The Bottom Line: With a slick new design, brighter screens, and a growing library of fun and innovative games, the Nintendo DS Lite is an impressive improvement over the original DS. Read review
Specs: Nintendo DS Lite - Handheld game console, Cartridge, 2, Red
The Bottom Line: While not all previous DS owners should upgrade, the DSi is an ambitious and solidly designed portable gaming system. Read review
Specs: Nintendo DSi - Handheld game console, Cartridge, Flash memory card, ARM9 134 MHz, Metallic blue
Specs: Sony PlayStation 3 - Game console, Blu-ray, IBM Cell Broadband Engine, Charcoal black
Specs: Nintendo Wii - Game console, Nintendo Wii disc, Nintendo GAMECUBE disc, Flash memory card, IBM PowerPC, Black
The Bottom Line: With its extensive digital media features, a superior online service, and an excellent game library, the Xbox 360 remains the game console to beat. Read review
Specs: Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro System - Game console, DVD, IBM PowerPC 3 cores 3.2 GHz, 512 MB ( 512 MB ) GDDR3 SDRAM - Integrated, 1920 x 1080
Specs: Sony PlayStation Vita - Handheld game console, PlayStation Vita card, Flash memory card, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, Black
Specs: - Game console, Nintendo Wii, Flash memory card, Nintendo Wii disc, IBM PowerPC, Black
The Bottom Line: While there's probably not enough to get owners of previous the PSP to upgrade, newcomers will find the PSP-3000 to be a solid portable gaming and multimedia device. Read review
Specs: - Game console, Assassin's Creed Bloodlines, Black
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. Read review
The Bottom Line: With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price. Read review
Specs: Sony PlayStation 3 - Game console, Blu-ray, IBM Cell Broadband Engine, 256 MB XDRAM - Integrated, Charcoal black, 1920 x 1080
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. Read review
Specs: Nintendo Wii U - Game console, Nintendo Wii disc, Nintendo Wii U disc, IBM, Black
The Bottom Line: 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. Read review
Specs: Sony PlayStation Vita - Handheld game console, PlayStation Vita card, Flash memory card, Data path width=, ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, 960 x 544
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