In a showdown of upcoming superhero movies, it looks like The Dark Knight and Watchmen come out on top, with the Batman sequel one full vote in the lead! The Incredible Hulk movie got absolutely NO love, despite the changes such as Ed Norton playing Bruce Banner, a new look for the cg hulk, and a script promised to fix everything that was wrong with the first. Ironman, Justice League, and Wanted all fell behind, with myself being personally disappointed that the JLA movie seems to be heading towards not involving Brandon Routh and Christian Bale as their respective DC roles. I’ll be reserving most judgements about Ironman until I see it, and for Wanted until a trailer comes out and then we’ll see how it looks.
This week is actually a big week in videogames, a lot of high profile games have either just come out or are coming out soon. Lair finally came out for the PS3, quickly recieving a very surprising poor review from IGN of 4.9 out of 10. Bioshock is out for the 360, and pretty much anyone who can is playing it, while Metroid Prime 3: Corruption seems to be the very first must have title for the Wii since the bundled Wii Sports. The giant gorilla looming just around the corner, September 25th to be exact, is Halo 3 that will definitely help not only the 360’s lasting power for months longer but also encourage a lot of new sales of the system to people who have been holding out simply for this one game.
To take a look at where the consoles stand, check out Video Game Chartz, where you can see that in almost two years the X-Box 360 holds 40.6% of the next-gen market, while in still under a year the Nintendo Wii has gathered 42.5%, and the PS3 sits firmly in the back with 16.9% of the market. This brings us to our poll, with Lair out and floundering, Devil May Cry moved from Playstation exclusive to the X-Box along with several others, Nintendo moving at full speed with little signs of slowing down yet, can the Playstation 3 last? Will Final Fantasy XIII be the next must-have exclusive sure to boost sales? Can it come soon enough to save the system? Will it even be a Playstation exclusive by the time it comes out? Are there other games closer on the horizon which could bolster Sony up to even a third of the market? If Warhawk were in the hype position the Lair has been hogging, would the system be selling more?
(Note: I’ve kept it as a simple yes / no poll because I really want people to make their best, heartfelt, and definitive guess as to how they feel about the PS3. If you’re very firmly in the ‘maybe’ camp, please gauge whether you’re leaning more toward the positive or negative side of it, or just vote on what you hope happens!)