Wii U has nothing worth while out besides apparently dumbed down ports. PS3's exclusives have been pushed into early 2013 (more then likely because of the Wii U's release would hurt potential sales) Persona 4 Golden has been like the only thing I've gotten recently that I like And Halo 4 was a nice time waster too.
But dear god I've grown use to around this time I'd be up to my waste in regret of not purchasing a game to save money.
I am actually quite glad for this right now got way to many games in my backlog and need to save up and get some money for another place and colecting skylanders isn't cheap either, but my new game buying will probably end up starting once more beginning of next year with Ni no Kuni. May get Lego Lord of the Rings though at some point before xmas hits though i dunno yet.
This whole year has been bomb. Think about recent releases: Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Assassin's Creed III, CoD:BO2, NBA 2k13, etc. Halo 4 just came out. The Wii U just came out iwht a new Mario game, a new Mario Party AND decent 3rd party support upon release.
This has been a pretty eventful second-half-of-the-year. Spoiled gamers never recognize how many great games there are.