Sorry, PlayStation fans, I know this doesn't wholly concern you but I consider this an interesting topic for all gamers.
I was thinking about this the other day- Halo 4 is set to launch on November 6. Call of Duty: Black Ops II arrives exactly one week later on November 13. Hence, the two are bound to be battling for supremacy on the holiday sales charts; when you release that closely together, it's inevitable.
Now, these are undoubtedly the two biggest shooters of the season (unless you want to argue for Medal of Honor: Warfighter ). And there are a few interesting facts to note in this analysis- 1. One has to wonder if Halo still has every ounce of its prodigious punching power…it seems logical to assume that this generation's reigning king of everything, Call of Duty , has stolen a little – if not a lot – of Halo 's thunder. 2. Historically, at least 2/3 of all copies of a new CoD are bought for the Xbox 360. Obviously, Halo is only on the 360. Granted, plenty of gamers will just buy both games, but a lot may not, and a large number may have to prioritize. And when they do, which title comes out on top?
On top of which, if you want to consider Warfighter , that one comes out on October 23, which means Halo 4 is in the midst of the FPS gauntlet; fans of the genre might want all three games but again, might not be able to get all three immediately. Nor will they want to, if they choose to spend a fair amount of time with each. Personally, I'm not seeing anywhere near as many Halo 4 ads and promotion as I thought I would, and Black Ops II is everywhere. I really think it takes a lot of stones to challenge CoD by coming out a week before, even if you're name is Halo . Just an opinion.