Best Retro Video Game Consoles

Updated September 2020
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How we decided

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15 Models Considered
6 Hours Researched
1 Experts Interviewed
131 Consumers Consulted
Zero products received from manufacturers.

We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic and looking to be brought back to your favorite childhood games or if you’re looking to introduce endlessly fun games to the kiddo in your life, retro games make a great purchase. In buying your entertaining retro game, decide whether you’re looking for something portable and handheld or a stationery option that is plugged into a television. Also consider what games are readily available for the models you’re considering, as this may effect on your choice. These gaming systems are the perfect way to show your kiddo what you used for entertainment back in the day, and they’re bound to love these addicting games as well.

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