Tag Archives: EEDAR
Fri, Feb 04, 2011 | 14:12 GMT
Industry analyst EEDAR thinks it has the answer to the most burning question of the portable console wars: how much for Sony’s NGP?
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 | 06:38 GMT
According to a note sent out by EEDAR, Xbox 360 and Wii were the big winners in December in the US.
Fri, Jan 07, 2011 | 09:02 GMT
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich and Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter have praised Kinect’s performance following news from CES that it’s shipped 8 million units since its November launch.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011 | 06:17 GMT
US-based games industry market research firm, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), has appointed as “director of editorial insights” former IGN staffer Erik Brudvig.
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 | 17:03 GMT
Tue, Nov 09, 2010 | 23:54 GMT
Looks like Sony’s closing-in on Microsoft in hardware sales on a worldwide basis according to recently released data.
Sun, Jun 27, 2010 | 11:26 BST
A report by analyst EEDAR has suggested purchase intent for both Kinect and PlayStation Move isn’t exactly encouraging.
Sun, May 16, 2010 | 10:01 BST
Rockstar could be set to unveil GTA V at E3 if EEDAR boss Jesse Divnich is to be believed.
Fri, May 14, 2010 | 08:17 BST
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has said he expects Nintendo to have sold 5 million units of 3DS by March 2011.
Fri, Feb 12, 2010 | 03:07 GMT
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 | 14:56 GMT
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 07:16 GMT
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 | 09:04 GMT
Both Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter and EEDAR have given US hardware estimates ahead of Thursday’s year-end NPD, with both parties putting Wii sales over 3 million units.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 07:23 GMT
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 | 22:19 GMT
EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich has predicted that New Super Mario Bros. Wii from Nintendo will be sitting pretty at Christmas, as one of the top selling titles for the holidays.
“EEDAR feels comfortable to make the prediction that the New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Wii will be one of the top titles this holiday season,” said Divnich. “While in the short-term the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may surpass New Super Mario Bros, in the long-term New Super Mario Bros will easily become the best selling title released in 2009 with expected lifetime sales exceeding 15 million units worldwide.”
Guess Reggie wasn’t just blowing steam after all, there.
GameStop agrees that strong sales are in the title’s future, as well.
“We have high expectations for that title, we think it’s going to be a strong seller for the holiday,” said the retailer’s VP of merchandise and marketing, Tony Bartel. “It reminds you of those endearing Nintendo titles of old, and anyone who’s played those and really enjoyed them will be flocking to this game. I think we’ll have very strong sales on that title and our reservations do support that.”
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 | 19:16 GMT
EEDAR has predicted, ahead of Thursday’s NPD results, that Uncharted 2 moved 600,000 units during October in the US.
It was also estimated that Borderlands moved 300,000 and Brutal Legends 200,000.
Not bad numbers for any of those titles, but if anyone expects Uncharted 2 not to be number one, they must be wearing blinkers.
Well, there’s always a chance it could beWiiFit Plus, we suppose, but in America that is not very likely.
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 | 15:45 GMT
Analysts Michael Pachter and EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich predict that Sony’s next handheld will support UMD – or at least, would not be surprised if it did.
“I think it is possible and likely that the PSP-4000 will support UMD, and I think that Sony will support whichever formats make it the most money,” Pachter told Edge. “It’s an interesting dilemma. Without question, there is room for packaged products and the benefits of digital-only are probably more than offset by foregone sales of UMDs.
“I think that the next version will likely have both, with a disc drive that uses no power if the user is playing a downloaded game. The question is whether it’s too bulky, but my guess is that they can fit some flash in there, or equip the game with a 16Gb memory stick and consumers will be perfectly happy.”
On that front, Divnich feels that Sony would like to drop UMD but it might not be fiscally possible.
“Ultimately, businesses must meet the demand of consumers. If the PSPgo fails to latch on as a standard model for the PSP, Sony has no choice but to continue to support the UMD format,” said Divnich. “If Sony had their way, they would eradicate the UMD standard in favor of digital distribution. Sony’s primary goal with the UMD format was for it to catch on in other media players, unfortunately it didn’t.
“Sony has had horrible luck when it comes to creating media standards, and PSPgo is three years ahead of its time, the same way the PS3 was ahead of its time. Regardless of the success of the PSPgo, ten years from now when the industry is mostly digital, we will look back and single out Sony and its PSPgo as being the first console to push us in the digital direction.”
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 17:26 BST
EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has weighed in on the upcoming hardware sales for September and, like Pachter, predicts it was a good month for PS3.
Divnich expects the console to have moved 400,000 units for September along with 375,000 for Wii and 370,000 for Xbox 360.
However, he does not feel Sony edged out the competition in software, stating that Batman: Arkham Asylum will be the only PS3 game in the top ten.
More through Joystiq.
Tue, Oct 06, 2009 | 21:04 BST
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 reviewed with a percentage showing the amount not reviewed.
“While the Wii has experienced a rise in average review scores (from 60 to 66), this has come at the benefit of critics ignoring some titles that could have possibly dragged down the Wii’s average,” stated Divnich, noting that unreviewed Wii titles weren’t “core-targeted titles”.
Same with the other two consoles.
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 17:07 BST
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 CEO John Riccitiello went so far as to call sales for the title “discouraging”.
“I believe many diehard Madden fans, who transitioned from the PS2 to the Wii, made their yearly Madden purchase in 2008 and realized that the Wii could not offer the same experience they have grown accustom to (online play, realistic graphics, in-depth team management),” Divnich told Joystiq.
“Avid Madden fans have the curse of knowledge … and they know that Madden cannot offer the same experience on the Wii as it did for the PS2,” he continued, citing Wii’s motion control gameplay versus DualShock 2 – which he compared to playing a FPS on consoles instead of PC.
“Anyone introduced to the FPS category through the keyboard/mouse combination even still today refuses to accept the analog controllers as a legitimate FPS controller,” he remarked.
Madden NFL 10 was the best selling title for August, moving 928,000 units for Xbox 360, 665,000 on PS3, 160,000 on PS2, and even came in at number 17 on Wii via the NPD Top 20.
More through the link.