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Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft Xbox One
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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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Price $499 to $999 at 6 stores $249 to $318 at 2 stores $109 to $399 at 4 stores $391 to $648 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 37 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 34 reviews
Release date November 22, 2013 September 25, 2012 November 18, 2012 November 15, 2013
The Bottom Line Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4. 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. 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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Media Type Blu-ray
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RAM installed size 8 GB
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