|Product||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000||Microsoft Xbox One|
|Price||$199.69 to $294.98||$507.84 to $657.85||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.||$499.00 to $650.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||July 28, 2012||November 15, 2013||Info unavailable||November 22, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
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 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|| |
Flash memory card
|Info unavailable|| |
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|Buying choices||Prices from 7 stores||Prices from 3 stores|| |
Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.