GX:The console wars. We speak of them now like they were long ago, like the World Wars, the Napoleonic Wars or the good Star Wars. And it has been some time since Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo took open shots at each other. The last 7 years or so have been an era of relative peace. Nintendo carved out its own niche with the Wii, and then comfortably won any and all fights almost immediately. Microsoft claimed the U.S. with the Xbox 360, Sony stood strong in Asia with the PlayStation 4, and they both sort of called a runners-up truce in Europe.