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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in video game systems.

Microsoft Xbox One review

Microsoft's Xbox One represents a massive forward step for the console-maker's gaming technology, with souped up innards complemented by a newly useful Kinect. See Full Review »

Our Score 8.5

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Microsoft Xbox One Review

  • Powerful OS is user-friendly and built for…
  • Kinect v2's well-implemented voice recognition is…
  • Improved internal hardware translates to smooth…
  • Cable box interconnectivity is great for TV…
  • Limited, occasionally non-intuitive voice commands…
  • Bulky, hefty form factor
  • Snap same-screen multitasking is debatably useful
Our Score 8.5

Sony Playstation 3 Review

  • Amazing audiovisual performance; Blu-ray drive;…
  • Price; no force-feedback; weak launch lineup;…
Our Score 8.5

Xbox 360 Elite Review

  • Large 120GB hard drive; HDMI output; includes HDMI…
  • No integrated Wi-Fi or HD DVD player; DVD drive is…
Our Score 7.5

Sony PlayStation 4 Review

  • Powerful hardware hasn’t even reached its full…
  • Much-improved DualShock 4 controller
  • Multitasking allows background downloads, music…
  • Sharing content is simple
  • Justifies owning a Vita
  • Many features still on the way, like Gaikai…
  • Baffling lack of DLNA and MP3 support
Our Score 9

Microsoft Xbox One S Review

  • Slick new look
  • Strong input/output selection
  • Ultra HD Blu-ray support
  • Enhanced compatibility with Windows 10
  • Attractive pricing
  • Not as small as expected
  • Hardware still slower than PlayStation 4
  • Cortana is disappointing
Our Score 7

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Review

  • 4K gaming for less than $500
  • Improves visuals on select PlayStation VR titles
  • Makes all games run slightly better than standard…
  • Looks good even on 1080p TVs
  • Supports all PS4 games
  • HDR can be very difficult to set up
  • Very few titles offer 4K support at launch
  • No 4K Blu-ray Player
Our Score 7

Microsoft Xbox 360 Review

  • HD Content; User interface; Mass market appeal;…
  • High price point; Needs a killer app; Demands an…
Our Score 8.5

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Review

  • Reasonably priced; smaller form-factor; larger…
  • HDMI cable not included; lacks Linux support;…
Our Score 8