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    Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Despite the Wii launching approximately a year later than Microsoft's console, Nintendo are looking set to cruise past Xbox 360's world-wide sales figures.
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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    See here's the thing with VGChartz: it's completely inaccurate. It even measures its own inaccuracy against NPD which is actually used by market analysts.

    How inaccurate is VGChartz? Well in June 07 there were between a +9 and -22 per cent differences - that's a whopping 29% swing! When you are measuring units in the millions this could equate to an error rate of between 900K units to 2Million.

    I'd post the link for the VGChartz to NPD errors but it won't let me...

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimli000 View Post
    See here's the thing with VGChartz: it's completely inaccurate. It even measures its own inaccuracy against NPD which is actually used by market analysts.

    How inaccurate is VGChartz? Well in June 07 there were between a +9 and -22 per cent differences - that's a whopping 29% swing! When you are measuring units in the millions this could equate to an error rate of between 900K units to 2Million.

    I'd post the link for the VGChartz to NPD errors but it won't let me...
    Why can't you post the link?

    I thought VG Chartz uses retailer information for their stats?

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    Why can't you post the link?

    I thought VG Chartz uses retailer information for their stats?
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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    proving that casual games, plus the innovative Wii-mote are proving to be a bigger hit worldwide than hardcore gaming on the Xbox 360.

    er...

    factor in the price difference as well?

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimli000 View Post
    See here's the thing with VGChartz: it's completely inaccurate. It even measures its own inaccuracy against NPD which is actually used by market analysts.
    This is the second time that i've seen these figures (from a different source) so there must be something in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen View Post
    er...

    factor in the price difference as well?
    I don't think price will be much of a factor, the Core system is very close on price to the Wii, but Nintendo have said all along that they intend to go after different markets with the Wii. Seems that its working in their favour All i can say is well done Nintendo.

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    And Galaxy, Smash Bros, Metroid, Wii Fit and the like are still to come...

    Nintendo teh winnar.

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Watch all the Xbox360 owners go and get a Wii due to the Wiimote hack

    I'm getting a Wii just before my birthday and I've said before it, but the Wii is generally more fun with friends around and thats the deciding factor on why to get one

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    lol why would 360 users get a wii? it has a poor lineup of games and the graphics are terrible(yes the average joe does care about graphics). i would get wii for one two games, zelda and re4 and there both on the gamecube so its cheaper to buy that instead hehe. i dont know which line up of games is better, the ps3 or wii lol

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    lol why would 360 users get a wii? it has a poor lineup of games and the graphics are terrible(yes the average joe does care about graphics). i would get wii for one two games, zelda and re4 and there both on the gamecube so its cheaper to buy that instead hehe. i dont know which line up of games is better, the ps3 or wii lol
    I think it goes to show that you don't know what your talking about.

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    I think it goes to show that you don't know what your talking about.
    qft

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    Re: Wii catching up with Xbox 360's global sales

    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    I think it goes to show that you don't know what your talking about.
    About games, consoles, football.....the list for Josh goes on and on
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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