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Engadget score

78
81
83
93
90

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Avg. critic rating

7.9
7.8
8.1
8.8
8.7

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Avg. user rating

7.1
8.2
8.6
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

Slot loading
Slot loading
Slot loading
Tray loading
Slot 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

Bluetooth
Infrared
Bluetooth
RF / radio
Bluetooth

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Battery size

AA
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)

4
4
7

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Direction control

D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
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

Accelerometer, Camera / optical
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

1 motors
2 motors
2 motors

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Other peripherals

Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Keyboard, Other
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, S-Video
HDMI
HDMI
Component, HDMI (v1.4)
HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite

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Video formats

576i, 480p, 480i
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

Yes
Yes
Yes
CD audio
CD audio

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Audio codec support

AAC
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
Yes

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Image format support

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

Networking / online service

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Internet connectivity

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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WiFi

802.11 b, g
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
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

None
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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Analog modem

None
None
None

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Online features

Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
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
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

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Friends list

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Service fee

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Storage

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System storage

Hard drive, Memory card (Standard, Proprietary)
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive
Hard drive

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Memory card support

SD (SDHC)

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Proprietary card location

Console

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Proprietary card capacity (max)

8 MB

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Drive form factor

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

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Drive capacity

512 MB
500 GB
500 GB
4 GB
120 GB

Hardware

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CPU speed

729 MHz
3.2 GHz

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CPU cores

1
8
8
7

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GPU speed

243 MHz
853 MHz
550 MHz

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Video RAM

256 MB

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System RAM

88 MB
8 GB
8 GB
256 MB

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Internal ROM

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USB

2.0 (2 ports)
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

6 inches
2.09 inches
7.2 inches
2.6 inches

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Width

1.75 inches
10.83 inches
12 inches
11.4 inches

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Depth

8.5 inches
12.01 inches
11.5 inches
11.4 inches

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Weight

2.65 pounds
6.17 pounds
10.9 pounds
7.1 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Available
Discontinued

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Discontinued (US)

September 17, 2010

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Released (US)

November 19, 2006
November 22, 2013
November 15, 2013
August 3, 2010
September 1, 2009

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Announced (US)

May 17, 2005
May 21, 2013
February 20, 2013
June, 2010
August 18, 2009

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$249.99 USD
$499 USD
$399.99 USD
$199 USD
$299.99 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
White
Red
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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