Nielsen’s Game Rank Has Created A List Of The Most Anticipated Games For Holiday 2015

With the end of the year fast approaching, the consumer website Nielsen has compiled a list of the most anticipated games for this Holiday season across multiple platforms. The list is created by surveying more than 4,800 gamers aged 7 to 54 between August 24th, 2015 and September 19th, 2015. The titles that are included are games that are due for release between October 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015.

Here’s the list below:


For Nintendo, the top two listed games are Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U at 91 percent, and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the 3DS at 88 percent. The percentage, Nielsen explains, “represents the overall anticipation level among gamers on each platform, based on a combination of several key measures (including awareness, purchase interest, consumer rating and others). The percent value shown reflects how strong the overall anticipation level is for the title, relative to the pre-release anticipation levels of all previous titles that released on the platform(s)”.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, also all rank highly in the list of anticipated games for the Holiday season. There is however, a notable lack of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is due for release on the Wii U on December 4th for North America, Europe and Australia.

What do you think of the the Game Rank list? Which titles would you have hoped to see at the top spot?

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Nielsen Study Shows Wii U Owners Bought The Console For The Fun-Factor


A recent survey conducted by Nielsen takes a look at the reasoning behind peoples buying habits for the current generation of consoles. Those studied say that they purchased the PlayStation 4 for the higher resolution of games, while those who purchased an Xbox One bought it because they love the Xbox brand. Interestingly those who purchased a Wii U did it purely because of the fun-factor of the console as well as the fact that it’s a more suitable console for younger gamers. You can check out the reasonings in the chart above.

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Nielsen Says 10% Of Gamers Surveyed In US Want To Purchase Wii U

Respected analytic firm Nielsen has conducted a survey to find out which next generation consoles consumers are most interested in. The publication found that 30 percent of active gamers in the United States said they plan on purchasing Sony’s PlayStation 4, 22 percent are shopping for the Xbox One and 10 percent are looking to pick up the Wii U. The most wanted game on Wii U was unsurprisingly the recently released Super Mario 3D World closely followed by Wii Fit U.

iPad And Wii U Most Wanted By Kids This Christmas In North America

A survey that’s been conducted by statistics firm Nielsen shows that nearly half of the kids surveyed in North America want an iPad for Christmas. The most wanted console for kids aged six to twelve, and aged thirteen plus, is Nintendo’s recently released Wii U console. Yes, the Wii U beat the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 as the most wanted console this Christmas for children and teens in North America. Good news for Nintendo.

Nielsen: Holiday 2012’s Most Anticipated Console Games

Analytics firm Nielsen has posted consumers most anticipated console games this holiday season. You’ll notice that Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U console is absent from the data, but the original Wii is included. Nielsen says that the results are determined by leveraging several key consumer metrics (including Awareness, Purchase Interest and others) into one overall score.

Nielsen Posts The Most Wanted 2012 Wii Games

Nielsen Media Research, an American firm that measures media audiences, including television, radio, and video games, has looked at which video games have the greatest consumer anticipation for 2012. Nielsen have looked at the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. Consumer data was derived from online interviews of 4,823 male and female active gamers, according to the Nielsen website.

Nintendo: Stats Firm Nielsen Compile The Top 20 Games To Watch For Holiday 2011

Nielsen, the company that provides clients the most complete understanding of what consumers watch and buy, has published their top twenty games to watch for holiday 2011. Amazingly they’ve omitted to include Super Mario 3D Land or Mario Kart 7 which you would expect to be huge sellers this holiday season.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2. Gears of War 3
3. Madden NFL 12
4. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
5. Batman: Arkham City
6. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
7. Battlefield 3
8. Just Dance 3
9. NBA 2K12
10. Need for Speed: The Run
11. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
12. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
13. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
14. FIFA Soccer 12
15. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
16. Dead Island
17. Kinect Sports: Season 2
18. Resistance 3
19. Dance Central 2
20. Deus Ex: Human Revolution