While almost any video game fan worth his salt is excited by the next Halo or Mario game, and we all want in on the next Call of Duty, what have we forgotten? I know only two of theses titles are first party, (but COD isn't an IP.) In Nintendo they rely so much on first party games that they don';t sift out what is a bad first party game. Microsoft and Sony are frantically acquiring and carefully realeasing first party groups, and with such a hard market it seems that IP numbers are going down. Could it be that we are going to see less IPs? Or less third party developers as a whole?

 Please tell me what you are thinking.