|Product||Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set||Sony PlayStation 4||Microsoft Xbox One||Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)|
|Price||$109.99 to $314.99||$399.99 to $599.99||$499.00 to $650.00||$199.00 to $417.92|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||November 18, 2012||November 15, 2013||November 22, 2013||February 15, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
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.
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.
|Media Type|| |
Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
|Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications||Full specifications|
|Buying choices||Prices from 3 stores||Prices from 3 stores|| || |