There are always a couple of gadgets that are in such high demand (or short supply) that, no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to nab in time for the holidays. This year, it's the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Sony's and Microsoft's next-generation video game consoles.
Both of the consoles launch later this month — the PlayStation 4 comes out Nov. 15, and the Xbox One arrives a week later on Nov. 22. If you missed all the next-gen furor and didn't pre-order yourself a console, what are your chances of getting one between launch and Christmas? Unless you want to try your luck — and your patience — by waiting at a brick-and-mortar store on launch day, you will not get a console, according to most major U.S. retailers and the console manufacturers themselves.