As of 14 December 2018, IGEA now has the ability to publish games charts for full game downloads in Australia and NZ. We’ve prepared a FAQ to explain:
Can we combine the physical games charts with the digital sales charts?
Unfortunately not. They are both separate data sources and under our licensing arrangements, we cannot combine data
What is the unit of measurement?
Both sets of charts are based on weekly total unit sales and where the product is cross platform, individual sales of each platform are combined to arrive at the chart position
Do the physical charts and digital charts cover the same products?
No. The physical charts provided by the NPD Group cover all products sold at Australian and New Zealand traditional retail outlets, and also includes online stores.
The Digital Charts cover the sales of full game downloads through the Australian and New Zealand Playstation Network, Xbox Live and Steam stores and are provided to GSD from a panel which includes:
|BANDAI NAMCO GAMES|
|FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE|
|TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE|
|WARNER BROS INTERACTIVE|
It is not intended to cover total market/total consumer spend of full game downloads.
When will all of the games publishers be represented?
It is up to individual companies if they want to provide data to 3rdparty aggregators. Discussions are continually taking place with all major parties as to the provision of data and we expect this to continue.