Consoles

Nvidia Shield Pro
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield Pro

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 28 May 2015

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Nintendo New 3DS XL
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Nintendo New 3DS XL

The 3DS XL's improved 3D head-tracking is a big step up and its performance boost more makes a noticeable difference. A few head-scratching design choices prevent us from falling for the New 3DS XL, but this is still the best Nintendo portable to get.

4 stars Editors' rating on 28 November 2014

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Nintendo New 3DS
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Nintendo New 3DS

Nintendo's New 3DS isn't much improved overall, but that new display alone almost makes the purchase worthwhile -- or will do, once it's available outside of Japan.

4 stars Editors' rating on 24 October 2014

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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 15 October 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes

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OnLive
REVIEW

OnLive

The OnLive service streams games to your computer, TV or tablet. It's a really cool concept that we'd recommend checking out, although the games selection isn't amazing, and occasional lag may spoil your fun.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 23 September 2011
3.6 stars User rating out of 8 votes

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Nintendo 3DS
REVIEW

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS' 3D capability is its headline feature, but really it's just the icing on the cake. This feature-packed little console offers tonnes of fun, even if its battery life is slightly pants.

4 stars Editors' rating on 9 March 2011
3.7 stars User rating out of 10 votes

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Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Slim offers improvements over its predecessors in every area, with reduced fan noise, a 250GB hard drive and great looks. It's really good value and, with the brilliant selection of HD games available for the platform, we think it's the best console on the market today

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 12 July 2010
4 stars User rating out of 16 votes
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

The Sony PlayStation 3 Slim brings a much-needed reduction in asking price, without sacrificing any key features. If you've been holding off on buying a PS3, now's the time to dive in

4 stars Editors' rating on 14 October 2009
4.3 stars User rating out of 14 votes

Typical price: £250.00

Nintendo DSi
REVIEW

Nintendo DSi

The Nintendo DSi is great if you're looking for a new handheld games console, but there's very little point buying one if you already own a DS Lite. It's merely mediocre as an audio player, its VGA cameras are poor and under-utilised, and its battery life is significantly lower than its predecessor's

4 stars Editors' rating on 16 March 2009
4.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
GamePark Holdings GP2X
REVIEW

GamePark Holdings GP2X

We wouldn't recommend the GP2X to casual gamers, but it is a fascinating handheld device that will appeal to a tech-savvy audience or anyone with an interest in homebrew games and applications

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 28 September 2006

Typical price: £125.00