Star Wars Battlefront: A New Hope for the Gaming Industry

An attendee, dressed as a Shadow Storm Trooper from the Star Wars movie franchise, poses for a photograph at the Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The world's largest video-game fair runs from Aug. 6 to 8.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Sony Corp., Electronic Arts Inc. and Microsoft Corp. predict the releases of potential blockbusters such as Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5 and FIFA 2016 will fuel holiday sales of games and consoles.

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