|Product||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle (250GB)||Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)|
|Price||$191.99 to $296.42||$249.99 to $299.90||$334.09 to $372.90||$269.96 to $290.40||$141.91|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 18, 2012||September 25, 2012||March 27, 2011|
|Bottom line|| |
The supersize Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device, but its thin game library keeps it from being a must-buy for existing 3DS owners and newcomers alike.
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.
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.
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.
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Flash memory card
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
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