|Product||Microsoft Xbox One||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000||Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)||Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle (250GB)|
|Price||$499.00 to $650.00||$507.84 to $657.85||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.||$249.00 to $419.97||$318.39 to $435.82|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||5 stars||2.5 stars|
|Release date||November 22, 2013||November 15, 2013||Info unavailable||June 10, 2013||September 25, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.
In the face of stiff competition from smart phone and tablet gaming, we were hoping for something more audacious from Sony's Vita revamp. The Vita Slim is still a powerful, portable games machine however -- just watch out for those pricey, proprietary memory cards. Owners of the original shouldn't worry about upgrading, but if there are Vita-specific titles you've been hankering to play for a while now, this is a good time to get involved.
The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.
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.
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Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.
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