But despite what the price tag might say, that’s not quite enough. In fact, it’s not even close.
The unveiling of Sony’s PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 and Microsoft’s Xbox One on Nov. 22 doesn’t just mark a new console cycle but is a new start of sorts for the companies: The former is trying to right the ship after years of losses, while the latter is moving to expand its empire beyond the PC desktop.
But despite the marketing shift, the majority of gamers won’t pick up either machine this holiday season — and it could be several years before they do so.
And, frankly, that’s just fine.