'Call of Duty' and PlayStation 4 Are Gaming's Most Wanted

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'Call of Duty' and PlayStation 4 Are Gaming's Most Wanted

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If you're wondering which new game console to get, and you like playing online with others, you might be thinking about which console is more popular, since Microsoft's and Sony's networks aren't compatible. If that's the case, a recent report hints that you should get a PlayStation 4, and that you'll likely be playing "Call of Duty: Ghosts" in multiplayer. 

A report from Nielsen shows that more gamers want Sony's PlayStation 4 over Microsoft's Xbox One. Nielsen asked 1,200 "active gamers" about their shopping plans via an online survey. Thirty percent answered PS4, 22 percent answered Xbox One and 10 percent answered Wii U.

When Nielsen asked these gamers what titles they wanted for the new consoles, the most requested was "Call of Duty: Ghosts," leading both the Xbox One and the PS4 top 10 lists and ranking No. 7 on the Wii U's list.

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Take that news with a grain of salt, though. Black Friday sales data gathered by research firm InfoScout showed the Xbox One outselling the PS4 two-to-one. However, "Call of Duty: Ghosts" also topped the company's results.

Looking at games that were exclusive to their respective platforms, the choices were unsurprising. A new edition of the "Uncharted" series, of which little is known except its existence announced at the PS4 launch event, led for the PS4 games. A new "Halo" game, similarly a mystery (except for a teaser from Microsoft's Xbox One event in June), led for Xbox One games. And Nintendo's latest "Mario" game, "Super Mario 3D World," topped the Wii U list. All three games are part of critically and financially successful series.

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