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10 Best Gaming Consoles For Kids - 2021

Twisa DebBarma

Games are an integral part of growing up. Why? Because “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”

Playing games is not just an individual activity but it can also be a great family bonding activity. Due to the current unfortunate situation, our homes have become an amalgamation of office, playground, recreation space, and so on. Spending time as a family can be tricky because the idea of fun differs as per age, but there’s a solution to it. Indulge as a family in the best gaming systems for kids.

Now, you must be wondering what to choose, which one to choose and all that. Worry not. We have curated a list of game consoles for kids that everyone can enjoy as a family.

Let’s go...

PlayStation 5

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Features:

  • It has PlayStation VR integration meaning you can easily connect the PlayStation VR to your PlayStation 5 console.
  • Make use of the Cross-Generation voice chat across any of your PS consoles.
  • An incredible boosting rate makes every moving element super crisp
  • The 8K display support transcends the entire feel of the game
  • Suitable for teens and older kids

Pros:

  1. It allows streaming
  2. Supports backward compatibility
  3. Advanced graphics and display
  4. Faster Controller and SSD

Cons:

  1. Lags in backward compatibility
  2. Storage deficient
  3. Takes up space due to size

Parental Settings: YES

Nintendo Switch Lite

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Features:

  • As the name suggests, it is ridiculously lightweight and compact
  • Very easy navigation because of the built-in controllers
  • Enjoy with family and friends
  • Huge game library to choose from
  • Compatible in handled mode
  • Suitable for 6-year-olds and above

Pros:

  1. Attractive price point
  2. Battery life is super long
  3. The ease of using it anywhere
  4. Match it to your taste by choosing from varied color options

Cons:

  1. Smaller in size
  2. No connectivity feature with TV or Monitors

Parental Settings: YES

Xbox One S

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Features:

  • Plenty of storage to store all your games
  • It supports 4K video playback for streaming it on different platforms
  • Compact in nature and size
  • It has a Bluetooth controller
  • Full HDR support
  • Great for kids above and around the age of 7

Pros:

  1. No hassle of manually saving your game score
  2. Super easy to set up the game console
  3. Connection available for TV/ Monitors
  4. Amazing graphics

Cons:

  1. Towards pricier spectrum
  2. The game loading speed is comparatively slower than that of the Xbox 360

Parental Settings: YES

PlayStation 4 Pro

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Features:

  • Bluetooth and ethernet are available
  • Great Visual FX for capturing the realness of elements
  • The greater draw distance enables improved focus and details
  • The high fidelity assets feature allows you to experience intricate imagery with more images on-screen at once
  • Suitable and safe for all ages

Pros:

  1. The graphical interface and performance is great
  2. The PlayStation VR experience is much smoother
  3. Automatic upgrading of games

Cons:

  1. Absence of 4K Blu-ray drive
  2. It does not support backward compatibility meaning PS3 accessories are not compatible with the PS4 console

Parental Settings: YES

Xbox One X

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Features:

  • It has Ultra HD Gaming
  • Smooth gaming experience
  • It supports the traditional controls(keyboard and mouse)
  • Its native 4K HDR gaming makes the overall gaming feel realistic
  • Very classy-looking gaming console for kids as well as for adults

Pros:

  1. Slightly a better upgrade from XBox One S
  2. Impressive build quality
  3. In-built 4K Blu-ray player

Cons:

  1. The OS issue prevails
  2. Storage fills up too fast

Parental Settings: YES

Nintendo 3DS XL

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Features:

  • Experience glasses-free 3D by enabling camera-based face tracking
  • Latest C stick integration for secondary analog control
  • Easily supports microSD card
  • It has resistive touch in its lower display
  • Compatible with Amiibo figurines because of builtin NFC support
  • Suitable for kids of all ages

Pros:

  1. The 3D upgrade is much more consistent
  2. The improved overall feel of the console
  3. Better gaming experience due to C stick

Cons:

  1. Does not come with a charger
  2. The availability is of the removable microSD card is rare

Parental Settings: YES

Nintendo Switch with Joy-Con

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Features:

Pros:

  1. Portability convenience is super high
  2. Uninterrupted gaming experience
  3. Very versatile because one controller can convert into two
  4. Great for multiplayer gaming
  5. Wallet-friendly

Cons:

  1. Battery life is not impressive
  2. Lags on quick reaction time in the gaming experience

Parental Settings: YES

Nintendo Switch

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Features:

Pros:

  1. The console consumes way less space in your entertainment unit than the traditional ones
  2. Accessible to all ages
  3. As flexible a console can get

Cons:

  1. Slightly over-priced
  2. Hacking is a major concern with this console

Parental Settings: YES

Diswoe Handheld Game Console

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Features:

Pros:

  1. Rechargeable batteries unlike the actual 90’s game
  2. 400+ nostalgic games
  3. No setup required
  4. No occurrence of glitches
  5. Very lightweight and easily portable

Cons:

  1. Automatically repeats the game from the start
  2. Not great for graphics experience

Parental Settings: YES

Leapfrog Leap TV

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Features:

Pros:

  1. Super easy to set up and use
  2. Comes with a controller, motion-sensing camera, and a gaming console.
  3. The gaming interface is educational as well as intuitive
  4. Suitable for ages from as low as 3

Cons:

  1. Very limited game library
  2. Might experience lag during game loading

Parental Settings: YES

Our Take On Gaming Consoles for Kids

Even though there are other options in the market, we have selected the best ones that are suitable and secure for children. The above-listed gaming consoles for kids project proper stimulation for brain development during the crucial years. Games change as the generations progress therefore updating is always a plus.

Let us know which gaming system you went for and why. We always look forward to your feedback.

MEET THE AUTHOR
Twisa DebBarma

An admirer of all things minimalist. Passionate about writing and dogs.

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