BBC Technology editor Darren Waters looks back at an eventful year in the world of game consoles.
At the start of 2008 there were three key questions that needed answering about the future of the games industry:
Could the Xbox 360 sustain a lead over the PlayStation 3?
Would anything derail the success of Nintendo?
And could 2008's video games match the heights of 2007?
If you are reading this and pushed for time, then the short answers are Yes, No, Not quite.