American Hardware and Software Chart for Week Ending Aug 9th, 2008

VGChartz reports that their estimate for American hardware and software chart for week Ending Aug 9th, 2008 is as follows:

Total Hardware: [Last Week #]

DSL: 145,021 (-28%) [200,223]
Wii: 90,895 (-14%) [105,974]
PSP: 64,890 (-9%) [71,507]
360: 63,079 (-30%) [89,568]
PS3: 50,352 (+23%) [41,027]
PS2: 37,502 (-6%) [39,961]

Top 10 Software:

1 Soul Calibur IV (360) 104,253 402,289
2 Wii Sports (Wii) 90,895 13,518,003
3 Wii Fit (Wii) 76,173 1,637,512
4 Soul Calibur IV (PS3) 69,156 236,514
5 Wii Play (Wii) 57,002 6,873,490
6 Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 55,255 2,805,048
7 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 49,157 1,174,019
8 NCAA Football 09 (360) 32,822 455,380
9 Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS) 30,599 679,388
10 Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (DS) 28,113 5,454,815

Software Totals: [Last Week Total]

DSL: 915,023 (-6%) [971,783] Tie Ratio: 4.38
360: 804,679 (-24%) [1,063,210] Tie Ratio: 9.30
Wii: 799,252 (-8%) [867,297] Tie Ratio: 6.18
PS3: 465,060 (-20%) [583,000] Tie Ratio: 6.54
PS2: 312,826 (-2%) [319,965] Tie Ratio: n/a
PSP: 204,103 (-8%) [222,171] Tie Ratio: 4.01

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El_Colombiano3740d ago

Why do people keep approving this sites "sales numbers"? They're more like sales guesses. Maybe its because the .com at the end gives you a false impression of a legit site, I could make a .com site and post random guesses.

chaosatom3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Anyways, I think vgcharts get some deep satisfaction if they see xbox on top. More money from microsoft perhaps??

Mr_Kuwabara3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Yeah it says DS Lite....

But I agree, VGchartz are crap.

zo6_lover273740d ago

They are guesses, estimates actually, but estimates are guesses.

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power of Green 3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Fake game comparisons lol.

LOL... You say under or over tracking sales numbers is proof there has been this anti Sony conspiracy, did GT bribe reviewers too?.

I guess VGC must be tracking traffic ontop of other things to help them come up with their numbers. VGC use to sample PS3 traffic etc and over tracked PS3 sales and under tracked the 360 sales for a year too. lol

I find it funny PS3 fan forget VGC use to under track 360 sales and over track PS3 because they thought PS3 would pick much eariler.

NPD has you people too cocy over an 20k lead in July as if the clearnce was for the whole month, not to mention all gamers had to do is wait a week and get 40 extra gigs for $50 more.

Gamers waiting for another SKU is an excuse I'm down on but MSFT did advertise the clearance and the new SKU on XBL lots, when lots of people were looking.

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morganfell3740d ago

Spydiggity you need to reword your comment. You are off the mark abut a great many people.

I dare you to go back to the last time VGChartz had the PS3 on top and see what I said.

PopEmUp3740d ago

bring up hope for the 360 fans, and when NPD come then you know what will happen

Silellak3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

"It's always Xbox fans.

It is sad to think what a awesome console generation this would have been without the corrosive effect of Microsoft and its tiny group of mostly US gamers."

If any 360 fan posted this about Sony fans, they would have 60 disagrees, 2 agrees, would lose 3 bubbles, and would have about 14 replies demanding they "post that crap in the open zone".

Why is this behavior OK for Sony fans at N4G but not for Microsoft fans? Personally I don't think it's acceptable for ANYONE to post crap like that in the Gamer Zone, but the N4G community seems to think otherwise.

Oh, and for the record, VG Chartz is crap, has always been crap, and will always be crap. Please stop wasting bandwith by submitting anything posted by that site.

ScratchMarks3740d ago

How is it possible vgchartz isn't banned from this site?

vgchartz is banned from every major gaming site but this one. Most gaming forums you risk getting banned even just bringing the site up without actually linking to it.

CrazzyMan3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

Good estimates, but on very limited data.
It`s better then nothing on a weeakly basis.

BUT this is just ESTIMATES, you shouldn`t think about this numbers as about sales. =)

EDIT: below, if you look to OTHER data, it`s CLOSE enough.
Just because some sales do not match NPD? They will be corrected later.
Anyway, NPD has only 60% of real NA sales, BUT rest 40% are also ESTIMATES.
while VG has only 1-3% of real sales, rest are estimates.

ScratchMarks3740d ago


"VGchartz are doing only ESTIMATES
Good estimates"

Fake Vgchartz numbers:

X360 - 395,391

REAL sales numbers:

Xbox 360 205k

"It`s better then nothing on a weeakly basis. "

Oh god...

Vgchartz needs to be banned from this site permanently.

Gam713740d ago

lol, sony defence force out in full

paid for by microsoft perhaps.

Always a classic. That any site or anyone who doesn't throw undue praise on everything sony is in ms pocket.

to the people on here
paid for by sony perhaps?

happened before

now that sony has been proven to do what you always accuse ms of doing where is the proof that ms have done it.

Those in glass houses, true gamers? and all that.
Silly silly sony

Emmo3740d ago

A lot of people posting on this forum seem to miss the point that VG Numbers are for the Americas, not JUST USA. This is one of the reasons that the 360 tracks higher than the PS3. In the rest of the Americas 360 is without doubt the number one machine.

Chill and stop having an embolism guys.

power of Green 3740d ago (Edited 3739d ago )

Holy crap is that true?, VGC tracks America's sales but NPD is only doing US sales?.

That would explain why so many thought VGC was off by 200k when it comes to the 360 and 50k when it comes to PS3.

I wonder if some Sony fans know this yet still try to trick others.

power of Green 3739d ago (Edited 3739d ago )

These guys are not even that different from VGC, other than the fact they do each country separately.

EDIT @1.15, I'm talking about the version of NPD that is posted on this site for bragging rights(US).

RememberThe3573739d ago

It says "American" nothing about "the Americas", so I don't see anything you could draw any kind of conclusion from.

DaTruth3739d ago

PS3 has won hands down in Canada at last check so stop grasping at straws. Unless you think Mexico bought 200,000 consoles last month.

dantesparda3739d ago

Again complaining about the the PS3 fanboys. The 360 fanboys do the same thing and are the just as bad/same, but here is Sillelak conplaining again about only the PS3 fanboys,...hmmm.

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AuToFiRE3740d ago

vgchartz and your obvious 360 fanboyism, will you ever be so neutral in the console war?

silverchode3740d ago

after julys npd vg should be banned.

doshey3740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

wont happen admins all ready said no to banning it so all we have to do is just report them if we dont want them here anymore which wont happen so may as well just avoid this crap of numbers

ErcsYou3740d ago

.... VG charts needs to just give up before they make a bigger fool out of themselves... they should realize by now the there estimates are not even close. Whats the point of guessing over and over and being wrong every time. I could understand if they were right sometimes but being off by 100,000 kind of kills your credibility.

Surfman3740d ago

after all NPD numbers, VGCharts continue with their wrong predictions. PS3 outsell the 360 in 2008 every months but one. We should stop approving those articles from VGchart.

zo6_lover273740d ago (Edited 3740d ago )

These damn estimates again


Estimates are guesses, but there educated guesses, which this is obviously not educated.

El_Colombiano3740d ago

Estimates? Hardly, more (much more) like guesses.

morganfell3740d ago

Guesses, no not even that. More like a spinning wheel and a blindfolded dart throw.