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Nielsen Runs Down The Most Anticipated Console Games This Holiday Season

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Posted on October 16, 2012 AT 11:54am

It’s that time again—entertainment-tracking company Nielsen has released their lists of the most anticipated console games for 2012′s holiday season.

The percentages given with games marks the overall anticipation level for that game. Here’s an explanation from Nielsen in terms of what that number means:

The overall anticipation level among gaming consumers was derived from leveraging several key consumer metrics (including Awareness, Purchase Interest and others) into one overall score. That score was then compared to scores from all previous games released on the same platform at the same point in their release cycles, to determine the percentile ranking of the upcoming title (aka the Nielsen Game Rank).

So, here are the lists—any surprises, either good or bad, for you?

Xbox 360

  1. Halo 4 – 99%
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 99%
  3. Assassin’s Creed III – 98%
  4. Resident Evil 6 – 96%
  5. NBA 2K13 – 87%
  6. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) – 82%
  7. Medal of Honor: Warfighter – 77%
  8. WWE ‘13 – 75%
  9. Hitman: Absolution – 74%
  10. Fable: The Journey – 72%

 

PlayStation 3

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 99%
  2. Assassin’s Creed III – 98%
  3. Resident Evil 6 – 98%
  4. NBA 2K13 – 91%
  5. WWE ‘13 – 83%
  6. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) – 82%
  7. Hitman: Absolution – 80%
  8. 007: Legends – 76%
  9. Medal of Honor: Warfighter – 74%
  10. LittleBigPlanet Karting – 67%

 

Nintendo Wii

  1. Just Dance 4 – 98%
  2. Zumba Fitness Core – 95%
  3. LEGO The Lord of the Rings – 88%
  4. Just Dance: Disney Party – 87%
  5. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – 83%
  6. NBA 2K13 – 83%
  7. WWE ‘13 – 80%
  8. Transformers Prime: The Game – 79%
  9. Skylanders Giants – 62%
  10. Nickelodeon Dance 2 – 62%

Source: The Nielsen Company

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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