Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure came away with the top spot and an impressive 72% of the vote. Zelda fans delivered with a late surge pushing Skyward Sword over Mario Kart 7 for the second spot. I was a bit surprised we didn't have more votes for Super Mario 3D Land, but Kirby: Return to Dreamland managed to edge SM3DL out with a 2:1 margin...a literal 2:1 margin, lol.
Before we look at the final results, let's take a look at the games in reverse order and offer up some analysis on why things might have turned out like they did.
Super Mario 3D Land: This was the earliest release of those listed and is on the 3DS, which is not as widespread as the Wii. Plus, those with a 3DS likely already had this title.
Kirby: Return to Dreamland: I'm guessing this game just didn't have the followers from my audience. I've got a little Mario material and some Skylanders stuff...nothing on Kirby just yet (hint, hint). The fact the game mustered 2 votes is actually quite impressive given the circumstances.
Mario Kart 7: This is actually a solid vote given the fact it is a 3DS title..it held 2nd place solid until some Zelda fans rushed in at the last minute. Since it was closer to an actual "Christmas release" I suspect that helped it out perform Super Mario 3D Land.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: I was torn between if this or a Mario title would get 2nd, and like I said the late surge from a likely vigilant Zelda fanatic propelled the game past MK7. I also think the fact this is on Wii might have played in as the are an infinite number more Wii owners out there than 3DS owners at ths time.
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure: The winner, what can we say. We'll first let's start with the obvious...I am currently doing a playthrough on this game and unboxings on the characters and Adventure Packs so it has an obvious edge right off the bat. What else might explain the staggering vote count for SSA? This game is not only on the Wii, but also on the 3DS. And to be honest, Activision is really pushing this with ads and shelf space. I haven't seen a tv spot for the game, but I'm sure they are pushing it on "kid" channels.
So there you have a little background on the games, votes, and some potential reasons as to why things turned out like they did.
Now, let's take a look at the votes in order of ranking:
1. Skylanders 36 Votes (72%)
2. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword 6 Votes (12%)
3. Mario Kart 7 5 Votes (10%)
4. Kirby Return to Dreamland 2 (4%)
5. Super Mario 3D Land 1 (2%)
Thanks again to everyone who voted and check out Wiisdom Poll #3...