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Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (250GB) Uncharted 3 Limited Edition Bundle
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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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Sony PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4
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Price $281 at 1 store $329 to $399 at 2 stores $279 at 1 store $399 to $1,200 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 4.0 stars out of 43 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date September 25, 2012 November 18, 2012 February 15, 2012 November 15, 2013
The Bottom Line The latest PS3 slims down to its smallest size ever while retaining everything we like -- and a few things we don't -- about the PlayStation 3 gaming console. 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. The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, blazing interface, near-perfect controller, and lower price give it a slight edge on the Xbox One -- for now.

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Max resolution (external) [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Video Output] Info unavailable Info unavailable 960 x 544
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Processor type Info unavailable Info unavailable Cortex-A9 MPCore
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Graphics Processor Info unavailable Info unavailable SGX543MP4+
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Media Type Info unavailable Nintendo Wii disc
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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 GB
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