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The Latest Gaming Consoles to Look Out for on Black Friday

Shoppers who enjoy video games will be spoiled for choice on Black Friday as they will finally have their chance to get their hands on the new eighth generation gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The new consoles will feature eye-popping graphics in full 1080p resolution and higher frame rates to deliver a gaming experience like never before. Shoppers on Black Friday can also look forward to great deals on Nintendo's latest gaming machine as well as a range of handheld devices.

The Microsoft Xbox One

The Xbox 360 was the best-selling seventh generation console, and Microsoft hopes to maintain their market dominance with the Xbox One. The new machine will be a complete entertainment hub using the included Kinect camera. Users can switch from games to TV to movies with voice commands or gestures. Microsoft also has a great lineup of launch games for the Xbox One. Day one releases include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs, Dead Rising 3, and Forza Motorsports.

The Sony PlayStation 4

Sony stumbled out of the starting gate with the PlayStation 3, but they hope that an aggressive price point and a strong lineup of games will see them perform better this time. The PlayStation 4 has the most powerful console processor and an innovative controller that allows players to share their gaming session with their friends in real time. Launch titles for the PlayStation 4 include many gamers' favorites such as the latest releases of Call of Duty, Madden, FIFA, and Battlefield.

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The Nintendo Wii-U

Nintendo had the hottest console on the market for a long time with the original Wii, but a lack of games has dented sales of the high definition Wii-U. However, upcoming releases of top Nintendo sellers Mario and Super Smash Bros. along with the latest Batman game should be enough to tempt Black Friday shoppers. The Wii-U has a lot to offer gamers, including a novel controller which features a built in touchscreen display. Nintendo also offers cash strapped shoppers the best deal on an eighth generation console.

The PlayStation Vita

Sony's handheld game console packs a lot of power into a small package. The OLED touchscreen delivers razor sharp images at 220 pixels per inch resolution, and the twin joysticks give console gamers a familiar control layout. The PlayStation Vita also has a huge range of first-party, third-party, and indie games available.