Gamers most excited for Assassin's Creed 3 and other sequels in 2012, says Nielsen

Gamasutra: Media research group Nielsen found that the 2012 releases most American gamers are anticipating are sequels, such as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3 and 343 Industries' Halo 4. For both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, most gamers registered excitement for only upcoming sequels, spin-offs, or licensed titles for established franchises, and not releases based on new and original IPs.

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Rampaged Death2475d ago

I'm surprised Ghost Recon and MoH are on the list.

lastdual2475d ago

I expect this list would look a bit different if titles such as GTAV and Black Ops 2 had confirmed release dates.

detroitmademe2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

starhawk wasnt even on that list.what kind of surveying did this group do

Tai_Kaliso2475d ago

I think this is why we are mostly flooded with sequels and things like that instead of new IP's. The fact is that new IP's don't do as well as existing franchises now.

Look at BulletStorm 2 getting canned, that was an interesting new IP in my opinion, but it didn't end up making any money.

Its a shame that we are so afraid of new things in the gaming industry.

Reborn2475d ago

In regards to Bulletstorm, I think that's down to Epic.

They slapped together something, which they thought would simply 'sell'. It needed much more time, and effort put into it. Maybe the sequel would get that, but like you said, won't be seeing it.

If it doesn't look like it's good money, it probably will get canned. Just the way it goes - sadly.

Dno2475d ago (Edited 2475d ago )

well that what happens with you have set prices. 60 bucks for a great 40 hour game (mass effect) and 60 bucks for a 5 hour single player game (COD). It just does not seem fair. Why is every game 60 bucks?

Set prices for new IPs to 40 bucks and people will give it a chance. almost 70 bucks USD with tax a game is not cheap. I KNOW Halo, Assassin's Creed, etc will be good. So my money will always be saved for them. We can not afford to take a chance with 70 bucks a pop. no one can very often.

spektical2475d ago

i got gta5, ac3 and last of us on my end of the year list. of course waiting for starhawk and bioshock.

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