GameInformer: 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.