The biggest games show of the year, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), came and went last week and a number of exciting things came out of it to tantalise even the most sporadic gaming thumbs.

Sony has come out on top in the sales war between the PS4 and Xbox One, and the Japanese giant may have just done it again at E3. However, underdog Nintendo may have just pulled the rug out from both of them in a surprise twist. So here are three reasons each why should buy these consoles.

 3 Reasons to buy a Playstation 4

1. Exclusive Games

No-Mans-Sky-2-300x168A number of games are set for release later this year and Sony has bagged some exclusives including Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End, Littlebigplanet 3 and indie game No Man’s Sky, the latter proving to be a huge hit at the games expo.

2. Playstation Now

Instead of having to purchase a game just to play it once, you will soon be able to rent or stream games to your PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Currently it’s still in Beta mode but Sony plans to launch it in the US next month. The service will allow for users to pay for selected PlayStation games (Including PS One and PS2 games) either by pay-by-play or a subscription. It will also be available on selected Bravia TVs for those who don’t have a PlayStation console.

3. playstation-tv-e3-20143. Playstation TV

playstation-tv-e3-2014-300x200This little black box will let you stream PS4, Vita and legacy titles to any TV. It’s like a Google Chromecast but for gamers, and it’s reasonably priced too at $99. Sony also wants to produce original content much like Netflix does, and at E3 Sony announced ‘Powers’, a series based on Brian Michael Bendis’ graphic novel.

 

 

3 Reasons to buy an Xbox One

1. Exclusive Games

Sony may have some good exclusives but none really compete with what Microsoft has in store. New Halo 5: Guardians and Halo: The Masterchief Collection will bring all Halo titles to the Xbox One is glorious 1080p. Other exclusive games include Forza Horison 2 and Sunset Overdrive, which had a great response at E3.

2. Kinect is Fading (that’s a good thing)

Halo-5-trailer-SS2-300x168Microsoft announced earlier in the year that it will no longer bundle Kinect with the Xbox One, meaning you don’t have to have it if you don’t want it. Notably, you probably don’t need it either, as their keynote at E3 all but abandoned it. Only two titles (Dance Central Spotlight and Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved) made use of the technology. What’s more, with Kinect gone, the Xbox One can take back the 10% of power it took up, making the console just that bit more powerful.

3. Cheaper

Microsoft has cut the price of the Xbox One to $399, making it the same as the PS4. So if price was putting you off the Xbox One when it launched, it shouldn’t now.

3 Reasons to buy a Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo’s sales of the Wii U have been abysmal, forcing the company to admit huge losses. But this other Japanese giant gave everyone a few reasons to buy a Wii U (at last) and suffice to say, they are very good reasons indeed. In fact, could this be Nintendo’s comeback?

1. The Legend of Zelda

Need we say more? This fan-favourite and one of the most loved Nintendo games is back in an open-world epic for the Wii U. Unfortunately the release date won’t be until late next year, but the screenshots look incredible and it should be worth the wait.

3 Reasons to buy a Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo’s sales of the Wii U have been abysmal, forcing the company to admit huge losses. But this other Japanese giant gave everyone a few reasons to buy a Wii U (at last) and suffice to say, they are very good reasons indeed. In fact, could this be Nintendo’s comeback?

1. The Legend of Zelda

Need we say more? This fan-favourite and one of the most loved Nintendo games is back in an open-world epic for the Wii U. Unfortunately the release date won’t be until late next year, but the screenshots look incredible and it should be worth the wait.

2. Super Smash Bros

zelda-300x168Sure to be a big hit, at least with Nintendo fans, this delightful game brings together all your favourite Nintendo characters like Diddy Kong, Zelda and Mario. Officially announced at E3 2013, more gameplay footage was shown at this year’s showcase and it looks to be an exciting new title.

3. Amiibo

amiibo-2-300x153Nintendo will be releasing figurines of Nintendo characters alongside the release of Super Smash Bros. But these aren’t just figurines. Touch the Amiibo to your Wii U gamepad and that character will appear in the game. You can play with it, battle against your friends’ Amiibos and customise their special moves. Their stats and abilities will increase each time you play. It’s like having a very unique, customisable game character that you can physically hold and place proudly on your shelf.


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