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Most anticipated titles on Xbox, PS3, and Wii for the remainder of 2012

Despite having just the remaining half of 2012 left, there are plenty of to-be-released games that console gamers can satiate over. Nielsen released its most anticipated console games for the final half  of 2012, using a quantitative system that measured and ranked the anticipation levels for the fifteen most anticipated games for the Xbox, PS3, and Wii. These games are ranked using Nielsen’s Game Rank measurement.

“The anticipation level among gaming consumers was derived from leveraging several key consumer metrics, including Awareness and Purchase Interest, into one overall score. That score was then compared to scores from all previous games released on the same platform at the same point in their release cycles, to determine the percentile ranking of the upcoming title (aka the Nielsen Game Rank).”

The data was taken from 4,823 male and female active gamers between the age of 7 and 54 between June 3 and June 30.

Not surprisingly, Halo 4 tops the Xbox 360 list with a 99 percent Nielsen Game Rank, while Call of Duty: Black Ops II follows close behind on the Xbox 360, and ranks in first place with a 99 percent game rank for the PlayStation 3 console. With Nintendo concentrating on Wii U games, Just Dance 4 is the most anticipated Wii game.

Check out the list of games ranked by Nielsen below:

2012 Title for Xbox 360

Release Date

Game Rank

Halo 4

11/6/2012

99%

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

11/13/2012

97%

Assassin’s Creed III

10/30/2012

94%

Madden NFL 13

8/28/2012

94%

Resident Evil 6

10/2/2012

93%

Borderlands 2

9/18/2012

88%

NCAA Football 13

7/10/2012

83%

NBA 2K13

10/2/2012

82%

FIFA Soccer 13

9/25/2012

79%

Fable: The Journey

10/9/2012

77%

Darksiders II

8/14/2012

76%

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

10/30/2012

74%

Far Cry 3

12/4/2012

74%

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

10/23/2012

74%

NHL 13

9/11/2012

69%

2012 Title for PS3

Release Date

Game Rank

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

11/13/2012

99%

Madden NFL 13

8/28/2012

97%

Assassin’s Creed III

10/30/2012

97%

Resident Evil 6

10/2/2012

96%

NCAA Football 13

7/10/2012

93%

Borderlands 2

9/18/2012

88%

NBA 2K13

10/2/2012

85%

Darksiders II

8/14/2012

81%

NHL 13

9/11/2012

80%

FIFA Soccer 13

9/25/2012

79%

Far Cry 3

12/4/2012

79%

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

10/30/2012

78%

Hitman: Absolution

11/20/2012

77%

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

8/28/2012

77%

WWE ‘13

11/1/2012

75%

2012 Title for Wii

Release Date

Game Rank

Just Dance 4

10/9/2012

97%

Madden NFL 13

8/28/2012

94%

Just Dance: Disney Party

10/23/2012

94%

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

11/20/2012

86%

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

9/18/2012

79%

WWE ‘13

11/1/2012

74%

Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

10/30/2012

71%

NBA 2K13

10/2/2012

69%

FIFA Soccer 13

9/25/2012

64%

The Last Story

7/31/2012

63%

Everyone Sing

9/4/2012

61%

Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games

7/10/2012

37%

Skylanders Giants

10/1/2012

33%

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

9/25/2012

11%

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

11/20/2012

7%