Games come and games go, but every now and then, a game comes along that will impact more than just the gaming world. Take Halo 3 that is due to be released tomorrow. The previous two guises of the game have been terrific, undoubtedly fueling the online gaming scene. Yet this installment is going to be more than just about the game itself.
Instead, this game could make or break the fortunes of Microsoft gaming, with Nintendo waiting eagle-eyed from the corner. It’s not untrue to say that Halo 3 will be the game that is most played over the coming month, but this will be intriguing to Nintendo, seeing that it sits proudly at the top of the pack.
Even though Nintendo suffered a 5 percent drop in sales compared to July, last month it still sold 404,000 Wii units which is way in front compared to the 277,000 unit of the Xbox 360 in July. The Playstation 3 is a mere speck in the distance, selling just 131,000 units.
But still, the key to the market must be the software, afterall, how much fun can be had from looking at the box without it switched on. Now if you consider this in the light that the 277,000 figure represents a 63 percent increase compared to July and that the famous Madden game was released in August, then things take a different slant. Could people be getting bored with all that novelty swinging of arms required for the Wii, and simply want plain, good ‘ol, quality gaming?