With 2009 coming to a close, we offer some odds on what the coming year will bring for the videogame industry.

  1. Nintendo Wii sales will decline year over year in North America.
  2. PlayStation 3 sales will increase year over year in North America.
  3. Rhythm-game sales will decline year over year.
  4. Industry-wide game sales will go up, year over year.
  5. At least one download-only release will be on the shortlist for the Game of the Year awards.
  6. No PS3 motion control or Natal-exclusive games will be on the shortlist for Game of the Year.
  7. The PSP Go will drop in price during the first half of the year.
  8. At least one new major console or portable system will be announced.
  9. Nintendo will announce a portable Virtual Console of Game Boy classics for the DSi.

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