As reported, LEGO Jurassic World was top of the UK sales charts last week - but as we all know, the rankings don't take digital releases into account. The concept seems a bit mad when you consider how much money firms like Sony are raking in from their digital marketplaces, and it seems crazier still when you realise how many downloads titles like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture are apparently racking up.
According to MCVUK's sources, The Chinese Room's rather stunning adventure would have been at the top of the UK charts if digital sales were taken into account. Pretty impressive when you consider its AAA competition.
Of course, this all loops back to the debate of whether or not digital sales should be included when deciding upon the all-important charts. Do you think that they should be? Is there a good reason as to why they shouldn't? Take a quiet trip to Shropshire in the comments section below.
Even though it wasn't a great game I did enjoy the change of pace, it helps that the pricing was spot on, look at how much the tripe the order 1886 costs, hilarious.
Compared to AAA game's the value for money is immense I play more bargain game's then AAA's Heldiver's and Rocket league atm and the next game i'm getting is Gauntlet I think these £20 game's are the way forward I don't think any AAA's I have bought for the PS4 have been worth the money compared to these game's and to not include digital sale's is well just so errr...British. Just show's how most statistic's in Britain are innacurate, just how our government like's it...
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi not to mention the like's of Evolve the worst £55 I have spent in as long as I can remember.
@xMEADx have you not played The Witcher 3 or Bloodborne?
On topic: if they take into account those that download new releases such as Batman etc then I see no reason to not include digital only.
I suppose youll always get the odd do gooder that slams you for not buying a digital only release especially if its an Indy, and those on the other side who wont touch them BECAUSE theyre digital only, so Im not sure how accurate ot could be.
@ToOGoodOfAPlaya Yep i played both Bloodborne and Witcher they were good but when compared to some quality game's you can pick up for less than £20 i'd still say neither of these game's lived up to their price tag. The witcher just held back content they should of gave you at the begining of the game and gave it to people after release on a weekly basis so it "felt" like you were getting oodle's of free DLC and Bloodborne was done and dusted in less than a week I did NG+ a couple of time's as well but that sucked.
@Neolit There are shortcuts that are locked till you reach certain areas but you reach one side of the map to the other without seeing key story moments. So the world is open except the first and last few minutes of the game for story purposes.
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi I've always said that if Order had launched at $39.99 the game would have probably been positively reviewed, and remembered more fondly. They got greedy. I know it was an expensive game to develop and I'm sure they wanted a profit, but they could have used the assets for the (hopefully) more profitable sequel had this one reviewed better.
@glassmusic aye, format was a little tired, it was a little short and it was stupidly mis-priced.
I like the game, it's a neat experience. I don't think it's worthy of chart-topping, but hey good for them.
I really don't see any evidence of the Witcher 3 post-release DLC being held back. Like, none at all. To say it "should have been included at launch" is to say the launch content was lacking these items.
I couldn't disagree more.
Just because something is released as DLC does not always mean it was held back, cut out, or should have been included at launch.
@JaxonH Exactly this.
I dont understand this mentality.
"It should have been there", like its owed to us.
To say it didnt live up to the price tag, I strongly disagree.
I played the likes of Merc Kings and Rocket League, and I could easily argue they were certainly not worth the prices they were commanding.
I paid £49.99 for W3 and have played it, without once repeating a quest, for 200+ hours.
Thats 24p per hour of game time roughly.
Id say that is WELL worth its price tag.
To answer the question, of course digital sales should be taken into account. It's crazy that they're not - why does buying something digitally mean that it doesn't count?
@professorhat Agreed. Games and all manner of things are bought digitally nowadays and have been for many years - it's time that these sales are accounted for. Get with the times, chart monitoring people!
Sales are sales whta bullshit not to include digital sales.
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