Blog - Console Gaming

EEDAR Review Scan: The Last Guardian

Review Scan is a periodic feature here on EEDAR’s blog, where analysts take a recently released title and break down critical reviews of it, laying out the game’s major strengths and weaknesses.... Read More

The Year Ahead: 2017 Predictions from NPD's Mat Piscatella

With 2016 behind us, it’s time to look ahead: NPD’s new Industry Analyst, Mat Piscatella, provided us with his predictions for 2017. Mat has a long history in games before joining NPD, having held... Read More

EEDAR E3 2016 Retrospective

E3 is in the rearview now, as gone as quickly as it came. This year, our entire company was at the convention center, checking out the new titles and first looks on display. We’ve been keeping busy... Read More

Disney’s Exit from Toys to Life isn't Another "Death of the Music Genre"

Rumors of Toys to Life's passing have been greatly exaggerated. Disney’s announcement on Wednesday that the company is cancelling Disney Infinity has led many in the industry to question if this... Read More

EEDAR Insights @ GDC16

GDC is always an exciting time for the industry, and by extension, for EEDAR. Developers, publishers, and games professionals from all over the world descend on San Francisco to talk about the future... Read More

Review Scan: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4)

  POSITIVES The Setting is Impressive Critics most enjoyed wandering around 1860s London in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. This sense of place has always been a big selling point for the series, as... Read More

Core Console Software Sales Are Higher Than Ever

As the 7th console generation was coming to an end several years ago, there was much pessimism regarding the impending launch of the 8th generation. Just as 7th generation software sales were... Read More

The Twitch E3 2015 Stream Hit its Peak during the EA Press Conference

Earlier this week, Twitch released an infographic showing impressive growth in their E3 audience in 2015 compared to 2014.  Twitch reported a peak concurrent viewership of 840,000, more than double... Read More

Console Storefront Advertising Volume Grows 35% in 2014

Since 2010, EEDAR has tracked advertisement activity for games at retailers. While these have historically been focused on physical media at physical retailers (i.e. large game posters in retailer... Read More
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