November has become the month of doom for gamer’s wallets everywhere as a number of great games will be releasing within quick succession of each other. According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, at least two of the big titles slated for a November release could be delayed but that the chance is still pretty low.
Speaking to CVG, Pachter gave his reasons for thinking Skyrim and Saints Row could be delayed:
The only ones that have any risk are Skyrim and Saint’s Row.
The former because Bethesda will launch when it’s ready, and it won’t hurt the game to move into February; the latter a very low probability, since it looks close to complete, and because THQ needs it in the holiday quarter, but given reviews on Homefront, they may choose to delay for more polish.
I’d assign a 10 per cent risk to Saint’s Row slipping. The others are really not all that competitive. CoD and Assassin’s Creed always come out head-to-head, Halo is a re-issue, NFS and MGS don’t compete with any of the others.
If this turns out to be true and these two games do see a delay, would you be happy that the games will see some extra polish, or is a delay a bad thing no matter the reason? Right now November has Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Skyrim, Saints Row, Modern Warfare 3 and Need for Speed: The Run to name but a few.