The results of a survey performed by Nielsen N.V. — the consumer information firm that’s well-known for its long-running television ratings, has informed the world that there’s a higher interest in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 than there is for Fallout 4, both releasing at the tail end of this year.
Do we care? No. We’re not saying anything bad about either title either, as they both have different demographics, and as always, every year, Call of Duty’s annual release sells very well as does FIFA or Madden. Bethesda’s brilliant titles, whether Fallout or The Elder Scrolls never sell as many copies as the annualised sports or shooter titles, so this news piece is just sensationalising the same old story as any other year. Grand Theft Auto sells the most copies, as was seen, and still seen with GTA V.
According to the reported statistics, Halo 5 is the most anticipated game on the Xbox platform, while The Nathan Drake Collection tops the list for the PlayStation platform. Black Ops 3, Fallout 4 and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate make up the top three multiplatform titles for the year.
I’ve witnessed the bane of fanboyism towards both titles across various websites and Facebook pages since this news spread like wildfire, and my advice to those bothered by it is – don’t be. It doesn’t matter which one is the most anticipated, it only matters what game you’re getting, if not both. Don’t let this debate flame any further, it’s not worth your time or energy.