To spare you a later indignity of asking How did this happen?, please note that video games have had two record-breaking releases this month. Sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 totalled $400 million in its first day and $738 million in its first week. Sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops II exceeded $500 million in its first day. That game features performance capture from Sam Worthington, Michael Keaton, and Gen. David Petraeus.
With Xbox 360 you can immerse yourself in these games, watch tv, rent movies, connect to live sporting events, you can even dance... but you can't read an ebook.