We skipped the other 2 consoles and picked up the Zelda edition Wii U.
Why? We love Nintendo. Don't get me wrong, my 360 is on constantly but it's usually streaming video from Netflix or YouTube.
The wife and I are old school gamer nerds. We collect them, play them, and love them. But, you know what? Microsoft never found a way to wiggle into our emotions. It was and is just an appliance. Master Chief was cool, but no where near as endearing as Mario or Link.
Even Sony had Ratchet and Clank, but nothing from Microsoft.
We always come back to Nintendo, though. It's good, honest gaming at its core, and full of characters you can connect with.
We'll buy the new PS and XBox eventually, but not anytime soon.