Gears 3 is the most anticipated game of 2011

Posted By | On 16th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

To celebrate their upcoming GamePlan Insights research tool, Ipsos have released a new chart of the most anticipated titles, ranked by purchase intent. Despite a few differences in what US and UK gamers are looking forward to in the whole list, both nations are apparently most anxious about the launch of Gears 3.

The company has stated that “based on recent data pulled from GamePlan UK, Sony appears to be well positioned in 2011; three of the top ten and five of the top 25 most anticipated titles are first-party PlayStation offerings. Microsoft stakes claim to the most anticipated title of the New Year, Epic Games’ Gears of War 3, however; only two of the top 25 titles are first-party Xbox 360 titles. Nintendo is publishing the only Wii title in the top 25: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Ipsos’ Director of Gaming Insights, Nick Williams, further added that “while Kinect has the slight edge over Move in the battle of new motion control peripherals, Sony has orchestrated a diverse 2011 lineup of exclusive software that could see it regain control of the UK console wars. As projected by our tracking data, the recently released Gran Turismo 5 and LittleBigPlanet 2 have been well received by UK gamers, and the pending launch of Killzone 3 (ranked 2nd) should add to PlayStation’s momentum in 2011.”

See the picture above for the full list.

Thanks to Industry Gamers for the info.

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