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Gamer explains why parents need to update PS4, Xbox and Nintendo consoles BEFORE wrapping them up this Christmas – The Scottish Sun

Shoppers who bought game consoles for their loved ones this year are urged to unbox them before Christmas Day to save many tears.

People have been urged on social media to follow a few simple steps to make the big day much easier for anyone who has purchased a PS4, Xbox or Nintendo.

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A PlayStation 4 waiting for actionCredit: Alamy

With less than five days until Santa arrives, The Scottish Sun has this vital information for you.

Parents have been warned by a tech expert to unbox their consoles and connect them to WiFi.


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Any updates to the console or games should also be done before you put it back in its box and wrap it up.

James Whatley took to Twitter to deliver the helpful warning.

    A white XBOX One S

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A white XBOX One SCredit: Alamy

He said, “Are you going shopping this morning?

“Planning to buy an Xbox, Nintendo or PlayStation for a loved one?

“Make sure when you get it home, unbox it, connect it to the internet, and update it *before* you finish it for Christmas Day.

“It will save you so much time and tears, I promise.”

The reason for this is that all game consoles have regular system updates – some bigger than others.

Gaming havens could have sat on the shelves for months before being bought.

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The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a popular console since its releaseCredit: Alamy

This therefore means that various updates will be waiting for them once they come to life.

So if all the updates are done before your loved one gets their hands on the console, it could save them hours of waiting for it to be ready to play.

Mr Whatley added: “Updates are massive, servers are busy and any console on the shelf is almost certainly running software that needs an update.

“Do the same with games.

“Install ’em, update ’em, get ’em ready to PLAY before you wrap ’em up.

“Pass it.”

The tech-lovers’ tweet gained just under 100 likes within hours.

Meanwhile, an ultra-rare “Nintendo PlayStation” console that never came out is set to sell for millions at auction.

The console was created almost 30 years ago and is capable of playing both game cartridges and discs.

It was officially a Nintendo console, but it was branded Sony and was dubbed the “Play Station”.

But the project was scrapped before release, and the two Japanese tech giants later released their own “next-gen” consoles separately.

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