Unraveling the Games Among Us

Hey, You Are Popular!

Best-Selling Genres

Figure 1 & 2: Genre Sales by Region

PC vs. Console

Uncovering Critic Scores

Top Tier Publishers

Can we predict critically-acclaimed video games?

  • Large amount of Missing Data: Of the 55792 observations in the dataset, 49256 do not have any Critic Score included. After cleaning the remaining data, we are left with 1663 observations in total to apply our classification models.
  • High Variance: Since classification methods like Random Forests and SVMs are more flexible they generally tend to eliminate bias at the cost of higher variance. This may lead to an increase in the MSE (Mean Squared Error) for the test data.
  • Large amount of Noise in the Data: Lots of meaningless data cannot be interpreted correctly by our classification models. This is an issue with how the data was collected.

Results

Conclusion

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