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NPD is buying EEDAR

US charts provider NPD has agreed to acquire research specialist EEDAR. The combined forces of the pair hope to offer a more rounded suite of services for members of the global video games market. A fundamental goal of EEDAR has always been to improve the quality and speed by which …

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Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out. The latest GamePulse report from research outlet EEDAR estimates that the number of physical titles released for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s machines has more than halved over the last six …

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League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

A slew of newcomers to the MOBA genre will do little to disrupt League of Legends’ dominance of the sector. That’s according to EEDAR analyst Ed Zhao, who claims on Gamasutra that Riot’s title will continue to command the lion’s share of the MOBA audience through the next 18 months …

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Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise – EEDAR

Dota 2 has seen its community swell past 40m players worldwide this month, but perhaps even more impressive is the level of user engagement Valve’s free-to-play MOBA has maintained throughout its rise. Games Industry reports on new findings from EEDAR, indicating that Dota 2 has been one of the main …

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Games without demos sell twice as many copies

New research suggests that releasing a demo before a game is released with actually damage potential sales, potentially halving the number of copies it will shift. This was revealed by game designer Jesse Schell during the recent Gamelab conference in Barcelona, according to CVG. Schell based his claims on new …

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Analyst believes Xbox 360 was the big Black Friday winner in the US

Analyst Doug Creutz believes Xbox 360 was the star performer in the US video games market in November. He reckons Microsoft’s machine shifted 1.35m units throughout the month, which of course included America’s crucial Black Friday shopping holiday. While strong, that would mean sales were down 20 per cent year-on-year. …

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Women make up 60 per cent of mobile gamers

A survey recently conducted by research firm EEDAR shows nearly 60 per cent of mobile gamers are women. The survey contained 2,491 respondents ages 15 to 64 who qualified as ‘active’ mobile gamers. The findings, reported by USA Today, revealed women are more likely to play mobile titles than men, …

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