Valve is a company that has always intrigued me. Operating in the shadows, they rarely spring to action. But they need to in the case of reporting digital sales. For the betterment of the industry.
It only matters to websites who promote the fanboy war. Developers know what they sold and made that's all that matters.
I have to disagree wholeheartedly. That's a one-dimensional view. It's in the public interest to know what games have sold how many.
For what purpose? bragging. Sales say okami was a bad game but go play it. Instant classic. Sales contribute nothing to a gamers perspective other than my game sold better than yours.
@ Filthcardia You have got to explain that comment!
Sales numbers tell you NOTHING about the quality or general perception of particular game. I'd much rather appreciate that Steam add a rating system.
i agree! if lets say ill use the wii u as an example. cod on wii u sells only 5000 copies i as a consumer dont want to invest in that version of cod by buying it. instead ill grab the ps3/x360 version because ill have more people to play against and dont have to spend 350 wii u price+ 60 cod price. Dont see why people have to try and be secret about sells. if your sells suck then do something to make it better dont try and hide it so you can trick people into thinking tons of people are buyign your games and such.
potential investors and existing one maybe? we`re the one buying games after they`re out, but it`s the investors that are running this industry from the shadows by injecting funds into those wonderful projects. But I can`t deny that valve as done a great job at delivering PC games to the masses. I`m sure they`re one of the main reason why PC gamer buy more games instead of downloading it on torrents. I`m one of them, I just like the service and all the sales!
Do we really need to know? Valve once just a small PC developer is challenging the console and PC markets by building a Linux gamestation to throw into the battle.
Exactly. I was searching for a way to say it but I think you've nailed it. This article just wants Valve to bend to the status quo way of doing things- to take part in the dominant part of the games industry where it's aall about money and sales over games and creative content.
Valve is a Private company and DOES NOT have to report sales figures!!! It would be nice if Valve did it but you can also get the sales figures from games through shareholder reports!
What is with certain peoples infatuation with sales numbers? Worthless info for the consumer.
That's only because you are a consumer. Big businessess want to know which games sold what so they can adjust what to invest in or predict on.
Valve is about to sell out, they killed Counter-Strike.
You are full of shit!!!
Maybe Activision can buy them out and release HL Ep3 and a new Half Life game every year after that....hey alot of Half Life is better than no Half Life.
Go back to cod please.
Valve is a private company and can do whatever they won't as long as they don't break a law.
I've been intrigued by the idea of a Valve console
As frustrating as it is their secrecy is a reminder that they are a private company that believes they ultimately answer to its customers and not investors. As far as sales are concerned I don't think it matters. The third party guys know its successful so whats the point? To kill off a franchise with potential before it could truly be realized? Or is it the press just want something to talk about?
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