It's a common complaint from gamers: there are just too damn many games coming out between October and December to give time to them all. But just how many games are there at Christmas?
Picture the scene: your mum walks into GameStop. She walks to the Xbox 360 section, and picks out a game for your birthday. At random. What are the odds she picks a good one?
The video game industry racked up impressive sales in 2008, pulling in more than $21 billion in sales in the United States alone. That make for a similarly impressive marketing tab.