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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Price $199 at 1 store $308 at 1 store $199 to $294 at 9 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date February 15, 2012 May 11, 2011 July 28, 2012
The Bottom Line Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console. For families and lovers of casual games, the even more affordable Wii still represents the best console bundle value in terms of dollars spent, but it's also the system that's first on deck to be outdated. With the announcement of the Wii U, the Wii is a declining console. Still, its sizable and often unique back library of games is still worth playing. 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.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] 960 x 544
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Processor type Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor SGX543MP4+
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Media Type PlayStation Vita card
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Nintendo Wii disc
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