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Did you know that, as of November 2020, nearly 70 million Nintendo Switch units have been sold worldwide? If you’re a gamer, and you’re trying to build the perfect gaming station in your home, a Switch is an absolute must-have.
With that in mind, a new console, or even the perfect gaming station, isn’t what makes a gaming station setup great. You need to know how to maximize the space you’re working with, and use your budget correctly, to get the best results.
In this article, we’ll give you 6 tips and tricks that you can use to build the gaming station setup of your dreams. We’ll tell you what you need to purchase, as well as some basic ideas that you can use to make your space comfy and cozy.
Using these tips, you and your friends can have fun getting lost in your favorite gaming worlds for hours at a time.
1. Picking the Wrong System
If you’re a console gamer, you already know that the big three (PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo) have three different consoles with exclusive games for each.
Sure, there are some games that you can play on all three consoles. But when it comes to picking the right console for you, the exclusives are what you need to look at to make a choice that you’ll end up happy with.
Our advice? Take a look at the exclusive libraries for all three consoles. If you can only purchase one console, and you find yourself being a bigger fan of Nintendo’s exclusive games, purchase a Nintendo Switch.
That way you can play most of the games that you want to play, without missing out on those Nintendo-only classics that you know and love.
2. A Poor PC Build
Not into console gaming? Want to build a PC instead? If so, you need to make sure that you maximize your budget and build a solid PC from the ground up.
Pro tip: find someone on YouTube who builds PCs and follow along with them during your PC build. This will ensure that you’re picking the right parts, and installing them correctly, allowing you to enjoy your gaming station for years to come.
And no matter what kind of gamer you are, make sure you invest in your overall comfort, too.
Sure, a nice gaming chair, or a comfy couch, isn’t as fun to purchase as a few 4K gaming monitors. But if your back starts to hurt after only an hour or two of gameplay, you’re not going to be able to enjoy your setup. So, keep that in mind when you’re deciding how to spend your budget.
3. Lacking Gaming Information
For some games, you need to have some help to get to the finish line. Back in the day, strategy guides were the most popular way to find assistance with beating the latest and greatest games.
While those same strategy guides exist, they’ve shifted towards the web. That means that you can find the tip you need to get past a certain level or beat a tricky boss, after a quick Google search on your phone.
So, if you’re not sure what the rarest CSGO knife skin is, or where something is located on a map, Google it. Don’t let your confusion lead to frustration, as it will ruin the fun for you with gaming.
4. Unhealthy Gaming Habits
We touched on overall comfort while gaming earlier, but it’s important to talk about your physical and mental health a bit more. While a quality chair or gaming couch is a must for all gamers, there are some other setup decisions that can make your gaming experience that much better.
If you can, try to get plenty of natural light in your setup. This can make gaming that much more fun, as well as have positive effects on your mental health.
Also, keep plenty of water and healthy snacks nearby. That way you can make sure you’re both hydrated and eating well while you grind through the latest and greatest games.
5. Not Studying Tape
It takes a great deal of work to become a professional gamer. But if that’s something that you aspire to do with your life, you need to make sure that you’re maximizing your time.
The best way to do that? Spend a few hours each day studying tape and watching professional gamers play your favorite games.
Sure, this has nothing to do with the overall build of your setup. But it’ll make you a better gamer, allowing you to enjoy your gaming setup that much more.
6. Quality Streaming Equipment
The ability to stream your gameplay on sites like Twitch is one of the coolest parts about being a gamer nowadays. Even if you have no intentions of monetizing your efforts, being able to play games online while interacting with others is a ton of fun.
To get the most out of streaming, you need a few things, mainly a webcam and a microphone. However, investing in quality gear, and not sticking to cheaper options, is a must if you want to make money while streaming.
Need More Help With Your Gaming Station Setup?
As you can see, a lot goes into creating the perfect gaming station setup. But if you keep these ideas in mind, and use your budget wisely, you can create a space that you never want to leave, as it’s perfect for gaming.
Are you a gamer? Looking for more gaming tips and tricks? Check back with our blog often for more useful information related to the gaming world.