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Who has the best end-of-year line-up?

The videogame industry's annual summer drought is finally coming to an end and the collective sighs of relieved retailers is now audibly mixing with the breathy anticipation of developers gearing up to unleash their wares upon the expectant masses.

In celebration of 2007's richest gaming months still being ahead, GamerSquad discusses which of the big three home consoles (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii) has the best to offer eager gamers between now and the dawn of 2008.

Which software line-up best deserves the attention of your wallet? (Halo 3, Heavenly Sword, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Project Gotham Racing 4, PS3, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii, Xbox 360) -

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Xbox is the BEST  +   3097d ago
Xbox 360
unsunghero28  +   3097d ago
Read the article.
You're in for quite a surprise. There is actually some (admittedly optimistic) truth to what he says, though most of the people 'round here won't agree.
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larry007  +   3097d ago
PS3 has the best lineup HANDS DOWN


cartoon mass effect and halo +BIOSHOCK(flopped already) (8 vs 3)

x360 will be dead by this year.

BTW BIOSCHOCK has flopped

It is available at all stores across NA. People are not buying it because it has no online

TOO BAD 1st day sales of BIOSHOCK couldnt even move 50k copies.

so Bioshock despite reviews is now a FLOP .

mass effect and halo 3 next
CNIVEK  +   3097d ago
larry...'re a f@cking moron. That is all. :o
Da Ghostdog  +   3097d ago
To Larry007 the Cable Guy...,
Sorry son, you're wrong.
jaehyt  +   3097d ago
Larry, are you on crack?
Dude, do you even read the posts on this site?

Yeah, Lair and Warhawk are getting GREAT reviews...I am sure both of them will out sell Bioshock. There is no way what PS3 has coming out is going to come close to Halo 3, Bioshock and Mass Effect.
deadpreacher  +   3097d ago
@ larry007
I would like to say your a sorry case of being totaly uninformed, but i think the right words are you are a sorry case of being uneducated!
KnowitAll  +   3097d ago
Larry oh larry where is thy larry?
Larry I would like to point out a few things toward your funny comment and they are as .... wait I thing everyone else has beaten me them dam! But I would like to say that you are a ... aw!! someone already post that too Dammit but also its funny how you.. .... someone already covered that too

And for reals Halo3, Super Smash, Grand turismo are big tittles (Maybe virtual fighter 5, Mario galazy). People don't realise how this games are huge sellouts. Most of the games people post( I just don't get why people post games they probably woun't even play) will be lucky to pass the million mark sale. But those 3 I mention sell millions upon millions. The next two great million seller games will be GT4 and MGS4

I know what Im getting for christmas!
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nice_cuppa  +   3097d ago
lol !
In conclusion:
While there’s no doubting that late 2007 promises to be one of the most exciting times to be the owner of any of the main platform choices and even though Microsoft (with BioShock, Halo 3, Mass Effect and PGR4 would perhaps be a more obvious choice in terms of overt ‘oomph’), this writer, while ignoring cross-console releases, is singling out the Nintendo Wii as having the potential to shine the brightest as the dust settles on 2007 and 2008 looms ever closer.

The proximity between the releases of the so-called ‘holy trinity’ of Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is simply unprecedented in industry terms, while growing third-party exclusivity support from the likes of SEGA (NiGHTS: Into Dreams, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games), Capcom (Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Zak & Wiki), Konami (Dewy’s Adventure), and Ubisoft (Rayman Raving Rabbids 2) – to name but a few – should mark the bewildering climax to a twelve-month period for the Wii that not even the most insightful of industry experts could have predicted.
Bloodmask  +   3097d ago
The XBOX360
has the best end of year lineup. Three AAA titles. Mass Effect, Halo 3, and Bioshock.

My favorite genre is RPG so I am also looking forward to Eternal Sonata, Blue Dragon, and Lost Odyssey.

