EEDAR releases preliminary E3 interest stats

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) has released a report listing various attention metrics from gamers from two sites, GameTrailers and, regarding the most "popular" titles from E3. We put "popular" in quotes there because these stats are for things like trailer streaming and page views rather than a scientific survey -- this is a general feel of the zeitgeist on these two specific sites rather than a comprehensive view of what gamers thought of E3.

But there are interesting things to note even in this limited set of stats, especially when you compare it to our own anecdotal show floor and "chatter" data from you commenters. We heard from quite a few of you during the show that Nintendo's press conference was the most popular event, and this list agrees. Likewise, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was one of the most popular titles on the show floor, and there's no shortage of Link representation here. Kirby's Epic Yarn is probably the biggest unannounced-before E3 title on the lists, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 captured a lot of attention -- not much was revealed at the show itself, but it was placed front and center on the floor of the West Hall.

At the same time, there are some weird conclusions here. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, an expansion which didn't even make an appearance at E3, registered in the top 20 in the GameTrailers stats and Red Dead Redemption, a game that's already out, picked up spot No. 8 on IGN's Page Views list of big E3 titles. EEDAR also notes that the Nintendo 3DS didn't rank on any of these lists, but given the lines at the Nintendo booth to see it, the new handheld garnered plenty of attention. So you can't really bank on these titles yet. But if you're interested, you can check out EEDAR's top 10 in each category after the break.

IGN Page Views by Publisher
1. Nintendo
2. Microsoft
3. Electronic Arts
4. Sony
5. Take Two
6. Ubisoft
7. Konami
8. Capcom
9. Activision
10. Square Enix

GameTrailers "Stream Stats" by Title
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2. Metal Gear Solid: Rising
3. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
5. Star Wars: The Old Republic
6. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
8. Crysis 2
9. Fallout: New Vegas
10. Medal of Honor (2010)

IGN Page Views by Title
1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
2. Kinect
3. Rage
4. Portal 2
5. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
6. Fallout: New Vegas
7. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
8. Red Dead Redemption
9. Gears of War 3
10. PlayStation Move

IGN "Purchase Intent" by Title
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2. Donkey Kong Returns
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
4. Kirby's Epic Yarn
5. Gears of War 3
6. Portal 2
7. Goldeneye 007
8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
9. Medal of Honor (2010)
10. Metal Gear Solid: Rising

This article was originally published on Joystiq.