The 2020 holiday season is going to be monumental for gaming. Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, nothing is going to stop the launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X (XSX). 

So, for the gamers in your life this holiday season, these are the top gifts to buy.


For the hardcore console gamer: PlayStation 5


The PlayStation 4 was the most popular video game console of the prior generation, beating Xbox One sales by nearly 60 million units. Sony has done an excellent job of creating unique experiences, which explains the tremendous hype around the new PlayStation 5. 

There are two units of the PS5 hitting store shelves. An all-digital edition for $400 and one that comes with a 4K Blu-ray drive for $500. We’d recommend going for the more expensive system.

Oddly, while the PlayStation 5, on paper, is slightly weaker in performance than the Xbox Series X, gamers are willing to overlook that because of the years of goodwill by Sony. Here are some games to consider: