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The best…portable gaming consoles

Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and more

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo’s portable console might be—for now—the best gaming platform available. Its library of games has “filled out at last,” and great graphics give all games “extra punch.”
$170, nintendo.com
Source: CNET.com

PlayStation Vita
The latest edition of Sony’s handheld is becoming “the go-to portable platform” for games from third-party producers. Sony now features such indies at the Vita’s online store.
$250, sony.com
Source: CNET.com

Nvidia Shield
Android’s operating system is powering a new generation of consoles. Nvidia’s entry, due out this month, will offer a 720p screen and the largest game library of any device in its class.
$299, shield.nvidia.com
Source: Wired

GameStick
Plug the Android-powered GameStick into your TV’s HDMI port and grab the controller: An onscreen storefront will let you play games downloaded over Wi-Fi. Available Aug. 26.
$80, amazon.com
Source: Popular Science

Ouya
The quirky Ouya is a hacker’s delight. It instantly supports 200 indie games accessed by Wi-Fi. Better yet, it opens up a universe of knockoff versions of big-name titles.
$100, bestbuy.com
Source: The New York Times

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