Nielsen Charts Most Anticipated Games of Holiday 2015 Including Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Halo 5: Guardians, and More

on October 7, 2015 10:07 AM

The holiday season is always the busiest time of the year for gamers as tons of new releases come out each week, and The Nielsen Company has given a little bit more info on some of the most highly-anticipated games coming to stores this year in a particularly-busy holiday season.

Nielsen released a new post on the most highly-anticipated video game releases for holiday 2015, collecting data from over 4,800 gamers over the last few months and measuring the data against awareness, interest in purchase, and consumer ratings of upcoming titles for the remainder of the year.

In particular, Nielsen explained that the percentages assigned to titles in its survey “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).”

In breaking down the most anticipated games of the holiday season, the top-crowned titles of the year are Call of Duty: Black Ops III for multi-platform titles with a measure of 98%, followed very closely behind by Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, which both are tracking at 95%.

On the other end in terms of exclusives, Nielsen revealed Halo 5: Guardians as the most-anticipated exclusive title to be arriving this holiday season at 100% for Xbox One, while on PS4 the most anticipated title is Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection at 79%.

Breaking down exclusive titles by the remaining platforms, the other most highly-anticipated games of the year are StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void on PC (91%), Corpse Party: Blood Drive on PS Vita (76%), Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U (91%), and Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden on 3DS (88%).

For more specific information on Nielsen’s data for the holiday 2015 season, you can check out a handy infographic from the company below for more data:

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