Consoles

Sony PlayStation Vita  Borderlands 2 Bundle
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation Vita Borderlands 2 Bundle (2000)

Two years in, the PlayStation Vita has come of age and become a refined piece of hardware and an excellent place to play a lot of games. You don't need one, but it's really fun and worth its price.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 24, 2014
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nintendo Wii Mini
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii Mini (Red)

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 25, 2013
Microsoft Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Edition
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Microsoft Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Limited Edition

While the PS4 remains our overall preferred choice in the game console race, the Xbox One's significant course corrections and solid exclusives make it a compelling alternative.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 12, 2015
Sony PlayStation 4
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Sony PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, smart interface, blazing performance, near-perfect controller and better indie offerings give it an edge over the Xbox One -- though that edge is ever-shrinking.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 58 votes
Nintendo 2DS
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Nintendo 2DS (Crimson Red)

With a new low price, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling games and makes for a great entry-level system for uninitiated first-time gamers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 20, 2016
Sony PlayStation Vita TV
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony PlayStation Vita TV

Sony has unveiled the Vita TV, a micro console that can play Vita games and stream content and software from PlayStation 4.

Pricing not available

Nvidia Shield Portable
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield Portable

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2013

Pricing not available

Ouya Game Console
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Ouya Game Console

Despite its low price and free-to-try system, the Ouya fails to reach its potential as a disruptive alternative platform.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 1, 2013
4.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes

MSRP: $99.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Mad Catz MOJO Android Micro-Console
EDITORS' TAKE

Mad Catz MOJO Android Micro-Console

The Mad Catz MOJO is a micro-console running Android and comes with a full-on console-quality controller. It currently has no price or release date.

Nintendo 3DS XL
REVIEW

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

The supersized Nintendo 3DS XL is a solid portable gaming device that's finally come into its own and should be the first and last 3DS you buy.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 30, 2012
4.2 stars User rating out of 4 votes