And the floodgates have opened. The harbinger of the flood that is the fall releases has come upon our store shelves once again. And I’m all out of life vests. Instead I’ll just make one giant inflatable raft called “Coming Soon” for everyone to grab onto. Hope it helps.
Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
Publishers may have stayed clear of last week, but this week seems to be fair game. It’s kind of an odd move considering that another Triple-A title is coming out this week. Do they just not know how many bloodthirsty gamers out there have been waiting for this game? It could just be that they were holding out for so long that they just don’t have a choice anymore. So here we are. One week with a fairly hefty number of releases surrounding one big release. I wish them the best of luck.