According to the latest tracking study provided to Gamasutra by OTX's GamePlan Insights, Xbox 360-exclusive Halo 3: ODST easily leads all other games in post-E3 purchase intent, followed by New Super Mario Bros. Wii and God of War 3.
holy crap lol " Forza Motorsport 3 (53), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (61), Metroid: Other M (70), MAG (86), Heavy Rain (91), and Alan Wake (115)" now this is what most people here don't understand... this games are going to sell good..there's no doubt about it ..but sadly they won't shape any aspect of this console wars like most people think even funnier..if you intend to win something you need Halo, Mario , God of War and Call of Duty..thats it
Uncharted 2 is the only game i care about in 2009 there are great ones coming out, but U2 is MY most anticipated. Dissidia for PSP Splinter Cell for 360 nothing for Wii or DS
odst is getting a lot of sales because it includes the halo reach multiplayer beta. it might come with a stand alone halo 3 multiplayer disc with all the dlc, but im not sure about that one. odst is also adding a horde type gameplay mode which sounds kinda fun.
Your an idiot. Marketing alone would have simply sold the game. It's been 3 years since it released and it's still at the top of live. Admit it, the Halo franchise is more than smoke and mirrors. BTW: Those things about Britney are true of pretty much all pop-stars. But I'd still do her.
Menoyou is your typical Sony fan who will talk trash about Halo, a superior shooter to any PS3 shooter....and then go play Halo wanna-be's like Resistance with not even 1/10th the amount of features/gametypes/level editing/MLG/theatre mode. It's funny. Halo is #1
StarCraft II - Overdo!!! Where is Diablo 3 ???? BTW: I will be picking up Halo 3 ODST along with several other games.
A Metal Gear? A bipedal nuclear-equipped battle tank!
If you didn't play the original Halo then you should be silenced. And CoD4, which almost every Halo hater is a fan of, introduced FPS games for a lot of people respectively. I have this PSN friend whom I've only seen playing CoD4... A LOT of CoD4 and I added him TWO WEEKS AGO!!!
"Weak storyline, weak characters, weak A.I., weak online setup (compared to recent games), and all-around generic personality make it pretty lackluster." You're opinion is whats pretty weak.
@ LeonSKennedy4Life "What does Halo have going for it?" It has; 1) Great Multiplayer 2) Huge Community (players) 3) A lot of download content. 4) Great community support (by Bungie) that's to name a few. _____________________________ _____________________________ "Weak storyline, weak characters.." yeah K2 comes to mind. If Halo was so bad as people here say, it wouldn't have such a strong following. Please people think before you post.
I've been gaming since the beginning of the game industry and playing Halo 1,2,3 is one of the best times I ever had. I want some ODST, first day buy for me.
Ps3 fanboys can be so funny the way they are always trying to downplay 360 games. I bought into all the hype and bought Resistance and Killzone 2 and while they are good games, at the end of the day I would still rather play Halo 3. Halo 3 ODST is a first day buy for me.
Halo is king, so what else is new?
your whole argument is weak...
i dont understand why people are giving me disagrees. i didnt say anything that was really wrong. i like halo quite a bit, but who knows why fanboys are so of the wall(both sides). people give disagrees with no real reason posted after it. just seems a little weak to me
theres no way that uncharted 2 is that far down the list. and i know that even xbox fans arnt that excited for halo odst. with all the great games that where shown halo odst did not impress. i was much more interested in allmost every other game, such as, uncharted, gow3, splinter cell, and modern warfare 2.
I'm more excited for Modern Warfare 2... My handle is Master Chief, backward, for Christ's sake, so don't say I'm hating. I just happened to pick up COD4 again the other day and play for a bit. The game is f*ckin' amazing.
