|Product||Nintendo 3DS (Flame Red)||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Nintendo Wii U Basic Set||Nintendo DS Lite (Polar White)|
|Price||$169.99 to $214.99||$249.99 to $299.90||$260.00 to $549.99||$15.00|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||March 27, 2011||Info unavailable||November 18, 2012||June 11, 2006|
|Bottom line|| |
The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weaker-than-usual launch lineup and some previously inactivated online features dampened its launch, but a recent price drop and a promising holiday lineup shine a light at the end of tunnel.
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.
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.
|Media Type|| |
Flash memory card
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
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