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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ( 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.
Sony PlayStation Vita ( 3G)
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.
Nintendo Wii Mario Kart Wii Pack ( Black)
For families and lovers of casual games, the even more affordable Wii still represents the best console bundle value in terms of dollars spent, but it's also the system that's first on deck to be outdated. With the announcement of the Wii U, the Wii is a declining console. Still, its sizable and often unique back library of games is still worth playing.