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  • EEDAR: Wii game scores seem to be better due to unreviewed titles

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has suggested that the reason scores for Wii games have increased by 6 percent this year, is due to a lot of titles not getting reviewed. Comparing titles released from January to June during both 2008 and 2009, EEDAR concocted a graph showing the number of titles per platform that were […]

  • Analyst says Madden 10 didn’t do well because of Madden 09

    Jesse Divnich, games analyst at EEDAR, has said that the reason Madden NFL 10 sales have been so disappointing on Wii so far, is because Madden NFL 09 on Wii left a bad taste in gamer’s mouths. According to sales figures, the franchise saw a 42 percent decline in sales on the console and EA […]

  • EEDAR research shows Wii game scores improved 6% year-over-year

    EEDAR has conducted research comparing 2008 review scores for consoles games to titles released this year. When looking at the first six months of both years and comparing them, scores for PS3 and 360 have remained level while scores for Nintendo have improved 6 percent from 60 to 66. Guess that means Wii games are […]

  • Analyst: No significant sales boost this year despite 360 price cut

    Analyst firm EEDAR has said that despite price cuts for Xbox 360, no significant boost in sales can be expected for the console this year. “Forecasting for the remainder of the year, EEDAR does not expect the Xbox 360 to see a significant sales lift over last year’s performance despite its price drop for the […]

  • Analyst does not forsee GTA V being released in 2010

    EEDAR’s director of analyst services, Jesse Divnich, has agreed with Michael Pachter that GTA V is a go, but that it will not be released in 2010 unless Take-Two wants to sabotage itself. According to Divnich, Agent is scheduled to land in 2010 and a new GTA V would kill it. “Rockstar North’s primary development […]

  • EEDAR: Prototype on track to outsell inFamous, except on PS3

    A report by EEDAR has Prototype outselling inFamous by almost 90 percent — thanks, of course, to the fact that Prototype is a multiplatform title, while inFamous is a PS3-exclusive. However, on PS3, inFamous’ electrically charged superheroics have outdone Prototype’s all you-can-eat approach by about 35 percent. EEDAR adds that, because exclusives tend to have […]

  • EEDAR – 45% of 2008′s game sales came from Q4

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich said today that 43 percent of 2008′s video game titles released in the fourth quarter, accounting for 45 percent of total annual sales. “The thoughts on releasing more games in Q4 seem to run analogous to expanding a sports stadium from holding 20,000 fans to 35,000 fans – if you can […]

  • EEDAR estimates lesser win for 360 over PS3 in April

    EEDAR’s released its consoles sales estimates for the US in April, putting 360 numbers significantly lower than Michael Pachter. The company put 360 at 210,000, PS3 at 160,000 and Wii at 425,000 for the month. Pachter said earlier that Wii had sold 480,000 units, 360 275,000 and PS3 175,000 consoles. More on GoNintendo.

  • EEDAR: Limited Chinatown Wars sales prove “risk” for M-rated DS titles

    EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich said today an approximate 200,000 sales for GTA: Chinatown Wars in the US last month proves M-rated games are a “risky” business on DS. “It appears the industry may have been over-zealous with initial expectations on how GTA: Chinatown Wars would perform based upon the news it had received one of the […]

  • PS2 price drop could boost sales 30% this quarter, says analyst

    EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has estimated that today’s PS2 price drop will provide a significant sales boost for the machine. “In terms of sales, we expect the PS2 price cut to increase hardware sales 30% ahead of last quarter in the North America (January through March 09) and to increase hardware sales by 10% year-over-year for […]

  • EEDAR: The Lost and Damned to generate $40 million in revenue

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has predicted that GTA IV DLC The Lost and Damned will bring in some $40 million in revenue. Currently, Divnich guessed, the content is selling at a 6:1 ratio of download to retail, a gap the analyst expects “to grow even larger as digitally distributed games don’t have to succumb to […]

  • EEDAR’s NPD estimates are quite similar to Michael Pachter’s

    EEDAR’s released its February NPD estimates, and they’re pretty much the same as Michael Pachter’s, released earlier today. DS – 500,000 Wii – 725,000 PSP – 200,000 PS3 – 200,000 360 – 300,000 Check Edge for the software estimates. The final figures release this Thursday.

