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Please don't banish me, I am coming everydays here, and NO it is not possible to get every information running...So if there is already an explanation somewhere, forgive me and just give me a link.

The UK charts, I suppose that some key people of VGC has their contacts and sources to get every weeks the ranking of the sold games on every consoles...These people who release first the data on the net, if they have the ranking, they obviously have the quantities...Why is this impossible to have it and show it ? does it have to remain secret ?



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VGC does not have people who have direct access to GfK data (the company who compiles the charts), and even if VGC did, they wouldn't be allowed to reveal anything without the consent of GfK.

Websites like MCV UK who publish the charts first don't know the unit sales either. The only thing they can forward are small tidbits of information that they are given by GfK, such as percentage increases/decreases for specific titles. This is very similar to how Venture Beat reports on NPD sales; they don't get exact data either, so they use the small things that NPD analyst Piscatella gives to them.

The more of the data remains a secret, the more incentive there is for companies to pay for the data. Sales tracking firms are businesses too. Of course it's hard to imagine that there would be a significant negative impact to their business if they provided only the sets of numbers for console units sold and the top 10 games by units sold, because the market is much more than the top 10 and a competent sales tracking firm can provide a wide array of analyses for the mountains of data they sit on.



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RolStoppable said:
VGC does not have people who have direct access to GfK data (the company who compiles the charts), and even if VGC did, they wouldn't be allowed to reveal anything without the consent of GfK.

Websites like MCV UK who publish the charts first don't know the unit sales either. The only thing they can forward are small tidbits of information that they are given by GfK, such as percentage increases/decreases for specific titles. This is very similar to how Venture Beat reports on NPD sales; they don't get exact data either, so they use the small things that NPD analyst Piscatella gives to them.

The more of the data remains a secret, the more incentive there is for companies to pay for the data. Sales tracking firms are businesses too. Of course it's hard to imagine that there would be a significant negative impact to their business if they provided only the sets of numbers for console units sold and the top 10 games by units sold, because the market is much more than the top 10 and a competent sales tracking firm can provide a wide array of analyses for the mountains of data they sit on.

Ok !



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Strongest worldwide achievement on TGM : 1st European S13 rank
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Current PB on Power Ranger (Game Gear) : 10min06 (World Record)

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kirby007 said:
Well 1 is bigger than 2 and 2 is bigger then 3

You got it almost right this time. But 50% are not a passing grade.



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