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Your source for video game system reviews by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers. Reviews of new video game consoles are continually added as products enter the market.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

A lack of must-have exclusives continues to stall Microsoft’s momentum, despite the Xbox Series X being a hardware beast.
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Sony PlayStation 5 review: slimmer model makes a great console better

A Steam Deck OLED sits on a table.

Steam Deck OLED review: Valve’s refreshed handheld made me a believer

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Lenovo Legion Go review: portable PC takes the right ideas from Nintendo Switch

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Steam Deck review: an experimental handheld that keeps improving

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Asus’ ROG Ally Z1 is caught in no man’s land

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Asus ROG Ally (Z1 Extreme) review: Is it still a killer handheld?

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Ayaneo 2S review: Steam Deck rival is all power, no panache

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Victrix Pro BFG review: Unique PS5 controller could replace your DualSense

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RiotPWR Xbox Edition review: The best cloud gaming controller you shouldn’t buy

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Playdate review: WarioWare as a gaming handheld

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Amazon Luna review: Not quite on cloud nine yet

Original Series
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iiRcade review: A high-quality home arcade system that’s still growing

The iiRcade brings the arcade experience home with a top-notch machine that's still growing its game library.
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Xbox Series S review: Impressive but not worth it in the long run

The Series S is initially an impressive piece of hardware for its price, but its limitations quickly become apparent. I can hardly recommend buying it.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Slim review

The PlayStation 4 Slim is the most affordable Sony console this gen. Compact and inexpensive, this is the easiest way to experience the excellent PS4 library.
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Xbox One X review: Still the most powerful console

The Xbox One X is the most powerful game console, but is that enough to make it worth upgrading? Find out in our review.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review: The default choice

Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro is the best console of this generation, but it's pricey, and not everyone will need the upgrade over the great PlayStation 4 Slim.
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Nintendo Switch review: The must-have console

The Nintendo Switch delivers on more new and interesting features than any console in recent memory. It's the most inventive gaming device in recent memory.
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Xbox One S Review: Affordable 4K Entertainment

Microsoft started off on the wrong foot this generation, but it isn’t giving up with the smaller, sleeker Xbox One S. But should you wait for the Xbox Series X?
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TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review: Hardcore retro joy for everyone

The latest retro console to get the rerelease treatment is the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, and it's a real joy. However, some of the games are a serious challenge.
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Nintendo Switch Lite review

The Switch Lite doesn't stray far from the original formula, but its changes do make a difference in its comfortable design and improved battery life
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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition review: No-Disc Dystopia

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition removes the disc drive and lowers the cost as a result, but the money you save isn’t worth losing physical games. The slightly more expensive Xbox One S will still be the better value in the long run when factoring in used game purchases and retailer sales.
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PlayStation Classic review

Sony has entered the mini-console fray with its very own PlayStation Classic. There’s no doubt that the PS1 era saw many great games, but Sony has not honored that legacy. Instead, we get a collectible that capitalizes on the cute mini aesthetic but falls short just about everywhere else.
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SNES Classic Edition review

Can Nintendo’s coveted 16-bit emulation box live up to the hype? Find out in our SNES Classic Edition review!
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Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon’s daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.