|I LOVE GIGGS said:
VGChartz was the right concept. Gather the data and post them on your own website which is the money generator.
Things were going very well and the accuracy was increasing year over year from 2007-2010 and then I don't know what happened and everything fell apart. Either ioi was trying too many things with the website back then, data base, Pro site, another website, paid writers and other things, and it backfired or he got too busy with other work.
If someone can replicate that concept and improve on the accuracy it would be great and could help you get investors. You can get people like ioi to advise you on how to gather data, what worked and what didn't and what were the things that prevent him from being a credible source of data. You can promise people like him advisory shares.
Thanks for the ideas.
Speaking of investors, Famitsu is a gaming magazine and they've been publishing sales data for a long time. Maybe if I can get something up and running one of these days, I could look into getting sponsored by Game Informer or a major gaming website like IGN for right of first publication of sales figures in exchange for assisting with the funding. I'd still insist on it remaining a non-profit venture where the sales data remain public forever.
P.S.: My post from the other day where I said I was going to post this elsewhere ran into a snag as apparently I'm about 30 posts short of the 100-post threshold needed to create new threads on ResetEra, so that will take me a while. Maybe another week or two, depending on how busy I am.