Industry thinks Halo: Reach will be 2010’s biggest game

GamesIndustry.biz has recently conducted a huge survey of industry members to find out their top picks of 2010. The survey, which reached out to 99,000 members of the business, has named Halo: Reach as the biggest seller of 2010, beating out other hopefuls such as Final Fantasy XIII and even Call of Duty 7

The survey also named Alan Wake as 2010’s “Dark Horse,” while music games are expected to take the biggest popularity hit. The industry also believes that casual games will experience the most growth this year, followed by action/adventure games and the ever-booming MMO category. 

What do you reckon? Will Reach beat the likes of Call of Duty 7, and will Alan Wake surprise us all? Hit the jump for the full results. 

Halo: Reach to be biggest seller in 2010 [GI.biz]

Games expected to be the biggest sellers in 2010
1. Halo: Reach
2. Final Fantasy XIII
3. StarCraft II
4. Call of Duty 7
5. FIFA 11
6. BioShock 2
7. Mass Effect 2
8. God of War III
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
10. Gran Turismo 5
Top ten games tipped as a ‘dark horse’ for 2010
1. Alan Wake
2. Heavy Rain
3. Darksiders
4. Split Second
5. Brink
6. APB
7. Mass Effect 2
8. Dante’s Inferno
9. Just Cause 2
=10. Metro 2033
=10. Max Payne 3
=10. Red Dead Redemption
Genre expected to become less popular in 2010
Music – 33.7%
First-person shooter – 13.5%
Real-time strategy – 12.6%
Casual / social – 10.3%
Action / adventure – 7.3%
Racing – 7%
MMO – 6.2%
Sports – 6.2%
Role-playing – 3.2%
Genre expected to become more popular in 2010
Casual / social – 32.3%
Action / adventure – 23.5%
MMO – 17.3%
Role-playing game – 9.7%
First-person shooter – 9.1%
Racing – 2.9%
Real-time strategy – 2.3%
Sports – 1.5%
Music – 1.5%
Jim Sterling