The worst part about E3 is the waiting. After injesting a flood of information for hundreds of titles and watching their excitement levels rise to critical peaks, players now must sit back and be patient.
Some of the games wonâ€™t be out for months. For others, it could be years.
Figuring out which will top this yearâ€™s sales charts is always a dangerous exercise. Publishers show carefully controlled demos of small segments of their games, specifically designed to pique interest. It might be fun in a five to ten minute microburst, but truly terrible after an hour of gameplay.
As we do each year, weâ€™ve compiled a list of the games most likely to perform well at retail this holiday season. That doesnâ€™t mean theyâ€™ll be critical smashes, but theyâ€™re likely to connect with todayâ€™s gaming audience. Keep in mind that while all of these are currently slated to release in 2010, development schedules are not always reliable â€“ and the titles may slip for one reason or another.
By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 17 June 2010