From the PlanetPlaystation.com feature list:
"Many publishers are clearing out and avoiding this holiday season onslaught of Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Op II, and Assassin’s Creed III. While analysts predict that there isn’t room for other titles to shine due to these three — along with the annual Madden title — dominating the sales charts, many of them aren’t taking in consideration games missing their mark for their critical reception and consumers becoming exhausted with multiple sequels. Whether titles have been delayed due to the games not being on track for release this holiday or to simply avoid the often crowded season, at this current point in time, the rest of 2012 is looking relatively weak. From BioShock Infinite to DmC: Devil May Cry, what once was a strong holiday season has now turned into a questionable one."