Mass Effect 3 takes EEDAR’s best-of-show E3 crown

Tuesday, 21st June 2011 03:41 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Industry analyst EEDAR has named Mass Effect 3 as the most promising retail product of E3 2011, based on consumer interest.

Gamasutra reports EEDAR observed the habits of 20 million Vvisitors to IGN and GameTrailers during E3 week.

Mass Effect 3 topped the charts, recording more page views than any other of the massive titles on show this year, as gamers eagerly devoured new videos.

EEDAR now estimates the game could sell up to 20 percent more than Mass Effect 2, which shifted over 2 million copies in its first week.

Mass Effect 3 is due in early 2012, but it managed to out-perform several weighty releases set for the last few months of 2011 – Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, and Uncharted 3.

Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite, both hailed widely as stars of the show, each score surprisingly low, perhaps due in part to pre-show asset releases for the former, and a modest presence for the latter.

See the full list of titles below.

On the platform holder front, EEDAR found Nintendo to have garnered the most interest, with the Xbox 360 winning out in the individual platform sweeps.

  1. Mass Effect 3
  2. Battlefield 3
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  6. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  7. Batman: Arkham City
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  9. Halo 4
  10. Infamous 2
  11. Duke Nukem Forever
  12. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  13. Tomb Raider
  14. Gears of War 3
  15. Rage
  16. BioShock Infinite
  17. Super Mario 3D
  18. Resistance 3
  19. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  20. Street Fighter X Tekken




  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    elaborate on this in what universe Mass Effect 3 had the best show at E3? In what universe between Rage, Uncharted 3, BF3, BioShock: Infinite and Skyrim you chose Mass Effect 3? Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge ME fan but I’m also realistic.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight


    “Mass Effect 3 topped the charts, recording more page views than any other of the massive titles on show this year, as gamers eagerly devoured new videos.”

    Thats why

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mojo

    lol according to that angry birds must be the best game ever.
    downloaded over 100 million times in a short time.
    nothing comes close.

    i fully agree with #1.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. IL DUCE

    Yeah agreed its a somewhat vague way to judge consumer interest…and either way, no matter how “promising” a retail product it is…it still will not sell as much as MW3 nor Battlefield 3 for that matter…I did like the footage they showed at E3 and I don’t think a full length demo was shown during any of the press conferences (a little @ EA and the Kinect one @ MS) but GameTrailers had played one on TV in between which could explain traffic, and I’m sure IGN also had their own floor demo as well…

    #4 4 years ago

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