|Product||Microsoft Xbox 360 S with Kinect Bundle (250GB)||Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)||Nintendo Wii U Basic Set||Nintendo DS Lite (Polar White)||Sony PlayStation Vita (3G/Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$300.00||$249.99 to $489.95||$269.00 to $549.99||$24.99||$299.96 to $345.99|
|CNET editors' rating||Info unavailable||4 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||June 23, 2010||November 18, 2012||June 11, 2006||Info unavailable|
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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.
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.
With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS.
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.
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Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
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