[casual_games] Res: ANN: Game-Sales-Charts.com gets some new features
jose_marin2 at yahoo.com.br
Thu Feb 1 06:33:41 EST 2007
Is there any research that shows how much from the downloaded games where actually converted on registered ones?
And the number of games sold?
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De: James C. Smith <james at reflexive.net>
Para: casual_games at igda.org
Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 1 de Fevereiro de 2007 3:25:43
Assunto: [casual_games] ANN: Game-Sales-Charts.com gets some new features
ANN: Game-Sales-Charts.com gets some new features
New sites are tracked including Logler
Use the World Map to see the current top 10 on many casual games sites.
Use the World Wide What's New This Week chart to see the new games that came out recently
See a history any site's new releases in the Release Dates Calendar
Many other charts show histories or summaries of Top 10 or release dates
Click any game in any chart to see a summary of that game across many sites
Game-Sales-Charts.com tracks the downloadable games top 10 lists and the whats new lists on many casual games portals. Data is updated hourly, archived forever and can be displayed in many different ways. The site lets you quickly see what the current top sellers are across all the major portals all on one screen, or look at a history of any sites top 10 list over time, or see a summary of which games made the most top 10 appearances in any portal in any given date range.
More Sites Added
In July of 2006 we expanded from track just Real Arcade to tracking 17 web sites including MSN, Yahoo, Shockwave, BigFish and more. At the beginning of 2007 several more sites were added including WildGame (WildTangent), Boonty, and the Logler 'Casual Games Global Top 10' which aggregates all the major top 10 list. We also added tracking of the Reflexive favorites list which shows top converters rather than top sellers. Similarly we added Yahoos Top Downloads in addition to their Featured Downloads. Now all these sites are included in the World Map and you can also view a daily, weekly, or monthly history of any of these sites top 10 lists.
I find this especially interesting in the case of Logler. Go to the Day By Day Top 10 Grid, select a Retailer of Logler, and set the Frequency to Weekly. You will get a history of every ranking ever published by Logler in a format that makes it easy to see trends.
New Releases / Release Dates
Game-Sales-Charts.com not only tracks which games are in the top 10, but for most sites, it also tracks the sites new releases even if they never make it into the top 10. The brand new World Wide What's New This Week chart lets you see all of the new releases on all the portals in the last 8 days. It lays them out chronologically and by portal in a grid that lets you visuals the events of the week. The new Release Dates Calendar lets you see the complete release date history of any one portal in a calendar like grid. This view makes it easy to see that GameHouse almost always releases 2 or 3 game games on Wednesday and none on other days but Big Fish Release 1 game per day 7 days per week and Reflexive usually releases one game per day on Monday through Wednesday and then 2 games every Thursday. You can also see release date information for all dates and all sites as a list in the Release Dates chart or laid out chronologically in the World Wide What's New Weekly
chart. But these last two charts are a bit overwhelming.
Another new feature is the ability to click on any game name in any chart and see a list of all the portals that launched that game, what date they launched it on, the best rank the game ever achieved in the sites top 10 list, and how many days it stayed in the sites top 10. Example: Westward
James C. Smith - Game Designer/Programmer - Big Kahuna Words, Big Kahuna Reef, Ricochet Xtreme (aka Rebound), Ricochet Lost Worlds, GameSalesCharts.com
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