Certainly is very odd, sure Halo is massive but it barely got any coverage at E3 yet it leads with a 300 gap purchase intend... Seems like there is quite a bit of hype for the 360 version of FFXIII, shame the same cant be said for the PS3 versions of Bioshock 2 and Dead Rising 2 which dont seem to of charted at all.
yeah or Assasins Creed 2.. it was demoed at the sony presser and it ranks at 19 on ps3 and 5 on 360 btw.. Microsoft is so luckyy to have the halo franchise really ... they should pray every day and thank god for that because HALO is so damn big right now is ridiculous ... and the xbox would be in the grave right now if it wasn't for Bungie.
"and the xbox would be in the grave right now if it wasn't for Bungie. " False. Even without Halo 3 the 360 has still shifted more software than the PS3 has. By ALOT.
That is true to some extend, Halo has done for MS what Mario did for Nintendo and what 3rd Party exclusives did for Sony. Each company needs something to help them succeed its just that even after all these year Halo remains as strong as ever.
"...3rd Party exclusives did for Sony" wait what?
@murderdolls " False. Even without Halo 3 the 360 has still shifted more software than the PS3 has. By ALOT." First..i'm talking about the original xbox and what Bungie's Halo did for it. Logic tells you that if Halo fails ..the xbox also fails and that leads to no 360 and no sequels. So yeah ...The xbox would have been dead without Halo. So MS is Veryyyy lucky to have Bungie.
@Deviant Devil May Cry, GTA , Metal Gear Solid , Final Fantasy ,Tekken... etc etc etc All those games are from Third Party Publishers and helped Sony's PS1,PS2 to achieve all those sales.
"Seems like there is quite a bit of hype for the 360 version of FFXIII, shame the same cant be said for the PS3 versions of Bioshock 2 and Dead Rising 2 which dont seem to of charted at all." Yeah. So much hype... FFXIII (PS3) is five and FFXIII (360) is fourteen. GT5 is fifteen with little to no coverage at e3, and Forza 3 didn't even chart the top fifty. So much for being the definitive racer this gen... Hopefully, it sells better than GT5Prologue. Lawl And Halo only appeals to the xbox crowd. Didn't matter when the PS2 had a hundred million consoles sold, doesn't matter now.
@SonyRep yeah just like Modern Warfare 2 360-#6 Moder Warfare 2 PS3-#24 Assasins Creed 2 360-#5 Assasins Creed 2 PS3-#19 Uncharted 2 didn't even rank in the top fifty .. so much for the E3 Game of The Show right? Hope they don't have to bundle it again with every ps3 to sell some copies. Lawl ;)
the xbox crowd no what they like and its halo, with a pinch of halo on the side and for dessert? moar halo @Chicken Chaser mass effect isnt even on the list so is that also an automatic fail in your book?
Thats exactly what I was getting at Chicken Chaser, no single game carried the PS brand but Halo and Mario did for MS and Nintendo @ silvacrest Why would Mass Effect be there its already out, but Mass Effect 2 is at a resectable 25th
You just schooled Sony REP... with 2.8 ... It pays to pay attention and not just look at what you want see for your console of choice People play games for fun... if its fun they will keep coming back
"Thats exactly what I was getting at Chicken Chaser, no single game carried the PS brand but Halo and Mario did for MS and Nintendo" Hahaha. Carried Microsoft where? To second place? lol. A year head start and a far lower price point carried the xbox this gen. Halo wasn't relevant with xbox vs PS2, nor is it relevant now. Btw, Gran Turismo is bigger than Halo. Just poked a hole in your logic.
The only draw back between Halo and GT Sony Rep is that no matter who you ask even if they're not a gamer, they know what Halo is. I've had to remind a few of my friends what Grand Turismo is. But of course in mass media who does not know what Halo is? Despite which sold more, the most popular by far even in mainstream networks. Is Halo.
i ment mass effect 2 (i thought that would have been obvious) i didnt see mass effect 2 on the list. CTRL + F = fail
You have mastered the art of subtle trolling. Really, I'm quite impressed.
