|Product||Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Nintendo 2DS (Blue)||Sony PlayStation 4|
|Price||$141.99 to $323.42||$199.88 to $417.92||$100.00 to $129.99||$507.84 to $599.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4 stars||5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||March 27, 2011||February 15, 2012||October 12, 2013||November 15, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.
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. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.
At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.
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.
|Media Type|| |
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices|| ||Prices from 2 stores||Prices from 7 stores||Prices from 2 stores|