28th February 2011 - London, United Kingdom – UKIE excited by progress towards digital chart for PC and invites companies to contribute sales data.
UKIE, the trade association for the wider Interactive Entertainment industry, is delighted to issue a progress report on the creation of a UK download chart for PC games.
The project, first announced in late 2010, has been gathering pace with invaluable contributions from many of the leading players in digital distribution including Atari, Electronic Arts, Focus Multimedia, Kalypso Media Digital Limited, Mastertronic, NCsoft, Sega, Sony DADC, Square Enix, THQ, Ubisoft, Warner Bros and other top PC game publishers.
The closed-beta trial is progressing well and has prompted UKIE’s Chairman, Andy Payne to call for contributions from companies not currently involved in the project,
'The UKIE membership has rallied behind this project and has worked tirelessly to overcome issues as they arose. They have shown a deep understanding of the importance of the project and the value of the end product that we are working towards.’
‘Our boxed charts are second to none and we want our digital charts to attain the same level of respect and trust. Therefore, we are now inviting all companies developing, publishing and distributing PC digital games in the UK to contact UKIE to discuss how they can get involved.’
Interested parties should contact project co-ordinator Sam Collins at UKIE via firstname.lastname@example.org or (0)20 7534 0580.
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The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment or UKIE is a trade body that represents the whole of the UK’s video games and wider interactive entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 (and formerly known as ELSPA), UKIE’s membership includes games publishers, developers and the academic institutions that support the industry.
UKIE works with government to champion a range of issues including age ratings, education and skills, tax incentives and protecting intellectual property rights. It also works with the media to ensure true and accurate representation of the sector by raising awareness of the industry’s positive economic contribution and the societal benefits of gaming to policy makers, regulators and consumers.
One of UKIE’s key roles is to support its members by providing them with key market information, promoting careers and offering the business support services, training and best-practice knowledge to enable them to operate most effectively.
In addition, UKIE works with GfK Chart-Track to compile weekly, monthly and annual retail charts and sales reports for the UK market.