|Product||Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Nintendo 3DS (Cosmo Black)|
|Price||$187.00 to $292.93||$330.00 to $499.00||$141.91|
|CNET editors' rating||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||November 18, 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.
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 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.
|Media Type|| |
Flash memory card
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices|| ||Prices from 8 stores||Prices from 1 store|