Consoles (portable) comparing Consoles (portable)

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Engadget score

83
76
72
81
79

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Avg. critic rating

8.1
7.8
7.6
8.4
7.9

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Avg. user rating

8.4
8.1
7.6
7.2
7.5

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Price

General

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Game format

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

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Disc capacity

1.8 GB
1.8 GB

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Cartridge capacity

2048 MB

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Backward compatible

No
1 generations
1 generations
No
No

Display

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Screen size

5 inches
4.88 inches
3.53 inches
4.3 inches
4.3 inches

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Screen resolution

960 x 544
800 x 240
800 x 240
480 x 272
480 x 272

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Screen type

OLED (Color)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)
LCD (Color, Backlit)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit)

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Touchscreen

Capacitive [finger]
No
No
No
No

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Secondary display

No
Yes
Yes
No
No

Controls / accessories

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Direction control

D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
D-pad, Thumb stick (1)

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Motion controls

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

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Camera

Internal
Internal (0.3 megapixels)
Internal (0.3 megapixels)
External (1.3 megapixels)
External (1.3 megapixels)

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Other peripherals

Headset / mic
Headset / mic, Other
Headset / mic, Other
Remote, Other
Headset / mic, Remote, Video-out, Other

Sound

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Speakers

Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo

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Audio jack

3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm
3.5mm

Media playback

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Photo viewer

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Image format support

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

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Audio playback

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Audio codec support

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

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Video playback

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Video codec support

AVI, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, WMV
AVI, h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, WMV

Networking / online service

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WiFi

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

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WiFi encryption

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

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Online features

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

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Downloadable content

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

Storage

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Internal storage

Yes
Yes
Yes
No

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Storage capacity

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Memory card support

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Hardware

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CPU speed

266 MHz
333 MHz
333 MHz

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GPU speed

133 MHz
166 MHz
166 MHz

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Video RAM

128 MB
4 MB
2 MB
2 MB

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System RAM

512 MB
64 MB
32 MB
64 MB

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Internal ROM

1536 MB
32 MB

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USB

None
None
2.0 (1 ports)
2.0 (1 ports)

Power

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Battery size

Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable
Rechargeable

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Battery type

Li-ion
Li-ion (Removable, 1300 mAh capacity)
Li-ion (Removable, 1800 mAh capacity)
Li-ion (1200 mAh capacity)

Size and Weight

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Height

0.73 inches
0.866 inches
0.8 inches
2.9 inches
71.4 inches

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Width

7.17 inches
6.14 inches
5.3 inches
6.7 inches
169.4 inches

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Depth

3.29 inches
3.66 inches
2.9 inches
0.9 inches
18.6 inches

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Weight

9.17 ounces
12 ounces
8 ounces
9.2 ounces
6.67 ounces

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Available
Discontinued
Discontinued

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Discontinued (US)

September 6, 2007
October 15, 2008

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Released (US)

February 22, 2012
August 19, 2012
March 27, 2011
March 24, 2005
September 6, 2007

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Announced (US)

January 27, 2012
June 21, 2012
March 23, 2010
October 17, 2004
July 11, 2007

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$249.99 USD
$199.99 USD
$249.99 USD
$249 USD
$249.99 USD

Colors

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Colors

Black
White
Silver
Blue
Red
Black
White
Silver
Blue
Red
Orange
Yellow
Black
White
Blue
Red
Pink
Purple
Black
White
Silver
Blue
Red
Purple
Black
White
Silver

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year

Environmental

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