I do love my Halo, but I would agree that Xbox would be much worse off without it. Don't know about dead, but probably behind PS3 in sales.
shame odst looked like crap compared to the other xbox exclusives
Really?! I thought it looked fantastic and I can't even stand Halo. I thought it was one of the more impressive demoes since I wasn't expecting more from "another Halo".
WHAT???!?!? If you liked Halo 3 multiplayer and campaign then ODST shall be AWESOME!!! All it is is a complete extra campaign and a lot more multiplayer. If you say that ODST looks like sh*t then you're pretty much saying that Halo 3 was sh*t, which it most certainly was not. In fact it one of the best campaigns ever in my opinion.
But Conviction looks much better. Unless we're talking about actual exclusives (no PC version), if so then ODST is really the only exclusive I can think of for the 360.
For me it's a mixed bag. Yeah ODST doesn't look great by '09 standards. But I suppose the gameplay factor has me more hyped than the graphics. We'll see 09/22.
I didn't think it was possible but yes, ODST looks even more average than Halo3. Infact, I was playing Halo3 at my mates last night and after five minutes we looked at each and said, "this is pish". Promptly we put in virtua tennis 2009. I keep saying it but Halo3 is crap compared to Halo:CE. The fanboys will disagree of course.
i'm surprised it's most anticipated. out of the two i'm more anticipating Halo:Reach! anyway we all know it will sell like hot cakes, i'll be buying a copy when it launches (tbh the whole 'day 1 purchase!!!' thing lol, if i'm interested in a game i will always get it on the day of release) but i'm not all that excited about it. i can't even remember the release date! lol i guess cus it's not a massive leap from halo 3, sure they will be adding in lots of stuff, different maps, maybe different modes etc etc but from what i've seen so far its v similar to halo 3.
Well, Halo: Reach is still a long ways off, ODST is released this year and will of course have more anticipation as it nears release. Once more is known about Reach, you can be sure it will pick up steam.
yeh, but like i say, i think it lacks anticipation from me because it's not a big step up from halo 3. so yes we will get more halo 3 goodness which is great for fans, but for me personally i was let down by halo3 after spending countless hours on halo2. So i guess thats why i'm more anticipating halo:reach as it's the 'next' 'real' halo in the series
Reach will be using a new engine
Look at britney spears sales vs say...queens of the stone age =P which do you prefer? and which do the masses praise? Theres always that strange gap, for me anyway =) Still, I'm sure this will be a good game, hopefully adding more of new to the Halo franchise
Not quite, the Stones have 12 multi-platinum selling releases and 28 platinum, resulting in estimated sales of ~70 million units. Britney has sold about 45 million. And, believe it or not, there is still more anticipation surrounding a Stones release rather than a Britney release. She's past her best, and so are they, but they have real staying power and are legendary. So really your analogy goes either way.
Im more of a sublime person. Or maybe the old modest mouse or atmosphere. The masses like halo because its the best multiplayer(as in multiple people on one console) game this gen. Is there another FPS that lets you play 4 player splitscreen over live in matchmaking with only one gold account????? no. No pc, ps3, or 360 game has a feature like that. Halo has gained popularity because since halo 2 you can have friends come over while playing online, and you can all play at the same time, instead of taking turns.
That is just sad.
that only on this site is the sony fanboyism and sony exclusives hyped to death..but step outside in the real world...and this is what u get....u getk killzone sellin what 177,000 copies its first month gettin detroyed by a halo rts game LOL mention uncharted or infamous to people they are like...huh? what are they? its only on this site...these games get blown up cuz of the mindless sony drones on here
Comes to show you exactly what has been said for over 4 years now, if you are a gamer you own a 360 and anything else is casual (wii). Lets see who's on the top 50: Wii has 6 titles Flopstation has 10 titles Xbox 360 has 24 titles and thats more than the wii, PS3 and PSP combined Portables has the rest split psp and ds 10 titles What a shame, ps3 should stop manufacturing the BBQ Grill and the PSP flop go. Droids be ware the bashing continues to hurt your P*ssyssssssssssss.
