7 Best Game Consoles For Kids

7 Best Game Consoles For Kids

Your kid must be grabbing your mobile phone nowadays whenever you are back from office and immediately starts playing games on it. Be careful! The kid must be bending over the mobile phone and swiping the touch screen. That means he/she is on the threshold of developing some serious spinal diseases in the coming future. So, what are you waiting for? Buy him/her a game console. With the help of it, the kid can sit on the sofa with a relaxing position and enjoy the virtual reality. These handheld game systems are the best for their leisure time.

Top Gaming Systems For Kids To Play

1. Nintendo Switch

What All You Get 

HDMI Cable, grip, AC Adapter, Nintendo Switch docks, two controllers, two wrist strap accessories

Key Features

Well-known for its portability, ready-to-go with most of the devices makes it one of the perfect choices for your little one. Whether you want to spend your holiday at home or you are going for a vacation towards the snowy mountains or tropical beaches. Don’t you worry; this console can be used in various places as it is a wireless one. It can get fitted on your big flat-screen television or the tablet you are carrying while you are traveling. This console also has in-built motion sensing, tactile feedback which makes it a perfect combination of smoothness and handiness.

Why It’s Great

  • Supports multiple games: Whether it is Super Mario Odyssey or Mario Party, it doesn’t matter, it will support both the games. Maybe your kid is bored with Mario and wants to play with Pikachu or Pokemon, yes you heard it right; it supports both of these too.
  • Portability: As it is a wireless device, this children’s game console can be used at home and outside of your territory too in a handheld style.
  • Parental controls: What if you are afraid of your kid playing over-violent games or maybe he/she got engaged in some adult content, again don’t worry! It has parental controls in it. So easily you can track his/her activities in the virtual world.

Limitations

  • This console is a good fit for kid’s video games but doesn’t support the extravagant and ultra-voguish games.
  • The battery lasts for a maximum of 2-3 hours. So, the long-running games are non-playable in this device

Games You Can Play

Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon, Let’s Go Pikachu, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Stardew Valley, Saints Row The Third.

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

2. VTech InnoTV

What All You Get 

CR2032 button cell battery, 5 foot HDMI Cable and AC adapter, Controller

Key Features

If you believe in the concept of ‘Learn while you play’, then this console can be considered as the best one for your toddler. This console comes with the features of fun learning on subjects like Mathematics, Science, Arts and more. This console can be used by anyone from 3 to 8 years of age. This gaming console for preschoolers’ multi-player facility allows many kids to play at one go.

Why It’s Great

  • Age no bar: This console can be used by anyone aging 3 to 8. Even you can join your youngster while the game is on, as it provides a multi-player facility.
  • Learn while you play: This console has facilities of fun learning even on difficult subjects like- Mathematics and Science.
  • Left-handed? Doesn’t matter: Is your kid a southpaw? Not a problem at all as this console can be used by anyone.
  • Compatible: This console can be used with a various range of games like- Dora & Friends, Mickey Mouse. The best thing is it can be connected with your Television set.

Limitations

  • This console is not supported by big-budget, newly-released or high-resolution games.
  • This device requires 2 AA batteries, which will not be included in the box.

Games You Can Play

Dora & Friends, Mickey Mouse and more.

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

3. PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console

What All You Get 

HDMI cable, USB Cable, A Controller, A power cable

Key Features

It supports high definition games and all the latest games with an intensified 4K quality. It has an in-built customizing system by which you can control the kid’s playing time. You can also enjoy your favorite films in Blu-Ray format using this portable game console.

Why It’s Great

  • 4K Amusement: 4K videos, films can be played using this console.
  • High-quality graphics: This console comes with a superior quality of graphics. Sit back, relax and spend long-due quality time with your family while watching crystal clear videos.
  • Supports all the high-quality games and all the newly-released games.

Limitations

  • This console supports only the high-definition, latest-released games but when it comes to the previous generation games; it’s a no-no.
  • It is not free; you have to spend money on it.

Games You Can Play

Minecraft, Rocket League, LittleBigPlanet 3, Lego Dimensions, FIFA 19.

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

4. Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

What All You Get 

1TB hard drive, Controller, USB Cable, Lithium Metal battery.

