The recession appears to be slowly winding down, with enthusiasts and performance class PC gamers shelling out the big bucks (over $1,000) for rigs and accessories.
Sure, you can play some pretty sweet games on a console, smartphone, tablet or handheld. But nothing will ever compare to that hardcore gaming experience you get on a tricked-out, full-scale rig.
The Kinect is likely to be a big hit with casual gamers, but will it appeal to Microsoft's core Xbox 360 audience?
The iPhone 4 is one tricked out device. But can a slick display, faster processor and longer battery life help keep Android-powered smartphones at bay?