Thinking about taking out a new mobile phone contract but also want a free gift with it too? Well you’d be hard pushed to find a better freebie than one of the latest games consoles.
Take your pick from either the ultra popular Xbox One S or Sony’s iconic Playstation 4 all for completely free when you take out a contract phone.
About the Games Consoles
Microsoft Xbox 360
Featuring a gloss black finish, a 250GB hard drive and Wi-Fi capability, the Xbox One console brings you to the brink of innovation and the future of gaming. A Kinect sensor is also included, allowing you to interact with games in a revolutionary new way.
The Xbox One comes with five USB sockets to allow you to connect useful peripherals such as wireless charging leads as well as USB storage devices (the Xbox now lets you save games on a standard USB key up to 16GB) and even your personal media player, to let you copy music or watch videos and films via your Xbox.
Connecting your Xbox One to Xbox LIVE will allow you access to a wide range of online activities – play Halo: Reach multiplayer against your mates, or even people the other side of the world, or stream live movies and television in HD. Xbox LIVE will also allow you to listen to music via last.fm, download demos, videos and items to customise your Xbox LIVE account, or social network with your friends via Facebook and Twitter.
This Xbox 360 Slim bundle also includes a Microsoft Kinect motion control sensor that will just plug straight in, allowing you to enjoy fun motion control gaming, and even control your Xbox Dashboard with just a simple swipe of the hand.
The Xbox One offers an impressive line-up of games, from bestsellers such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Red Dead Redemption and Assassin’s Creed to great family games such as Rock Band and the Kinect motion control range. The Xbox One also offers a range of great console exclusives, including the smash hit Halo series, as well as Gears of War and Fable, giving it plenty of credibility among serious gamers.
The Xbox comes with one wireless controller, as well as a one month free Xbox LIVE Gold trial membership, and a composite AV cable.
Sony Playsation 4
This updated slim version of Sony’s powerful PlayStation 3 console comes with a massive built in 320GB hard drive, with plenty of space to store saves, games, demos and whole movies. Plus with a Blu-ray drive and Wi-Fi built in, the PS4 lets you experience the latest HD movies and the best downloads, as well as all the top games, including the included copy of smash hit new PS4 title, Uncharted 4 and a copy of the film Faster on Blu-ray.
Thanks to its excellent processing power and Blu-ray capability, the PlayStation 4 is capable of playing all of the latest g ames, in all their detailed and fast-paced glory. It is also the only console to truly embrace 3D so far, with many of the biggest new PS3-exclusive titles playable in full 3D when the console is connected to a suitable 3D television.
The PlayStation 3 is not just limited to gamepad control either, as the PlayStation Move control system, available separately, uses wands to offer pin-sharp motion control in a large number of new games. These wants can also be teamed up with other peripherals to turn them into other game-specific devices such as light-guns and sports equipment.
As well as playing all the latest games, the PlayStation 4’s Blu-ray drive will let you watch all the latest movies, TV box sets and music videos in 1080-p Full HD, and you can even watch the latest 3D Blu-ray releases. The PS3 is capable of outputting 7.1 channel surround sound, as well as Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD and AAC codecs, so anything you watch on your console will sound just as good as it looks.
The Sony PlayStation 3 has fast n-grade Wi-Fi built in, so you can go online via your home internet connection from any room in the house without needing to plug in an Ethernet cable. And when you go online with your PS4, there’s plenty to do thanks to the PlayStation Network, which offers challenging online muiltiplayer gaming for your favourite titles, as well as downloadable demos, films, music and great social networking opportunities.
This version of the PlayStation 4 has a massive 320GB hard drive, large enough to hold all of your game saves, plus a great deal of music, films and other useful data. It also has two built-in USB ports, to allow you to plug in and play movies, photos or music direct from USB storage.