Nielsen says both games are highly anticipated by playersA recent survey from market research firm Nielsen has revealed that the upcoming Halo 4 is more anticipated than Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 according to data collected from gamers during the past month.
The anticipation ranking associated with both titles is 99% in the Nielsen report, but Halo 4 is getting a reaction from Xbox 360 gamers that’s 0.25 percent higher than that for Black Ops 2.
This might have something to do with the fact that Halo 4, created by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft, is exclusive to the platform while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, will also be launched on the PC and the PlayStation 3.
Third place in terms of anticipation on the Microsoft home console is linked to Assassin’s Creed III from Ubisoft, which has a 98% ranking.
The following places are occupied by the already launched Resident Evil 6, NBA2K 13, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, WWE 13, Hitman: Absolution and Fable: The Journey.
On the PlayStation 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the undisputed leader, followed by Assassin’s Creed II and Resident Evil 6.
On the old Wii, the picture is entirely different and shows just how different the tastes of the audience playing on the Nintendo console are.
The most anticipated video game is Just Dance 4 from Ubisoft, with an anticipation ranking of 98%.
Second place has been occupied by Zumba Fitness Core, with 95%, while the last position on the podium went to LEGO Lord of the Rings with 88%.
The rest of the Wii top ten includes: Just Dance: Disney Party, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, NBA 2K13, WWE 13, Transformers Prime: The Game, Skylanders Giants, Nickelodeon The Game.
A high anticipation rating among players does not automatically translate into high sales when the game is launched.