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PC games chart to include downloads

GfK?ChartTrack to include UK digital distribution stats from 2010
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ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch has revealed that the firm will start including PC download sales in its charts from the start of 2010.

"From the start of next year, whoever is ready to contribute data, be they publisher or digital distributor will be able to come on board from the beginning of next year," he said in a talk at the London Games Conference yesterday.

The new version of the PC chart will show combined sales of retail and digital sales on the platform, because "the PC market isn't dying, it has just moved on" he said.

A few years ago, The Official Chart Company started to similarly combine retail and digital sales in its music charts - as consumers transitioned from CD singles to MP3 downloads.

Bloch said a PC download chart is needed because an 'ever important' part of the business is not being reprted on.

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