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South Park gives its own take on the holiday console wars

The latest episode of South Park gives its two cents about the consoles wars and upcoming holiday gift-buying madness, depicting its ragtag band of children embroiled in conflict over securing Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s on Black Friday.

"Black Friday," which aired last night on Comedy Central, mixes elements of political fantasy series Game of Thrones with the battle for the living room and wraps it in the guise of the holiday rush. Main characters Cartman, Stan, Kenny and Kyle find themselves in the most heated debate of our time as we approach next-gen — Sony or Microsoft's new machine?

The show's characters seem split evenly down the middle, and there are some moments that capture the real heat and emotional depth of the decision — if you're going to spend $400 to $500 on something that will live forever (or at least for the next five years) in your living room, how do you determine what to get? Stan and Kyle get into fisticuffs over dashboard load times and the DualShock 4's touchpad, while Cartman is a little more direct about his feelings on voice controls.

Check out the teaser trailer for "Black Friday" below. The episode is available to watch now via the South Park Studios website.

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