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Basically, I was a Sony fanboy trying to fight the best I could in the console war of PS3 vs Xbox 360, so I was looking for any info and reference about stuff like sales, exclusive games receptions, etc, to throw them to Xbots right in the face. That's how I found this site on Google. Fortunately I got bored and grew out of the console war (in that order). I'm no longer a Sony fanboy, I'm just a Playstation fan now (I like to make the distinction between "fan" and "fanboy"). I don't care much how other console manufacturers are doing, other that, hopefully, they do well enough as to wake up Sony once in a while so they don't get too cocky and start slacking.

TL;DR: I was a silly console fanboy and found this site via Google to fight other silly console fanboys.



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I used it as one source for sales data for my master's thesis.



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Sometime in '07, I saw a report that said the Wii was outselling the PS3. Can't remember if it was a gaming mag or a G4 tv show. In any case, I said "BULLSHIT!" and Googled it. Vgchartz showed up and the rest is history.



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Just trying to find out how many PS3s vs Xbox360s has been sold to win an argument about the 1 year launch difference. Still here.

.... why am i still here?



Hmm, pie.

I was searching for video game sales numbers are reading in a gaming magazine that Sony were struggling.



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Before this site there used to be a forum on PC vs Console where they would post weekly MC chartz, UK charts, and monthly NPDs. Not sure if my memory serves me correctly or not, but I recall during the first few months of DS vs PSP, it was quite an even match, maybe even leaning towards PSP, at least in Japan.

I still have friends on PSN from that time, and I can still remember the epic trolls. There was this one guy named "Gripper" who was the biggest MS fanboy I've ever seen. To this day I'm not certain if his posts were legit or if he was just trying to induce a flame war in every thread.

A website which I can't remember the name of had a live counter of Wii vs 360 vs PS3. The numbers were re-aligned every so often and then just set to increment by `x` number of units every `y` seconds, so it seemed "live". Shortly after that I found VGC, located at vgcharts.net at the time. Lurked for years while still using the aforementioned forum for discussion, but eventually that forum died out and I spent more time here lurking.



Sadly I can't remember. I imagine it must have been related to the tracking of console sales on the front page though.



When I bougth my PS3 in 2009 and was looking to comparisons between X360 and it this site appeared somewhere and when I entered and saw for some years the good discussions on sales and content on the consoles I decided to join.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Cobretti2 said:
When it launched I searched wii sales and there it was lol. Sadly my old account i couldn't recover after a site upgrade so created Cobretti2 lol.

Congrats on the round 10000 posts.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Found out about VGC in 2011, used to be the biggest Nintendo fanboy back in the day - I was really curious about Wii numbers. Despite my interest in numbers, what actually kept me coming back for more were the forums/discussions.

Lurked for some time afterwards and finally joined in late 2013. ('cause I wanted to play some Luigi's Mansion 2 online haha)



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