Consoles

Sony PlayStation TV
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation TV

The PlayStation TV sounds great on paper, but out of the gate, it underwhelms as both a gaming and an entertainment box.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Nvidia Shield
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield

While the Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops make it the most potent Android TV device yet, app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim ( 500GB, Japan)

While it will begin to cede its position to the PS4 in 2015, the PlayStation 3 still delivers impressively strong value for gaming and video entertainment.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
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
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe ZombieU Bundle
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe ZombieU Bundle

The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2014
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite  Resident Evil Limited Edition
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Resident Evil Limited Edition ( 120GB)

While it's neither a must-have upgrade for existing 360 owners nor as feature-packed as the PS3, the Xbox 360 Elite's combination of top-notch gaming and digital media features make it the current game console of choice.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 27, 2007
Nintendo DS
REVIEW

Nintendo DS ( Titanium)

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
Sony PlayStation 2
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 2

The elder statesman of next generation consoles, the PlayStation 2 has the luxury of a year's head start and many solid games.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 20, 2001
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
REVIEW

Nintendo Game Boy Advance ( Indigo)

The original GBA will still appeal to gamers on a budget, but its lack of illumination is a big drawback.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2001
Sony PlayStation 4
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, smart interface, blazing performance, near-perfect controller and better indie offerings give it a slight edge over the Xbox One as both consoles enter their second year.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014
3.7 stars User rating out of 53 votes