Best all rounder: Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro outputs a 4K and HDR signal that's compatible with high-end TVs, and promises better visuals and increased frame rates for certain games. The console includes a 1TB hard drive, and it works with all PS4 games, apps and accessories to date. With a huge library of games, including strong Sony exclusives like God of War and Japanese developed games such as Persona 5 and Ni No Kuni II, you’ll never run out of things to play. The PS4 Pro is also good for its multimedia functionality, playing Blu-ray discs, as well as streaming TV, music and more with dedicated apps and downloadable games on its PlayStation Store.
Best for flexibility: Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is both a home console and a portable one. The innovative console makes playing on the go easy and comes with a disassembling controller with split screen options, so you can play with friends. Alternatively, connect it to your TV via the docking station. Games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey have made it a great option for those who need a little flexibility.
Best for graphics: Xbox One X
With a PC's worth of graphical horsepower housed inside a deceivingly small package, the Xbox One X delivers 4K HDR at 60 frames per second, and because it’s a part of Microsoft’s Xbox Family of Consoles, it doesn’t force you to throw out the games you already own for new ‘enhanced’ editions. So if you’re looking to get the highest sense of realism, detailing everything from flowing hair to clothing fibres, the Xbox One X is for you.
Best for families: Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo’s consoles have constantly been awarded the title of most kid-friendly, and the Wii U is no exception. One of the greatest things about the Wii U is it uses a gamepad controller with a screen in it, so if the adults want to watch TV, the kids can still play on their Wii U through its dedicated gaming screen without interference. Plus, its gaming library is mostly made up of E rating (for Everyone) games such as Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World and Pokkén Tournament.