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Engadget score

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81
83
93
90

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Avg. critic rating

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7.8
8.1
8.8
8.7

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Avg. user rating

6.7
8.1
8.6
8.7
8.7

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Price

General

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Game format

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

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Disc loading type

Top loading
Slot loading
Slot loading
Tray loading
Slot loading

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Disc capacity

650 MB
50 GB
50 GB

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Cartridge capacity

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Backward compatible

No
No
No
No

Controllers / accessories

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Controller type

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

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Wireless type

Infrared
Bluetooth
RF / radio
Bluetooth

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Battery size

AA (Rechargeable)
Rechargeable
AA
Rechargeable

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Battery type

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

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Charging cable

Proprietary
USB
USB
USB

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Controllers (max)

2
4
7

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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

No
Camera / optical
Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
Camera / optical
Accelerometer, Gyroscopic

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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

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

Audio / video

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Video outputs

RCA / composite
HDMI
HDMI
Component, HDMI (v1.4)
HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite

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Video formats

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

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Audio outputs

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

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Surround support

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

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Surround channels

5.1
7.1

Media

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Audio playback

CD audio
Yes
Yes
CD audio
CD audio

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Audio codec support

MP3
MP3, WAV, WMA
AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA

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Video playback

No
Yes
DVD video
DVD video
DVD video

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Video codec support

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

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

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

Networking / online service

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Internet connectivity

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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WiFi

802.11 n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g, n
802.11 b, g

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WiFi encryption

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

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Ethernet

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

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Analog modem

None
None

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Online features

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

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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

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Game achievements

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Friends list

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Service fee

Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Storage

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System storage

No
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive

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Memory card support

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Proprietary card location

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Proprietary card capacity (max)

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Drive form factor

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

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Drive capacity

500 GB
500 GB
4 GB
120 GB

Hardware

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CPU speed

33.87 MHz
3.2 GHz

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CPU cores

8
8
7

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GPU speed

853 MHz
550 MHz

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Video RAM

1 MB
256 MB

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System RAM

2 MB
8 GB
8 GB
256 MB

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Internal ROM

512 KB

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USB

None
3.0
3.0 (2 ports)
2.0 (2 ports)

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Requires host console

No
No

Power

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Power adapter

External
External
Internal
External
Internal

Size and Weight

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Height

1.5 inches
2.09 inches
7.2 inches
2.6 inches

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Width

7.6 inches
10.83 inches
12 inches
11.4 inches

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Depth

5.67 inches
12.01 inches
11.5 inches
11.4 inches

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Weight

6.17 pounds
10.9 pounds
7.1 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Discontinued
Available
Available
Available
Discontinued

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Discontinued (US)

March 23, 2006
September 17, 2010

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Released (US)

July 7, 2000
November 22, 2013
November 15, 2013
August 3, 2010
September 1, 2009

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Announced (US)

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

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

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

Colors

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Colors

White
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

90 days
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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