Are you ready for another round of console wars? Boy howdy, I am! So let's do the fanboy/armchair analyst thing and predict which console will sell the most units this holiday.
Let's see, Sony's Playstation 4 launches on Friday, Nov. 15 and Microsoft's Xbox One launches the following Friday on Nov. 22. Will the extra week give Sony a leg up? Both consoles are out before the all-important Black Friday.
How about games? Xbox One exclusive Titanfall is being hyped up as the second coming of Halo but it won't be out until next year so what will we be playing? Well, both Sony and Microsoft have an exclusive racing game, DriveClub and Forza Motorsport 5 respectively.
Sony has platformer Knack and first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall.
Xbox One has button masher Ryse: Son of Rome and the zombie-tastic Dead Rising 3.
There are other games in the launch line ups but most are multiplatform. Heck, a bunch of them can be played on the PS3 and 360 (Ex. Watch Dogs).
And what about Nintendo? The Wii U has been out since late 2012 but lost almost all sales momentum after last Christmas. Still, it will have a much larger library of exclusives such as New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombie U, LEGO City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World to name a few. But, it's graphics display technology is a full generation behind Sony and Microsoft's new consoles.
Lastly, let's consider price. Xbox One is the most expensive at $500 but comes with the Kinect. Playstation 4 has the similar Playstation Eye but will retail without it for $400. By the time November rolls around, the Wii U will sell for $300 with either Nintendo Land or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD in the box.
So, which next-gen console will sell the most this holiday? Say from Nov. 15 through the end of the year. Vote in the poll and let us know! Are you an opinionated gamer? Then feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section or in an email to us at SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com.
EZK and I will discuss this most important topic and reveal the poll results on next week's podcast. Look forward to it!
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen