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EEDAR Survey Ranks Most Influential Game Review Outlets

by Jeff Marchiafava on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:27 AM

Video game reviews are meant to give gamers an idea of whether or not they'll want to play a game, but how often do they actually influence purchases? Today EEDAR published the results of a survey which aims to answer that question.

EEDAR asked 3,500 gamers to rank how much the reviews of their favorite game media outlet influence them when purchasing a game (it's worth noting that to be included in the survey, respondents had to own either a PS3 or Xbox 360 -- sorry, Wii owners). These outlets were rated on a five-point scale, with one being "no influence," and five being "very influential." Most outlets ended up smack dab in the middle. Here are the major findings, via a handy infographic from EEDAR.

So what about you? How much do video game reviews influence your purchasing decisions? Share your opinion in the comments below.