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Can/Will VGC chart Google Stadia and Apple Arcade (and other gaming services)?

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Sorry if I'm posting this on the wrong place.

Well, if gaming is not confined to consoles and game copies, I'd like to know if VGC could start charting those new services as well as PS Now and others.

The way to do this is obviously not as simple as counting copies, but maybe numbers of active users or revenue can be charted somehow. (If those numbers are out there to be fetched).

Anyway, how's going to be the future of gaming charting overall as a significant piece of the market starts moving away from selling copies and selling hardware? That's what I'd like to discuss.

Of course we need to think if those services will be considered part of the console/PC market in terms of core gaming following. As mobile gaming kicked off, many thought that mobile gaming would be another gaming branch and even though it actually is, the console/PC crowd still doesn't see it as the same thing. As a result, charting and following mobile games figures has never got to be a priority or a necessity, at least from the perspective of core game enthusiasts. So, charting core gaming has been meaning charting PC/Nintendo/Xbox/Sony only as usual. Does Stadia and Apple Arcade change it?

I hope some of the website charters, our specialists, can add some thoughts.



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Only if the companies release official digital sales/players.



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They haven't even shown video game sales for weeks now lol last I saw it was December 29th. So if they do, it will be loooooong after release of those platforms



gtotheunit91 said:
They haven't even shown video game sales for weeks now lol last I saw it was December 29th. So if they do, it will be loooooong after release of those platforms

Thats because the old software tracking ended and will never return. There have been multiple posts and topics about that.

We switched to reporting official shipment numbers.

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Marth said:
gtotheunit91 said:
They haven't even shown video game sales for weeks now lol last I saw it was December 29th. So if they do, it will be loooooong after release of those platforms

Thats because the old software tracking ended and will never return. There have been multiple posts and topics about that.

We switched to reporting official shipment numbers.

This.

Announcement thread is here - http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=238631

New front page details here - http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=239684

Which means if they announce sales for individual titles we will list them, and we'll post any official charts or revenue totals that are produced for them, but we won't be estimating software sales ourselves.



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The site doesn't track CPU/GPU shipments for PC players. The site hasn't tracked Ouya, NES & SNES mini nor the Playstation Classic numbers and, back in the day, it didn't track OnLive or Gaikai.

I don't see why Stadia or the Apple thing should be different.



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It's sad then that another thing we will lose as the market moves to streaming is charting and figures.



My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?