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2007 was multiplayer gaming's year: End of the single-payer era?

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Hardcore gamers could see the favorite pastime dramatically changed given last year’s sales numbers. All of the top selling games in 2007 were multiplayer ones: Rock Band, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, etc. Given than, the New York Times hints at a possible trend: why should publishers, and the developers that work for them, go to the trouble of creating 40+ hour single player adventures with top-of-the-line graphics and sounds and so forth if something like Mario Party 93 sells just as well?

Something to think about while you screw around in Azeroth today.

In the List of Top-Selling Games, Clear Evidence of a Sea Change [New York Times via Kotaku]

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