The 2010s were a great decade for video gaming consoles, with several iconic systems released during the ten-year period. Here are some of the best gaming consoles of the 2010s, in no particular order.
- Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U was released in 2012 and was Nintendo’s first HD console. It was also the first console to offer backwards compatibility with Wii games. The Wii U’s game library includes some of the best Nintendo exclusive games, such as Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon.
- Sony PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013 and quickly became one of the best-selling consoles of all time. The PS4 has an excellent game library that includes many exclusive titles, such as God of War, Spider-Man, and Horizon Zero Dawn. The PS4 also offers backwards compatibility with select PS3 games.
- Microsoft Xbox One
The Xbox One was released in 2013 and is the successor to the Xbox 360. The Xbox One has many excellent exclusive games, such as Forza Horizon 4, Halo 5: Guardians, and Gears of War 5. The Xbox One also offers backwards compatibility with select Xbox 360 games.
- Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch was released in 2017 and is a hybrid console that can be used as a handheld or home console. The Switch has an excellent library of exclusive games, such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Splatoon 2. The Switch also offers backwards compatibility with select Wii U games.
- Sony PlayStation Vita
The PlayStation Vita was released in 2011 and is a handheld console that offers console-quality games on the go. The Vita has an excellent library of exclusive games, such as Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Gravity Rush. The Vita also offers backwards compatibility with select PSP games.