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Gaming Consoles Here to Stay?

For close to 50 years the world experienced gaming through a console. In 1972, we were introduced to Magnavox Odyssey Video Game Unit. The gaming industry was worth $138 Billion in 2018.  

When it comes to console gaming, the PlayStation 4 is the most popular console today with exclusive to PS4 games such as God of War, Ratchet and Clank, Infamous and Bloodborne. The Xbox range are great consoles for gamers who are looking to get the most powerful displays and graphics. You can also enjoy wonderful exclusive titles such as Forza, Halo, and Gear of War. Both consoles offer you fantastic games such as Fornite, FIFA, Grand Theft Auto, and Red Dead Redemption.

Gamers looking to game anytime and anywhere, will enjoy the Nintendo Switch Console.  Here you can enjoy the wonders of Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Doom, and the popular Super Mario Odyssey.

Latest developments in 5G suggests that console software will move off console.  Microsoft has, however, already created it’s xCloud game streaming service, and Google has tested Project Stream, allowing you to game without an actual console. Experts believe that game streaming will not replace consoles, but that it will give gamers more options though. Another potential stumbling block is the internet speed in South Africa, as it requires a 10 megabits Internet connection.

What are your thoughts? Will game streaming be a viable option in South Africa, or is console still king?