|Product||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Microsoft Xbox One||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000|
|Price||$399.99 to $657.85||$199.88 to $417.92||$499.00 to $650.00||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||November 15, 2013||February 15, 2012||November 22, 2013||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
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.
|Media Type|| |
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 5 stores||Prices from 2 stores|| || |
Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.