Click Here "And while Microsoft couldn't fend off the continued and rising popularity of Wii, they did score the month's biggest software seller with Lost Planet." So whos right?
This website claims to implement all North American data into its 'Americas' chart. Thus, hardware and software sales are usually about 10% higher for each bit of software or hardware sold. NPD tracks Canada, but no one really knows where potential Mexican and Latin American data comes from...it is also possible that South America data is included as well.
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According to this site Lost Planet sold the most too (if we don't include Wii Sports since it's bundled)
Wii sports is technically the most sold as it is 1:1 with the wii sales. However, NDP, does not count Wii sports, I think, and MS would definately not count it as people had no choice but to get it with their Wii. Personally if it was sold seperately I would have bought it. $20 or so.
1.7m Wii's sold in Japan - and approx 1.1m copies of Wii Sports. Makes worldwide 4.4m copies of Wii Sports (assuming 5m Wii's sold). (no way should it be counted...).
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It should be counted in the LTD numbers(with a notation that says that it is bundled in PAL and NTSC NA region, but not in Japan) but not in the monthly North american and weekly European charts.
I can see where you are coming from with your argument, but when all is said and done the game was purchased. It should be on the charts as there is a physical copy in someone's possession. If you do not count that, where does it end? Should you not count systems that are given away? How about games that are not very good, do they not count those as well? Just does not make sense to exclude something even on the basis of a forced purchase. I mean if they didn't count forced Windows purchases, including piracy, with computers Microsoft's market share would be about 10%.