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Games industry braced for biggest month of all time

Cheap Xboxes, plus the launch of Mario Kart and GTA IV

The games industry could be about to enjoy its most lucrative mid-year sales period of all time. The launch of two of the most highly anticipated games in the history of the industry is expected to spark a domino effect that will lead to lots of new consoles being bought.

On 27 April the long-awaited Mario Kart Wii will finally be launched in North America for Nintendo's Wii console. The game will have already come out by then in Europe and Japan. And 29 April will see the worldwide launch of perhaps the hottest title of 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV.

GTA IV will come out for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, and that means all three consoles are getting a hot new game in time to kick off the spring.

PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii set for sales boom

This is no ordinary launch period, either. Both the Nintendo Wii and the PlayStation 3 have been plagued by a perceived lack of quality titles over the last year. Gamers all over the world have been constantly complaining that there are not enough decent games to play on their new consoles.

So that magic week at the end of April will finally give Wii and PS3 gamers the boost they are looking for. Which means that a generous number of PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 gamers will be going out and buying one of the two games.

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OC Shock Value3408d ago

yea GTA4 Mario Kart are 1st day purchases.. this is gonna be a great year.. hell i think it already is

GurlPlease3408d ago

Im actually excited to buy GTA 4. This is the first one Ive bought and the first one that fun to play.

Bleucrunch3408d ago

Mario Kart....wait people are gonna actually buy that remake.....tisk tisk tisk, nope I will be buying so many other games.

Danja3408d ago

umm why not dude....Mario Kart is fun as hell...so why not buy it...im gonna buy it...

GTA4 well already pre-ordered it just to avoid going home empty handed .

OC Shock Value3408d ago

YES my friend i am buying this "remake" and will most likely love every second of it.. just like the ZELDA, MARIO, SMASAH BROS, RESIDENT EVIL, MGS1 and hopefully 1 day FF7 remake.. sorry man u lose

HasanRaza3408d ago

me too waiting for GTA 4

HaKeRsCanRotINHEL3408d ago

get here soon enough for me! 8D

Teh-Venom3408d ago

hell yeah man, i think i might camp out for the damn game!