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  • Analysts keen on PopCap purchase

    Analysts have responded positively to EA’s acquisition of casual king Popcap.

  • Quick Quotes: Analyst Jesse Divnich voices his opinion on Wii U

    “The feedback from the development and retail community has been universally positive. The only downside I foresee is the likelihood of AAA core ‘ports’ to the Wii U console. It would be great to see Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U, but let’s be honest, no core gamer is going to break habit […]

  • Divnich: CoD: Elite to have 1.5 million subs by end of 2011

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has said he expects newly-announced premium service Call of Duty: Elite will have 1.5 million subscribers by the end of the year.

  • Analysts: 3DS shifted 500,000 units on five days, but sales have dropped

    Analysts have predicted that 500,000 3DS consoles were sold in the handhelds first five days on sale in the US, but also that sales have dropped off markedly.

  • Analysts disagree on outcome of US console wars

    A group of analysts have offered differing assessments of the PlayStation 3 versus Xbox 360 debate, with Wedbush Morgan’s notorious Michael Pachter predicting the Xbox 360 will win everything forever.

  • Divnich: 3DS opening beat DS

    While Nintendo has yet to release sales figures for 3DS following the console’s release in the US and Europe last week, analysts are already pointing to a win over its predecessor, Nintendo DS.

  • Analyst: Sony could win mobile gaming race with NGP or Xperia Play

    If EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich were a betting man, he would place some money on Sony possibly winning the mobile race this year with NGP or its Xperia Play phone.

  • Analysts: 8 million-selling Kinect “a surprise to us all,” “premature to say Move is beaten”

    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.

  • “Lack of diversity” will push 360 below PS3, says analyst

    DFC Intelligence’s David Cole has said global PS3 sales will pass those of Xbox 360 in 2011 because the Microsoft machine “lacked the diversity to appeal to a broader international market.”

  • Analysts predict Xbox 360 will top October NPD charts

    Industry analysts Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich have donned their prediction hats and are expecting a repeat performance from Xbox 360 on the October US sales chart.

  • New data shows PS3 trailing Xbox 360 by only 3 million units worldwide

    Looks like Sony’s closing-in on Microsoft in hardware sales on a worldwide basis according to recently released data.

  • Divnich: GTA V to appear at E3

    Rockstar could be set to unveil GTA V at E3 if EEDAR boss Jesse Divnich is to be believed.

  • Analyst: Nintendo to sell 5 million 3DS units by March 2011

    EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich has said he expects Nintendo to have sold 5 million units of 3DS by March 2011.

  • EEDAR: New IP up 106% since 2007

    EEDAR analyst Jessie Divnich has revealed in a note to IndustyGamers that the introduction of new intellectual properties has increased by 106% since 2007.

  • EEDAR predicts New Super Mario Bros Wii sell $15m lifetime

    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 […]

  • Analysts predict PSP-4000 will support UMD

    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 […]

  • EEDAR agrees PS3 will be tops in hardware sales for September

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pachter: 360 price cut “shouldn’t do much for sales”

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has agreed with EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich’s

  • 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 – 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: 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 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]