PC: World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade expansion pack sold 2.4 million copies in one day on its simultaneous release in Europe, the United States and Canada. Which game is poised to challenge the leader this Spring? Honestly, none of them. Though there are several promising games coming up, most releases have been pushed back to Fall or given an indefinite date for release. Which isn't to say that Spring has nothing to offer. We're keeping a watchful eye on Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars coming out next week. (link from IGN).
PS3: Sony's much-vaunted Playstation Home goes beta in April, and if anything could save the franchise after a year and a half of media blunders, a disappointing first launch of games and what appears to be the imminent extinction of the 20G version, Playstation Home> could do it. We're looking forward to checking it out.
Xbox 360: According to GamersReports.com, Australia will get the first look at a new, 120gig all-black Xbox 360 with HDMI next month. There's even a possibility Microsoft will push up the launch to interfere with the PS3 launch later this month. No pics yet, but the rumors have been confirmed. Look for Guitar Hero II, due out April 3rd, to rock the box.
Nintendo Wii: The Nintendo Wii has already sold out the Playstation 3 almost 2-to-1, so Nintendo is riding high right now. Despite problems with the wrist strap, which Nintendo is replacing, and reports of over-active users breaking their TV screens, the Wii has come out surprisingly strong against the competition, in large part due to the fitness factor--the unique interaction that the Wii requires from the users gives them more of a workout than the other consoles, so parents concerned with their children's health and weight naturally lean towards the Wii to begin with. With Mortal Kombat: Armageddon due to be released May 15, it seems Nintendo can do no wrong.
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