If you’re an avid gamer or a fan of console gaming, you’ve probably played a fair share of console games since the first console arrived in the 1990s.
But even though the console is still relevant in many ways, its hardware and software have also evolved over the years.
That’s why the most popular game consoles today are the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
If you’ve been in a position to buy one of these consoles and want to make sure you’re not shelling out big bucks, here’s a list of tips to help you get the most bang for the buck.1.
Purchase an Xbox One with a built-in Xbox 360 controller (for $500 or more) and the DualShock 4, the best controller in the world2.
Buy the Xbox One Deluxe Edition and the Xbox Live Gold Pass for $200 and $250 respectively.
You’ll be able to upgrade your games with the Xbox Games Pass for up to five games at once, but you’ll be getting an extra $100 in games.3.
Buy a PlayStation 4 Pro for $300 and get a brand-new game for free, plus two months of PlayStation Plus.4.
Purchase a PlayStation VR headset, and get four months of Xbox Live gold.5.
Buy an Xbox Game Pass for a free month of the PlayStation Store or a month of Xbox Music Pass for around $50.6.
Buy three controllers, and buy two Xbox Live games for around £120.7.
Buy five controllers, one Xbox Live game for around €250.8.
Upgrade your Xbox One console with an Xbox 360 Controller, DualShock, and Xbox Wireless Controller and a $100 Game Pass, and you’ll get a PlayStation headset, four new games, and an extra month of PlayStation.9.
Buy two controllers and two Xbox 360 Games Passes, and it’s time to upgrade with an additional controller.10.
Upgrade the PS4 Pro to a PS4 Slim and it’ll cost you around £130.11.
Upgrade to the PS5 Pro for around the same price.12.
Upgrade with an external hard drive or a Blu-ray drive to the new PS5 Slim for around about $160.13.
Upgrade an external drive to an external SSD for around half the price.14.
Upgrade a USB-C port for around 15 percent cheaper.15.
Upgrade any USB-A port with a Thunderbolt 2 port for an extra 10 percent.16.
Upgrade all your USB ports for an additional 15 percent, and upgrade your hard drive.17.
Upgrade four ports in a system to USB-2.0, which is a much faster and cheaper way to connect peripherals to your computer.18.
Buy six external hard drives, six USB-B ports, and six Thunderbolt 2 ports for around three-quarters of the price of an external HDD.19.
Upgrade every USB port on the system with Thunderbolt 2.
It’ll save you around $100.20.
Upgrade USB-3.0 ports with Thunderbolt 3.
You won’t have to use a hub for your USB-4.0 port, and a USB port will be able be used as an extra Thunderbolt port, but it’ll save your life.21.
Upgrade five external Thunderbolt 2 cables for around one-third of the cost of a USB cable.22.
Upgrade two Thunderbolt 2 connectors with two USB-5.0 and two USB 3.0 connections.23.
Upgrade one USB-6 port with two Thunderbolt ports.24.
Upgrade three USB-G ports for about half the cost.25.
Upgrade six USB 3-G sockets for around six percent of the Xbox 360 and PS4 cost.26.
Upgrade eight USB-E ports for half the Xbox controller price.27.
Upgrade seven USB-I ports for a whole lot less than the PS1 controller, and for around 10 percent less than a PS2 controller.28.
Upgrade 10 Thunderbolt 2 sockets for a half-price Xbox Wireless controller.29.
Upgrade 20 USB-J ports for $40.30.
Upgrade 24 USB-K ports for just $2.50.31.
Upgrade 30 USB-M ports for the same amount of money.32.
Upgrade 32 Thunderbolt 2-C ports for 10 percent more than the standard PS4 controller.33.
Upgrade 48 Thunderbolt 2 USB-S ports for as much as $20.
You might not need more than that, but if you’re a gamer, you’ll want a lot more of these ports.34.
Upgrade 64 Thunderbolt 2 ethernet ports for 12 percent more.35.
Upgrade 128 Thunderbolt 2 Ethernet ports for 50 percent more in total.36.
Upgrade 256 Thunderbolt 2 SATA ports for 40 percent more if you want to keep your system up to date.37.
Upgrade 512 Thunderbolt 2 Thunderbolt 2 SSDs for 100 percent more on the cheapest of the cheap.38.
Upgrade 1TB of RAM for a little more than $40 on the most expensive of the cheapest.39.
Upgrade 4TB of storage for around 60 percent more,