Video Game System Reviews

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.

Nintendo Switch review

The Nintendo Switch delivers on more new and interesting features than any console in recent memory. In many ways, it's the most inventive gaming device in recent memory, and it may be the best-designed console Nintendo… See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Sony PlayStation Classic Review

  • Looks good on a shelf
  • A few gems in the game lineup
  • Mostly dull selection of games
  • No analog sticks on controllers
  • Missing USB AC Adapter
  • High price point for what you get
Our Score 4

Nintendo Switch Review

  • Hybrid home/portable console
  • Sharp display
  • Unique multi-scheme controller
  • Intuitive design
  • Great Nintendo games
  • Poor battery life/storage
  • Some controller options don’t feel good during…
  • Third-party developer support is thin
Our Score 8

Xbox One X Review

  • Improves performance for all games
  • Xbox One X Enhanced games look and run amazing
  • 4K UHD Blu-Ray player
  • Sleek design
  • Very easy to use
  • 4K recording options are limited
  • Timeliness of Xbox One Enhanced patches is unclear…
  • Performance improvements can be unpredictable in…
Our Score 8

SNES Classic Edition Review

  • Games all work exactly as they should
  • Rewind feature works very well
  • Great game library
  • Star Fox 2 released, for the first time ever
  • Beautiful miniature replica design
  • You need to hit the console’s reset button to…
  • Slimmer game selection than NES Classic
Our Score 8

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Review

  • Faster Wi-Fi can make a big difference
  • Smaller chassis with fun design
  • Same great PS4 game library
  • More affordable than ever
  • No more optical port
  • More powerful PS4 console also available
Our Score 8

New Nintendo 2DS XL Review

  • 2DS with a clamshell design
  • Affordable
  • Works great with all 3DS games
  • Nice console design
  • SD and cartridge slots are accessible but…
  • Hinge is wobbly
  • Doesn’t add any substantial new features
Our Score 8

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 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