People have been advised on social media to follow a few simple steps to make the big day a lot easier for everyone who’s bought a PS4, Xbox or Nintendo.
With less than five days until Santa comes, The Scottish Sun has you covered with this vital information.
Parents have been warned by a tech expert to unpack their consoles and hook it up to WiFi.
Any updates for the console or games should be carried out too before putting it back in its box and wrapping up.
James Whatley took to Twitter to pass on the useful heads-up.
He said: “Going shopping this morning?
“Planning on buying an Xbox, Nintendo or PlayStation for a loved one?
“Make sure when you get it home you unpack it, connect it to the internet and UPDATE IT *before* you wrap it up for Christmas day.
“It’ll save you so much time and tears, I promise.”
The reason for this being the case is because all gaming consoles have regular system updates – with some bigger than others.
The gaming havens could have been sitting on the shelves for months prior to being bought.
This therefore means that there will be various updates waiting for them once they are sparked into life.
So if all updates are complete before your loved one gets their hands on the console it will save them possibly hours waiting for it to be ready for playing.
Mr Whatley added: “Updates are massive, servers get busy and any console on the shelf is almost certainly running software that needs an update.
“Do the same with the games.
“Install them, update them, get it all ready TO PLAY before you wrap it.
“Pass it on.”
The tech lovers tweet has gained just under 100 likes in a couple of hours.
Meanwhile, an ultra-rare “Nintendo PlayStation” console that was never released is expected to sell for millions at auction.
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The console was created nearly 30 years ago, and is capable of playing both game cartridges and discs.
It was officially a Nintendo console, but was stamped with Sony branding and was dubbed the ‘Play Station’.
But the project was scrapped before release, and the two Japanese tech giants went on to release their own ‘next-gen’ consoles separately.
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