|Product||Ouya Game Console||Sony PlayStation 4||Sony PlayStation Vita 2000||PlayJam GameStick||Nvidia Shield|
|Price||$99.99||$507.84 to $657.85||Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.||MSRP: $79.00||$249.99|
|CNET editors' rating||2.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars||Info unavailable||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||0 stars||0 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||November 15, 2013||Info unavailable||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
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Despite its low price and free-to-try system, the Ouya fails to reach its potential as a disruptive alternative platform.
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.
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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The Nvidia Shield brings console-level quality to portable Android gaming, but it needs a higher quality list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.
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Announced release spring 2014 for 199.99.
See manufacturer website for availability.
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