Pressing Play: Are Games Better Than Shows?

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In 2023, competitive gaming and spending hours binge-watching a series is some of the most fun you can have with an internet connection. Both are wildly popular, and both transport us to weird and wacky locations where anything is possible, but which is better?

Game On

In May this year, the latest edition of the iconic Legend of Zelda game series sold 10 million copies in just three days. To put that into perspective, Drake’s latest album For All The Dogs sold the equivalent of 402 000 albums in its first week and is one of the best performing releases of 2023. Clearly, gaming is one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world and it’s easy to see why.

Gaming puts you in the driver’s seat, letting you shape the story, test your reflexes, and lets you compete against your friends. It’s an interactive adventure that’s hard to beat and that keeps your problem-solving skills sharp. What’s more, gaming can happen anywhere. Whether you’re in the taxi playing a mobile game on the way home, or sitting down in front of your console, all you need is fast reliable internet, and you’ll be able to spend hours immersed in colourful worlds.

Sensational series

Few things are more exciting than hopping in the group chat with friends and doing a blow by blow debrief on the latest popular series. Whether it’s Shaka iLembe, the latest season of Love is Blind or the Succession season finale, series have the power to shift pop culture. It has become so popular that by 2026, there will be more than 15 million streaming service users on the African continent alone.

What makes series so fun is their ability to tell epic stories and remind us how creative writers can be. From Arya Stark to Jack Mabaso, the characters become our companions, enemies, best friends, and secret crushes. We cheer their triumphs, mourn their losses, and scream when they get killed off in the show.

The best of both worlds

Forcing yourself to pick one over the other is so 2017. If you and everyone in your home want to enjoy the thrills of gaming and the intensity of a good series, all you need is a fast uncapped internet connection. As the nation’s largest fibre network operator, with uncapped line speeds of up to 1 Gbps you can stream and game without any interruptions with Vuma.

Both series and gaming have helped reshape our world for the better. So, whether it’s the immersive worlds of series or the hands-on excitement of gaming, the real fun starts when you get connected to what speaks to you.