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Did you guys see the February NPD numbers ?

Video game software (console, handheld, and PC): $369.9M 

Estimated digital sales: $319M

This means that digital sales are almost 50% of software sales now. Granted they are more present on PC than console sales but still it makes especially irrelevant the PC software sales numbers that this site displays...




PS3-Xbox360 gap : 1.5 millions and going up in PS3 favor !

PS3-Wii gap : 20 millions and going down !

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The numbers are way off on this site anyways. It's near impossible to track software sales accurately anyways. The hardware sales are off as well, but no where as off as the software numbers.



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'gaming till I'm gone'

The PC numbers have been irrelevant ever since they started tracking them. The others are getting more irrelevant by the day, indeed.

I was more shocked by the hardware sales "accuracy" though.



The software is way harder to track because there is little or no info about the sale.

But the hardware... ohhhhhhh the hardware... VGC is in a serious trouble.

I said to ioi the site becaume way innacture after 2012 and he just said that everything is fine.



Let's hope VGChartz does something about how they track stuff, because at this rate their information is becoming irrelevant.



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NobleTeam360 said:
Let's hope VGChartz does something about how they track stuff, because at this rate their information is becoming irrelevant.


I agree with you. When you are 25-35% off on the numbers, that's a problem.



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'gaming till I'm gone'

Not only does vgc not track digital sales, but its way off with retail sales.



The site will become a ghost town if ioi does not take steps to track the sales more accurately. I mean digital being difficult is understandable, but being so wrong with the hardware sales just defeats the reason why this site could be interesting!



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When all next gen consoles are out retail sales will see a large boost then slowly convert to digital imo.



ethomaz said:

The software is way harder to track because there is little or no info about the sale.

But the hardware... ohhhhhhh the hardware... VGC is in a serious trouble.

I said to ioi the site becaume way innacture after 2012 and he just said that everything is fine.


I've been saying it since 2011.  The 360 supply chain has been way to high.

Funny that nobody agreed with me back then and now..... everyone does.

 

Software is a nightmare to track and yes most is off.  But its a guide at least.  Reach is a good example... its way above 10m.



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