Pros and Cons of Buying a Portable Gaming Console

In this digital age when a lot of people can’t seem to spend a day without their smart gadgets, it’s not surprising to hear that our electricity bills can be really high. The good thing is, there are numerous energy-efficient appliances and energy-saving devices that can help us save some money by lowering our electric bills.

One of the devices that many Australian households have is a portable gaming console. It’s such a great item for entertainment and playing it can be an exciting bonding activity for the family or among friends. But of course, it can be expensive. The question is: is it worth buying? What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying a portable gaming console? Read on to find out:

Pros of buying a portable gaming console

  • A portable, or handheld, gaming console, offers quality gaming at your fingertips. It means convenience. You can play any game on offer anytime, wherever you are. What’s great is that the games in a portable gaming console are as varied as what a home console offers.
  • With a portable gaming console, you will have dedicated hardware. For instance, the PlayStation vita has two thumbsticks, shoulder bumpers, a d-pad and four buttons, and a read touch sensitive panel. On the other hand, the Nintendo Switch can be used with a Bluetooth controller or the attached controls with your home TV. Also, some retailers offer games together with the Switch.

Cons of buying a portable gaming console

  • The biggest drawback of buying a portable gaming console is probably the price. If we only look at the hardware, expect to pay at least $150. It can even reach $470 depending on the model. The games also don’t come cheap. Prepare to pay about $50 per game.
  • Another disadvantage is that a portable gaming console serves only one purpose – gaming. While it is entertaining, it’s another gadget to charge, pack and worry about when you go anywhere. You may lose it in an instant if you’re not careful.

These are just some of the pros and cons of buying a portable gaming console. Even if you have the funds to buy one, always weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

Do you have other tips when it comes to portable gaming consoles and smart gadgets? You can share your ideas in the comments section.

About the author  ⁄ Marxa Dillan

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