We're fast approaching the launch of new consoles from Microsoft and Sony next year.
The 360 has impressed in recent years with strong exclusives and an interesting array of XBLA titles, though recent iterations of the dashboard seem to suggest a slow watering down from “gaming console” to “media hub”. The PS3, meanwhile, has perhaps had fewer exclusives, but appears to remain focussed on gamers, with no mandatory subscription fee for multiplayer and PSN+ offering interesting bonuses to subscribers.
The Wii U has arrived to a lukewarm reception, and looks set to provide exciting first-party games and little else. Thus, the question remains: which will be the console to own as a primary gaming machine?