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Gears Of War 3 Is The Most Anticipated Game In The U.S. And UK

by Ernice Gilbert on March 18th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Xbox 360

Still at number one on gamer’s most anticipated list is Epic Games’ Gears of War 3, as Ipsos releases the results from its monthly Gameplan Insights survey. Other games that moved up on the list include Mortal Kombat and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

According to Nick Williams, director of Gaming Insights at Ipsos, “Mortal Kombat continues to impress in the U.S. market….Despite the strong purchase intent for Mortal Kombat, it ranks a bit lower in the Recession Proof Index which is based on gamers top three choice,” he told Gamasutra.

“This suggests that some gamers might be unsure of what to expect from the new Mortal Kombat, and we will be closely monitoring all metrics leading up to the launch in April.”

In the UK, Uncharted 3 saw a huge leap from seventh to second, an occurrence that took place after Naughty Dog released footage of the game.

“While Gears of War 3 firmly retains its spot at the top of the US and UK March tracking charts, there are a number of upcoming releases that are looking to close the gap,” Williams continued. “Most notably, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception surged from seventh to second in the UK and 12th to eighth in the U.S. following the release of new footage from Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated sequel.”

Diablo III in the US and SWTOR also represented for the PC, as the platform seems to be making a comeback.

“While it would be easy to think that the traditional PC market is shrinking due to the popularity of free online games, this data suggests that there is still a large and vocal market eagerly awaiting high quality full-priced PC games,” Williams uttered. “Star Wars: The Old Republic is another example of a PC game that performs well in the Recession Proof Index.”

The full lot’s over at Gamasutra through the link up top.


  1. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:03 pm


  2. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:08 pm

    No Rage :-(

  3. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Game of The Year contender indeed.

  4. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Surprised RAGE isn’t there myself. But as more trailers and gameplay vids go live, I’m sure it’ll climb up the ladder.

  5. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:13 pm

    So far, this is the only reason I will remove the dusty 360 from my shelf.

  6. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:13 pm


  7. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:14 pm


  8. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Dust it off, then. We’ll have a GT Gears 3 tourney coming!

  9. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I was never any good at the multi-player. I loved the SP gameplay. Well..It will be worth a shot, I guess.

  10. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Yes it will. And you rock at Black Ops – so this should work out… Should be fun to get on Xbox 360 with other GT users who own said console and destroy the competition….Details later…

  11. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:22 pm

    i cant wait to show my skills other than physic at university.

  12. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:23 pm

    You’re studyinig physics? Cool.. But yeah, you said you had mad skills…. Looking for you to save our butts then.

  13. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for that! I told my brother to return my KZ3, so I can finally play it, and it looks like he has to purchase a new one for me. This is why I never let children close to my toys. Once they start walking and getting teeth….the higher up you put your stuff.

  14. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Good to see Uncharted 3 on there.. But yeah, I’m waiting for Gears 3!

  15. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Physics yes about a year now.

  16. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Wait, he scratched it? Not cool. But yeah….been waiting for you to get it back so we go annihilate some Higs…..It’s such a fun mp man.

  17. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Oh cool, GAME. Hope you graduate with high marks. Just like ExclusivesMostly…..He’s now doing great with a job in NY, and is now on vacation in Jamaica! Nick’s also doing well… studying to be a game developer…I know he’ll succeed. So you, just give it your all, bro!

  18. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:31 pm

    She teethed on it. He pulls a game out of the ps3, sets it upside down next to the machine and puts a different game in. I always put them back in the case.

  19. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Expensive teething ring, if you ask me?

  20. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:32 pm


  21. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Yeah – I always do the same… Ah, not cool.. Long as you get that new copy then we’re set…

  22. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Yeah. I told him, at least it is less expensive now. Ass should give me the difference back in cash too. HAHA!
    More than likely, I will have to buy it myself. I literally have not had the disc in my machine.

  23. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Physics is what I do and can.

  24. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:42 pm

    @rpatricky – lol yeah.. Feel you on that… Wow. So you’re gonna have to buy it over? Not cool.. But really, though, you need to get on the game’s mp….Really good. I’m sure we’d have a great time there..

  25. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:42 pm

    @GAME – Nice, then. Your future is packed with opportunities.

  26. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I just ordered it…again…from Amazon. My brother pays for Amazon Prime so I get the $3.99 Next Day shipping. It said that it will be delivered tomorrow. Must be going USPS? Usually, when I order next day, on a Friday, it comes UPS on Monday. BONUS! We shall see if I can get the hang of KZ3 MP?

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  28. Fri, 18th Mar 2011 at 12:48 pm

    As soon as that thing arrives at your doorstep and into your PS3 – let me know! We’ll get on there asap….. I’m also planning yet another KZ3 tourney, and it’ll be great to have you on there…. Awesome stuff.

  29. Sat, 19th Mar 2011 at 3:17 am

    and deserviabley so!
    no one does epic like epic does!
    seriously though, i dunno where the hell they come up with there ideas.
    i mean how much booze do you have to drink to think up the giant worm level!?
    seriously, these guys should lay off the crack!

  30. Sat, 19th Mar 2011 at 5:24 am

    I must agree with you on Gears. Epic game is epic.

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