Xbox: Halo 2, The Urbz: Sims In The City, Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events.
GameCube: Mario Power Tennis, The Urbz: Sims In The City, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events.
PC: Shade: Wrath Of Angels, Medal Of Honor Pacific Assault, EverQuest II, The Polar Express, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Legacy: Dark Shadows, Sudden Strike Resource War, Zoo Tycoon 2, City Of Heroes DVD Edition.
Game Boy Advance: The Urbz: Sims In The City, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events. With sales for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas still going strong, this week, the U.S. market sees the gigantic launch of Halo 2 for the Xbox. Following the success of the first game, which has so far managed to sell over 5 million units, Halo 2 is expected to generate $100 million in sales during its first day, with analysts expecting total sales of 10 million units. That aside, there are also a number of big titles willing to tangle with Halo 2, including Sony Online's PC MMO sequel EverQuest II, EA's 'gritty' The Urbz: Sims In The City, Naughty Dog's completion of the Jak & Daxter trilogy, and even Nintendo's lovable Mario Power Tennis. Game releases in Europe: PlayStation 2: Metal Slug 3, Ratchet & Clank 3, Spyro: A Hero's Tail, The Getaway: Black Monday, The Urbz: Sims In The City, WWE Smackdown vs. RAW.
Xbox: Halo 2, Metal Slug 3, Spyro: A Hero's Tail, The Urbz: Sims In The City.
GameCube: Animaniacs, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Spyro: A Hero's Tail, The Urbz: Sims In The City.
PC: Axis & Allies, EverQuest II, Gates Of Troy, Men Of Valor, NBA Live 2005, Premier Manager 2004/2005, Return To Mysterious Island, Seal Of Evil, Star Wars Galaxies: Jump To Lightspeed, Totally Board Games.
Game Boy Advance: Animaniacs, Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2, Finding Nemo: The Continuing Adventures, Metal Slug Advance, The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Urbz: Sims In The City, Tron 2.0: Killer App. Almost as strong a performance as the U.S. market, the European market will also see the release of Halo 2 later in the week, and one or two interesting Europe-first games, particularly Sony's PS2 sequel The Getaway: Black Monday and Nintendo's franchise continuation, Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Game releases in Japan: PlayStation 2: Bokujou Monogatari: Oh! Wonderful Life, Brain Power Puzzles, Dragon Gangsters, Magna Carta, Shin Contra, Standard Daisenryaku: Dengekisen.
Xbox: Halo 2, Fatal Frame 2.
Game Boy Advance: Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories.
Dreamcast: King Of Fighters 2002. Compared to last week, this week's set of Japanese releases could best be described as relatively slim, but there are a few major titles, with Halo 2 slated for a November 11th, 2004 release, and the Disney-themed portable Square RPG Kingdom Hearts: Chain Of Memories and Konami's franchise continuation Shin Contra, plus a King Of Fighters 2002 re-release on Sega's budget DreKore series for the Dreamcast.