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Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set
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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 $324 to $599 at 2 stores $262 at 1 store $188 to $215 at 3 stores
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date November 18, 2012 February 15, 2012 July 28, 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. 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. 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] Info unavailable 960 x 544
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Processor type Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
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Media Type Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
PlayStation Vita card
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