Yay for vgChartz

#61dart246Posted 4/29/2014 6:41:28 AM
Why the hell do you guys even use VGChartz?

http://www.wired.com/2008/06/why-we-dont-ref/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/629/where-do-vg-chartz-north-american-numbers-come-from/

If we get figures to within, say, 15% accuracy in a given week (understand that statistically weekly inaccuracies are likely to cancel out over time, not accumulate) then I am happy. We pegged Mario Galaxy in Japan based of one retailer at 285k, it came in at around 255k according to Famitsu / MC - that's close enough for me.

They call a 30k discrepancy close enough for them...

Seriously, they had the Xbox One outselling the PlayStation 4 for all of March, but were woefully wrong come NPD and shamelessly updated the numbers after the fact.
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#62method115Posted 4/29/2014 7:04:15 AM
dart246 posted...
Why the hell do you guys even use VGChartz?

http://www.wired.com/2008/06/why-we-dont-ref/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/629/where-do-vg-chartz-north-american-numbers-come-from/

If we get figures to within, say, 15% accuracy in a given week (understand that statistically weekly inaccuracies are likely to cancel out over time, not accumulate) then I am happy. We pegged Mario Galaxy in Japan based of one retailer at 285k, it came in at around 255k according to Famitsu / MC - that's close enough for me.

They call a 30k discrepancy close enough for them...

Seriously, they had the Xbox One outselling the PlayStation 4 for all of March, but were woefully wrong come NPD and shamelessly updated the numbers after the fact.


I think that is close enough if you ask me. It's just a rough estimate and it's why weekly numbers shouldn't be taken so seriously.
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#63Wildboy9Posted 4/29/2014 7:07:13 AM(edited)
You know the world is upside down when a Vita game is in the top 10

Why is it weird? Vita and 3DS have been neck and neck for the top spot for awhile now in Japan, and Vita is currently outselling both WIi U and PS4.
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#64Tajaz2426Posted 4/29/2014 7:30:47 AM
3HP posted...
lol @ this board.

When vgChartz being accurate would mean PS4 sold more: OMFG VGCHARTZ SO WORTHLESS GTFO

When vgChartz being accurate would mean XB1 sold more: vgChartz = best source


I have a 4, bud. No has said VGChartz is absolute. The gents here on the board are happy with the uptick of consoles sold for the One. The bundle with Titanfall for 400 to 450 has people buying it. Not by a huge jump but better than the en of the last quarter.

It's their console of choice, are they not aloud to be stoked about it?