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When I first came to VGCharts...which is what I remember directing me to this place with a z, I came here expecting charts.  Charts of titles and charts of consoles.  And sure, that's what I got.  But mostly I found a sales tracking website.  That was super handy as the Wii was just released and it was great getting real time data on the war between it, the 360 and the PS3.  We know these times as the golden age of VGC, the last best time for console wars.

But I think we are missing some charts.

Why not have charts with cool themes reflecting how well handheld Zelda titles have performed across the generations, for instance.  Or how well COD titles have performed amongst the different platforms.

Make these charts pop, make them be great for sharing across social media.  It just seems like there's all kinds of data here to use to create a rich and robust image gallery of different sales comparisons over the years, and this wouldn't require the tracking that has become so problematic.  

I see the site trying to move into other tracking features like film and music, and I just feel like there's already ample data to reflect upon over gamings' 40+ year history.

And the key here would be to make these charts (or graphs) very attractive, cute, and fun.  I'm sure many of these game makers own all the assets to their respective games, but certainly through various free clip arts or fan made renderings backgrounds and themes would be pretty easy to come up with.

At any rate, just add this to the list of chores that I know this website doesn't have the people power or resource allocations to make happen, but it would be cool.



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I remember those days too. I found this site when the Wii got released. Your experience is the same as mine :D.
At the time, I probably used my Wii browser for this site more than any other site. It was a basic site with just a homepage displaying the overall sales of each console. I can't remember seeing a login button back in 2007 but as your account was created in 3/3/07, it means there was a way of creating an account in 2007 XD.
Congrats btw, you've been a member for 12 years :D. The time has went fast yet a lot in the world has changed.

I agree with your point. It's a great idea to utilise the data on this site for those examples that you mentioned. The articles do similar stuff every now-n-then but I think there should be more articles that utilise data for more types of articles too and maybe have a part of the site that has it categorised all 'data-comparisons' in one place (similar to articles/sales). Its a good idea, I bet there are thousands of ways to utilise the data on this site. With your experience on this site over the years I bet you have a lot more great ideas. If you have enough free time, become a mod cos you'll have fun with ideas for data-comparison articles :D.



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If anyone has suggestions for new sales articles based on our hardware and software figures feel free to let me know. I'm all for doing new sales article series or one offs based on our historical figures.

For example many years ago I did a Sales History series of articles taking a look at the sales of specific franchises. 



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trunkswd said:

If anyone has suggestions for new sales articles based on our hardware and software figures feel free to let me know. I'm all for doing new sales article series or one offs based on our historical figures.

For example many years ago I did a Sales History series of articles taking a look at the sales of specific franchises. 

I don't think your comment was meant for me, but I do want to state that I'm not referring to articles.  In fact, these graphs would have almost no writing on them outside of the names of the games, the amount sold, and maybe a little "Did you know" blurb.  There'd be a focus on color, style, and fun.  And of course the VGC logo somewhere to make sure people know where to go to see the rest of the numbers.

And for the record, I am that guy that is suggesting something who doesn't actually have the time to do it.  I just think they'd be really cool to look at and I'm honestly surprised info graphics like this haven't already come from this site.  I think many people here prefer analysis as opposed to just pretty pictures that make you go, "hmm, I didn't know that."