One last thing... I found where I read the site owner of vgchart was a Nintendo fan, which is what started me on that train of thought: "vgcharts is not accurate. It's run by some toolbox from the Gaming Age forum and has basically been debunked by any credible NPD/Media Create hound on that forum. He just makes stuff up, exactly like nextgenwars." "The only source of data this guy has is forum threads on GAF. That's it. Media Create is all over the net, and European stuff trickles in from time to time, but there's no way he has an NPD license, not to mention December NPD won't be released until early January. It's guesswork, plain and simple. And fwiw, his posts on GAF are generally slanted towards Nintendo. I think he's a fan." http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22984&page=3&pp=10 So, in case you were curious what started me on that path... it was that thread above. And, for the record, as I stated before, I can't say the above is true, and am not presenting this to prove a point... just in case you were curious why I said what I did.
Here is a great source for checking/refuting numbers: http://www.the-magicbox.com/charts.htm It will soon have 2006 figures for the USA & Japan. Platinum Game sales are also routinely updated. (10 years + of media crate and npd data)
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Totally off subject but does NPD take returns into account when calculating their sales numbers? In other words if someone buys a PS3 and then returns it and then someone else buys it again does that count as 2 PS3 sales?
All I know is when both Wii and PS3 roll out at the end of March and both of them say they shipped 6 million (by the way, there was an interview with one of sony's presidents or something, shipped for them mean "sell-thru" or sold to retailer...) Well you be arguing so hard for their numbers on here Monty? Cause I gaurentee you this site probably won't match what Sony will say it shipped, or Nintendo for that matter. In fact, Wii may ship more than 6 million...and this sites numbers are likely to be less than shipped numbers for both those companies...will you still be arguing about this? I have the sneaking suspicion you won't be when it comes to those companies products. I think that spells something.. (it has an impeller on it, it pulls air thru it) + (a young male) = ....