|Product||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)||Microsoft Xbox One||Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)|
|Price||$179.99 to $321.04||$399.99 to $1,289.99||$199.00 to $407.79||$499.99 to $914.99||$249.99 to $330.63|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 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||Info unavailable||November 15, 2013||February 15, 2012||November 22, 2013||June 10, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The supersized Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device that's finally come into its own and should be the first and last 3DS you buy.
The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, and near-perfect controller make it a worthy successor to the PS3, but it would be wise to wait for more titles and features before you buy.
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.
|Media Type|| |
Flash memory card
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
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