ouya gaming console

(Courtesy: Ouya)

Ouya

  • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
  • Cores: Quad-core, up to 1.6 GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia ULP GeForce GPU
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB (expandable via USB)
  • Ports: USB, microUSB, 802.11 b/g/n, ethernet, bluetooth, HDMI out
  • Media: no optical disc drive
  • Features: Console comes with a developer kit so anyone can develop games for the Ouya. Twitch.tv, VEVO, iheartradio, XBMC and plex, supports up to 4 controllers.
  • Confirmed Games: Final Fantasy III, Bombsquad, Knightmare Tower, Currently, over 500 games in the Ouya store.
  • Region-locked?: No
  • Resale games?: No
  • Availability: June 25, 2013
  • Price: $99

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Microsoft Xbox One

  • CPU: 64-bit
  • Cores: Eight-core, up to 1.6 GHz
  • GPU: AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 500 GB HDD
  • Connectivity: HDMI In/Out, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct
  • Media: Blu-Ray
  • Features: live TV, TV guide, smart glass, motion control (via Kinect), voice controls, motion gestures
  • Confirmed Games: Call of Duty: Ghost, FIFA, Madden, NBA Live, UFC
  • Region-locked?: No
  • Resale games?: Yes. Microsoft reversed their original plans to put restrictions on reselling games.
  • Availability: Nov., 2013
  • Price: $499

The DualShock4 controller will be available with the Playstation 4. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Sony Playstation 4

  • CPU: AMD
  • Cores: 8-core x86
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine
  • RAM: 8 GB GDDR5
  • Storage: 500 GB
  • Ports: USB 3.0, 802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, HDMI Out, Analog-AV out, Digital output (optical)
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Features: Motion control (via move controller), Crackle, Netflix, Sony's Music Unlimited, Sony's Video Unlimited, Ustream, Vudu
  • Confirmed Games: Kill Zone: Shadow Fall, The Order: 1886. Destiny, Infamous Second Son, Watch Dogs
  • Region-locked?: No
  • Resale games?: Yes
  • Availability: Holiday 2013
  • Price: $399

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Nintendo Wii U

  • CPU: IBM
  • Cores: 3-core 1.24 Ghz
  • GPU: AMD
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: up to 32 GB internally, also supports external USB storage
  • Ports: USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g/n, SD memory slot, HDMI out
  • Media: Wii U and Wii optic discs
  • Features: Netflix, YouTube, TVii, motion sensor bar
  • Confirmed Games: Lego City: Undercover, Ninja Garden 3: Razor's Edge, New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Region-locked?: Yes
  • Resale games?: Yes
  • Availability: Nov., 2012
  • Price: $299.99 (basic) $349.99 (deluxe)