- January 29, 2008 - 2007 came, saw, and conquered all expectations anybody had for the gaming industry. With huge blockbuster titles like Halo 3, Ratchet and Clank: Future of Destruction, Crysis, and Super Mario Galaxy covering all platforms, last year was a veritable gamer's nirvana.
But coming off of that high, will 2008 stack up? The question is on everyone's mind and yet nobody can reach any agreements.
What most people can agree on is that profits in 2008 will not match those of 2007. How could they? 2007 will go down as one of the most profitable years ever for the industry, as it broke into the mainstream consciousness with the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises and banked an overall hefty $18 billion in sales.
2008 already brags a decent lineup of video games, the sheer magnitude and quality of 2007's titles won't be beaten for quite some time. That doesn't mean, though, that 2008 will be the death of the industry as pundits seem to think.
While sources agree that video games in 2008 will probably only earn a relatively miniscule $10 billion, this is still a positive sign of a growing industry. Hardware sales jumped in 2007 as well, riding the wave of software. 2007 was the year to buy a console, and most people will only buy one or two consoles per generation....