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Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)

Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)
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Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set
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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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Price $244 at 1 store $299 at 1 store $329 to $399 at 2 stores $281 at 1 store
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 106 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date June 23, 2010 September 20, 2010 November 18, 2012 September 25, 2012
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. Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state. 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.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1920 x 1080
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