We are not even a sixth of the way into the year 2008 but it's never to early to speculate what the big popular selling games are going be.
I will bet my entire NES collection that the following games are going to sell a heck of a lot of copies.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lord knows this game has enough hype surrounding it. I sort of liked the previous Gamecube and N-64 games but this game is going to sell more copies than cups lemonade in the desert.
Pretty much every single Mario Kart game has been a big hit and this one defiantly will as well.
Gran Turismo 5
When this game finally ships driving fans with PS3s will line up for this one.
Little Big Planet
It’s looking like a very innovating and creative game.
Metal Gear Solid IV
The fog of hype surrounding this game make Star Wars look like an film festival flick. It better deliver.
X360/PS3 dual releases
The combined awesomeness of Double Fine and Jack Black is going to deliver the most metal game ever.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Regardless how the game turns out millions of this game are going to be made and sold. Here is hoping that the delay was worth it. Given the fact that Rockstar has so much money riding on this game I can’t imagine it’s going to be anything less than awesome. I love the fact that despite being heralded as a symbol of a supposed decline of American culture and the corrupting of our innocence, most of the Grand Theft Auto games were made in Scotland and aren’t American at all..
Madden NFL 2009
They could take the same game as last year, change the names on the jerseys and it would sell millions of copies.
Same thing with the rest of the world and their love of “real football”, for many gamers outside of North America soccer games are the defining must have games.
Rockband song packs
Before Rockband shipped there was a lot of talk as the game being a “Music Platform” and there were plans to have separate discs with songs from major artists like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. This would solve a gripe that I have with Rock Band, being it very difficult to find people that have the same DLC song content as you and actually play them. I love the idea of having song booster packs and if there was a collection of them on a disc it would be tight.
Xbox 360 Exclusives
Ninja Gaiden 2
Oh man this game is looking sweet. Plus it has ninjas flipping out and killing people on a massive bloody scale.
It’s looking like a mind-blowing simulated adventure game. It’s got multiplayer co-op and a rich world that personally is much more entertaining than some damn MMORPG. Fable was one of the best Xbox one games ever made, despite not being a Legend of Zelda game,
Gears of War 2
it is simply the next big FPS shooter of the 2008 holiday season, plus it has more chainsaws. I would bet money that Gears of War 3 is also on the drawing boards over at Epic/Microsoft. I wouldn't be surprised to see Epic and Microsoft get even closer if you know what I mean.
Big games that I think are going to flop
Guitar Hero : Aerosmith
Hard core Guitar Hero fans would buy it simply because it’s more Guitar Hero but it looks pretty tired. I don’t know if there are any hardcore Aerosmith fans that are also hard core gamers. I would rather have a 360 version of Guitar Hero Encore : Rocks the 80s. I think this game is going to signal the slow decent into mediocrity and blandness for the series. I would pay for a disc based song pack for Rockband but I am not going to pay $60 for a Guitar Hero game with nothing but Aerosmith.