Ratings film Nielsen has released
its post-E3 purchase intent charts, revealing that Bungie and Microsoft's Halo: ODST
, which drew a slightly muted response from journalists, leads "probable purchase intent" with gamers it has surveyed.
In an earlier report, Nielsen said that online "buzz" out of E3
placed four-player, 2D side-scroller New Super Mario Bros. Wii
at the top of the charts of the press.
But -- so far -- Nintendo's big fall release hasn't made an impact on the purchase intent charts over an unspecified number of Nielsen respondents surveyed last week, between June 7 and June 14, a few days after the big show.
Twelve games captured 30% or greater purchase intent, which Nielsen defines as "definitely or probably interested in buying the title", as follows:
1. Halo ODST
2. God of War III
3. Wii Sports Resort
4. Guitar Hero 5
5. Final Fantasy XIII
6. Madden 2010
7. Guitar Hero: Van Halen
=8. Assassins Creed 2
=8. Need for Speed: Shift
=8. Need for Speed: Nitro
=8. NCAA Football 10
12. Beatles Rock Band
Interestingly, E3 seems to have had little effect on the purchase intent chart, according to brief comments published alongside the Nielsen report, with movement of only 1-2% at the largest reported for "most" of the titles.