|Product||Nintendo Wii (original, Wii Sports bundle)||Nintendo Wii Mini (Red)||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Sony PlayStation 4||Microsoft Xbox One|
|Price||$439.99||$99.96 to $124.25||$109.99 to $314.99||$399.99 to $657.85||$499.00 to $999.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||2.5 stars||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||November 18, 2012||November 15, 2013||November 22, 2013|
|Bottom line|| |
If you don't mind the dearth of HD graphics, the Nintendo Wii's combination of motion-sensitive controllers, included Wii Sports titles, and emphasis on fun gameplay make the ultra-affordable console hard to resist.
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.
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 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.
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Flash memory card
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo GAMECUBE disc
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Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
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