The latest instalment to the popular Call of Duty video game franchise is once again proving to be popular pre-release, with new site statistics released by a games comparison and marketplace website showing that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been the most frequently searched-for title yet to be released on-site in the past month.
The search statistics, released by www.Playr2.com, have revealed the most anticipated Christmas video game releases of 2011; based on the number of searches made for each game yet to be released on-site within the past month.
According to the search statistics released by Playr2.com, below are the top 10 most anticipated video game releases of Quarter 4 2011 by gaming fans; according to the number of searches made for each title on-site in the past month:
1) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
2) Batman: Arkham City
3) Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
4) Assassin’s Creed Revelations
5) Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
6) Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
7) Saint’s Row: The Third
8) Football Manager 2012
9) Battlefield 3
10) PES 2012
According to the site statistics, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most hotly anticipated release of Quarter 4 2011; topping the charts as the most frequently searched for pre-release title on-site in the past month. Batman: Arkham City came a close second on the anticipated title chart, with the latest Uncharted franchise instalment also featuring.
Simon Kilby, Founder of Playr2.com, commented on the site statistics:
“We’re continuously seeing searches for video game titles yet to be released on site, as I’m sure that gaming fans are desperate to see previews or news about the titles that they’re most looking forward to being released. Quarter 4 is always a popular time for big-name releases, particularly given its proximity to Christmas, and that’s certainly the case this year with some of the year’s big name titles due for release.”
“It wasn’t surprising to see the latest instalment to Call of Duty topping the search statistics, particularly given how popular Black Ops proved to be when it was released in 2010. People are clearly eager to find out anything they can about the title, suggesting that it may very well prove to be a huge hit, once again, upon release.”
ENDS Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Most Anticipated Christmas Release of 2011