Forums - General Discussion - IGN calls Vgchartz bull

darkknightkryta said:
ethomaz said:

I can't say I disagree...

VGC is a estimate site... so only the companies have the real and reliable numbers.

But one things that makes the VGC estimate close to real numbers are the frequents adjustments... so if you look at the BF weeks numbers I'm sure they will be wrong for at least some weeks but when the time got passed the numbers starts to be more accurate.


BF 2012 is more accurate today than BF 2013.

And for a estimate site the number are good for hardware but not so much for software.

The wrong are the people that thinks in VGC like a tracker site... it is not... it is a estimate site.

The numbers here are accurate when you consider weekly sales.  It's just that being off by a little bit weekly makes numbers really off down the line.

Its really off for some games, dunno if GoW3 was fixed or not but it was undertracked despite official numbers. Usually after official numbers are out vgc adjustments reflect on that. And I wonder how vgc tracked cancelled games(A:CM WiiU) or unreleased games (EA Live PS4 version for the week of nov 15).

I also doubt Fifa sold such a small amount during the PS1/ early PS2 days. It was crazy popular back then and it is still crazy popular right now.

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IGN criticising other news outlets?

Thats rich.

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Simulacrum said:
I don't really understand how anyone can doubt Vgchartz numbers, because only way you can get some sale information is from big 3 or NPD to compare and then go "bull".

Because vgchartz has been very unreliable in the past?

we should buy a good review from ign for VGz via kickstarter...

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toadslayer72 said:
That's ok, our boy Pachter gave us props a month or so back. Pachter > IGN

The guy that said Xbox = 750k and PS4 = 1.2m for NPD? Nah i'm good lol but still, everyone knows VGChartz is just estimates.

Gehirnkrampf said:
you can't spell ign without ignorant

its you can't spell ignorant without ign. not the other way around. 

kitler53 said:
VGCz sales numbers have quite a bit of error in them.

...but our community kicks IGN's ass.

Hear, hear.


Vgchartz doesn't claim accurate numbers, it's an estimate. And I think it is the most reliable of its kind with a growing, vibrant and extremely fanboyish community (its true :P)

So, for that below average, videogaming website crew to dismiss vgchartz, is because they have a beef with something going in here.