its no secret that this sites numbers can be off at times, but what really annoys me is that you have certain users bashing this site on a daily bases as well as using their estimates on the same day, so what gives?
its a common hypocrisy that I have chosen to ignore.
There are many people that use or abuse the data as it suits their mood or agenda on a given day, or hour.
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Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.
X1: Titanfall, COD: AW. PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny
Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight
Is there a recent example you have in mind? Using VGChartz hardware numbers is fine if they've had some time to adjust possible errors imo.
I feel that VGchartz is plenty accurate enough so you'll never see me post "It's under tracks" or "It's over tracked", or "Wait for the adjustments".
I am sure even people on Neogaf use us. They just do not want to admit it. The numbers that vgchartz usually get wrong are the ones where they are just going for it without much time to correct things. Black fridays numbers for example. But where else can you easily at the click of a mouse find thousands of pretty accurate game totals?
Slightly off topic but I think people should stick to quarterly reports and official announcements, as vgc numbers will become "more" inaccurate eventually, digital distribution is just one of the many reasons.
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