A secret war is raging right now. It fact, it happens every year. Videogame companies save up their best and brightest for the great holiday push in the hopes of snagging as many consumer dollars as possible. Happily for gamers, it is a virtual feast after a somewhat lean summer-gaming season.
Early October alone saw a bounty of releases: "Fable II," "Far Cry 2" and "Wii Music" all hit the stores. To predict what will have staying power, Forbes.com turned to Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), a market research firm that compiles sales data and marketing spending to help it forecast game sales and so predict the 10 best-selling games this holiday. This way you won't be the only guy who comes back from vacation without any "Call of Duty" war stories.