It doesn’t take a lot of digging to draw comparisons between this week’s two biggest releases, Diablo 3 and Max Payne 3. Both are the third in an insanely popular franchise. Both have had close to a decade between the last release and now (twelve years for Diablo 3, nine for Max Payne 3) and both have online shenanigans tacked on to them for one reason or another. Diablo 3 required an internet connection to be played and will allow users to sell in-game items for actual money, with Blizzard getting some of the cut and Max Payne 3 has multiplayer which will allow for crews that can be carried into GTA V, a game that hasn’t had any significant details released about it other than a name and it’s connection to MP3′s multiplayer. I’m sure both will move a bunch of units, but if I were a betting man, I’d put my money on Diablo 3, despite being more interested in Max Payne 3.
Oh, the Game of Thrones RPG also comes out as well as all of the Battleship movie tie-in games. Yeah, they’ll sell well.