Games, games, games and then some! But where are the number sales...
What better way to start off the year than to go broke right?
Within the first Quarter of this year, 2010 will be a year to rival the insane '07. With games already out, like Mass Effect 2, DarkSiders, and Bayonetta already out and making a splash, this Q1, first quarter, will be one to talk about.
When you have more that 17 games coming out, in that time frame, I hope you saved money from Q4 last year. But not everything is all flowers and sunshine.
When you have Mass Effect 2 and BioShock 2 coming out two week from each other, it makes you think. How would Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo allow that? Let me break this down.
Third parties won't make full profit on their respective games like; MegaMan 10, Bayonetta, DarkSiders, BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno, Alian Vs. Preditor, Battlefield; Bad Company2, Final Fantasy XIII and Red Dead Redemption. This is at times, too much for three months! Are you kidding me? There's gonna have sales but not the kind that they deserve.
Microsoft should've stepped in and said something about this. Alan Wake looks to be going the route of Duke Nukem but does anyone really remember that any more? But since they have the audience, it will get more units for it.
Sony is getting the bad end of the shaft here. They got White Knight Chronicles, Heavy Rain, MAG, Yakuza, and God of War 3 coming out. The poor bastard has a hard time of selling a few system now that you have so many all compressed in a few months, the well will run dry quick. Some might only see Final Fantasy brand as a PlayStation brand only, and I don't blame them. Would YOU really play that game in three disk?
Nintendo.. They always sell in hardware but rarely software. Tatsunoko Vs CAPCOM, Red Steel 2, No More Heros 2, Ragnarok Online DS, and WarioWare D.I.Y. all won't sell the share they should. This troubles me because EVERYONE complains that it blow and it doesn't have hardcore games, now that there are games for the bloody thing, not everyone can buy them all before another game comes out and gets screwed again.
Thus, this Q1 will be intense to sell which game make it and which one will shove under a rock and be overshadowed. It's very understandable that these game are that of a different genres, that it won't matter, but form those that have the money to play game, the only thing we don't have, is time for them.
What game will you be getting this Q1? For what system? And will you be looking forward to Gears3 and Halo: Reach in E3? Maybe even Metroid, Zelda, and Mario too?