  • EEDAR and Nielsen get to provide games ad-tracking data

    EEDAR and Nielsen have teamed up to provide “detailed analysis of historical marketing campaigns in the video game industry,” the pair announced this morning. Nearly $1 billion was spent in marketing game in the US last year. The new partnership is aimed at providing insight into what works and what doesn’t. There is a recession […]

  • EEDAR January NPD predictions: Wii at 740k

    EEDAR’s put out its NPD predictions, reckoning Wii sold a staggering 740,000 units at US retail last month. The figure’s in stark contrast to Michael Pachter’s estimate, also released today. The Wedbush Morgan analyst said he thought 550,000 Wiis were sold in January. EEDAR’s plumped for 210,000 and 300,000 units of PS3 and 360 respectively, […]

  • December NPD: “Wii figures are not any indication that is demand slowing down,” says EEDAR

    EEDAR issued a statement post NPD statement proclaiming that although Wii figures didn’t hit the expected 3 million mark, it doesn’t mean to say that demand for Nintendo’s family console is slowing down. “These Wii figures are not any indication that is demand slowing down,” said the PR mail. “The Nintendo Wii is going through […]

  • EEDAR: Nintendo saved Christmas

    Jesse Divnich of Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) has revealed that Nintendo software and hardware sales accounted for 50 percent of everything games related at retail in the US for December. “Without these sales, the industry would have likely felt the full wrath of the recession – much like other industries closely linked to […]

  • EEDAR: Guitar Hero is “reaching its peak”

    Guitar Hero as a franchise is “reaching its peak”, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich claimed today in a research note. “Currently, we expect unit sales to decline by more than 50 percent series-over-series for November. This is coming off the October month where series-over-series units declined by more than 60 percent,” said Divnich, speaking ahead of […]

  • “4%” EEDAR profit claim is bollocks, says EEDAR

    An EEDAR rep has claimed that boss Geoffrey Zatkin was misquoted by Forbes last week in an article that said only 4 percent of games ever make a profit. “This was just a big mistake,” EEDAR told Edge. “What Geoffrey said was that only 20 percent of games that start production will end up with […]

  • EEDAR: Only 4% of games ever make a profit

    In an interview with Forbes, EEDAR president Geoffrey Zatkin has claimed that only a tiny portion of games on the market ever see the greener side of life. EEDAR sells data on specific gaming features to the liks of EA, Ubisoft, and so in, in an effort to maximise chances of finding eventual money. From […]

  • US Wii sales to show 45% year-on-year increase in October, says EEDAR

    EEDAR’s put out its US sales estimates for October, predicting a Wii rise of nearly 45 percent to 750,000 units compared to the 519,000 sold in October 2007. Xbox 360 will take a year-on-year tumble, said the firm, down from 366,000 to 270,000. PS3, however, should have enjoyed a surge compared to the corresponding previous […]

  • EEDAR announces GamePulse

    Research firm EEDAR has announced GamePulse, a web-based information trade data service, launching in 2009. “Despite the video game industry being near recession proof, increasing development costs and overall competition in the marketplace demand that investors, publishers and developers intensify their due diligence if they wish to maintain profit levels”, said EEDAR chief Geoffrey Zatkin. […]

  • Divnich: PS3 is “simply too steep” at $399

    In a just-published research note, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has warned that PS3′s $399 price tag is likely to drive consumers into Microsoft’s open arms this Christmas, and has urged Sony to consider a pre-holiday drop for the machine. “While we have no doubts that titles like Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet will drive the core […]

  • EEDAR estimates show big bump for 360 in US

    EEDAR’s released its software and hardware estimates for September, showing what it expects to be a significant bump for 360. PS3′s in last place, according to the firm, although the list doesn’t include PS2. And the crystal ball says: Hardware DS – 600,000 Wii – 600,000 Xbox 360 – 320,000 PSP – 235,000 PS3 – […]

  • EEDAR makes August hardware estimates, puts PS3 ahead of 360

    EEDAR’s made its August hardware estimates pitching Wii and DS clear of a cumulative 1 million units and PS3 ahead of 360. DS – 551,000 Wii – 505,000 PSP – 211,000 PS3 – 201,000 360 – 187,000 That Wii figure’s worth watching. EEDAR’s put a note in its press release saying the machine may sell […]

  • MGS IV will shift more PS3s than GTA IV, says analyst

    Gamesradar is reporting that EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich reckons MGS IV will drive PS3 hardware sales harder than GTA IV. “Sony’s PlayStation 3 can claim a relative small victory as its hardware unit sales were up 150% over last year; additionally, they managed to outpace their closest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox 360,” said Divnich. “This will likely […]

  • PS3 exclusives sell “45% more” than those on 360 and Wii

    Speaking to GameDaily, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has claimed that exclusives do better on PS3 than on Xbox 360 and Wii. “On average, PS3 exclusive games sell 45% more, throughout their lifetime, than multi-platform titles available on the PS3,” he said. “Exclusive titles for the other two systems, the Wii and Xbox 360, only boast […]