|Product||Nintendo Wii Mini (Red)||Sony PlayStation 4||Microsoft Xbox One||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)|
|Price||$99.96 to $144.96||$399.99 to $657.85||$499.00 to $650.00||$109.99 to $399.95||$259.99 to $333.00|
|CNET editors' rating||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||0 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||November 15, 2013||November 22, 2013||November 18, 2012||June 10, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
The bare-bones Wii Mini gets rid of many Wii features to just focus on playing disc games, but the stripped-down experience isn't worth the savings.
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.
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.
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 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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