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Engadget score

87
83
81
90
93

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Avg. critic rating

8.8
8.1
7.8
8.7
8.8

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Avg. user rating

8.3
8.5
8.2
8.7
8.7

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Price

General

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Game format

Optical disc, Downloadable
Optical disc, Downloadable
Optical disc, Downloadable
Optical disc, Downloadable
Optical disc, Downloadable

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Disc loading type

Tray loading
Slot loading
Slot loading
Slot loading
Tray loading

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Disc capacity

8.5 GB
50 GB
50 GB

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Cartridge capacity

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Backward compatible

1 generations
No
No
No

Controllers / accessories

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Controller type

Wired, Wireless
Wired, Wireless
Wired, Wireless
Wired, Wireless
Wired, Wireless

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Wireless type

RF / radio
Bluetooth
Infrared
Bluetooth
RF / radio

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Battery size

AA (Rechargeable)
Rechargeable
AA (Rechargeable)
Rechargeable
AA

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Battery type

Li-ion (1000 mAh capacity)
Li-ion (610 mAh capacity)

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Charging cable

USB
USB
Proprietary
USB
USB

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Controllers (max)

4
7
4

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Direction control

D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)

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Motion controls

Camera / optical
Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
Camera / optical
Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
Camera / optical

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Rumble support

Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in
Built-in

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Vibration motors

2 motors
2 motors
2 motors

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Other peripherals

Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard
Headset / mic
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

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Video outputs

Component, RCA / composite, SCART, S-Video, VGA
HDMI
HDMI
HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
Component, HDMI (v1.4)

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Video formats

1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
2160p [4K UHDTV], 1080p, 1080i, 720p
1080p, 720p
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
1080p, 1080i, 720p

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Audio outputs

RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)
3.5mm stereo, via HDMI
via HDMI, RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)
TOSLINK (optical)

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Surround support

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-HD Master Audio, PCM

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Surround channels

7.1
5.1

Media

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Audio playback

CD audio
Yes
Yes
CD audio
CD audio

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Audio codec support

AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA (PlaysForSure DRM)
MP3
AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
MP3, WAV, WMA

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Video playback

DVD video
DVD video
Yes
DVD video
DVD video

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Video codec support

AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV (PlaysForSure DRM), XviD
AVI, MPEG-4
AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV, XviD
AVI, DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Quicktime, WMV

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

JPEG
JPEG, PNG
BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
JPEG

Networking / online service

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Internet connectivity

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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WiFi

No
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 n
802.11 b, g
802.11 b, g, n

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

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Analog modem

None
None

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Online features

Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store

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Downloadable content

Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies
Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies, Music
Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies
Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies
Games, Game updates, TV shows, Movies

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Game achievements

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Friends list

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Service fee

Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes

Storage

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System storage

Memory card (Proprietary)
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive

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Memory card support

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Proprietary card location

Console

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Proprietary card capacity (max)

512 MB

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Drive form factor

Internal (Removable)
Internal (Removable)
Internal (Removable)
Internal

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Drive capacity

500 GB
500 GB
120 GB
4 GB

Hardware

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CPU speed

3.2 GHz
3.2 GHz

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CPU cores

3
8
8
7

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GPU speed

500 MHz
853 MHz
550 MHz

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Video RAM

256 MB

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System RAM

512 MB
8 GB
8 GB
256 MB

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Internal ROM

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USB

2.0 (3 ports)
3.0 (2 ports)
3.0
2.0 (2 ports)

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Requires host console

No

Power

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Power adapter

External
Internal
External
Internal
External

Size and Weight

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Height

3.27 inches
2.09 inches
2.6 inches
7.2 inches

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Width

12.17 inches
10.83 inches
11.4 inches
12 inches

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Depth

10.16 inches
12.01 inches
11.4 inches
11.5 inches

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Weight

7.72 pounds
6.17 pounds
7.1 pounds
10.9 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Available
Discontinued
Available

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Discontinued (US)

June 14, 2010
September 17, 2010

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Released (US)

November 22, 2005
November 15, 2013
November 22, 2013
September 1, 2009
August 3, 2010

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Announced (US)

May 12, 2005
February 20, 2013
May 21, 2013
August 18, 2009
June, 2010

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$279.99 USD
$399.99 USD
$499 USD
$299.99 USD
$199 USD

Colors

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Colors

White
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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