Forums - Website Topics - Am I only 1 of 2 people left that cares that VGChartz has stopped updating sales?!

Do sales matter to you anymore?

Yes. 186 83.04%
 
No. 18 8.04%
 
They never mattered. 20 8.93%
 
Total:224

If ioi doesn't update, eventually people will stop visiting. Vgchartz wont be receiving 'non-forum users' traffic, because articles like the ones on n4g dont really report on month-old data. Eventually, noob forum users will leave meaning discussions aren't that interesting. Forums will not be as active as they once were, less people visit, lower ad revenue, and vgchartz ceases to exist.



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Olivernintentoal said:
Of course we care! We are just used to it by now.

That's not caring.  That's just a preference.  Like I prefer rainy days over sunny days.  Like I prefer console over PC.  Like I care to post or not post.  The OP has a genuine concern, an issue he will not let slide and have the site get away with( Ami I right or is the OP just someone who doesn't really care and just started a thread because it's a good topic, despite it being something that this forum has already seen before).  I'm just saying, personally I would like to see more updates, but in reality, it's not really a big deal with me. 

The question is, do we care, or do with just treat it as a second string issue we really don't care about.  The OP cares, that person really cares, but does the overall care, the one that the site is going after anways. 

If the OP really cares, then I thank you for that.  Monthly updates are wack, and if I had a preference, i would want them to update it biweekly at least.  But I'm not as hard core as the OP and the other person who really cares as the title suggests. 

Oh well, If only I didn't have a real life. hahaha.  I'm drunk.



The numbers are a big reason on why I use this site. While they're definitely important, spending time around the forums really helps with having to wait.



ReimTime said:
No, you are not. There have been many threads from different users that talked about it.
As for the reasoning, not too sure why it is so behind but we have had countless threads to ruminate about it already so maybe search one of those and you'll find a good answer.

The reason is ioi has got complacent. Always glad for numbers but the numbers no longer are relied on to bring in traffic which brings in the money. If it did you can guarantee weekly updates like the old days (within a week). 



Machina said:

OK, I've gotten an update on the situation from Brett.

First of all I must say that many of may not be aware of this but the sales stuff is pretty much all handled by Brett (although Will does a little too), and there's no easy way to delegate the workload to others beyond what Will's already taken on, which means us other staffers can't help speed up the process even though we want to.*

As for why the site's fallen so far behind - Brett's been really busy with other projects and personal stuff lately. However, he's just reassured me that things should return to normal soon.


*The one thing that can be done to speed it up is to ensure all of the upcoming games that are likely to chart and release dates for those games are up-to-date on Gamewise (which is where the GameDB on VGC is drawn from), which is something Will and myself have started doing, but if anyone else wants to help out you can do so here - http://gamewise.co/games/.

 

P.S. feel free to link to this post in other treads where people are asking for an official update.

Quoting for visibility. Thanks, Machina



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Bristow9091 said:
I care, and I'm annoyed we're over a month without any data... again! But I just can't be arsed being vocal about it and making threads... there are more important things to do, such as play Bloodborne! This game is great by the way! :)

You probably spent just as much time with this comment than the op.



I care. Spamming about how much I care won't help though.



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I have an inside source that told me they actually were phasing out sales figures to focus on reviews. That's also why they merged with GamrReview.



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SWORDF1SH said:
Bristow9091 said:
I care, and I'm annoyed we're over a month without any data... again! But I just can't be arsed being vocal about it and making threads... there are more important things to do, such as play Bloodborne! This game is great by the way! :)

You probably spent just as much time with this comment than the op.


Not sure what you mean by that, care to elaborate?



No, most of the people left.