Halo 3: ODST, God of War III top E3 favorites - Survey

Nielsen study released yesterday reveals the top 12 games presented at the expo that are most likely to be purchased by gamers.

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According to a June 8 report by research group Nielsen, New Super Mario Bros. Wii garnered the most online "buzz" at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. However, a report released this week indicates that such ephemeral attention might not translate into hard sales.

Mario and his Yoshi steed did not ride onto the top-12 list.
Mario and his Yoshi steed did not ride onto the top-12 list.

The survey asked gamers which games presented at E3 they were definitely or probably interested in purchasing. Some 53 percent of respondents were likely to purchase Halo 3: ODST, with 49 percent for God of War III. On the other end of the list, The Beatles: Rock Band ranked last at 12th with 30 percent.

One interesting factoid by Nielsen is that there were no massive changes in interest in the 12 titles from pre-E3 to post-E3. As the research group puts it, "In other words, games that already tugged at gamers’ hearts held on."

The results of Nielsen's June 7 to 14 survey are listed below, along with a video of GameSpot's Halo 3: ODST demo.

TITLE - RELEASE DATE - PERCENTAGE INTERESTED
1) Halo 3:ODST - September 22, 2009 - 53%
2) God of War III - March 2010 - 49%
3) Wii Sports Resort - WII - July 26, 2009 - 45%
4) Guitar Hero 5 - September 1, 2009 - 42%
5) Final Fantasy XIII - Q2 2010 - 37%
6) Madden NFL 10 - August 14, 2009 - 35%
7) Guitar Hero: Van Halen - Q3 2009 - 34%
8) Assassins Creed 2 - November 17, 2009 - 32%
9) Need for Speed: Shift - September 22, 2009 - 32%
10) Need for Speed: Nitro - Q3 2009 - 32%
11) NCAA Football 10 - July 14, 2009 - 32%
12) Beatles Rock Band - September 9, 2009 - 30%

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