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Something that I really think that is lacking on the front page of this site is charts.  Right now the front page is mostly forum, news, and LISTS of numbers from different titles and consoles.  The only chart is the current generational battle, which we all have to admit is kind of boring to look at.  I mean, grass grows faster than that chart will change...literally.

I think it would be nice to see a different daily or weekly chart showing interesting comparisons.  For instance, the difference of consoles sold each generation, or the difference of mainline Zeldas, CoDs, or Halos sold over the genrations.  Many of these charts are currently available and the chart tools are really neat.  But sadly you have top click through to get to any of those features.  It's almost like we're hiding them.

The name of the site suggests one thing, but our front facing impression just shows a run of the mill gaming news blog/site.  And we all know this site is way cooler and more unique than that description.  Having these front page charts be modifiable as well would be a fun new toy for all of us.  I know that these charts are being created, and that they're posted in the NEWS section.  But again, I'm talking about something that a passive viewer of the site can't help but see and notice, fiddle with, and become intrigued with digging deeper.

Any thoughts on this?

Last edited by super_etecoon - on 10 May 2019

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We could use more piecharts



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I think maybe having a pie chart or something to visually display the weekly hardware sales could be nice (maybe with the ability to toggle between each regions sales).

But anything more might be going a bit overboard. The space on the front page is quite limited as it is trying to fit in sales figures, news/articles and the forums all at once. I think a bunch of randoms charts and graphs being squished in would make things look too cluttered.

The charts which already get created and posted in the news/articles section is a good enough imo. Plus having them there allows people to post comments on them too.



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We could use more piecharts

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Green098 said:

I think maybe having a pie chart or something to visually display the weekly hardware sales could be nice (maybe with the ability to toggle between each regions sales).

But anything more might be going a bit overboard. The space on the front page is quite limited as it is trying to fit in sales figures, news/articles and the forums all at once. I think a bunch of randoms charts and graphs being squished in would make things look too cluttered.

The charts which already get created and posted in the news/articles section is a good enough imo. Plus having them there allows people to post comments on them too.

I think there's plenty of stuff on the Front Page that could be truncated or elimated to be honest.  And this would only be like a 4 inch by 6 inch spot in a central position and would really help to identify the site as a chart site.  It would be a fun, interactive, creative tool...and you could even click into it for comments and the like.  I'm not trying to take anything away from the other creative aspects of the site, but sections like "Most Popular Games" and "Database Updates" aren't really major features, and certainly the number of news articles prent could be reduced to 10 instead of 15.  Right there you would open up space for this enhancement.  As a graph it would also be appealing and wouldn't clutter up the front page.



Yeah, that was always a thing that bothered me about the site's redesign. The front page doesn't put any focus on the charts.



super_etecoon said:

Something that I really think that is lacking on the front page of this site is charts.  Right now the front page is mostly forum, news, and LISTS of numbers from different titles and consoles.  The only chart is the current generational battle, which we all have to admit is kind of boring to look at.  I mean, grass grows faster than that chart will change...literally.

I think it would be nice to see a different daily or weekly chart showing interesting comparisons.  For instance, the difference of consoles sold each generation, or the difference of mainline Zeldas, CoDs, or Halos sold over the genrations.  Many of these charts are currently available and the chart tools are really neat.  But sadly you have top click through to get to any of those features.  It's almost like we're hiding them.

The name of the site suggests one thing, but our front facing impression just shows a run of the mill gaming news blog/site.  And we all know this site is way cooler and more unique than that description.  Having these front page charts be modifiable as well would be a fun new toy for all of us.  I know that these charts are being created, and that they're posted in the NEWS section.  But again, I'm talking about something that a passive viewer of the site can't help but see and notice, fiddle with, and become intrigued with digging deeper.

Any thoughts on this?

You don't like the Blast from the Past charts? :(



I agree with the sentiment of more chart graphs on the frontpage. Although this thread made me look at the only chart graph we have, and I saw that were is a button with current gen. I never before realized I can switch there between this gen, previous gen and year to date. Year to date is awesome. If we can also choose the last say three weeks numbers are available and switch between global and the majpr regions, this graph would be super useful.

Also, same as me probably many others didn't realize this widget is interactive. Maybe that can be made more obvious somehow.



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