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Verno wrote on Mar 22, 2021, 12:19:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 22, 2021, 11:18:
I'm just saying that I think it's highly unlikely the Index is getting that position purely based on organic sales, even at $1k. My guess is that Valve gives special consideration for ranking hardware (since only Valve sells hardware) to prop it up in the charts.

It's not a conspiracy, it's what most companies do. Google routinely props up paid search results, it's their business model.

They do not, the list is based on revenue. That's why hardware offerings sometimes crop up in there. It's also why we see identical games with different SKUs. There is no preferential treatment for Valve products, they routinely fall out of the list entirely.

Where you might see "promoted" entries is in the store itself.
All I was saying is that I don't believe the hardware's sales metrics are calculated the same as software. I think It's highly unlikely they are selling enough $1k VR setups to compete with the current crop of best selling games on a regular basis.

Do we know conclusively that valve hardware/software not having to give up a 30% cut doesn't factor into the ranking algorithm? They rank by revenue so if true Valve is likely to always get a 30% boost which is inflating their products, Index included. That's not a fucking conspiracy.

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