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Solid_Snake4RD said:
DirtyP2002 said:

As the guys mentioned: Adjustments.


Please do not think this is trolling or anything like it, but I think VGC does not know exactly where Sony sold (shipped) those PS3s to explain the gap. We do get pretty good data for NA, Japan and sometimes for UK, so it seems like they just put it in EMEAA. I doubt VGC knows where exactly. But that should not discredit the great work VGC did with the tracking in the past years.

you are absolutely correct

the shipped figures were very different as VGC didn't track it


they put the figures around MOVE's release as an assumption it caused the spike


but the didn't track it


plus the shipped vs VGC gap was even there at before last quarter


so it wasn't MOVE bump as allocated by VGC



VGC just didn't track in those areas

The problem with this is that they didn't just take the sales they mistracked and started tacking them on recent sales to make up for the gap. Thats why adjustments went back 2 years. They adjusted posted numbers from up to 2 years ago to smooth things out, putting the sales where they belonged. That has nothing to do with the fact that PS3 sales seen a huge jump in September. They didn't take all of the mistracked sales and just start adding them onto the numbers starting september to make up for what was miscounted.


The OP didn't ask why the gap suddenly shrank on the charts, he's asking why EMEAA sales are so high for the last few weeks.


For example, here are the sales from August until current (Worldwide):

Aug 1-7: 175,816

Aug 8-14: 184,177

Aug 15-21: 166,335

Aug 22-28: 165,168

Aug 29-Sept 4: 163,948

Sept 5-11: 150,805

Sept 12-18: 198,157

Sept 19-25: 207,959

Sept 26-Oct 2: 238,977

Oct 3-9: 240,719

Oct 10-16: 235,471

Oct 17-23: 232,770

Oct 24-30: 270,345

Oct 31-Nov 6: 304,183


PS Move released Sept 15/17 in EMEAA and Americas respectively, and on October 21st in Japan. Look at the numbers for these dates.