Editors' Choice

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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Ouya Review

  • Sleek and attractive compact design
  • Great for modders and indie devs
  • Inexpensive games, all with playable demos
  • The possibility of a huge number of exclusive…
  • Disorganized menus and notifications
  • You get less than with a smartphone
  • Limited Launch Library
  • No access to Google Play
Our Score 6.5

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

Nintendo 3DS XL Review

  • Much bigger 3D display
  • Larger touchscreen is easier to use
  • Better, more ergonomic design
  • Adding a right thumb stick would have made sense
  • $30 more than original 3DS
  • Software library is still weak
Our Score 8

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

Nintendo 3DS Review

  • 3D works well
  • Much more powerful than the DS
  • Incredible amount of potential.
  • Very short battery life
  • Low-resolution camera
  • Missing a lot of software
Our Score 8

Nintendo DSi XL Review

  • Larger screen size
  • Still very portable
  • New matte finish offers better grip
  • Compatible with DS cartridges
  • Weak and overpriced titles
  • Same screen resolution as the DSi and DS Lite
  • Small number of preinstalled titles
Our Score 7

Sony PSP Go Review

  • Sharp
  • vibrant screen; significantly smaller form factor
  • Smudgy black surface; proprietary power and data…
  • unimproved browser; minor comfort sacrifices due…
Our Score 6.5

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Review

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