I wish I had the optimism of the person who believes that the Sony PlayStation Portable will have the most success in 2009 compared to the other consoles, but it's the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 that seems to have the most confidence behind them. Personally, I'd love to see Nintendo strike back with something fantastic for the core gamer audience, but I see them continuing to court that sweet casual gamer money. They'll throw the core a bone now and then - Punch Out!, Pikmin - but personally I'm looking towards the PlayStation 3 for my core needs this year. I'd love to spend some time in the Mushroom Kingdom again, but Nintendo's plane doesn't seem to stop there as often anymore.
Looking a few weeks ahead, Street Fighter IV is coming. I've already reserved my collector's edition of the game with the Blu-ray movie and soundtrack and other goodies. What about you? Do you think that Street Fighter IV has a chance in toppling the refined excellence that Street Fighter II has become over the years? Maybe you think Street Fighter III is king. What's that you say about Street Fighter Alpha? Fine, fine, let's settle it. Which Street Fighter line will be seen as the best once the dust settles? Let's hear your thoughts.