“What are the best video game consoles 2020? The COVID-19 has brought great inconvenience that we have to stay at home to keep social distancing for safety. It’s really tough staying at home without things to do. Playing video games has been a popular thing to do with friends virtually. What are the best video game consoles 2020 to play video games at home?”

Due to the COVID-19, people around the world have to stay at home to keep safe and prevent from being infected. Many people have tried to play video games at home with their friends. In this guide, we would like to recommend you some best video game consoles for 2020.

Part 1: 2020 Best Video Game Consoles

The below content lists several 2020 best video game consoles for you to purchase this year.

1. PlayStation 4 Pro

The PlayStation 4 Pro is the best version of the most popular game platform available today. With 4K, HDR 10 compatibility, and the PlayStation 4’s exclusive game library, it is currently the best plug-and-play gaming platform.

A large majority of games are available on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though both platforms have popular exclusive franchises, the PlayStation 4 (Pro or standard) sees more exclusive games each year. The PS4 also has access to a small number of less well-known indie games and beloved niche titles, such as Japanese role-playing games like Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XIV, that the Xbox One does not.

2. Xbox One X

Sony led the charge on the mid-generation console update with the PS4 Pro, but by taking its time, Microsoft gave us the better hardware in the Xbox One X. It offers the same 4K Blu-ray and HDR video playback as the One S, while also bringing that visual enhancement to games. Microsoft wasn’t exaggerating when they told us the Xbox One X is the most powerful home gaming console ever sold, at least until the PS5 and Xbox Series X launch. It won’t be getting VR, however — which may disappoint those hoping it could be an inexpensive entry point to high-quality VR experiences.

3. Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch tries to give you the best of both worlds — form, and function — and succeeds for the most part. It’s certainly not as powerful as the competition, but it still has enough power to run most AAA games today, an aspect that more third-party developers are taking note of. Now you can play games like Skyrim and The Witcher 3 on a machine that also runs Pokémon and Super Mario. That’s impressive. Not only can you take a game like DOOM on-the-go, but you can also play a main Pokémon game on your television.

Nintendo Switch systems can be brought anywhere because they are also handheld. This makes it the perfect party console because everyone can bring theirs and have fun together. It’s lightweight, portable, and can even fit in your pocket if you’ve got some big pockets.

4. PlayStation 4 Slim

The PlayStation 4 Slim is what you get when you want Sony’s exclusive games but don’t want to pay the extra money for better performance. A standard PS4 gets the job done admirably and still provides a substantial gaming experience at 1080p and 30FPS, which is good enough for most consumers. Plus, it has its own dedicated virtual reality headset, which is something Xbox cannot say.

There’s a lot to love and not a lot to hate here. Its most significant downsides are that it isn’t as powerful as the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, and it’s not portable like the Nintendo Switch, which is understandable given its nature as a home gaming console.

5. Xbox One S

The Xbox One S arrived three years on from the original Xbox One, offering a smaller, quieter, higher-quality gaming machine that shows what the current console generation can do. It’s now the de facto Xbox system for those who want that Xbox power without the price tag of the Xbox One X.

While a little piece of us was sad to see the original Xbox One sail into the sunset, the Xbox One S brought a host of technical improvements, making the transition from HD to Ultra HD (aka 4K), and taking up a lot less shelf space too.

To that end, games are upscaled to the new, higher resolution – though it isn’t quite on the level of ‘native’ 4K that the Xbox One X offers – but movies and TV shows will happily make the most out of the extra pixels, whether you’re streaming 4K Netflix or else playing an Ultra HD Blu-ray.

6. SNES Classic

Nintendo knew there was a market for classic mini consoles and it cashed in with the SNES Classic. It’s an affordable way for people to play games otherwise unavailable to them or just a great way for older people to re-experience the games they loved as children. It may only come with 20 games, but one of those is the never before released Star Fox 2.

Since this console was so popular and Nintendo did not continue to produce them, you’re likely going to have to settle for a used or refurbished SNES Classic. If you want a brand new one, don’t be too surprised if the asking price is a lot more than it originally retailed for.

