Last year, after much previous hemming and hawing, we recommended that console gamers looking for a new console finally take the plunge and invest in a PlayStation 4. But the console market has changed in the 12 months since that recommendation, from the release of new generation-splitting hardware to the announcement of upcoming console hardware from both Microsoft and Nintendo.
Is it time to upgrade? Is it better to wait? Should you just stick to a retro-focused Raspberry Pi build instead? Below, we'll walk you through the current state of the console market, summarize what we know about the near future, and give you our best recommendation for where to put your console dollars.