Here are the most anticipated Holiday games according to a Nielson survey

The Holiday season is upon us, and for gamers, it’s typically when massive games release. This year is no exception to that, as a few of Nintendo’s biggest games Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevve and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are both set to launch during the Holiday season. Every year Nielson surveys people to determine what the most anticipated games for fall and winter are. This year Nielson surveyed 6000 people, and according to the results Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the most anticipated game. When it comes to Switch games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took the top spot as the game fans are looking forward to the most. Not too much of a surprise there. Check out the full results below!

Anyone shocked by the results? It seems pretty accurate for the most part, though I am surprised to see Super Mario Party higher than Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. I guess Pokémon fans are much more excited for the Generation 8 title launching next Holiday season. It’s also great to see a few of the most anticipated multiplatform titles are also available on Switch. Both FIFA 19 and NBA 2K19 are available for fans to purchase right now on their Switch console.

What are your most anticipated games for the upcoming Holiday season? Personally, I’d rank Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as my number one followed by Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee. It’s definitely going to be an exciting few months for Switch fans nonetheless. With even more massive Switch games on the horizon for 2019, Nintendo can easily carry over the momentum from the Holiday season. What would the results be if you had taken this survey? Make sure to let us know which games you are most excited to get your hands on down below!


Veronica Carusi
Hello gamers, I'm a writer currently living in Toronto. I love all things Nintendo, especially the GameCube era and Animal Crossing! If you ever want to chat Nintendo, you've come to the right place.