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Consoles

Microsoft Xbox One (without Kinect)
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox One ( without Kinect)

The cheaper, no-Kinect version of the Xbox One gives buyers a better deal by eliminating the one part of the console they probably didn't want to begin with -- but the PS4 remains a compelling alternative.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2014
Sony PlayStation Vita (2000) Borderlands 2 Bundle
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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
Nintendo Wii Mini (Red)
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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
Sony PlayStation 4
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Sony PlayStation 4

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2013
3.8 stars User rating out of 43 votes
Nintendo 2DS (Red)
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Nintendo 2DS ( Red)

At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2013
Microsoft Xbox 360 E Kinect (4GB)
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Microsoft Xbox 360 E Kinect ( 4GB)

The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 1, 2013
Nvidia Shield
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield

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
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
3.5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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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
Sony PlayStation Vita (3G)
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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.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2012
Nintendo Wii Mario Kart Wii Pack (Black)
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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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 23, 2011
Nintendo 3DS Ocarina of Time 3D Special Edition
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Nintendo 3DS Ocarina of Time 3D Special Edition

The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 16, 2011
OnLive MicroConsole
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OnLive MicroConsole

As a $99 content-streaming set-top box, OnLive's MicroConsole offers an intriguing low-cost alternative to traditional living-room game consoles--if you have enough bandwidth.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 12, 2010
Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle (Black, Remote Plus)
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Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( Black, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle (Red, Remote Plus)
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Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( Red, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle (White, Remote Plus)
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Nintendo Wii Hardware Bundle ( White, Remote Plus)

For families and lovers of casual games, the still-affordable Wii represents the best console bundle value of the holiday season in terms of dollars spent; however, the Wii's getting long in the tooth, and other game consoles offer more entertainment options and functionality for their higher price tags.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2010
Microsoft Xbox 360 S Kinect (4GB) Carnival Games Bundle
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Microsoft Xbox 360 S Kinect Carnival Games Bundle ( 4GB)

Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2010
Nintendo DSi XL (Metalic Rose) Mario vs Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem Bundle
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Nintendo DSi XL Mario vs Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem Bundle ( Metalic Rose)

At the end of the day, the DSi XL is exactly the same as the DSi, so unless you're desperate for more touch-screen real estate, or your vision is impaired, we can't recommend a purchase over the original DSi.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 24, 2010
Sony PSP Go (Black)
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Sony PSP Go ( Black)

The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 27, 2009
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)
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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim ( 120GB)

With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on August 19, 2009
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nintendo DSi (Metallic Blue) Mario Collection
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Nintendo DSi Mario Collection ( Metallic Blue)

While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 3, 2009
Sony PlayStation 3 (80GB) Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle
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Sony PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle ( 80GB)

Even though PS2 backward compatibility has been dropped from this version, the 80GB PS3 is still a superb Blu-ray player and high-definition game console.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on March 6, 2009
Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (20GB) The Simpsons Limited Edition
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro The Simpsons Limited Edition ( 20GB)

Now that Blu-ray has become the pre-eminent high-definition standard for discs, the Xbox 360 has yet to support it, but it still remains an excellent game console with a superior game library and online experience.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 15, 2008
Nintendo Wii (original, Wii Sports bundle)
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Nintendo Wii ( original, Wii Sports bundle)

If you don't mind the dearth of HD graphics, the Nintendo Wii's combination of motion-sensitive controllers, included Wii Sports titles, and emphasis on fun gameplay make the ultra-affordable console hard to resist.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2006
Atari Flashback 2
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Atari Flashback 2

The Atari Flashback 2 delivers a genuine Atari 2600 retro gaming experience at an unbeatable price.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 25, 2006
Nintendo DS Lite Triforce Limited Edition Bundle
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Nintendo DS Lite Triforce Limited Edition Bundle

With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 12, 2006
Nintendo Game Boy Micro (Silver)
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Nintendo Game Boy Micro ( Silver)

Nintendo's latest Game Boy has an interesting design but doesn't offer anything you can't find in the company's other portables.

3 stars Editors' rating on September 15, 2005
Nintendo DS (Electric Blue) Animal Crossing Bundle
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Nintendo DS Animal Crossing Bundle ( Electric Blue)

While it lacks the multimedia and graphical finesse of the Sony PSP, the feature-packed Nintendo DS is a worthy successor to the Game Boy Advance--but the new and improved DS Lite is available for the same price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 18, 2004
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP (Classic NES Limited Edition)
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Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP ( Classic NES Limited Edition)

By including an illuminated screen, Nintendo has finally fixed the original Game Boy Advance's biggest flaw.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 20, 2003
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP (Pearl Pink)
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Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP ( Pearl Pink)

Now that it has a brighter screen, Nintendo's Game Boy Advance SP is the budget champ for portable gaming.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 15, 2006