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@Squill: But the point in tracking hardware only?



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Almost all recent mobile phones are capable of games. I've got loco roco on mine. I'd prefer the site focused on what it currently does before adding other devices.



 

bdbdbd said:
@Squill: But the point in tracking hardware only?

Its the only segment where Vgchartz can be sure it is covering the entire market. Digital distribution is starting to make the weekly sales charts irrelevant.



Tease.

VGC doesn't track the sales of gaming platforms, but video game systems. Hence the PC is ignored as well.



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palancas7 said:
Been playing games on my Nokia for ages. So, let's put Nokia there too shall we?

sure for the Ngage (or whatever the name was).

For cell phone tetris or snake no... that would be akin to counting every calculator.

 

Smartphone have major software support that goes beyond regular flash games and most especially the Iphone, they thus deserve a spot. (which they have on the site with a tag... but like PC they are not colored).

 

Actually, i'd be much more interested in having PC sales estimates for a change... It's not like many stores sell PC games and no console games anymore, so I don't see how hard this could be when there is already a network in place... (heck put a big "these are estimates" sticker on that data for all I care... as long as it's there...)



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RolStoppable said:
VGC doesn't track the sales of gaming platforms, but video game systems. Hence the PC is ignored as well.

there is a PC section on the top menu of this site (between PSP and community) ... yet it has less sales coverage than PS2 for which there are no sections..



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There are only about 60 PC games with sales data and the majority of them were added three or four years ago. There isn't much interest from the boss as well as the vast majority of the community to have numbers of computer games on this site.

That doesn't mean that the PC does not exist or is completely irrelevant, it's just so different (for the better and the worse) that there's not much reason to devote time to it when considering why VGC was created in the first place.

Video game systems and PCs have co-existed since a long time and the iPod/iPhone/iPad fall more in line with the PC side than the console side, so it will probably get similar treatment. An own forum section sometime in the future, but pretty much ignored when it comes to sales tracking.



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let's add every I-phone clone as a gaming device. what about the droid. You can't track everything.



Hephaestos said:
palancas7 said:
Been playing games on my Nokia for ages. So, let's put Nokia there too shall we?

sure for the Ngage (or whatever the name was).

For cell phone tetris or snake no... that would be akin to counting every calculator.

 

Smartphone have major software support that goes beyond regular flash games and most especially the Iphone, they thus deserve a spot. (which they have on the site with a tag... but like PC they are not colored).

 

Actually, i'd be much more interested in having PC sales estimates for a change... It's not like many stores sell PC games and no console games anymore, so I don't see how hard this could be when there is already a network in place... (heck put a big "these are estimates" sticker on that data for all I care... as long as it's there...)

Actually, the downloadable games for mobile phones existed before N-Gage. And, they weren't just limited to Nokias.

 

For PC games, you need to take into consideration that with services such as Steam, the PC game sales are moving to digital form and people who actually want to own their games, are moving to consoles. Even if it would make sense to track them today, it may not make sense to track them tomorrow. Then again, if i'm not mistaken, PC game sales data generally lacks reliable sources to benchmark the data with. And even when a publisher is giving out sales data for PC games, they include data for shipments to retail and number of downloads made.

 

Though, i'm a little pissed about the lacking sales data of Zeebo and the new Megadrive.

 

@Squilliam: Well, not quite yet. On PC the downloads are much bigger than on consoles, but on consoles i doubt it will be happening in ages.

 

Why track iPhone hardware, when its sales are limited to certain carriers, which likely aren't interested in giving out the information - and i doubt they are even allowed to do so.



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I don't care about consider or not, but I just wanna know the sales weekly