Part 2: Best Game Video Solutions – Leawo Prof. Media

We all know that besides playing video games, video game consoles could actually play back movies including regular videos, DVD and even Blu-ray movies. However, there are always issues that might become obstacles in playing Blu-ray, DVD and movies with these video game consoles. For example, you may not be able to play Blu-ray discs on PS4 due to the disc copy protection. Therefore, we here recommend you a wonderful game video solution tool – Leawo Prof. Media, an 10-in-one media converter suite that covers media solutions including Blu-ray, DVD, video, photos and even online videos.

Why should you choose Leawo Prof. Media? It has multiple practical features and functions that could help you handle almost all Blu-ray, DVD and video solutions for you to get a better movie enjoyment with your video game consoles. Check them below:

1. Blu-ray/DVD Ripper module

Leawo Prof. Media has the most powerful Blu-ray disc decrypting and converting tool in the world. That’s the Blu-ray Ripper module, which contains Blu-ray Ripper and DVD Ripper. With Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, you could decrypt, rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc to video/audio files in 200+ file formats, including Blu-ray to MP4, Blu-ray to MKV, Blu-ray to WMV, DVD to MP4, DVD to MP3, etc. It has the most advanced disc decrypting feature that could decrypt Blu-ray discs with AACS. BD+ and the latest MKB protection, and convert CSS-DVD discs, which is not supported by most Blu-ray ripper tools in the market. What’s more, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper enables you to edit Blu-ray/DVD movies, create 3D movies out of 2D Blu-ray/DVD, etc. You could even convert 4K Blu-ray movies for video game consoles.

2. Video Converter module

The built-in video converter module enables you to convert video and audio files between 200+ file formats including MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc. You could convert 4K videos, create 3D movies, edit videos, etc. You could then freely play and watch movies on any video consoles without any obstacle. You could even turn photos into slideshow video saved in any file format you want. Therefore, you could even make a video gallery of your gaming screenshots. 

3. Blu-ray Copy module

Also, Leawo Prof. Media has a Blu-ray Copy module built in, which enables you to decrypt, copy and back up Blu-ray/DVD movies to computer hard drive or blank discs. Similar to the Blu-ray Ripper module, Leawo Blu-ray Copy also handles copy protected Blu-ray/DVD discs. It offers 3 different copy modes: Full Movie, Main Movie, and Custom Mode. You could even copy and back up 3D Blu-ray movies with full 3D movie effect retained.

4. Blu-ray Cinavia Removal module

Similar to Blu-ray Copy but even more powerful and specifically designed for Blu-ray Cinavia removal, the internal Blu-ray Cinavia Removal module enables you to remove Cinavia protection and other protections like AACS, BD+ and the latest MKB protection upon Blu-ray discs to let you get Cinavia-free copies of your Blu-ray discs. It’s exclusive for Blu-ray discs with Cinavia protection.

5. Video Downloader module

The built-in Video Downloader enables you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, Veoh, and other 1000+ online video sharing websites in different quality, formats and resolutions. After downloading online videos, you could then freely watch these downloaded online videos on your video game consoles.

6. Blu-ray Creator module

Leawo Prof. Media still comes with a Blu-ray Creator module to offer you superb Blu-ray/DVD movie burning experience. You could freely burn your game videos to Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file, with multiple disc menu templates preset and disc menu adjustable. It offers 3D movie creating, video editing, and other practical bonus features to enrich your Blu-ray/DVD burning experience.

Besides these main features, Leawo Prof. Media also comes with other wonderful features such as photo slideshow make and Blu-ray/DVD photo slideshow burner, media file merge, media files editing, 2D to 3D conversion, etc. It’s an all-inclusive media converter suite you could get in the market.

Part 3: Conclusion

With all these video game consoles available in the market, and the all-inclusive media converter suite toolkit, you could not only freely play video games virtually with your friends even you are all in quarantine period, but also make full use of your video game consoles to get superb movie night.