With at least one potential game of the year exclusively nesting on the Playstation 3 and a price drop under its belt, the PS3 has had a pretty darn good year.
New Halo, new downloadables for Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and Grand Theft Auto, new Forza. It was a pretty good year for Xbox 360 owners.
In recent years, as EA Sports' FIFA series has gone from strength to strength, the once-mighty Pro Evolution Soccer has slipped, unable to keep pace in the current generation. Is now the time for Konami to stage a comeback?
While Konami are reluctant to show any gameplay footage, they've no such qualms about releasing in-game screenshots of the upcoming Pro Evo 2010.
In this clip, Konami's Aki Saito plays the part of "awkward tour guide" as we're shipped around the developers of Pro Evo 2010 while they tell us what they think is so different about this latest version of the venerable football series.
Konami's online games - like Metal Gear Online - have really suffered from the company's insistence on using two proprietary online IDs, despite the fact your console already has one. Looks like that practice may be coming to an end.
Konami has publicly released the first in-game image from Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 showcasing the series' annual graphical improvements with a shot of cover star Lionel Messi.