Which side do you belong to?
Learn about the consoles and choose your favourite characters to see which console best suits a loved one, yourself or your whole family.
With Xbox Live Gold you can connect with your friends and compete against each other using their Smart Match. There will be no more waiting around in lobbies as you can watch TV or surf the web while the matchmaking happens. Best of all though, you get free games every month.
A Playstation Plus account will get you exclusive discounts, early access to demos and allow you to participate in beta trials all via the Playstation Store. With even more free games on offer each month the Playstation Plus account also allows you to back up your saved games with its online storage facility.
With advanced voice and motion control, Kinect lets you enjoy your favourite games like never before. With the ability to track up to six people, share replays of your latest in game action in an instant and even measure your heart beat.
The Playstation camera can help turn you into an online gaming sensation. Live stream your gameplay with narrated walkthroughs all in high definition video. Control the Playstation menu using voice controls and log in instantly using facial recognition technology.
Iterating on a classic
Largely based on the Xbox 360 controller, the Xbox One pad has two main changes. Rumble motors in the triggers and a new and improved D-pad. Both these changes help give you enhanced feedback on your in game play and greater control.
Do you want a touchpad with that?
Slightly larger and heavier than the old PS3 controller, the DualShock 4 feels a lot more firmer than its predecessor. The analogue sticks have also been upgraded allowing improved accuracy on all console games. The biggest change however is the touchpad and share button allowing you to upload your gameplay videos to your social networks.
- Amazon Instant Video
- BBC iPlayer
Not just for gaming!
Todays game consoles offer much more than just games, keep up to date with your favourite TV shows and Movies, browse the web, listen to music and keep in contact with your friends.
6.5 billion hours
In the first 3 months of 2014 Netflix streamed 6.5 billion hours of video. That’s 19,500,000 terabytes, or 609,375,000 iPhones worth of data. That’s 741,516 years worth of time!
10.2 million plays a day
The BBC’s iPlayer service is now serving 10,200,000 plays of TV and Radio every single day. There were 315,000,000 plays in January this year alone.