Publishers make their sales predictions by looking closely at the biggest competitor games in their sector. Comparative genre data is king as they set their retail pitches, marketing efforts and even release dates.
Edge takes a look at each of the major genres and compares the games most likely to be leaders over the next six months. Beginning with the big-ticket daddy of them all - shooters (which we'll define as anything where the primary interaction with the environment is firing a projectile). We've broken our list into sub-sections - traditional shhoters, hybrid shooters and retro shooters. Games are ranked according to, what we feel, is a title's market-power, sales potential and likely critical impact.