Nielsen: Halo 4, Black Ops 2 most anticipated games

If you ask someone what their most anticipated game is, you'll usually get a variety of answers, with a few games mentioned more than others. Nielsen gathered up some numbers after E3 and now tells us what we really want.

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If you ask someone what their most anticipated game is, you'll usually get a variety of answers, with a few games mentioned more than others. Marketing and metrics firm Nielsen gathered up some numbers after E3 and now tells us what we really want on the consoles.

Nielsen took an updated look at what games consumers want after new titles and release dates were announced at E3 in June. Halo 4 continues to be the most anticipated game on Xbox 360, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is tops for PlayStation 3. On the Wii, Just Dance 4 is what players want, while Madden NFL 13 was a strong performer on all three platforms.

The top five most anticipated on each platform (with a release date before the end of the year):

Xbox 360

1. Halo 4

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

3. Assassin's Creed 3

4. Madden NFL 13

5. Resident Evil 6

PlayStation 3

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

2. Madden NFL 13

3. Assassin's Creed 3

4. Resident Evil 6

5. NCAA Football 13

Wii

1. Just Dance 4

2. Madden NFL 13

3. Just Dance: Disney Party

4. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

5. Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

The rankings were based on "online interviews of 4,823 male and female active gamers (those who own at least one current generation console and actively play on and purchase games for that console), between the ages of 7 to 54. The timeframe for the data collection was June 3 to June 30."

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    July 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Nielsen: Halo 4, Black Ops 2 most anticipated games.

    If you ask someone what their most anticipated game is, you'll usually get a variety of answers, with a few games mentioned more than others. Nielsen gathered up some numbers after E3 and now tells us what we really want.

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      July 20, 2012 10:03 AM

      no pc? for shame

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        July 20, 2012 10:27 AM

        PC:

        Torchlight II
        Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
        Guild Wars 2
        Borderlands 2
        XCOM: Enemy Unknown
        Prototype 2
        Resident Evil 6
        Hitman: Absolution
        Assassin's Creed 3
        Dishonored
        Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
        Far Cry 3
        Darksiders 2
        Sleeping Dogs
        Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

        I want all of these :) decent list I am sure I am missing some PC specifics but this is probably pretty decent.

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        July 20, 2012 10:44 AM

        Yeah, Nielsen's only did console. I'll start a PC thread for everyone ...

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      July 20, 2012 10:32 AM

      Resident Evil 6? That never really looked that great to me.

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      July 20, 2012 11:27 AM

      I don't think there is a game I care less about than Black Ops 2. On the 360 the only ones I'm interested in are Halo 4 and AC3. Both of those look excellent.

      And yeah... PC is a big gap there.

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      July 20, 2012 5:15 PM

      Shacknews already has this feature!

      https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1564055/anticipated.PNG

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      July 20, 2012 5:16 PM

      ONE new IP is being awaited? And Disney Princess actually sounds like it could be a spinoff of something existing. I could be a little off, but. Sixth Halo, Eighth CoD, Twentieth Madden, Ninth or Tenth RE.
      Stop buying this crap every year!

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      July 20, 2012 5:19 PM

      OH MY SEQUELS!

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      July 20, 2012 7:44 PM

      Fuck sakes how many Halo and CoD sequels do we need? Make something new you unoriginal bastards!

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        July 20, 2012 7:51 PM

        never enough halo games, chuckers

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      July 20, 2012 11:31 PM

      So much butthurt in this thread.