We all know that the gaming industry grew a staggering 43% in 2007. So will we see similar growth in 2008? If not, then why? Here's a quick look at the potential of 2008 to either boom or bust.
Only super smash bros and star wars are the only games to look forward to in 2008 for the wii. NIntendo should be making deals with devs right now instead of just collecting and counting their money. If i Was a wii owner I would be seriously mad
Nintendo has talked about the third party support on the Wii being low, but they also said such a problem occurred when the DS first hit. Does that mean exact correlations can be made and people could brush aside the fact in hopes that third parties will catch on? Third parties have been trying to publish on the Wii, the only problem is that nearly everything they publish with the exception of Zack and Wiki has been either mediocre or downright bad. Then again the same thing happened with the DS. If the market is there, as it appears to be with the Wii, then developers and publishers will adapt. One serious immediate issue is the threat of the Xbox 360. Wii has positioned itself as a casual, fun system. The problem is casuals don't buy software as often. Meanwhile the 360 has an attach rate of nearly 7 games per console while also offering the Xbox Live Arcade experience which is similar to the Wii's (quick, fun gaming that's easily accessible). I like the Wii, but there is no doubt it's not going to be exactly smooth sailing. The Xbox 360, if it makes the correct moves - some innovative marketing, play up XBL and XBL Arcade to the mainstream, and perhaps even incorporate some Blu-ray love - could make some big moves and take 1st place. Nintendo won't let that happen without a hell of a fight, though. This will be the best console war ever.
A lot of Wii developers are pissed at Nintendo for the (lack of) control scheme. The innovative controls are good for casual gaming, but falls short after that.
It will boom because the Wii and PS3 have not hit there prime yet. This will be first year for Wii and PS3 where developers have gotten use to the system. Blu-ray no longer is sucking so much money now that it will become the standard. The hardware for any of the three systems are no longer being sold at a lost and so the companies can drop price when they see fit.
The wii is a joke when it comes to true gaming. I'll give credit to SSBB though. Only the PS3 and 360 allows real gaming to take place.
It'll boom for PS3 owners.
Blu-ray also wins. PSP also wins. PS2 also wins. Sony wins.
On paper it looks like a BOOM. As for bust will have to wait and see
With games like haze, killzone 2, resistance 2, gears of war 2, alan wake, metal gear solid, star wars force unleashed, ssbb, home, LBP, GTA4, Gran Turismo amoung many others, i expect it to boom.
On PS3 we have a lot to look forward too, and in 360 to some extent too. On Wii, aside from Smash Bros and Mario Kart, what else? Oh yeah, announcements of Star Fox and F-Zero for 2009 (Yawn), and a new Zelda for 2009 that'll be delayed until 2010.
Ill be buying alot of titles on the ps3 console this year i have 2 of them i gotta keep them happy. Alot of great titles coming soon
You guys know what I could go for? A new Star Wars Rogue Squadron.
it'll be an awesome year, unless by some freak accident every game coming out for all platforms sucked......that'd suck
Well, as much as I love all of 2008's games, in the end it all comes down to Fallout 3 for me. If it makes it to 2008 as promised, I'll call 2008 the best. If it doesn't, then I don't know... Only some heavy info and media on Mortal Kombat 8 can make up for it. Schafer's Brutal Legend could also be the game for me.
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