Why? Just look around. Fantastic entries in nearly every major game franchise are lining shelves. A new Mario? Check. Uncharted? Check. Call of Duty? Check. Zelda, Assassin's Creed, Batman, Elder Scrolls, Gears of War? Our checkbooks cannot keep up.
And likely, neither can yours. Regardless of which platform the gamer in your life prefers, there are loads of titles worthy of tossing under the tree. Start with these 15 favorites.