I am trying to get up the courage to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the permission to purchase a console this holiday and want to make sure I make the right choice. I see that there has already been a lot of ink spilled on the subject, but most of that looks like it is at least a year old. Rather than playing necromancer, I thought it might not be an idea to bring up a new thread on the subject.
How has the console environment changed since last year and is it the right time to purchase one of these? If so, which one? If not, what other options should I consider?
And before anyone says PC, I don't want to sink $1200+ on a PC since the aforementioned Chancellor would make my life worse than Silent Hill.