Nielsen Media Research, the same company that compiles TV ratings and viewership for television in the United States, has released a survey that predicts the most anticipated games coming in 2016. The Nielsen survey includes 6,000 people from ages 7 to 54 over a one month period.
According to the survey (and to no-one’s surprise), Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are the two most anticipated games of the year, going by the survey’s metric of 50 percent being “average anticipation”, 70-79 percent being “above average”, 80-89 percent being “very strong” and 90-100 percent being “extremely high anticipation”.
Call of Duty and Battlefield reached the 96 percentile, putting them in the top range. They are followed close behind by Final Fantasy 15, which was in the 95 percentile, putting it directly behind Call of Duty and Battlefield. The next eight, from most to least anticipated, includes Batman: The Arkham Collection, Mafia 3, Dead Rising 4, Titanfall 2, and Watch Dogs 2.
Gears of War 4 also has a high spot in the Nielsen survey’s “Exclusive Titles” section, up in the 99 percentile. Considering those numbers, Microsoft might be wise to have Gears of War 4 be a holiday bundle with the Xbox One, especially considering that doing the same for Halo 5: Guardians last year netted them 400 million dollars in sales.
The Nielsen survey also has categories for other platforms as well, where you can see that Civilization 6, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Paper Mario: Color Splash, and more on the PC, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Wii U.
Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Playstation 4 version is also highly looked forward to by Playstation fans, holding the 91 percentile. This is even more than the much-delayed The Last Guardian, which holds the 85 percentile.
If you want to take a look at the survey results yourself, just follow this link. Otherwise, you’d best get ready to wait just a bit longer before you can get any of the games on this list.