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Nielsen games survey results show gamers enjoy sequels

Media research group Nielsen has posted results from its latest survey of 2012’s most anticipated video games, and it appears participants are looking forward to more of the same.

Looking over the results of 4,800 surveyed between the ages of 7 and 54 years old, the most anticipated titles across PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 were sequels or new entries in existing franchises.

The only new IPs pulled from the data were The Last Story, and Everyone Sing, both of which are being released on Wii.

Xbox 360

  1. Halo 4
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  3. Assassin’s Creed III
  4. Madden NFL 13
  5. Resident Evil 6
  6. Borderlands 2
  7. NCAA Football 13
  8. NBA 2K13
  9. FIFA Soccer 13
  10. Fable: The Journey
  11. Darksiders II
  12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  13. Far Cry 3
  14. Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  15. NHL 13


  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  2. Madden NFL 13
  3. Assassin’s Creed III
  4. Resident Evil 6
  5. NCAA Football 13
  6. Borderlands 2
  7. NBA 2K13
  8. Darksiders II
  9. NHL 13
  10. FIFA Soccer 13
  11. Far Cry 3
  12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  13. Hitman: Absolution
  14. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  15. WWE ‘13


  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
  6. WWE ‘13
  7. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  8. NBA 2K13
  9. FIFA Soccer 13
  10. The Last Story
  11. Everyone Sing
  12. Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games
  13. Skylanders Giants
  14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
  15. Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

Titles included in the analysis are titles expected to release on at least one current generation console between July and December 2012.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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