The Best Gaming Devices and Platforms in 2021

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As revealed in this global gaming industry report by Mordor Intelligence, the industry was valued at over US$173 billion last year. The same report also suggests the value of the global gaming industry will increase at a rate of 9.65% in the five following years.

In this case, the global gaming industry will be valued at over US$314 billion in five years from now. On a global scale, video gaming has experienced a major surge not only in revenues but also in players.

Player investment and engagement significantly increased thanks to leading companies and brands, such as Activision, Twitch, Nintendo, and Microsoft.

One of the latest trends in the global video gaming industry is most certainly cloud gaming and related services. The popularity of cloud gaming has been on the rise in the industry just like video conferencing has taken over other communication means during the pandemic.

Speaking of the major trends in the video gaming industry, the number of video gamers using cloud gaming services has increased massively. Back in 2020, Microsoft shared that its Xbox Game Pass service exceeded ten million subscribers

The company also shared in one of its reports that multiplayer engagement across its cloud gaming services increased by over 130% in March and April last year. Further, we take a look at the best gaming devices that make every gaming adventure much more interesting. The list includes Sony PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna.

Sony PlayStation 5

When compared to its predecessors, PlayStation 5 introduced a major boost in graphics and visual quality. More specifically, its graphics and visuals are five times better than the PlayStation 4.

Playing your favorite games with PlayStation 5 means you enjoy ultra-detailed, crisp, and crystal-clear graphics and amazing 4K resolution. PlayStation 5 provides an amazing, smoother gaming experience due to SSD storage that naturally enforced faster load times.

PlayStation 5 is also equipped with the most advanced DualSense controller that enables more immersive gaming sessions. Some of the best games to try on your PlayStation 5 are Demon’s Souls and Spiderman Miles Morales.

Nintendo Switch

When discussing the best gaming devices of 2021, we have to mention Nintendo Switch. Without any doubt, Nintendo Switch is the best mobile gaming system you can take with your wherever you want and play your favorite games on the move.

As expected, Nintendo Switch is very portable. You can connect the device to your television or game on the move. It comes with split-screen gaming options and disassembling controllers, so it is awesome for local multiplayer gaming sessions.

When compared to other gaming devices that appear listed here, Nintendo Switch is relatively lower-priced. Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild, Mario Kart 8, and many other games are available for Nintendo Switch.

Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Series X is probably one of the most powerful gaming consoles ever created. It boasts impressive graphical performance and awesome 4K resolution for the most immersive gaming sessions.

It is also equipped with a powerful SSD thanks to which all games load quickly. The latest Xbox also features the innovative Quick Resume mode thanks to which you can load and swap between games in just several seconds.

Some of the games fully optimized for Xbox Series X are Forza Horizon 5, Turbo Overkill, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Destiny 2, Gears 5, and Control.

Google Stadia and Amazon Luna

Google Stadia and Amazon Luna are both excellent online steaming services thanks to which you can play your favorite games on basically any device that has a strong Internet connection.

Some of the games available on these online streaming services are Far Cry 6, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, FIFA 22, Red Read Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Control, Metro Exodus, Resident Event 7, and A Plague Tale Innocence.

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