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Game consoles

Play games, entertain friends, watch movies, do yoga exercise, listen to music, surf the net – game consoles have become more than just for gaming.

Game consoles comparison chart for 2017

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6
OnLive
PS Vita
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
Microsoft Xbox 360 has been awarded best buy Product image of microsoft xbox 360 Product image of sony ps3 Product image of nintendo wii u Product image of nintendo wii Product image of onlive Product image of ps vita
 
 
 
Ratings
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Overall
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of four  overall sony ps3 has a rating of four  overall nintendo wii u  has a rating of four  overall nintendo wii has a rating of four  overall onlive  has a rating of one  overall ps vita  has a rating of one  overall
Design
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of four  design sony ps3 has a rating of four  design nintendo wii u  has a rating of four  design nintendo wii has a rating of four  design onlive  has a rating of one  design ps vita  has a rating of one  design
Performance
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of three  performance sony ps3 has a rating of three  performance nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  performance nintendo wii has a rating of three  performance onlive  has a rating of one  performance ps vita  has a rating of one  performance
User Interface
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of four  user interface sony ps3 has a rating of three  user interface nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  user interface nintendo wii has a rating of two  user interface onlive  has a rating of one  user interface ps vita  has a rating of one  user interface
Content
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of five  content sony ps3 has a rating of four  content nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  content nintendo wii has a rating of three  content onlive  has a rating of one  content ps vita  has a rating of one  content
Features
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of four  features sony ps3 has a rating of four  features nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  features nintendo wii has a rating of four  features onlive  has a rating of one  features ps vita  has a rating of one  features
Multiplayer
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of five  multiplayer sony ps3 has a rating of three  multiplayer nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  multiplayer nintendo wii has a rating of two  multiplayer onlive  has a rating of one  multiplayer ps vita  has a rating of one  multiplayer
Connectivity
microsoft xbox 360 has a rating of four  connectivity sony ps3 has a rating of four  connectivity nintendo wii u  has a rating of three  connectivity nintendo wii has a rating of three  connectivity onlive  has a rating of one  connectivity ps vita  has a rating of one  connectivity
Features
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Specification
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Weight (pounds)
microsoft xbox 360  weight (pounds) sony ps3  weight (pounds) nintendo wii u   weight (pounds) nintendo wii  weight (pounds) onlive   weight (pounds) ps vita   weight (pounds)
Height (inches)
microsoft xbox 360  height (inches) sony ps3  height (inches) sony ps3  height (inches) nintendo wii u   height (inches) nintendo wii u   height (inches) nintendo wii  height (inches) onlive   height (inches) ps vita   height (inches)
Depth (inches)
microsoft xbox 360  depth (inches) sony ps3  depth (inches) nintendo wii u   depth (inches) nintendo wii  depth (inches) onlive   depth (inches) ps vita   depth (inches)
Width (inches)
microsoft xbox 360  width (inches) sony ps3  width (inches) nintendo wii u   width (inches) nintendo wii  width (inches) onlive   width (inches) ps vita   width (inches)
Connectivity
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Performance
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Video providers
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Netflix
microsoft xbox 360  netflix sony ps3  netflix nintendo wii u   netflix nintendo wii  netflix onlive   netflix ps vita   netflix
YouTube
microsoft xbox 360  youtube sony ps3  youtube nintendo wii u   youtube nintendo wii  youtube onlive   youtube ps vita   youtube
Video store
microsoft xbox 360  video store sony ps3  video store nintendo wii u   video store nintendo wii  video store onlive   video store ps vita   video store
Hulu Plus
microsoft xbox 360  hulu plus sony ps3  hulu plus nintendo wii u   hulu plus nintendo wii  hulu plus onlive   hulu plus ps vita   hulu plus
ESPN
microsoft xbox 360  espn sony ps3  espn nintendo wii u   espn nintendo wii  espn onlive   espn ps vita   espn
Plays DVD movies
microsoft xbox 360  plays dvd movies sony ps3  plays dvd movies nintendo wii u   plays dvd movies nintendo wii  plays dvd movies onlive   plays dvd movies ps vita   plays dvd movies
Online community
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Text messaging
microsoft xbox 360  text messaging sony ps3  text messaging nintendo wii u   text messaging nintendo wii  text messaging onlive   text messaging ps vita   text messaging
Video chat
microsoft xbox 360  video chat sony ps3  video chat nintendo wii u   video chat nintendo wii  video chat onlive   video chat ps vita   video chat
Voice chat
microsoft xbox 360  voice chat sony ps3  voice chat nintendo wii u   voice chat nintendo wii  voice chat onlive   voice chat ps vita   voice chat
Social networking
microsoft xbox 360  social networking sony ps3  social networking nintendo wii u   social networking nintendo wii  social networking onlive   social networking ps vita   social networking
Forums
microsoft xbox 360  forums sony ps3  forums nintendo wii u   forums nintendo wii  forums onlive   forums ps vita   forums
Support
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Phone support
microsoft xbox 360  phone support sony ps3  phone support nintendo wii u   phone support nintendo wii  phone support onlive   phone support ps vita   phone support
Email support
microsoft xbox 360  email support sony ps3  email support nintendo wii u   email support nintendo wii  email support onlive   email support ps vita   email support
Live chat support
microsoft xbox 360  live chat support sony ps3  live chat support nintendo wii u   live chat support nintendo wii  live chat support onlive   live chat support ps vita   live chat support
FAQs
microsoft xbox 360  faqs sony ps3  faqs nintendo wii u   faqs nintendo wii  faqs onlive   faqs ps vita   faqs
1 year warranty
microsoft xbox 360  1 year warranty sony ps3  1 year warranty nintendo wii u   1 year warranty nintendo wii  1 year warranty onlive   1 year warranty ps vita   1 year warranty

Game consoles explained

Benefits

Unwind at the end of a long day by playing games, listening to music, and chatting with friends. A console allows you to do all of this at once – and then watch a movie after.

  • Relax on the couch instead of at your computer desk.
  • Play competitively with friends side by side or against others online.
  • Release your stress into a game.

Features

  • Browse movie and video sites such as Netflix and YouTube to find the movie that you want instead of the movie that Channel 5 dictates.
  • Some consoles can be voice activated and controlled. "Xbox, my playlist.. Xbox, my chillout playlist."
  • Engage with your whole body to do personal training exercises and sports – whatever your level, whatever your goal, these programs will evolve as you do.
  • Depending on your console, watch movies from your Blu-Ray or DVD collection on your widescreen HD technology.
  • Use apps on your other devices to connect and control your console, and do other very cool things like behind-the-scenes commentary of your favorite show.
  • Go further and purchase steering wheels, keyboards, headsets, and motion controllers.


Rank
Microsoft Xbox 360
Sony PS3
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii
OnLive
PS Vita