Gaming consoles have over the years provided us with fun, entertainment, and more importantly fond memories. These consoles offer a sort of escape from the hustle and bustle of the world of adults, or trying to satisfy curiosity and an adrenaline rush among children. Today, there are over 30 different gaming consoles in the market, but there are some gaming consoles which are superior than others and have stood the test of time. The following is a list of the best gaming consoles ever created.Sony PlayStation 4Currently, the PS4 is arguably the best gaming console in the market according to most gaming enthusiasts. All the gaming consoles under the PlayStation line have gone on best sellers to be game changers in the way people relate to their games. The PlayStation is no exception and brings along a host of other new features. The PS4 is more powerful than any other console, boasts a great online network, one of the best game-play experiences, and supports a broad range of multimedia among other attributes. Users can also opt to subscribe to the PlayStation Network to get access to additional storage, monthly free games, and other benefits.Nintendo Wii UThis is the closest competitor to the PlayStation 4 console is from the Nintendo line as its name suggests. The Nintendo Wii U is best suited for network gaming and comes with dedicated games for this type of gaming. It has a controller which has 6.2 LCD screen which also as a second screen. The main advantage with this setup is you can use the game pad only while someone else watches the TV. The Nintendo Wii U also comes with some pre-installed applications like YouTube and Netflix increasing the range of entertainment options. Microsoft Xbox One SThe Microsoft Xbox One S was released in August 2016 and has been highly approved by gaming enthusiasts. Unlike the previous makes of the Xbox, the controller in the Xbox One S now supports Bluetooth and also incorporates a 3.5mm headphone port. In addition to this, the console also supports 4K videos streaming and 4K Blu-rays. This console also makes multi-tasking easier with the Snap feature; it is possible to play games while running an application on the side. While it's a fitting successor to the previous model, there is the "Microsoft's Project Scorpio" console which is set to be released later in the year. Sony PlayStation Vita The line of the PlayStation Vita is the most powerful, best-selling and most advanced hand held console and has undergone significant changes since its inception. For users interested in playing their games on the go, the PlayStation Vita is a great option. The latest version of the PlayStation Vita Street has a 4.3 OLED screen, a headphone jack, a rechargeable and non-removable battery which can last for up to 10 hours. If you have an existing PlayStation Network with another device, you can use it with the Vista to get added benefits.Nintendo 3DS XLThis is another handheld device from Nintendo and is the cheapest device on this list. This Nintendo, like the previous ones, comes with popular games such Mario and Pokemon. It also has its in-built store where users can purchase more games. The Nintendo 3DS XL also presents a much welcomed improvement in its 3D functionality. The screen has been improved and now includes a face scanning feature which detects face movements and adjusts easily. The successor to this device will be the Switch which is launching in March 2017.