It seems that ELSPA’s efforts to persuade UK games publishers to provide figures for a UK game download chart have succeeded.
MCV reports that a number of firms, including Ubisoft, THQ, Square Enix and Sega, have been in talks and are now prepared to co-operate with the endeavour. Digital delivery service Steam will provide data, too. Other publishers are expected to follow with their support.
Apparently the digital download chart will be a worldwide first, and the debut chart should be available late autumn, if everything goes according to schedule.
This will provide a very interesting window into the exact quantities of PC game sales, and perhaps give indie developers, two-thirds of whom self-publish according to TIGA, a chance to get their name up in lights.