Major publishers silent over data sharing

The world’s biggest games publishers refused to comment on whether they would be willing to share download data.

MCV contacted every major games publisher to ask if they would like a digital chart. And although two firms admitted that including download data in an overall chart is something they would ‘like to see’, they still refused to go on the record.

One publisher even said that it would be good to get at least a valuation so that ‘the doom and gloom’ around games is dispelled. But declined to offer an official comment.

Another triple-A games giant described the topic as a ‘political hot potato’ and that they would prefer not to issue a statement at this time.

A handful of businesses have yet to respond to MCV’s request, and we shall be pushing for a response from them all this week.

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