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GamerMetrics: Unreal Tournament III for Xbox 360 Delayed over Halo Hype?

IGN Entertainment's latest GamerMetrics report that among the nearly 15,000 gamers surveyed, the Xbox 360 version of Midway's Unreal Tournament III (UT3) has emerged with the strongest affinity to fans of Halo 3.

Based on the survey result, the report speculates that if the Xbox 360 version of UT3 had launched in November at the same time with its PS3 and PC versions, it might have been buried under an avalanche of Halo hype. But releasing it next year ensures that it will reach Halo 3 fans at a time when they might become more receptive. The report posits that the postponed release of the Xbox 360 version might have been a wise strategic move on the part of Midway President and CEO David Zucker.

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ShiftyLookingCow3612d ago (Edited 3612d ago )

this is win-win for Epic, on one side they do want to capitalize on the hype Gears of War generated on the 360, releasing it later allows them to maximize that and on the other side, by making it a timed console exclusive for PS3, they can soften the feelings of betrayal some PS fans may have felt.

BADBOYEK43612d ago

That was a very smart move because HALO 3 is Kicken Azz.Gears Of War sold over 5 Million so Unreal Tournament 3 on the 360 should sale the same or close in 2008. PS3 fans can say what they want about the 360 as a SYSTEM, but the 360 fans buy games by the bunch and thats what counts.The way Halo 3 is selling is what Developers want to see,and this is going to bring Metal Gear Solid and FF to the 360 in 2008 this is not FLAMEBAIT its FACTS.

ShiftyLookingCow3612d ago (Edited 3612d ago )

no way UT3 for 360 is going to sell like Gears of War. Thats my opinion.

edit: time will tell who is right.

BADBOYEK43612d ago

Unreal Tournament 3 on the 360 is going to Out sale the PS3 and the PC Combined. Thats my opinion.

hazeblaze3612d ago

No, it's flaimbait. Because both developers have already announced that they only want their games out on the PS3. This was just reconfirmed AGAIN for both FF XIII games at TGS.

They really don't need the 360 for great sales numbers... the games will sale consoles and games by themselves.

And by the time UT3 is finally released on the 360... it'll be too late for the sales to catch up with the PS3 & PC versions. Make no mistakes about it, UT3 is going to sell VERY well on the PS3. Not Halo numbers of course, but it will likely sell 1M before the New Year even rolls around. When it comes to weapons, vehicles, graphics & online gameplay... it's simply the best fps title available.

Loudninja3612d ago

It was psuhed back because Epic and SOny made a deal

ShiftyLookingCow3612d ago

yeah it was announced in E3 2007, but certainly Epic did partly factor Halo 3 into that decision. It made it a little easier, how much easier I dont know

Silver3603612d ago

why not protect unreal and take some Sony cash at the same time. Duh!!!

xaphanze3612d ago

Sony and Epic made a deal. We all know that since E3 :)

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