I subscribe to the ECA
(Entertainment Consumers Assoc.) newsletter where they highlight stories of interest regarding the game industry. For today's Sept. 30th is no different with an interesting Bloggers post that the US company that tracks national game sales on a macro basis. Is blowing "Hot Air
" not having access to sales data that they themselves are giving estimates to revenue generated.
to the Blog "A Tree Falling in The Forest
This is bad news, and possibly a story that is under reported. Like the blogger stated if game publishers have better numbers they aren't sharing them with NPD nor the public at large. If economic "movers and shakers" think that the game industry State side is hurling, when its actually not. This will effect the funding sources for game developers and the types of games that will be made on a whole. Basically more of the "jump on the band wagon" type of games. Versus those that may be unique, innovative, or downright bold in production values.