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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 Slim (120GB)

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)
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Price $244 at 1 store $334 to $599 at 2 stores $399 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 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 21 reviews 4.0 stars out of 178 reviews
Release date June 23, 2010 November 18, 2012 August 18, 2009
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. 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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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 1920 x 1080
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Media Type DVD
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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 256 MB
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