for a stable performance, users do not need to tweak any graphical details while playing on a game console and is ready to play out of the box. However, the gaming performance on a gaming PC has been always better than a console. Apart from the technical aspects, while most of the game titles are available on both PC and game console platforms, there are special exclusive titles that are available in only either of the platforms. For example, a Sony PS4 exclusive like Uncharted 4 is only available for the PS4 and not for PC or Xbox One. Another major difference is the use of joysticks as the primary means of controls with respect to game consoles as opposed to the keyboard/mouse usage on PC. Game consoles are also more affordable as compared to the expensive gaming PCs and gaming laptops.

Which game console should I choose: PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?

PS4 Pro VS Xbox One X

If you’re interested in the best game exclusives and want better performance for a reasonable price, then you should opt for the PlayStation 4. The PS4 is also the only console to support virtual reality called the PlayStation VR. While Microsoft also has numerous game exclusives, the Xbox One performs slightly lower than the PS4. That said, the recently announced Xbox One X is currently the fastest video game system on the planet that’s capable of improved graphics and textures than Sony’s best machine.

Can I upgrade the storage on the Sony PS4 and Xbox One consoles?

You can interchange and replace the internal hard disk drives of the Sony PlayStation 4, the PS4 Slim and the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro with a larger hard drive or SSD drive. While none of the Xbox One consoles allow swapping of internal drives, gamers will be able to connect external hard disk or SSD drives to expand their storage game installations. Sony also recently released an update that allows their userbase to connect and install external drives with any of the PS4 models.

Where can I buy game consoles at best prices in the UAE?

Gaming consoles are easily available across all the major electronics stores and their online portals. Stores include Jumbo Electronics, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore, Geekay Games, Jacky’s Electronics, Lulu Centre, Carrefour and other online stores such as Souq.com, Noon.com, Buy On Dubai and more.


We now list out the best game consoles that are available in the UAE.

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