FleshEatingZipper writes: With new consoles due out by the end of the year, there's a lot of anxiety around spending in upwards of $500 on a current-generation console. It's understandable. I was at the center of it all when it happened in 2001 and again in 2006, back when I worked retail, so I get the question a lot. People feel like they're regretting a great experience by investing now instead of a year from now. Here's a hint: you're not.