Skyrim less popular than MW3, BF3 and Zelda – Complete lies?

By Alan Ng - Sep 30, 2011

We have some very surprising news to bring you now, as a recent survey conducted by huge US media research firm Nielsen has revealed the results of a poll asking gamers which games they are mostly looking forward to playing during the Christmas period – there’s definitely some shockers involved.

For a start, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is way down the list, only coming in at 15th position out of a possible 20 games! Considering how amazing Skyrim looks and overwhelming public feedback showing support for the game, we find it very hard to believe that it could be placed towards the bottom of list, especially when you take a look at some of the games that are apparently more popular.

Games that beat Skyrim in terms of a ‘Christmas Wish List’ include the likes of FIFA 12, Just Dance 3, Batman Arkham City, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Madden NFL 12 and wait for it, LEGO Harry Potter – yes we’re serious. Top of the list and probably unsurprisingly was Modern Warfare 3, but one or two eyebrows may be raised when you find out that Battlefield 3, arguably more anticipated than Modern Warfare 3 in some gamers eyes, only came ranked in at 7th position.

Out of 5,000 of those surveyed, 27% of participants selected Modern Warfare 3 as their number one game to own this Christmas, while a paltry 8% opted to choose Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. This is a real head-scratcher for us, and it does put the authenticity of Nielsen’s survey up for debate. If you are planning to pick up Skyrim this year, give us your thoughts on the results – are you a bit shocked?

No disrespect to LEGO Harry Potter fans, but there is something suspect going on when it ranks higher than a game with the calibre of Elder Scrolls: Oblivion as a predecessor and even higher than FIFA 12 too – probably the best football game for a decade. Read the full list at Nielsen’s website here for your reference, courtesy of Industry Gamers.

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