Not to mention the best versions of all the new Sports Games at a rock solid 60FPS. Honorable mention to PGR4.
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mistertwoturbo  +   3097d ago
yeah let's turn this un-biased article into a xbox360 fanboy's bias. yeah. let's do that. like the other 4 million threads in this website. even if it has nothing to do with xbox360. let's all just cheer and clap our hands around the x360 saying it's "FTW" or it's gonna "pwn everything." let's do that.
larry007  +   3097d ago
PS3 has the best lineup


cartoon mass effect and halo +BIOSHOCK(flopped already) (8 vs 3)
Si-Pie  +   3097d ago
Larry007 how old are you
Wow its astounding at your lack of knowledge on what makes a good game and knowledge of what people want! Its funny how I have a friend who works at a local gamestore in the UK and he was saying he couldn't believe how many preorders Bioshock has been getting. Ive played the demo and know the publisher from previous games such as System shock 2 and this is on fantastic game! Being it isnt online doesnt make the game a failure does it. Look at many of the wii games or the PS3 games for that matter! Im more than sure you haven't played this game have you? and im sure if it does ever come to the PS3 you will be soon changing your tune!
castdreams  +   3097d ago
@Larry: Yeah, you obviously forgot to mention
Ace combat 6
Blue dragon
Dance dance revolution universe 2
Naruto: rise of a ninja
Project gotham racing 4
Scene it? Lights, camera, action
Splinter cell conviction
viva pinata: party animals
Lost oddesy
Eternal sonata

From thel ist of Xbox 360 exclusives.

And lets not forget that vurtua fighter 5 will only have online on the 360 version, and madden runs at twice the framerate on the 360.

People as biased as you make me sick. It would be like if I was to list the entire 360 lineup and say:


And did I really hear you call mass effect a cartoon game and mention Ratchet and Clank in the same comment?
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Geewhizz  +   3097d ago
I think it depends on what you are into. Each console has a strong lineup. I prefer the ps3 lineup for ut3, ratchet and clank, gt5 prologue, but, no one can honestly say that any competitors line up is crap.

note to larry - while i would love to agree with you, you are talking nonsense. I played the bioshock demo and to be honest I wasnt impressed, but I cant argue with the majority of gamers and reviewers who say it is AAA. Will prob give the demo another go at some point
chavafx  +   3097d ago
ooo you mean those games that got a 6.5 and 7 out of 10 .. 6.5 means mediocre or poorhaha so thats the sony killers for thise year men i wont buy one in till mgs4 cuz other then that game nothing is interesting at best
Genki  +   3097d ago
Dare I say...Nintendo...?
Nah, just joking, but the Smash Brothers franchise is easily within my top ten(most fun I've had with fighting games since MvC2).

I think they look about even to be honest. Whether one is better than the other is a tad irrelevant, because all 3 consoles at least have SOMETHING that looks. You can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be getting Mass Effect and Bioshock whenever I pick up a 360, and for my PS3, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, and UT3 or Haze round out my top 3.

If I could FIND a bloody Wii I'd snatch up Zelda and Smash Brothers in a hurry...but everywhere in my area is and has remained sold out for a long time...

Nobody should complain, it looks like we've all got good things to play this holiday season.
Genki  +   3097d ago
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toughNAME  +   3097d ago
i think it is pretty obvious the 360 has the best lineup (says article)

and we have known this for months

the of Lair and Warhawk dont help either :S

and i am sure 2008 will be different

but 360 wins 2007
nomad117  +   3097d ago
ya but u can't go with that warhawk review
we all know that guy hates playstation so i would just ingore the PSM review and wait for the other websites mostly ones we know and not just one someone found
Bathyj  +   3097d ago
Who'se got the best line up. Easy. Ask your wallet. Wheres all your money going?
This is why I'll be broke at Christmas.


Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3

Halo 3
Probably Mass Effect 80% sure I'll get it

LBP Beta (I put this first because I want it more than any other full game on this lists.
Heavanly Sword
GT5 prologue
That B&W walking on stairs game

Man, I'm spent.
Bathyj  +   3097d ago
Ummmmmm, I'm sorry. How can you disagree. These are the games I'm getting this year. Its not up for debate.
LOFT316  +   3097d ago
Sh!t man
you must be loaded
achira  +   3097d ago
the ps3 has the best line up for 2007 without doubt. the xbox360 does even not have any exclusives (lol halo3).
Saint Sony  +   3097d ago
Achira, get your facts right before you talk. You're falling deeper and deeper with that sh!t and when you are deep enough there is no coming back, but I guess it's too late for you anyhow.
magqcc7  +   3097d ago
The main reason in my opinion is simply UT3.Not to mention Drakes,Haze,GT5:Prologue(which makes forza2 look like it belongs in the 16-bit era),and Heavenly Sword.Of the few that I mentioned 3 are AAA titles.
P4KY B  +   3097d ago
The PS3 has brought out its big guns.
in the form of LAIR and WARHAWK.

Its just a shame they forgot the ammunition.

For now the PS3 is still firing blanks.
ktchong  +   3097d ago
Killer lines
Bubble for ya! :D
mikeslemonade  +   3097d ago
If you want a hardcore PC like experience than you say the 360 has the better lineup. If you want a new experience with new ips then PS3 is the way to go. Nintendo Wii just doesn't have titles to compete but the system sells itself.
PS360PCROCKS  +   3097d ago
uh ok? so um Mass Effect and Bioshock, Blue Dragon, Eternal Sonata are all old IP'S?
GoLeafsGo  +   3097d ago
Really, it's subjective.
As such, I'd say the PS3.
It's got several new IPs (HS, Uncharted, Folklore), then some established franchises (UT3, GT5 Prologue, Ratchet & Clank), and a rehash of an old game, made incredibly fun (Warhawk).

I'd add Lair, but I've just become skeptical of it over the reviews it has gotten.
One could argue the same for Warhawk, but thankfully, I played it during the BETA session to know it's great, and more than worth my $40.
jaehyt  +   3097d ago
Again, let me address Larry...
I already replied to one of your asinine, fanboy posts earlier...but you are truly living in denial. Halo 3 alone will outsell most of those titles you keep babbeling about combined!
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ktchong  +   3097d ago
Following the Amazon link provided by larry007...
I notice something else - not just that Bioshock was not #1 on the chart as larry007 would like us to ONLY see. I've just found out that Xbox 360 and its titles, along with Nintendo, are dominating Amazon's bestseller chart. Sony and Playstation have fallen far behind on the chart. Wow. I hadn't even realize that until larry007 brought it to my attention.

At the time of writing this:

Amazon's Video Game Bestsellers:
1. Nintendo Wii
2. Bioshock (Xbox 360)
3. Nintendo DS Lite
4. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
5. BioShock (Windows)
6. Wii Nunchuk controller
7. Madden NFL 08 (Xbox 360)
8. Nintendo Wii Play with Wii-mote
9. Brain Age 2 (DS)
10. Xbox 360 Premium
11. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
12. Halo 3 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
13. Wii-mote
14. Finally, ... Sony PS3 (60GB)
15. Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
16. Nintendo DS Lite (Black)
17. Nintendo Wii-mote charge station
18. Sony Playstation 3 Wireless Controller
19. Sony PSP Core
20. Xbox 360 Elite

Not a single PS2 or PS3 or PSP title on the chart!
jaehyt  +   3097d ago
Ok Achira
You are a true genius! Nice grammar. Oh, and I think Mass Effect and Bioshock would be defined as exclusives. I know Bioshock is out on PC, but not any other console, and that is more of an exclusive than the PS3 gets for Haze and UT3, as they will both be out on 360 within a couple of months.
Saint Sony  +   3097d ago
Of course it's xbox 360 if people talk about quality line up.

Mediocre line up surely goes to PS3.
midgard229  +   3097d ago
ps3 depending on ur taste
with heavenly sword, lair, warhawk, haze, unreal 3, uncharted, and a few others due out by the end of the year it has more games and they are all good to great.

