Nielsen provides a look at the most anticipated games this holiday
Nielsen is continuing its annual tradition of providing a look at the most anticipated games of the holiday season. The company’s results are based on games scheduled between October and the end of the year.
On Wii U, Paper Mario: Color Splash is ranked highly, which makes sense as there’s not much else to look forward to. Pokemon Sun/Moon, Mario Party: Star Rush, and Disney Magical World 2 are the anticipated 3DS titles.
As for how Nielsen collects its data, the company says:
“Nielsen Game Rank 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). Values shown for multi-platform titles are averages of the values from each release platform. Titles included are those being released between Oct. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016, that have a Game Rank of 75% or higher. Data was collected by surveying 6,000 gamers age 7 to 54 between Aug. 21, 2016 – Sept. 24, 2016.”