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Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)
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Sony PlayStation 2 Slim

Sony PlayStation 2 Slim
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Blue)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Blue)
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Price $178 at 1 store $138 to $143 at 2 stores $177 to $204 at 4 stores $197 to $268 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 106 reviews 3.5 stars out of 157 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews
Release date June 23, 2010 November 01, 2004 July 28, 2012 August 10, 2010
The Bottom Line 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. Sony's slimmed-down, network-ready PS2 is a welcome update to the world's most popular video game console. Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.

Basic specs

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Video RAM installed Info unavailable 4 MB
Info unavailable 10 MB
Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1920 x 1080
1280 x 1024
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Service & support type Info unavailable 1 year warranty
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Processor type Info unavailable Emotion Engine
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Media Type DVD
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RAM installed size Info unavailable 32 MB
Info unavailable 512 MB
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