Critical Gamer Writes: I hate Christmas. I'll give you a second to recover from your immense surprise at that statement. To me, Christmas is less a time of peace and love and more a time of immense commercial success. Yeah, I hate this time of year. I'm the kind of guy who thinks fairy lights are a waste of electricity and that anyone wanting to play Santa in a shopping centre is a danger to children.
If there is one small, tiny, minuscule benefit to Christmas it is that it's a perfect time to get into gaming. As far as software and hardware sales go they are almost always highest around November to January (and of the big three companies Nintendo is usually the one that performs best). While the sales post – New Year are decent, it pays to keep an eye on online and in-store retailer bundle deals during December if you are thinking of getting a console for yourself or as a gift.