Video Game Console

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What Does Video Game Console Mean?

A video game console is a specialized computer system designed for interactive video gameplay and display. A video game console functions like a PC and is built with the same essential components, including a central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU) and random access memory (RAM). To offset costs, most video game console manufacturers use older CPU versions.

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Techopedia Explains Video Game Console

Modern PCs are designed to run high-quality video games and may be used for a flawless gameplay experience, including online gambling games like real money slots. However, video game consoles are preferred because they are cheaper.

Video game consoles also have the following benefits:

  • Games are written to function with console hardware.
  • Games load more quickly on consoles, versus PCs, with the exception of gaming rigs.
  • All video game consoles are plug-and-play.
  • Driver compatibility issues are rare.
  • Gaming components are uniform by system.
  • Most consoles allow more than one player. Because extensive setup is required, this process may be problematic with PCs and does not work on all systems.

A video game console provides a bridge between arcades and PCs dedicated to video gameplay and home use. A PC is a general purpose computer that is also capable of running games and may be built with arcade-style controls. An arcade is similar to a console and limited to public use but distinguished by its controls.

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