The NES Classic is a great self-contained mini console that plays 30 of the best NES games ever made -- but Switch owners will be able to play many of the same titles later this year.
The unique TV-or-mobile gaming proposition of the Nintendo Switch is now matched by a stellar library of games, including instant-classics like new Zelda and Mario titles.
The SNES Classic is a nearly perfect retro console that’s a slam-dunk recommendation for everyone.
The PlayStation 4 Pro only shows noticeable improvements in a limited number of the games we were able to test, but that could change with titles coming in the months and years ahead.
The Xbox One S is the console Microsoft should have delivered three years ago, but there's little reason to upgrade if you already own the original box.
The latest Atari 2600 retro console from AtGames offers dozens of Atari 2600 games in a box with HDMI output and wireless controllers.
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.
The PlayStation TV sounds great on paper, but out of the gate, it underwhelms as both a gaming and an entertainment box.
Xbox One X lays a credible claim to the title of most powerful game console ever, but it has an uphill battle for your gaming dollar, especially if you already own an original Xbox One.
The Super Retro Boy is a portable game console that lets you play your favorite Game Boy cartridges.
Sony has unveiled the Vita TV, a micro console that can play Vita games and stream content and software from 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Xbox is the most versatile console and perfectly complements a home-theater system.
The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential.