|Product||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Sony PlayStation 4||Microsoft Xbox One||Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle (250GB)||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000|
|Price||$109.99 to $314.99||$507.84 to $657.85||$499.00 to $650.00||$318.39 to $439.32||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||2.5 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||November 18, 2012||November 15, 2013||November 22, 2013||September 25, 2012||Info unavailable|
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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.
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 latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console.
In the face of stiff competition from smart phone and tablet gaming, we were hoping for something more audacious from Sony's Vita revamp. The Vita Slim is still a powerful, portable games machine however -- just watch out for those pricey, proprietary memory cards. Owners of the original shouldn't worry about upgrading, but if there are Vita-specific titles you've been hankering to play for a while now, this is a good time to get involved.
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Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.