Canâ€™t afford the next-gen consoles? Buy a retro instead
If you are having difficulties buying the latest next generation consoles due to a shortage of cash, why not purchase some retro gaming systems that are significantly cheaper?
This novel idea of buying a dated console with games that are new or old can be more entertaining than the â€˜photo realisticâ€™ graphics provided by the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Some say that the games made in the 1980s were much better to play than nowâ€¦
As suggested by The San Francisco Chronicle (link here): “Just because you don’t have $250 for a Nintendo Wii, $400 for an Xbox 360 or a suitcase full of cash for a PlayStation 3 on eBay, doesn’t mean your loved ones can’t be blowing stuff up and decapitating zombies into the New Year. While many of the newer video game platforms are ridiculously expensive and in short supply right now, you can find incredible bargains on the nostalgia gaming market.”
Writer Peter Hartlaub recommends going back to at least three generations for the real nostalgic feel highlighting the affordable purchases such as a Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Atari 2600, or even discounted PC games.
In addition, the underrated Sega Dreamcast â€“ which has become a cult classic to retro gamers with a range of fantastic games – is also recommended.