“Red Dead Redemption II” is clearly the most anticipated game of the Fall? Turns out that assumption is wrong.
Business Insider spoke with UBS analyst Eric Sheridan about the busy video game release slate this Fall, much of the talk analysing a survey with a wide sample of around 5,000 gamers, aged 18-44, across the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and China.
Gamers of all types (PCs, consoles, portable devices) were included and all had either played and/or bought a video game within the last six months. The survey asked the question as to what games they were certain or ‘somewhat likely’ to buy this year. The results saw RDR2 coming in third with 36%, behind both “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” (40%) and “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” (37%).
Interestingly that’s a big change from a similar survey conducted last year which saw 2017’s “Call of Duty” entry, “Call of Duty WW2,” being a potential buy for only 23% of responders. Others high on the list for this year were “FIFA 19” (34%), “Battlefield V” (33%), and “Fallout 76” (31%).
Also, consumers are big on DLC it seems with more than 50% of the gamers in the survey planning on purchasing expansion packs or DLC for the games they buy this year.