Halo 4 Beats Black Ops 2 As ‘Most Anticipated’ Title – Nielsen‏ Survey

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Given the results of recent years, one would guess with reasonable comfort that Call of Duty would take the gaming throne once again this term, with everybody else playing catch-up to the shooter franchise. But according to a recent survey conducted by research firm Nielsen, Halo 4 will break that trend, as it topped the list for most anticipated game for 2012 on Xbox 360, ahead of Black Ops 2. With other titles such as Borderlands 2, Resident Evil 6 and many others making up the rest of the list.

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How to get up there? … hmmmm

Black Ops 2 did however top the list for most-anticipated game for PlayStation 3, but couldn’t topple Halo 4 from the Microsoft list, with the shooter sitting comfortable in second place. Using “several key consumer metrics” that includes awareness and purchase interest, the research firm was able to calculate the games most people will be picking up throughout the year. With Halo 4 being put in the hands of a brand new developer in 343 Industries and the inclusion of the always popular Forge Mode, it no surprise it leads the pack.

Obviously when the sales charts make themselves known, the list is sure to change, until then Halo 4 can enjoy the attention Call of Duty is usually eating up. The data for the survey was collected from online interviews of 4,823 male and female active gamers. The full list for Xbox 360 can be viewed below, while other collected platform data can be viewed on the Nielsen Website:

1. Halo 4 – 11/6/2012 – 99%

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – 11/13/2012 – 97%

3. Assassin’s Creed III – 10/30/2012 – 94%

4. Madden NFL 13 – 8/28/2012 – 94%

5. Resident Evil 6 – 10/2/2012 – 93%

6. Borderlands 2 – 9/18/2012 – 88%

7. NCAA Football 13 – 7/10/2012 – 83%

8. NBA 2K13 – 10/2/2012 – 82%

9. FIFA Soccer 13 – 9/25/2012 – 79%

10. Fable: The Journey – 10/9/2012 – 77%

11. Darksiders II – 8/14/2012 – 76%

12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) – 10/30/2012 – 74%

13. Far Cry 3 – 12/4/2012 – 74%

14. Medal of Honor: Warfighter – 10/23/2012 – 74%

15. NHL 13 – 9/11/2012 – 69%

Via: CVG

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