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Digital Chart Initiative Losing Steam

Valve says it has no interest in submitting Steam sales data to planned digital game charts, reports MCV. Head of Steam Jason Holtman explains: "The idea of a chart is old. It came from people trying to aggregate disaggregated information. What we provide to partners is much more rapid and perfected information." He offers a self-fulfilling criticism that charts don't accurately reflect sales because they have failed to include digital sales in the past: "“If you look back at the way retail charts have been made, they have been proven to be telling an inaccurate story," said Holtman. "They apparently had shown how the PC format was dying when it was actually thriving." He goes on to explain it's not important to developers and publishers to know how other games are performing, just how their own games are selling.

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34. Re: Digital Chart Initiative Losing Steam Apr 21, 2011, 16:56 ASeven
Krovven wrote on Apr 21, 2011, 16:54:
ASeven wrote on Apr 21, 2011, 16:51:
This blog by an industry marketer has an interesting view on this.

And they ruined any credibility with their editorial with the closing statement...

Right now Valve is showing they don't really care to help small developers.

Steve Peterson can't possibly be serious with that comment.

Read the comments on the Gamasutra article I've added to my message as well.
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