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Enough is enough: Microsoft and Sony have been teasing the Xbox Series X and PS5 for months now. We know what the Xbox Series X console will look like, its major launch title, and that it’ll have 12 Teraflops, making it almost twice as powerful as the Xbox One X. For the PS5, your guess is as good as ours — but it could be pretty good if you trust the leaks.

But hey, there are plenty of consoles, laptops, monitors, and retro units to keep you busy during this long and painful wait. Kick back, relax, and check our guide to the best gaming tech out there to spend your hard-earned dollars on.

Scroll on for the best gaming tech to shop now.

Nintendo Switch Console

Switch Console

Switch Console

from $299

Nintendo

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Obviously, the Nintendo Switch had to make the list. This home console AND portable handheld device is one even non-gamers love. Not only does it support Nintendo games, but also incredible huge blockbuster and indie titles alike. Basically, if you’re looking for a great all-around mobile gaming device, the Nintendo Switch offers a great experience.

Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Console with wireless controller

XBox One X 1TB

XBox One X 1TB

$278

Microsoft

Buy at Walmart

You may be thinking: why would I want the Xbox One X when the Xbox Series X is already being teased? The Xbox One X is still a great console to invest in. It’s HDR, Native 4K, and Ultra HD-enabled, capable of playing Blu-ray movies, and streaming from Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, and more. You also get immediate unlimited access to over 100 games which you can start playing right away with the Xbox Game Pass.

ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop

TUF Gaming Laptop

TUF Gaming Laptop

$579

ASUS

Buy at Walmart

If you’re looking for a solid gaming laptop at an affordable price point, look no further than the ASUS TUF gaming laptop. With a 15.6” full HD screen display, 8GB RAM, and military-standard durability, this gaming laptop will let you (literally) step up your game without breaking the bank.

The Sims 4 (PC)

Sims 4 (PC)

Sims 4 (PC)

$38

EA Games

Buy at Walmart

Who didn’t waste half their childhood away playing The Sims? Lucky for you, your god-complex can keep flourishing. The Sims 4 allows you all the fun of the original, with enhanced graphics, different capabilities and actions, and a whole host of new expansion packs. Woohoo!

Sony Playstation VR Blood & Truth and Everybody’s Golf VR Bundle

VR Blood & Truth and Everybody's Golf VR

VR Blood & Truth and Everybody's Golf VR

$350

SONY

Buy at Best Buy

For those who have the PS4, are waiting for the PS5, and are looking to venture into VR gaming for the first time, this bundle has pretty much everything you’ll need — besides, you know, a PS4. The set comes with a headset, PlayStation Move Motion Wireless Controllers, PlayStation camera, and two games: Blood & Truth, a mission-based game set in London’s criminal underworld, and Everybody’s Golf, a golf practice game that includes multiple courses and personalized training tips.

Galaga Arcade Machine

Galaga Arcade Machine

Galaga Arcade Machine

$199

Arcade1UP

Buy at Walmart

How cool will your apartment look with this retro arcade machine in it? This iconic gaming machine not only looks great but also has probably the best game of all time: Galaga. The machine itself is also authentic: while it now comes with updated and immersive, full-color and high-res display and sound, it still has the original joystick and control buttons setup.

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