The lead up to Christmas has always been a busy time of year for video games. In past years the fight to sell your product became more and more crowded. This year sees many games being delayed into 2010 for numerous reasons and thankfully relieving some the pressure on our increasingly smaller wallets. Without a doubt, Modern Warfare 2 will be the biggest game of this holiday season – Activision have gone on record saying they want exactly that. A week after MW2’s November 10th release date will come Assassin’s Creed 2 eager to get us all spending again. Creative director Patrice Desilets told VG247 how he isn’t bothered about how close his game is MW2: “The first game we released two weeks after Modern Warfare, and we still sold nine million copies… I think we’re going to outsell [Assassin’s Creed 1],” Ah yes but no one could have foreseen the immense popularity Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has had and still has to this day, even with all the prerelease hype. The idea that things will be the same this year as it was 2 years ago is a blinkered one. Desilets went on to say “People, when they want their first-person shooter fix, they buy Modern Warfare. If you want you a swords, running on rooftops, big open city fix, this is it. And there are people that want to play that, and they don’t want to play the game with guns.” I agree but don’t see why AC2 can’t be pushed back slightly in order to make room for the waves of MW2’s success. Prince of Persia was the last big game to be released in Christmas 08 (December 5th) and sold 2.2 million copies by January. Something AC2 can easily replicate if released at a similar time. Ubisoft – its not all about November!