Key Features

This console provides high definition 4K images with better frame rates on the screen where you can notice every detail of it. This console comes with a massive 1TB hard disk with the facility to store music, films of your choice. This console comes with a facility of absolute parental controls which allows you to set limits of its features.

Why It’s Great

  • Age no bar: Do you have a hidden desire for the games since you were a teen? Bring home this console. People will think you have bought this for your young one and at the same time, your purpose will also be fulfilled as this console can be used by anyone.
  • Detailed picture: With the revolutionary high graphics designing system with better frame rates, trust me you can even count the bricks on screen with every little detail of it.
  • Family time: Got bored already after heavy usage of the games? What are you waiting for? Instantly switch the latest films or play a piece of soothing music stored on your 1TB hard disk.
  • Slim fit: Don’t you dare to think that 1TB storage takes a lot of physical space; rather its newly released slim-fit design is sometimes slimmer than your mobile phone.

Limitations

  • It doesn’t support the older version games. The newly-released, high-definition games are only allowed with this console.
  • Online games are not free with this device.

Games You Can Play

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Steamworld Dig 2

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

5. Xbox One S 1TB Console – Starter Bundle

What All You Get

HDMI Cable, Headset, Controller, Power Brick, Power Cable

Key Features

This is a kid-friendly video game console. This console comes with long battery life. Supports high-definition games like Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Super Lucky’s Tale makes it a perfect device for your kid to spend his/her off times. Many of the features in this console can also be controlled by your voice.

Why It’s Great

  • Long battery life: This console comes with strong battery life. Your kid can spend 5-6 hours with this console without any hesitation.
  • Strong parental control: This console comes with a highly recommended parental control system through which you can limit your kid’s access, only towards the free applications.
  • Voice controlling: You can use your voice to control many features of this device as it comes with an in-built voice reader.

Limitations

  • The online games can be a little expensive to play.
  • You have to stick to the latest-released, high-resolution games only as it doesn’t support the older version games.

Games You Can Play

Super Lucky’s Tale, Spyro Trilogy, Kingdom Hearts 3, Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

6. Leap Frog Leap TV

What All You Get

HDMI Cable, AC Power Adapter, Camera, Controller, 16 GB of memory, in-built wifi connectivity, Mount.

Key Features

This gaming console for toddlers has in-built features to make your kid learn reading, solve mathematics or explore science.  One of the best features of this console is the body motion feature which can make your kid dance, run or even move like a frog.

Why It’s Great

  • Over 100 games to play: You can choose the most suited one for your kid among over 100 games. Each one of them makes your kid learn something new.
  • Covers various subjects: This console offers a wide range of subjects like mathematics, arts, the science which makes your kid a quick learner.
  • Physical activity: The most valuable feature of this console is it makes your kids play, run and dance which prevents them from becoming idle.

Limitations

  • As this is fully a learning device for the kids, it doesn’t support the high-resolution, newly released games.
  • Its compatibility with other devices is very limited. It will not fit even with many of the LeapFrog devices.

Games You Can Play

Pet Play World

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

7. Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo 3DS XL

What All You Get

AC Charger and Adapter, Foot Cable.

Key Features

The handheld game system as Nintendo 3DS XL comes with the feature of the 3D picture which makes your kid’s virtual world more realistic. This option is paid, but this product is absolutely a good justice towards your money.

Why It’s Great

  • 3D effect: This game comes with a 3D effect which makes your kid’s virtual world more realistic.
  • Fast Processor: One of the finest processors makes it faster than you can imagine.
  • Built-in camera: The inner camera of this console can read the position of your kid’s face and can adjust its screen according to your kid’s eye position.
  • Easy Transfer: You can easily transfer your photos, music and other files by this console.

Limitations

  • Not all the Nintendo games will get the 3D effect on this device but very few games will.
  • AC adapter doesn’t come within the box. So you have to buy it separately.

Games You Can Play

Mario Kart DS, Super Mario 64 DS, Nintendogs, Animal Crossing.

Parental Control Setting Available

Yes

So what are you waiting for? Go through all the consoles described above and come to a conclusion which one is the best suited for your youngster.

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