Best Video Game Consoles for 2019

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  • $350 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

    The PlayStation 4 Pro promises enhanced 4K visuals for certain games. But at launch, it's a tough sell.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

    Sony's slimmed-down PS4 is mostly the same old black box we've known since 2013. And that's OK.

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  • $283 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Microsoft Xbox One S
    Xbox One S is the best Xbox you might not want to buy

    Xbox One S is the one to get if you've never owned an Xbox One.

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  • $150 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    New Nintendo 2DS XL

    The 2DS XL is the best DS console Nintendo has ever released. And if you still can't get your hands on a Switch, it's the perfect fix for gaming on the go.

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  • $299 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Ecosystem
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Nintendo Switch

    It's been an impressive first year for the Switch as the clever hybrid console's ample game library lives up to its promise of being a home-and-away gaming machine.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Ecosystem
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Nintendo 2DS
    Nintendo's portable is cheaper than ever

    At $80, the 2DS is a reasonable entry-level portable console for the young gamer.

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