The holiday season is all-important for companies and investors in the video-game space, and perhaps no name is in more need of good news than lumbering Japanese tech giant Sony (NYSE:SNE).

Source: Sony

Thankfully for Sony and its investors, it seems like the company's critical rollout of its PlayStation 4 game console has by all accounts smashed records. In the first 24 hours on sale, Sony managed to sell an astounding 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles.

And while important, this isn't the only major storyline that will interest investors this week: On Friday, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will also be rolling out its much-anticipated Xbox One console.

More than just consoles
Meanwhile, there's also the record-setting rollouts of two of the most successful gaming franchises of all time: Take Two Interactive's (NASDAQ:TTWO) Grand Theft Auto 5 and Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI) Call of Duty: Ghosts.

In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner looks at the storylines in the gaming space that investors must watch in the months and weeks to come.

Fool contributor Andrew Tonner has no position in any stocks mentioned. Follow Andrew and all his writing on Twitter at @AndrewTonnerThe Motley Fool recommends Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive. The Motley Fool owns shares of Activision Blizzard, GameStop, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.