|Product||Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Sony PlayStation 4||Microsoft Xbox One|
|Price||$10.52 to $249.99||$199.00 to $211.99||$598.99 to $2,100.00||$499.99 to $999.99|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||March 27, 2011||February 15, 2012||November 15, 2013||November 22, 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.
The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, and near-perfect controller make it a worthy successor to the PS3, but it would be wise to wait for more titles and features before you buy.
The Xbox One goes beyond gaming with its ambitious live TV integration, but at launch it can't deliver a knockout blow to the PS4 due to a higher price and uneven voice control. We suggest you wait for improvements, but for now, the Xbox One is better suited to forgiving early adopters.
|Media Type|| |
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 4 stores|| ||Prices from 2 stores||Prices from 4 stores|