Sony PlayStation 2 Slim comparison

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Sony PlayStation 2 Slim

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim
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Sony PlayStation 4

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Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle
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Microsoft Xbox 360 E (250GB)

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Price $138 to $142 at 2 stores $399 to $1,200 at 3 stores $279 to $292 at 2 stores $249 to $279 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 157 reviews 3.0 stars out of 85 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date November 01, 2004 January 24, 2003 November 15, 2013 September 25, 2012 June 10, 2013
The Bottom Line Sony's slimmed-down, network-ready PS2 is a welcome update to the world's most popular video game console. The elder statesman of next generation consoles, the PlayStation 2 has the luxury of a year's head start and many solid games. 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. The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console. 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.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1280 x 1024
1280 x 1024
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Video RAM installed 4 MB
4 MB
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Service & support type 1 year warranty
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Processor type Emotion Engine
Emotion Engine
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Media Type DVD
DVD
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RAM installed size 32 MB
32 MB
8 GB
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