Black Friday Shopping: 10 Smart Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gamers On Your List

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There are also levels to the gaming obsession. Each gamer has different preferences, depths of immersion and current setups. If you need a little assistance in choosing the right gift for your gamer, take a look at the list of items below which are divided into five categories.

Perhaps your recipient is coming of age and about to receive their first system, or they’re an adult that used to be a gamer. They stopped, but would potentially be interested in getting back into the hobby. In either case, it might be time to get them the latest console.

You’ll be choosing between a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. The Switch comes in a variety of versions and bundles, but a safe purchase is the Fortnite version which comes with the uber-popular game and the system for $299.99.

The PS4 is perhaps the most universally popular, which is important if your gamer has friends that he or she will want to play online. Most games don’t allow cross-platform play, so if their friends have PS4, then you’ll probably want to get them the same system. The same thing goes for the Xbox One and Switch. You can find a nice PS4 Pro bundle (equipped for 4K gameplay). You can get a PS4 Pro for around $399.99.

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There are also bundles for the same amount that include popular games. I’ll talk more about those in a minute.

The Xbox One X is technically the most powerful system. It is very comparable to the PS4 Pro, with some technical advantages. Those advantages push the price to $467.95 on Amazon, and there are a number of game-specific bundles for that console as well.