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PostSubject: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 2:20 am

I already know that Wikipedia isn't cuz any user is allowed to change content on the page (or something like that)

But is VGChartz a credible source? Some people state it as fact and others argue it's wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 3:08 am

i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 3:54 am

CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 11:52 am

They are usually within reason with their predictions when the NPD's are shown.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 2:56 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 2:57 pm

Yes it's reliable
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 3:11 pm

gamerdude wrote:
Yes it's reliable

Well its mostly reliable, but they seem to lack some coverage of Europe.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 7:49 pm

CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 8:52 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.

made up numbers are better than no numbers at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 9:03 pm

CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.

made up numbers are better than no numbers at all.
LMAO Seriously? How so? Why believe in something that isnt true? How is bs better than nothing? I would rather have the truth. Thats one of the dumbest comments I've ever read.


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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyFri Jan 01, 2010 1:46 am

I think they are some what reliable but they are the McDonalds of charts not everything you get is the real thing. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyFri Jan 01, 2010 2:30 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.

made up numbers are better than no numbers at all.
LMAO Seriously? How so? Why believe in something that isnt true? How is bs better than nothing? I would rather have the truth. Thats one of the dumbest comments I've ever read.

well seeing as how those made up numbers are based on past numbers and other results. its called statistics, its not bullshit.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyFri Jan 01, 2010 4:51 pm

CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.

made up numbers are better than no numbers at all.
LMAO Seriously? How so? Why believe in something that isnt true? How is bs better than nothing? I would rather have the truth. Thats one of the dumbest comments I've ever read.

well seeing as how those made up numbers are based on past numbers and other results. its called statistics, its not bullshit.
The European numbers are bullshit because we dont receive public data from Europe or the UK. So there is no past data to base it on.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyFri Jan 01, 2010 6:51 pm

Then what site would give just facts?

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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptySun Jan 03, 2010 12:24 pm

It's the best we have. I say it's credible.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptySun Jan 03, 2010 6:57 pm

Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
Master_Chief wrote:
CannibalShinobi wrote:
i would say its credible after a while. what they do there is use past data and early numbers to predict the numbers and when final data is out from actual sources, such as NPD, they correct their numbers accordingly.
Yes they do adjust their NPD numbers for example when the official source proves them wrong. But their European numbers are pure guesswork since we dont get any official reports from the European territories including the UK. We will however get world wide hardware numbers when the 3 companies release their quarterly reports.

well with that then they just might be the best sources then. if there aren't any official sources in EU then guess work is all way have then, making VGchartz one of the leading sources for that region. they might not be remotely correct but its the best we got.
Well if you want to believe numbers that they just pull out of their ass then be my guest. Theres a good reason why VG Charts is banned as a source from certain forums.

made up numbers are better than no numbers at all.
LMAO Seriously? How so? Why believe in something that isnt true? How is bs better than nothing? I would rather have the truth. Thats one of the dumbest comments I've ever read.

well seeing as how those made up numbers are based on past numbers and other results. its called statistics, its not bullshit.
The European numbers are bullshit because we dont receive public data from Europe or the UK. So there is no past data to base it on.

I hate to admit it but I have to go with Cannibalshinobi on this one.
these statistics aren't perfectly reliable I guess but still.... it gives us more or less an outline of what the sales really are.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyMon Jan 04, 2010 2:54 am

they constantly get the ball park number, then they do small changes when they get the real facts.

more or less, they get it right
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptySat Jan 23, 2010 9:06 am

GeneralMLD wrote:
they constantly get the ball park number, then they do small changes when they get the real facts.

more or less, they get it right

too true
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptySat Jan 23, 2010 3:21 pm

They don't just pull the numbers straight from their ass. Their educated guesses with Europe and japan. Not like there's anything else we can use. but as long as they use NPD the North American numbers should be correct.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyTue Feb 02, 2010 11:28 am

at some points i think they are
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Feb 04, 2010 4:03 am

I saw a 2009 Top 20 most advertised games that they did and in my opinion, they are not credible at all after seeing it.
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyMon Mar 29, 2010 5:30 pm

who cares ?
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyWed Mar 31, 2010 3:43 pm

It is fairy credible, but not credible for this week as it say's PS3 sold more console in the US this week must be a mistake Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!?   Is VGChartz credible or NOT?!? EmptyThu Apr 15, 2010 7:18 pm

No but they give you an idea, just stay away from there forums that site is full of PS3 fanboys.
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