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Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

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

Microsoft Xbox 360 S (250GB)
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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)
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Price $324 to $469 at 2 stores $250 at 1 store $262 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 106 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews
Release date November 18, 2012 June 23, 2010 February 15, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable 1920 x 1080
960 x 544
Processor type Info unavailable Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
Media Type Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
DVD
PlayStation Vita card
Flash memory card
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