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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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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 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 Vita Review

  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Powerful hardware means huge potential
  • Weak battery life
  • Browser lacks Flash or HTML5 support
  • Hidden costs boost the price
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

Microsoft Xbox 360 Review

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

Nintendo NES Classic Edition Review

  • Great recreation of the NES experience
  • Amazing value
  • Access to lots of classic games without an…
  • Easy to use
  • CRT mode adds a unique retro look
  • Short controller cable length
  • No Power and menu “home” buttons on the…
  • Minor framerate and screen-tearing issues on some…
Our Score 8

Nintendo Wii U Review

  • A fresh, original way to look at gaming
  • GamePad means previous released best-sellers can…
  • Can play console-quality games on the GamePad…
  • Miiverse is a ready-made community
  • Backwards compatibility with Wii games…
  • Much of the software has been delayed
  • Short battery life on GamePad
  • Relatively high price compared to rivals
  • Won’t play Blu-rays or DVDs, and does not have…
  • No networking abilities
  • Tiny internal hard drive forces you to buy more…
  • Several promised online functions are not…
Our Score 8

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Review

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