360's isnt bad, but theres only 3 games, bioshock, halo 3 and blue dragon. eternal sonata and lost oddesy are due 08 in america so they dont count
PS360PCROCKS  +   3097d ago
"While there’s no doubting that late 2007 promises to be one of the most exciting times to be the owner of any of the main platform choices and even though Microsoft (with BioShock, Halo 3, Mass Effect and PGR4 would perhaps be a more obvious choice in terms of overt ‘oomph’)"

so I just avoid the really impressive games and get a Wii? um oh ok...
Zevious  +   3097d ago
holiday? line ups
If- no games are delayed....
If- the games meet the hype...
Then- based on anticipation factor and console affordability- Wii wins.
IMO everyone who has a 360 basically has one- the games wont sell the system as much as when it launched. The PS3 NEEDS for their games not to be delayed and to live up to their hype, but only because they are fighting from behind, a position they aren't used to. All system have strong line ups (and I do have 2 of the 3 systems) but the 1-2 punch of classic family friendly games and price will make the Wii hard to beat. Even if they release their games before the official holiday season, I think that not only will they continue to draw new casual gamers, but the hard core ones will return as well. I'm glad I have no serious debt, because it looks like my favorite hobby is about to reach a new financing level. 8)
Rooted_Dust  +   3097d ago
We won't know untill the end of the year will we? Who knows if all the games slated for 07 with make it to retail in time.
M1am1U  +   3097d ago
I'll be busy...
trying to keep up with BioShock, Halo 3 and Mass Effect. All three consoles have some truly great games coming out, no question. If I could afford it, I'd own them all, quit my job and play games for a living. But, I can't, so I'll have to be satisfied with the 360 line up for the time being. Not a bad situation to be in. 8)
shodown19  +   3097d ago
For me it will be the XBOX 360. But the PS3 has some solid titles that will keep me busy as well. The remaining 4 months of 2007 goes to Microsoft. But my gut feeling tells me that PS3 will come out with a bang and kill 2008.

The big ? is if Sony has some kind of exclusive content or providing Rockstar to help come up with some incentive to buy the PS3 version of GTAIV like Microsoft has done.
LOFT316  +   3097d ago
I Think
both consoles Xbox and PS3(don't bother about the wee) has some damm good game's to look forward to so if you got both console there's nothin to worry about
ItsDubC  +   3097d ago
You don't think Mario Galaxy, Smash Bros, Resident Evil: UC, Soul Calibur Legends, Metroid Prime 3, or even Mario & Sonic at the Olympics will comprise a significant portion of game sales at the end of this year?
RadientFlux  +   3097d ago
Xbox 360 for me, but that's just my personal preference.

This is one of those questions no matter what answer you give it's correct.
Rooftrellen  +   3097d ago
The return of the perfect storm
nintendo gets another shot with the perfect storm. Last time they had it, at E3 everyone said Nintendo won and they were back on top, and they threw it away.

They have it again. With all the great games comming for them this year, they get another shot, and we've seen Nintendo knows about learning from the past. I think this holiday will be a stunning success for them. I know by the time 2008 rings in, they will have won the fight with my wallet.

Now if they could just get a few million consoles out so there are no shortages his holiday season...
ItsDubC  +   3097d ago
Unfortunately, Nintendo has recently run into some supply shortages for certain Wii components. It will be interesting to see what impact that shortage has on software sales as well as the continuation of hardware sales in 2008.

Mario Kart Wii has already been announced for release in early '08 to "fill the post-holiday void" so my wallet will continue to take a beating after the holiday season lol.
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HaKeRsCanRotINHEL  +   3097d ago
Judging by their lists.............
Micro$oft wins hands down! =P
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stunt213  +   3097d ago
ps3 no doubt
- warhawk
- heavenly sword
- uncharted
- haze
- unreal tournament 3 (better version than 360)
- gt5 prolougue
- rachet and clank tod
iceice123  +   3097d ago
Lol@pathetic game list.
All of them are flops, except UT3 and maybe, just maybe R&C. Better PS3 version for UT3? HAHAHAH like all the other multiplat games that look and run better on the PS3...hahahahaahh.
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