Xbox 360 Community Developers Still Don't Know Sales Figures

MTV: "While Community Games has launched without a hitch, the situation is more troublesome behind the scenes, Community Games developers told MTV Multiplayer, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

The root of the problem: we know as much as developers do about how games have been selling. Official Xbox Live evangelist Major Nelson has released several top ten lists seemingly indicating Xbox 360 users would pay for quality indie games, but how many people are buying them? Our sources said those numbers haven't been disclosed to anyone outside of Microsoft, developers included.

Being number one, two or three in a list is encouraging news, said our sources, but without knowing the numerical data driving the list, the elation is quickly lost when it's possible only a couple hundred people bought your game."

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