For a very long time, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have had a strong hold on the console race. The PlayStation and Xbox line of video game systems cater to that crowd of purists who want the best-looking console games, access to their favorite online shooters, and a couple neat exclusives. Meanwhile Nintendo's platforms push for innovation while giving us a long list of familiar and beloved franchises.
You'd think the answer would be simple, but it's really not. At least not without first looking at a multitude of variables.