Research: Orange Box Eating into Halo 3 Sales

One industry watcher says the increasingly crowded shooter market is falling victim to some significant sales cannibalization among top-tier titles.

With shooters like BioShock, Halo 3, The Orange Box and Call of Duty 4 hitting the market within close range of one another, companies have had to convince consumers to choose their game over competitors. After all, not all shooter fans can drop a few hundred dollars at once.

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Gamespot-equals-EGM4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

Hate to break it to you guys but the market for 1st person games isn't that big. That's why you're seeing this cannabalism take place, all these 1st person games competing in a limited market.

Out of the top 30 selling video games of all-time (this 'top 25' list actually lists like 30 games), only 2 games are first person games (Halo 2 and Golden-eye). And BTW, both those games are at the absolute bottom of the list (a prestigious list to be on but they're still at the bottom).

solar4930d ago

"more games to choose from equals other titles selling less". it was so hard to believe at first...thx for reassuring me buddy. ::rolleyes::

HL:2 was one of the best games ever created, box that with 2 mini sequels, and two more games its a freaking homerun. i still kinda dislike valve...but they have made some great games. cant wiat to get Orange Box for my Ps3 :)

snoop_dizzle4930d ago

shoot, i still have to buy this game. Where am i going to get the money to buy all this stuff!? I can't wait till christmas!

miked8084930d ago

I put in some serious overtime but in the end I have purchased and loved them all.

G_CodeMonkey4930d ago

What a great problem to have-- too many great games, not enough waking hours... gCM

THC CELL4930d ago

halo is dust now call of duty will soon take over then haze

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