You know, I have to say that I'm a little embarrassed by some users in this thread. VGC has never claimed to be 100% accurate, ioi has stated on multiple occasions that his methods are based on extrapolation and identifying trends, and now he comes into this thread to try and reason and be transparent (something he didn't need to do, but he's making us aware that he knows the problem and is working towards fixing it), with reasoning which makes sense, and all you guys can do are attack him for that? That's a little shameful. If you can't appreciate the way the site works or the site owner, in my opinion perhaps you need to find a new site to visit.
This is the way VGC has always done it. We know it isn't 100% accurate, but it gives us a vague idea. Also, for the regions which people actually seem to care about (Japan, US and Europe), we know that two of those three are almost perfect, so where's the issue here? I just appreciate getting the numbers, knowing they aren't completely accurate, rather than getting nothing at all. Maybe that's just me.
I know this reply is some what late. I think most peoples problem with this situation , the sensible ones any way is not VGc's accurcy or lack there for of , but more so the fact that they have before them official numbers from Sony and they should change the main page to show that .
Now ioi says that leaves a problem for him by way of unaccounted for sales and changing the front page leaves his system into question going forward , my answer better to change the front page and then down the track work towards refining the system in the area according to ioi most of these sales stem from.
the reason is simple the main page is what the world sees and you should just treat it as a adjustment like any other because people don't care where the differences are occuring .