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Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (20GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (20GB)
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (60GB, HDMI)

Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (60GB, HDMI)
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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (160GB)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (160GB)
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Price $244 at 1 store $499 at 1 store $450 at 1 store $300 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 106 reviews 3.5 stars out of 1219 reviews 3.0 stars out of 81 reviews 4.0 stars out of 36 reviews
Release date June 23, 2010 November 22, 2005 August 12, 2008 September 08, 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. With its extensive digital media features, a superior online service, and an excellent game library, the Xbox 360 remains the game console to beat. Now that Blu-ray has become the pre-eminent high-definition standard for discs, the Xbox 360 has yet to support it, but it still remains an excellent game console with a superior game library and online experience. With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.

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Video RAM installed Info unavailable 10 MB
10 MB
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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
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Processor type Info unavailable PowerPC
PowerPC
Cell Broadband Engine
Graphics Processor Info unavailable ATI Xbox 360
ATI Xbox 360
NVIDIA RSX
Media Type DVD
DVD
DVD
Blu-ray
RAM installed size Info unavailable 512 MB
512 MB
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