So are vgchartz numbers ok now?

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2 years ago#1
Seems like a month ago if anyone brought up vgchartz most would dismiss it, saying 'lol vgchartz'.

Now though it seems like everyone considers them to be quite accurate.
2 years ago#2
They are accurate within reason.

I always account a 5%+- sampling error variance.
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2 years ago#3
Only if it helps their argument.
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2 years ago#4
Simply no. Arguably, older data revised to actual reports can be accurate, but their weekly data is nowhere near reliable
2 years ago#5
No. They never have been, and never will be. The only time they aren't dismissed is by blinded people who only see what they want to see.
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2 years ago#6
Rolling_Stoned posted...
No. They never have been, and never will be. The only time they aren't dismissed is by blinded people who only see what they want to see.


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2 years ago#7
Tajaz2426 posted...
Only if it helps their argument.


This seems to be the case.

From what I can tell the closer the numbers are to the present the less reliable they are. The further back you go on vgchartz data the better it is. I think they make updates, which would account for that.
2 years ago#8
Said it before and I'll say it again: VGChartz is only accurate when it supports what you support.
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2 years ago#9
It seems like reliable numbers are getting harder to find. Sony and Nintendo never disclosed their April NPD sales. At this point vgchartz is about all we got.
2 years ago#10
Sith Jedi posted...
Said it before and I'll say it again: VGChartz is only accurate when it supports what you support.


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