PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S, which hit the market last year, were just the beginning. This year users can also expect three new exciting releases from Nintendo, Valve, and Panic.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Nintendo will release Switch OLED this fall. It is not to be mistaken with the mysterious Pro, however.
It features a 7-inch OLED screen, 64GB internal storage, and a dock with Ethernet. Nintendo also promises improved audio, kickstand, and overall user experience.
Switch OLED will be available on October the 8th. The cost is $350.
Valve Steam Deck
Valve’s Steam Deck targets PC gamers. It has better specs than Switch OLED, has more storage, and offers access to all compatible games.
The best part – users will also be able to play AAA-level PC games on the go. The Linux-based device, however, can also dock and become a PC-connecter monitor.
The SteamOS isn’t compatible with all games, though.
While the Deck is already available for pre-order, Valve will start shipping it in mid-2022. The price starts at $400.
Panic’s Playdate gives strong 90s nostalgia vibes with its colorful design. It has an actual hand-crank, that users can play games with.
The device also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C, headphone jack, D-Pad, and A and B buttons.
Panic announced that they will be releasing 12 new games for Playdate. Users will get one new option per week.
The price of the device is $120. It will hit the shelves later this year.
Gaming has always been a hot topic, but due to COVID-19, related numbers have skyrocketed.
- Mobile gaming generated a revenue of $159 billion in 2020.
- Moreover, experts predict that mobile games will claim 57% of the digital games market in 2021.
- Currently, more than 2.7 billion people play games worldwide.
Although in recent years smartphones managed to steal the spotlight, it seems like consoles are preparing for a big return.