|Product||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Microsoft Xbox One||Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)|
|Price||$199.69 to $294.98||$507.84 to $599.99||$199.00 to $417.92||$499.00 to $650.00||$259.99 to $333.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||July 28, 2012||November 15, 2013||February 15, 2012||November 22, 2013||June 10, 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.
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 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.
The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.
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Flash memory card
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
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