25 best and most exciting video game systems for the holiday season

Some of the most exciting video game systems on the planet are available this holiday season and this guide rounds them all up for you! There are next-generation systems like the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X, as well as crowd favorites like the Nintendo Switch. There are so many great video game systems nowadays that you can choose from, so you can play games whenever you want, wherever you are, and however you choose!


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PlayStation 5 Console

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These next-generation video gaming systems have an ultra-high-speed SSD hard drive and the power of a custom CPU and GPU with integrated I/O that rewrites the rules of what a PlayStation console can do. This system supports haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio, and an all-new generation of incredible graphics and games. This will be a hot commodity this holiday season, so don’t hesitate to order yours soon!

Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo 3DS includes two screens. The bottom touch screen makes use of a telescoping stylus that is stored in the unit itself. The top screen displays 3D visuals to the naked eye. These video game systems also feature: new input and controls, an inward-facing camera, 3D depth slider, wireless switch, dual outward-facing cameras, augmented reality games and built-in applications, circle pad, gyro sensor, motion sensor, and pedometer.

Apple TV 4K

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The Apple TV 4K HDR with Dolby Vision has stunning picture quality and is not just for watching movies and tv shows. It also features groundbreaking, new original games from Apple Arcade that you can download from its App Store. You get access to over 100 video games after subscribing to Apple Arcade. The included remote control doubles as a video game controller. Apple TV can also be used for watching Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and thousands more apps in the App Store. It also has Dolby Atmos for immersive, room-filling sound.

Xbox Series X

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Xbox Series X is the next generation in video game systems; the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles, and all games look and play best on the Xbox Series X. Experience next-generation speed, backward compatibility, and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD hard drive and integrated software. Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all-new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite, the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (a subscription gaming service).

Playstation 4 Pro 

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Let the super-charged PlayStation 4 Pro lead you into the world of ultimate video game systems. This smooth, fast and powerful system features the dynamic 4K native 2160p Ultra HD blu-ray, 2TB storage capacity, eight-core AMD processor, Dualshock 4 wireless controller with 2 point touchpad, click mechanism, a capacitive type, and six-axis motion sensing. Playstation 4 also has an established, gigantic catalog of games to choose from and is still well supported with new gaming releases now and into next year.

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Microsoft Xbox One S 

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The compact Microsoft Xbox One S video game systems have 1TB of onboard storage, which accommodates plenty of game titles. Its true 4K gaming with HDR technology and 4K Blu-ray provides immersive gameplay and entertainment. It has 1TB of storage, which allows you to store several blockbuster games and plenty of apps, indie titles, recorded game footage, and more. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray delivers exceptional video quality for your games and movies. Watch Blu-ray and DVD video as well, on this versatile console.

Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has the most recognizable video game systems in the world. The Nintendo Switch connects over Wi-Fi, for multiplayer gaming. Up to eight consoles can be connected for local wireless multiplayer excitement! This game console also features a 6.2-inch, multi-touch capacitive touch screen, and up to nine hours of battery life in handheld mode. There are three play styles: TV mode, tabletop mode, and handheld mode, so you can play anywhere!

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

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The Wii U gamepad breaks down barriers between you and your entertainment, with a 6.2″ 16:9 LCD touch screen, motion control system, front-facing camera, microphone, stereo speakers, rumble feature, button controls, and analog sticks. This console works with most games from the original Wii console, as well as the Wii remote, Wii remote plus, Nunchuk controllers, balance board, and many other Wii accessories, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite Wii features. These video game systems will be fun for the whole family!

Nintendo Entertainment System

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The Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller and is preloaded with 30 games. The pre-installed games include such classic favorites as Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, and Final Fantasy. It also comes with a standard HDMI cable, one old school NES Classic Controller and an AC adapter.

Super NES Mario Set

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The Super NES Mario Set with a 5-Game Cartridge is full of fun, entertaining games. It includes two control pads, cables, and games. This cool video game system set has the complete system with the 5-game cartridge: Super Mario All-Stars, Mario 1, 2, 3 and Lost Levels, and Super Mario World. This is perfect for your favorite Super Mario fan!

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Atari Flashback 9 

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The Atari Flashback 9 HDMI game console has classic Atari 2600 games built-in. These systems come with two wired controllers, an SD card slot, and 110 classic games, including Pitfall, Frogger, Space Invaders, and Centipede. Video output is displayed at HD resolution.

Oculus Quest 2 

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Quest 2 is a virtual reality system that requires your Facebook account to log in, which makes it easy to meet up with friends in VR and discover communities around the world. Immersive entertainment is at its best with this system, with access to live concerts, groundbreaking films, exclusive events, and more, all in virtual reality! The fast processor provides the highest-resolution display, with backward compatibility, so you can explore new titles and old favorites! Redesigned Oculus Touch controllers transport your movements directly into VR with intuitive controls.

Sega Genesis Mini Video Game Systems

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The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit. The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 42 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box! These video game systems include two wired controllers, 40 games with two bonus games, a power cable with a USB adapter, and an HDMI cable.

Arcade1Up Pac-Man

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These awesome video game systems really add a nostalgic touch to your gaming room. The 17″ Color LCD screen captivates your eyes and the unit has real-feel arcade controls. It also comes with two games included: Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus. The unit resembles original artwork but has a coinless operation, adjustable volume, and an on-screen game selection menu. These amazing video game systems plug into an AC outlet and feature a 3/4 scale of the classic arcade cabinets!

Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR Headset & Lightsaber

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Awaken your inner Jedi with the Star Wars AR Headset Lightsaber. The Jedi Challenges is a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience that brings an all-new Star Wars experience right into your home. Simply start the app, put on the headset, and begin your journey. Immerse yourself in three epic experiences: Lightsaber Battles, Holochess, and Strategic Combat. These epic video game systems will provide hours of fun with friends and family. Engage other players in intense multiplayer battles in the new Lightsaber Versus Mode.

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At Games Legends Flashback Boom

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Legends Flashback includes 50 classic games such as 1942, Super Street Fighter II, Tetris, Mega Man I & II, Galaga, Dig Dug, and Burger Time. These legendary video game systems include HDMI video output (720p), two wired game controllers, an SD card slot for downloadable games and you can save, load, and rewind all games.

SeeKool Newest 3D Pandora X Arcade Game

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The 3D Pandora X arcade game console comes with the newest 3D system technology. The 16GB ram system with eMMC flash memory technology is faster than traditional arcade consoles. A53 mainboard and a 4 core chip helps you get rid of freezing and delay. The 3D Pandora Box offers users 2,490 2D retro arcade games and ten 3D experience games. While allowing users to return to the fun of childhood, the 3D Pandora Box also provides users with the opportunity to experience modern games.

Arcade 1Up – Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet 

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Jump back to the ’80s, grab the joystick, and prepare your lasers, with Arcade1Up’s Space Invaders arcade cabinet. This home arcade machine has the Space Invaders original arcade game, coinless operation, authentic arcade controls, adjustable volume, and plugs into an AC outlet. This video game system has a classic cabinet design and original artwork with an upgraded 17″ color LCD screen with an on-screen game selection menu. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming in the comfort of your own home!

Robotech Coleco Mini Arcade Game

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A great retro callback to the old Coleco machines, this handheld unit is a must-have for any video game collector. Using the GBA Robotech rom, the game is as challenging as an arcade should be, without compromising quality. The construction is amazing and tough, with solid controls, while the USB charging is a great, convenient feature. These units are highly recommended if you’re a retro-gaming enthusiast or Robotech fan.

Playstation VR & Gran Turismo Sport

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Put yourself in the driver’s seat with Gran Turismo Sport on PlayStation VR, and challenge yourself in the ultimate racing experience. The Playstation VR & Gran Turismo Sport Bundle includes the PlayStation VR headset, Processor unit, headset connection cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, stereo headphones, AC power cord, AC adaptor, demo disc, PlayStation Camera, and Gran Turismo Sport game. The advanced VR display gives you seamless visuals and keeps you connected to the virtual world, through an expansive 5.7” OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 frames per second. 3D Audio with PlayStation VR means that you’ll be able to pinpoint sounds above, below, and all around you.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System

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The Vive Reality System lets you navigate seamlessly between virtual experiences. Discover new content, launch titles from your library, play a video, or browse the web. Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of VR games, apps, and videos. It features a flip-up design that allows you to flip between reality and virtual reality. Crystal clear graphics allow you to see the virtual world through a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution, for a truly immersive experience.

The C64

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This classic C64 system has 64 pre-installed games including classics such as California Games, Paradroid, and Boulder Dash, with new additions (including Vic20 games and more) available as a release day online firmware update. Connect to a 720p TV or monitor via HDMI for a stunning HD experience and save your progress at any time. Using USB, add your own games, programs, update the firmware, and connect your own devices. This is a great gift for retro-gamers who remember the C64.

Valve Index VR HMD

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The Valve Index Virtual Reality system offers fine-tuned lenses for the sharpest, widest view across the eye’s full range of travel. It features Ultra nearfield flat panel speakers, index speakers that don’t touch the ears, antimicrobial fabrics, and adjustments for every head. The face gasket for this headset is replaceable, with a magnetic interface for easy cleaning and swapping. This VR headset works with various PC-based VR systems and gives you access to a huge database of virtual reality video games.

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4 Player Upright Arcade Machine

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Enjoy all the games you grew up with. These video arcade machines come assembled with 3,016 Games in one, and a 32″ LED monitor. These video game systems have almost every classic arcade games from the ’80s and ’90s. Plug and play games like Street Fighter, Metal Slug Series, Golden Tee, the Simpsons, and so much more. Play four-player games like The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gauntlet, X-men, and Sunset Riders. For an additional charge, the company offers custom artwork on the machine’s sides, center, marque, and bezel.

My Arcade Gamer V – Handheld Gaming System 

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These lightweight, handheld video game systems are great for kids on long car rides and flights. It will keep kids entertained for hours! It features a 2.75-inch full-color screen, battery operation, 220 retro-style games, racing, sports, and additional Data East hit games, such as Burgertime, Karate Champ, and more.


In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills, these video game systems have something for everyone! There are gaming systems for the next generation of gamers, portable consoles, arcade machines, virtual reality systems, and retro-gaming systems. Get ready to be entertained with high-resolution graphics, surround sound, nostalgic retro-gaming, and immersive virtual reality systems that will capture your imagination for hours!

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25 of the most exciting video game systems for the holiday season