|Product||Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)||Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle (250GB)||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)|
|Price||$245.00 to $489.95||$269.96 to $290.40||$324.99 to $372.90||$249.99 to $299.90||$190.00 to $229.07|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||June 23, 2010||September 25, 2012||November 18, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.
The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.
Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state.
Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package right out of the gate. A healthy launch lineup is sure to provide something for every kind of gamer, and a large selection of digital downloads is available right now.
The supersize Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device, but its thin game library keeps it from being a must-buy for existing 3DS owners and newcomers alike.
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Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
Flash memory card
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