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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

7.9
8.2
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

1.2 GB
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)

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

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

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Rumble support

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

Audio / video

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Video outputs

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

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Video formats

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

CD audio
Yes
Yes
CD audio
CD audio

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Audio codec support

MP3
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

No
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

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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WiFi

No
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 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]

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Analog modem

56k
None
None

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Online features

Multiplayer, 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, 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

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Service fee

No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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

Controller

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Proprietary card capacity (max)

128 KB

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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

200 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

8 MB
256 MB

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System RAM

16 MB
8 GB
8 GB
256 MB

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Internal ROM

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USB

3.0
3.0 (2 ports)
2.0 (2 ports)

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Requires host console

No

Power

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Power adapter

External
External
Internal
External
Internal

Size and Weight

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Height

2.99 inches
2.09 inches
7.2 inches
2.6 inches

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Width

7.44 inches
10.83 inches
12 inches
11.4 inches

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Depth

195 inches
12.01 inches
11.5 inches
11.4 inches

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Weight

4.19 pounds
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 1, 2001
September 17, 2010

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Released (US)

September 9, 1999
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

Black
Gray
Blue
Black
Black
Black
Black

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year

Environmental

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