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What Will Be the Best-Selling Holiday Video Games in 2009?

Associated Content: "The holiday season is busiest time of the year for the gaming industry. Most of the biggest games are usually released at or around this time in order to take advantage of the spending frenzy. While more and more gaming companies are moving their games out of this period, the holiday season is still a preferred time to launch a title. So which video game that will be released this holiday season will end up selling the most in 2009?"

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GWAVE3032d ago

It will be between Halo ODST, CoDMW2, and Gran Turismo 5, in my opinion.

Rainstorm813032d ago

CoD MW2 Will outsell ANYTHING this holiday season.

Uncharted 2 will be the best GAME this holiday season.

(imagines a world where sales and quality goes hand in hand)

Omega43032d ago

Plus Super Mario Bros Wii

RememberThe3573032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

I think that list is on point. But I think GT PSP will sell more then L4D2. Tekken 6 and Dragon Age will also do very well this holiday.

umair_s513032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

It depends on a lot things like bundling and advertising etc. It could be GT5 if it has a single worldwide release date. But my money is on MW2

Blaze9293032d ago

I'm gonna guess Wii Fit or Wii Sports Resort will just literally fly off shelves this holiday and sell the most out of anything.

If not, probably ODST I mean...its Halo....that's all you have to say and it'll sell like crazy. Halo Wars was a RTS and sold a mil like in what, a month? And that was only a RTS, and be it may some people probably didn't know that. ODST is a true Halo game which means it'll sell like crazy.

Modern Warfare 2 is multi-platform though and I could see this taking the crown for most holiday sales.

DreamcastFanboy3032d ago

How do you know Uncharted 2 is the best game this holiday? Did you play the full game?

StanLee3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (XBox 360)
2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
3. Halo ODST (XBox 360)
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
5. Forza Motorsport 3 (XBox 360)

Those will be the top 5 games sales wise come fall. My predictions are based solely on confirmed releases. To be quite honest, I don't see great sales of Uncharted 2. This is strictly looking at how recent PS3 exclusives like LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Killzone 2 and Infamous have performed at retail.

foxtheory3032d ago

Well of course MW2 and ODST are gonna sell like crazy (especially MW2), but I'm not as psyched for thoughs as I am for games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Uncharted 2. And then there are the games I wish got more publicity, like Alpha Protocol and Demon's Souls. I'm really looking forward to those to, but I wish more people knew about them. They look great!

Harry_Manback3032d ago

I predict LAIR is going to make a MASSIVE comeback!!

Rainstorm813032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

The same way we all know COD MW2 will sell. CoD4 sold very well with 15 mil units thus it selling well this time.

Uncharted Drakes Fortune is one of the best games this generation in terms of story, graphics, amimation, gameplay, thus the sequel will be at least equally good plus with the edition of multiplayer co-op and competitive makes it fairly epic. GOTY 09 if i knew you id say i told you so come 2010.

(Why am I talking logic to a fanboy???)

Edit @ gamertags below

Yea they are working on a patch for cod4 but this cannot become an issue in MW2 it could ruin the MP experience. I think som account banning is in order. put a report system in something monitor the game better something.

Gamertags3032d ago

Modern Warfare 2 will be the biggest selling game. No doubt about that. Look at how many still play the original Modern Warfare.

Speaking of which, all of the Hackers on PSN really tick me off. Watching everyone fly around, land on building tops and go through walls is really messing that up.

Who would have thought it was that easy to edit the game. All you need a memory stick and your computer and you can really funk up those games. I wonder how Sony and Infinity Ward are going to take care of that problem.

Trollimite3032d ago

wii sports resort or MW2. my money is on wii sports resort

DreamcastFanboy3032d ago

Your calling me a Fanboy? Well looking at you comments your not exactly what i would call unbiased.

Rainstorm813032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

thats in your name......i guess i was arguing logic with a dumb person.

I am unbiased i just talk on this site about my preferred system PS3 for the most part and games i support no matter what system.

DreamcastFanboy3032d ago

Why so defensive? I just asked if you played the game yet since you jumped to the conclusion that Uncharted 2 will be the best game this holiday even though you never played yet (assuming you have not played the beta).

siyrobbo3032d ago

modern warfare 2 will sell the most units as its multi-plat, halo odst will sell he most on 360, modern warfare 2 will sell the most on ps3 (unless gt5 gets released), PC will be modern warfare 2 as well

Carl14123032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

It will be MW2, no question. I don't want it to be, but it will.

Off topic: Does Super Mario Brothers actually use waggle? From the E3 stage demo it didn't appear to...

N4g_null3032d ago

I'm betting on New super mario bro wii and wii sports. Also I think crystal bearers is coming but seriously if activision does do the $70 thing people will be pi$$ed. Uncharted will actually sell less than the first one, because it has more competition this time. It could do better but I don't see it attracting fans from other 3rd person shooters. Another thing is the PS3 fan base is not helping by throwing mud at the 360 fan base. You guys need those guys but who knows after the price drop if it even happens.

peacock13032d ago

Assumes GT5 is 2010

1) Wii Sports resort
2) Wii Fit
3) COD MW 2 (though i hope not, greedy activision -.-)
4) Super mario bros Wii
5) Halo ODST

ABizzel13032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

This is a tough one to call. Assassin's Creed 2 is going to sell extremely well since it's on multiple platforms (PSP as well), but I don't think it's going to sell over 7 million like last time since many gamers we're disappointed with the repetitive nature of the first, and as a result more gamers will rent it first. That being said I do think it will will sell over 5 million copies, and possibly 6 as long as they get rid of the repetitiveness.

