The gaming industry has grown exponentially over the last few years. Technology has made it possible for video games to become more personalized and realistic. The result is that it has globally even taken over the music industry.
Virtual reality and augmented reality have taken the gaming industry by storm and millennials are absolutely obsessed with the games that are trending these days.
The gaming industry has a huge market in India. It is said to reach a growth of around USD 945 million by the next 2 years! Many gaming development centres such as those of Nvidia, Sony, Microsoft and other giants have created a huge potential for the industry to grow in the country.
Coming to the actual gaming part of it, millennials in India are fixated with many different kinds of games. Most popular among them are action, adventure and puzzle. One of the most popular games that are trending now is Pubg.
Regardless of the genres of the games, here are the top 5 gaming devices in India that are popular now.
1] Nintendo Switch:
The best gaming console which can be used for both playing leisurely at home or when you are on the go. It seamlessly converts from home console to a portable system. The handheld mode is very useful while you’re gaming outside. The Joy-Con controllers that come with the Nintendo Switch can be used for a 4v4 match or for playing face to face.
The console comes in two cool colours – grey and neon red and neon blue. Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Sword, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Astral Chain are some of the Nintendo Switch games. It is priced at INR 21,000.
2] Sony PS4 1TB Slim:
This edition of the Sony PS4 has won the hearts of gamers. It is much lighter than the previous editions and 30% slimmer as well. Spectacular visuals and vibrant colours are key takeaways in the Sony PS4 1TB Slim. The storage is great as well with 1 terabyte.
It is equipped with HDR technology and Dual Shock 4 wireless controller. If you are keen on using virtual reality, you will have to separately buy the PS VR. It comes with many amazing games, the most popular one being Bloodborne.
It is priced at INR 30,000. You can buy the docks for this console and many more gaming gadgets at Aliexpress.
3] Microsoft Xbox One S:
The Microsoft Xbox One S has storage of 1000 GB. This console comes with 2 controllers. Blu-ray player with motion control is included in it. It also has High Dynamic Range graphics and Premium Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio. It supports more 1,300 games which you can even play live with friends.
You will get instant access to more than over 100 games in high quality with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass. It is priced at INR 21,000. You can buy it at Amazon Australia, which has a great collection of Xbox consoles and other gadgets.
4] Sony PS3 12 GB:
This sleek-looking gaming device is very popular. The PS 3 has great graphics, blu-ray player and very comfortable lightweight feel to it. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi as well.
If you’ve subscribed to Netflix, you can stream HD movies or TV series with no additional charge. It has 12 GB HDD for storing data. The console has RSX graphics processor and Cell Broadband Engine. Audio is top-notch with Dolby Digital. It is priced at INR 13,500.
5] Microsoft Xbox One X:
The Microsoft Xbox One X is truly the best of 4K and immersive gaming. It is said to have 40% more power than most other consoles. Processing is way faster and AI is simply superb, with its 8-core Custom AMD Processor at 2.3 GHz. Its 6 Teraflop GPU enables lifelike animations and realistic characters. It has a good memory bandwidth as well with quicker load times.
Gamers love this console because it makes next to no noise because of the advance cooling system used. It has Dual Band wireless with Wi-Fi and 3 USB 3.0 ports for connectivity. You can play exclusive 4K games such as the Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 76 among many others. This console is priced at INR 40,000.