This is going to be the biggest fall release season in years…and probably the most expensive. In addition to a solid movie lineup and a slew of new video game titles and sequels, the Xbox One and PlayStation4 will finally hit stores.
Summer is officially over. When I was a kid, this dreaded moment was usually followed by weeks of crying myself to sleep in the fetal position. Now that I’m older, fall isn’t so bad for two reasons: I’m not in grade school anymore and, more importantly, it’s video game release season.
This year is extra special. In addition to fresh titles and anticipated sequels, we’ve got two new consoles hitting stores in November. But don’t plan on spending all of your free time in nacho-cheese-stained sweatpants with a controller in-hand; there are a couple of good movies hitting theaters too.
But wait, there’s more. Remember all of those awesome big-budget blockbusters you waited in line to see this summer? Yeah, they’ll all be out on Blu-ray soon. This potent new movie, video game console, and Blu-ray combination means we’re looking at the most legendary autumn in years…and the most expensive.
To obtain all of the awesomness the next few months have to offer, you’ll need to start saving now. So pick up extra shifts at work. Sell half of your grandma’s garage on eBay. Put on a skimpy Italian speedo, blast some Whitesnake, and hold a racy carwash fundraiser in a gas station parking lot. Basically, do whatever you can to stockpile as much cash as possible, because it’ll be easy to drop around $1,000 by December.
Here’s a list of release dates for everything that will adorn upcoming credit card bills:
9/17 Grand Theft Auto V ($60)
10/25 Batman: Arkham Origins ($60)
10/29 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ($60)
11/5 Call of Duty: Ghosts ($60)
11/15 PlayStation 4 ($400)
* An extra Xbox One or PS4 controller ($60)
11/15 Killzone: Shadow Fall ($60)
11/19 Watch Dogs ($60)
11/22 Xbox One ($500)
11/22 Forza Motorsport 5 ($60)
11/22 Dead Rising 3 ($60)
11/1 Ender’s Game ($12)
11/8 Thor: The Dark World ($12)
9/10 Star Trek Into Darkness ($20)
9/17 World War Z ($20)
9/24 Iron Man 3 ($20)
11/5 The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey ($29)
11/12 Man of Steel ($20)
So how are you going to spend the bulk of your entertainment dollar this season?