One we can't forget is Tekken 6. Tekken has always sold well as a PS exclusive with the last one (Tekken 5 on PS2) selling nearly 4 million copies. Now that it's multiplat you can expect Tekken 6 to push some numbers and should sell around the 5 million mark.

New Super Mario Bros. will sell tons, but over a long period of time. If we're talking about from now until 2010 NSMB won't win, but around next holiday it would have sold more than the other games on the list.

Uncharted 2 looks like an amazing game (which the beta was), but I doubt it'll do over 4 million, unless it's bundled in. I see U2 selling 3 million (and possibly GOTY).

Forza 3 will sell similar numbers the U2 around the 3 million mark. It looks like a big improvement, but the first game didn't sell well, and I still believe Forza 2 only sold as much as it did was because it was bundled in.

Halo ODST is going to sell, alot, but not like Halo 3. I think ODST is may turn off some Halo fans as they want more Halo, but with Master Chief. That being said I can see ODST hitting the 7 million mark easily.

Now the rumored game and only contender for my what I believe can compete with who I think will win. If GT5 comes out it's going to sell like crazy. GT5: Prologue sold 3 million alone (and that's just a demo). When GT5 comes out expect sells to be at least 9 mil.

Now we all know and should expect Modern Warfare 2 to be the best selling game this holiday. It's going to easily sell over 10 million units like the previous version which went on to sell nearly 13 million (360, PS3, PC, and DS). I mean even world at war sold over 11 million after all the grip about how Treyarch was making it (360, PS3, Wii, PC, and DS). So Modern Warfare 2 will win in sells.

EpicGamerSwordsman3032d ago

MW2 & ODST... and if GT5 Releases this Fall will be the best selling games for the Holidays. All three franchises Have some of the biggest Fanbases in the Video Game Industry.

JonnyBadfinger3031d ago

For peoples information and to those who are trying to predict GOTY, show me when a Exclusive last won the award....... too my knowledge they have all been multiplat, which means CoD MW2 will win the award.

But that being said EVERY game site gives a different opinion, for example you know without a question of a doubt that PSXtreme.com will give it to either Uncharted 2 or Grand Turismo 5, but then again teamXbox.com will give it to ODST.

i personally will be looking to IGN.com simply because i reckon they are the most unbiased lot of them all.

As for best selling

1) Modern Warfare 2 (360)
2) Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
3) Halo: ODST (360)
4) Uncharted 2 (PS3)
5) Assassins Creed 2 (360)

Every multiplat sells more on 360, simply because its a GAME console. The PS3 on the other hand has blu-ray where as you can imagine alot of the owners would be spending money on blu-ray movies to entertain the entire family other than just a game for one person.

Uncharted 2 will sell really well for a PS3 exclusive, but compared to Halo ODST it wont even be close. ODST will take the sales crown for exclusives EASILY

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Jijoro3032d ago

Either Modern Warfare 2(360 version) or Forza 3, Halo ODST

yoghurt3032d ago

Whilst I don't want it to be, it'll be COD6. Yes it will be a good game and I will buy it, but it's kinda predictable. It'll sell off COD4 rep alone, besides it also is multiplat

sunil3032d ago

If there is (getting sentimental) truth, honesty, justice, humanity left in this world.. MW2 will blow up big time

but then again, we live in the real world... MW2 would probably outsell everything else that will probably release this holiday leason

N4PS3G3032d ago

Modern Warfare 2 (360) , Halo: ODST and some Wii game for sure.

FlipMode3032d ago

and no xbox exclusive

your point?

-MD-3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

Best selling multiplat title will be Modern Warfare 2
Best selling exclusive title will be Halo 3: ODST

This isn't even debatable.

Edit: You guys might be lucky to see Uncharted 2 in the top 5 but I'll just gamefly it.

LordMarius3032d ago

Best selling exclusive title will be Wii Fit/Sports

Try again

-MD-3032d ago

So you're trying to tell me Wii fit (which released in 2008) is going to outsell a brand new Halo game this holiday?

Swallow acid.

FlipMode3032d ago

pretty sure he meant wii sports resort

NegativeCreep4273032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

or even Game of the Year accolades? Halo ODST is just a prettier packaged expansion pack.

I find it funny how Xbox 360 fanatics take multi-platform titles like COD: MW 2 (which I think will win top sales awards, if there even such a thing) and proclaim pathetic dipsh*t fanboyish victory if it sells even a couple thousand more copies on the Xbox 360.

Well I expect it will sell more on the Xbox 360, because what else do they have to get besides that and Halo? MS idiots get a piece of the holiday pie goodness, PS3 owners get the whole damn bakery!

Edit @ Murderdolls: I am hungry! I don't fancy myself on just a handful of similiar, derivative properties like Gears of War and Halo. That is why I buy Playstation. BTW ever heard of a metaphor, you little panty-stain? If you have and still thought your pathetic response down there was smart, than your idiocy must be truly unique.

-MD-3032d ago

You hungry big fella?

36T3031d ago

"PS3 owners get the whole damn bakery!"

Show me that list of PS3 games which you would consider to be "the whole damn bakery". I'm curious.

Forza 3 will sell well but not as good as ODST all due to the Reach beta. MW2 & Wii Sports Resort should sell the most. Uncharted 2 should do well enough but far from the top of the list me thinks.

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