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Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set
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Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)

Nintendo 3DS XL (Red)
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Price $329 to $399 at 2 stores $174 to $224 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 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 4 reviews
Release date November 18, 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. 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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Media Type Nintendo Wii disc
Nintendo Wii U disc
Cartridge
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