By Devindra Hardawar & Dean Takahashi
Dedicated game consoles are back, but so are alternatives
Late 2013 saw the launch of two major new console generations, the Microsoft Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4. The new consoles sold more than 4 million units just a few weeks into their launches. Those consoles have re-established the preeminence of gaming in the living room as the preferred way to play blockbuster games, particularly for North American gamers. You can expect Sony CEO Kaz Hirai — a CES keynote speaker — to hammer that point home.
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