Which Game Console Will You Buy?

Editors Note: This article was originally written and published on the Play Nemesis Radio Blog November 16th, 2013. This article was edited, revised, and republished on Danopedia on October 16th, 2015

When I was younger my father once told me “Don’t believe the hype,” or was that Public Enemy? Either way the sentiment holds true. Every year we see all sorts of fancy new technological wonders and the marketing that comes along with them. I’ve heard some people describe the modern technology market as Huxleyan. In this case referencing parallels between the disposable attitudes we have towards many of our devices and the works of Aldous Huxley. Though, despite how we treat these technological wonders, they are still considered an investment by many people. This feeling of an investment can be greatly magnified when the device is question is a video game console.  Major video game consoles are only released a few times a decade and which is the best has become a source of heated debate. For decades companies have been fighting to make the latest and greatest video game console to beat out their competition, and 2013 is playing host to two particular power houses in the video game industry. With an unbelievable number of reviews, opinions, and ads across all types of media how can you really be sure which video game console is best suited for your needs?

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