The UK PC game download chart – which aims to tracks the sales of digital games – has reportedly collapsed.
It officially launched in May last year, but hasn’t been seen since PCR’s sister publication MCV published the statistics for Q2 2013 last October.
The chart was put together by UK games trade body UKIE and stat giant IPSOS. To build it they would receive data from publishers such as Sega, EA, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Warner and 2K. However, a number of companies would not share their data, including Activision and Bethesda. And MCV has been told that the project was proving a burden to the publishers that had committed to it.
As a result, UKIE has put the download chart on the back burner, and will now work on a new project to discover the size of the PC download market. It hopes to bring the chart back in the future.