This is nothing new.. ... Did anyone watch the travesty known as the MTV Movie Awards this year as Twilight swept all the awards?
Yea. I was like WTF. But Adam Samberg made up for it though.
People play games they enjoy so they buy games they enjoy... thats what the list is all about......... IF they enjoy Halo they will keep buying halo games, they enjoy god of war they will keep buying god of war I am quite certain if more people got their hands on uncharted they will be more excited about 2... Bottom line: get the games into peoples living rooms and if its a fun game they will keep coming back (see COD and Halo)
To be honest wouldn't this be expected? Wasn't Halo 3 widely anticipated when it was about to come out to? I would assume the same would happen for ODST and perhaps Reach when the time comes. Well at least Dissidia is on the list at 33 :p.
so people are looking forward to a DLC game thats on a disc lol
And how is a full new open-world campaign(with 4 player co-op with Killzone 2 doesn't have), the new Co-op mode "Firefight" which will last you hours(Killzone 2 has nothing comparable) and a full 25 multiplayer maps(easily way more than double the amount you got in Killzone 2)......all with Forge/theatre options and more multiplayer modes than you could dream of having in any PS3 FPS, much less Killzone 2. Go away troll. This "DLC" will outsell God of War 3, Uncharted, MAG, Ratchet and every other PS3 game that released this year, easily.
sony fanboys??? Dude, think before you jump over your Xbot wall... People like Sony because they have games that are fun & there are much of 'em.
"People like Sony because they have games that are fun & there are much of 'em." Not according to sales stats and attach ratio's. And the xbox has over 300 more games in its library. Maybe you should think before you jump over your Droid wall...
Let's take Man of the Year's argument ad the Wii's ratio: 900 titles and sales stats for the Wii blow away the competition so this means the Wii is the best console this generation. Nice argument.
Nice try to spin it...but PS3 is only 8 million consoles behind the 360, while the Wii is about 20 million consoles ahead of the 360. MUCH larger market for games to sell. Also, with the exclusives that are on the PS3, and a user base of 23 million, there is no excuse for low sales other than the majority of the PS3 install base are not into games like LBP or Killzone 2 which are 2 of sony's flag ship titles. Halo3 came out almost 3 years ago and had 4 million Pre-orders and totalled $170 million in first day sales while the xbox was around 8 million consoles in the market. Gears was a new IP with about 10 million consoles in the market and sold 2.1 units on its first day. Ya i would say that my argument stands...sorry if my facts hurt you Mooey. Maybe next time you will do some research before you open your mouth and look like the moronic Droid that you are.
Man of the Year: besides being always right and rational, you have the best avatar on the whole site. Zap rocks. Bubbles to you.
Bubbles to you Man of the Year, for handing Sony fangirls their asses. Your avatar may indeed be the best, but it's not really awesome. ;-)
Not a fan of Halo at all. This will just be a rehash of Halo 3 brining absolutely nothing new to the table. Hmm, I wonder why it didn't win a single E3 award while U2, Conviction, Mass Effect, GoW3, and Scribblenauts all stole the show.
You need to re watch E3 if you think ODST offers nothing new from the other Halo's. Here I'll set you up so you don't even have to search and get lost. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Be sure to open those ears and listen. Enjoy. Seeing how in ODST you're not a spartan you have no shield. Also ODST takes on a stealth approach as well as giving the player the ability to go along any mission and free-roam the city, at any given momemnt. ODST is a completely different ball game than the other Halo's.
Yeah, seriously. If you think ODST doesn't do anything different....well damn!
@ Avenged Sevenfold "This will just be a rehash of Halo 3 brining absolutely nothing new to the table." You're obviously not a fan, but saying it will not bring anything new to the table is crazy. First of all, how would you know, did you play the game already? and second, did you even watch the E3's presentation?
Here's another video of ODST. http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/...
@likedamaster Amazing trailer, Halo always deliver in the music front.
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