Nielsen: Assassin’s Creed 3 Most Anticipated PS3 Title of 2012, Not a Single Exclusive Cracks Top 10

April 11, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

With amazing games like StarhawkThe Last of Us and Sly 4 on the horizon, it’s a great time to be a gamer, and more importantly, a proud owner of a PlayStation 3. But a recent study indicates that none of these high profile exclusives are even among the top 10 most anticipated titles for the platform in 2012.

In a study conducted by Nielsen, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3 topped the list with Max Payne 3 trailing closely behind. Considering the fact that these are two sequels to incredibly popular franchises, we can see why they’ve made it so high on the list. What proves puzzling however, is how Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite is only ranked at ninth, while games like Prototype 2 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier are higher up on the list.

Check out the full top 10 list below:

2012 Title for PS3

Release Date

Game Rank

Assassin’s Creed III

10/30/2012

98%

Max Payne 3

5/15/2012

96%

Madden NFL 13

8/28/2012

96%

Resident Evil 6

11/20/2012

94%

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

10/23/2012

87%

NCAA Football 13

7/10/2012

85%

Prototype 2

4/24/2012

85%

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

5/22/2012

80%

Bioshock: Infinite

10/16/2012

79%

Tomb Raider

TBD

79%

Are PlayStation gamers truly unaware of the existence of exclusives like The Last of Us and Sly 4, or worse yet… indifferent towards them? It’s worth noting that Nielsen didn’t play favorites with multiplatform games either, as Halo 4, Fable: The Journey and Kinect: Star Wars all made the Xbox 360’s top 10, with 343i’s sci-fi FPS coming in first place.

Be sure to let us know what you think of these results in the comments below.