Final data in - PS3 sold 550,000 last week

PS3 slim boosts PS3 hardware 400% worldwide as Guitar Hero is down 37% year on year in the weekly charts for the 30th August - 5th September 2009

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GWAVE5397d ago

Waaaa? Why is VGChartz being used for news?

Well, anyway...

"But but but but the Slim and a price drop won't matter for Sony"

dolan5397d ago

I thought vgchartz was banned from this site?

How can a site that puts out fake sales numbers not be banned?

Time Lord5397d ago (Edited 5397d ago )

I said it when they posted low PS3 numbers and I'll say it again now

VGcharts 'A fair proportion of the 550,000 PS3 buyers this week will be existing PS3 owners (especially in Japan) wanting to upgrade to the new machine, maybe 30-40% (as a rough guess), but the remainder will be new buyers'


Lifendz5397d ago

It's still VGchartz. I'll wait for a more reliable source.

Mr_Bun5397d ago (Edited 5397d ago )

I'm all for PS3 selling well, but when did VGChartz get accurate data....especially when they throw up numbers regarding who specifically traded in old ones for new ones "maybe 30-40% (as a rough guess)"...I'd say VERY rough.

What is more reliable is the fact that VG's numbers are always low when GUESSING PS3 sales

raztad5397d ago

Vgchartz numbers are just rough estimates, probably they are playing safe providing a conservative number. I expect more than 600K slim sold. Just Japan is contributing with 150+K.

gaffyh5397d ago

@1 - I agree, now we wait for that guy who always defends VGC based on old data.

Poopface the 2nd5397d ago

I think it is a decent indicator tho, and it looks like the price drop and the slim have really increased PS3 sales.

Doesnt surprise me as I got one even though I wasnt planing on it. now people are more likely to just decide to buy one on impulse now that its cheaper.

I also prefer the smaller version. I dont mind the features they took out since the 60gb(although BC would be nice) as I got what I wanted them to focus on since the beginning: A ps3 that plays blu-ray movies.

bmw695397d ago

Posted for about the 4th time this week:

Seriously, you guys need to do some research before posting this stuff. VGChartz numbers have been pretty much spot on with NPD for the last 6 months now - why don't you actually look the figures up and see?

Let's do it for you:
VGChartz July preview - http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...
NPD July data - http://www.gamasutra.com/ph...

VGC - 537,000
NPD - 538,900

VGC - 309,000
NPD - 252,500

VGC - 128,000
NPD - 121,800

VGC - 198,000
NPD - 202,900

VGC - 129,000
NPD - 122,800

Yeah I see what you mean - no correlation between the two at all. In fact apart from the 50,000 difference on Wii (and many in the industry believe that NPD undertracked Wii for July) the numbers correlate perfectly.

And you can see the same, if not better, in previous months:

VGChartz June preview - http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...
NPD June data - http://www.gamasutra.com/ph...

Again i'll list these ones out:
DS - 766k / 744k
Wii - 362k / 366k
PS3 - 165k / 164k
360 - 241k / 248k
PSP - 164k / 143k

Obviously made up and "fake" from VGC once again.

Also if you look, the software lines up almost perfectly as well.

Seriously, this misconception that VGChartz is a joke has to stop. They provide solid industry estimates for free that nearly always line up well with official data that is released.

Perkel5397d ago (Edited 5397d ago )

@ bmw69

again somebody must tell you that
vg fix their numbers after npd media create sales are up....


also VGChartz are real Speculation based on nothing.

Watch media create sales watch npd sales this month

bmw695397d ago

You need to learn to read! The VGChartz projections are made BEFORE NPD comes out, just like the one they did this month. Then the NPD data comes out and matches up almost perfectly.

Then Fanboys on N4g claim that the site makes the data up because it doesn't show them what they want to see.

n4gno5397d ago (Edited 5397d ago )

You are probably not a gamer poopface, but do you know you can play with it ? and play the better console's games this generation ?

just information.

ATY5397d ago

Vgcharzt goes back and 'fixes' their fake sales numbers when the real numbers come out.

Vgchartz is a site every gamer from no matter what console should be disgusted with.

The last thing gaming needs is yet another site spreading lies and fake information.

ATY5397d ago

"Vgchartz numbers are just rough estimates"

I don't want to flame you, but can we stop this sh*t.

They are not 'estimates', they are fake. End of story.

Fake. F A K E

There is no source for tracking sales data globally. Let alone on a weekly basis.

Are you guys so naive to think some kid running a website is get week retail tracking information from every country in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia, in addition to the US?

Honestly, do you?

This garbage should have been banned a long time ago. Even bringing up fake vgchartz numbers on most messageboards I frequent is something that will get you banded.

bmw695396d ago

Ok, why not compare their data to NPD this month - here is the preview:


DS - 468k
Wii - 293k
360 - 214k
PS3 - 157k
PSP - 133k

Also note that VGChartz have already said they think NPD will be higher on PS3 - maybe over 200,000 due to the leaked PS3 slims in the last week of August and the difficulty of tracking it accurately as it was only available at some retailers.

Check back when NPD is out in 30 mins and see how close they are...

ATY5396d ago (Edited 5396d ago )


Go away. Go back to your pathetic little site and its fake sales numbers.

percephone5396d ago (Edited 5396d ago )

Data care of NPD Group for August 2009

PlayStation 2 105.9K
PlayStation 3 210.0K
PSP 140.3K
Xbox 360 215.4K
Wii 277.4K
Nintendo DS 552.9K

The only one that is close is the 360 number

Edit: Disagree, come on bmw69 admit that you were wrong

Oner5396d ago

Wow BMW you are SOOO misinformed. VGChartz has been PROVEN to ESTIMATE that system "A" sold "X" amount for date "Y" through date "Z" then when NPD comes out to confirm the ACTUAL sales they go back at a later date and re-adjust their numbers to make it seem as if they where "accurate" when you go back to compare sold #'s...just as you are doing.

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Poopface the 2nd5396d ago (Edited 5396d ago )

You cant even comprehend what Im saying. I said, " A ps3 that plays blu-ray movies." As in playing PS3 GAMES and movies. You got all upset because you think I just want a ps3 for blu ray. I havent even watched one blu ray yet. I just dont care about all the pc like features on the ps3 as I have a computer already. I dont need a card reader, browser, other operating systems or 4 usb ports. I just want a system for ps3 games and blu ray movies. The only feature that I would have liked them to keep since the 60Gb that arnt in the slim is BC, but I didnt buy a ps3 to play ps2 games.

Im most likely more of a gamer than you, as I dont care what system I play games on. I dont care which one is perceived to be better by anyone as I am not committed to one or the other. Look at my profile If you wanna see all the game systems that I have owned, and I got them all for playing games.

bmw695396d ago (Edited 5396d ago )

"DS - 468k
Wii - 293k
360 - 214k
PS3 - 157k
PSP - 133k

Also note that VGChartz have already said they think NPD will be higher on PS3 - maybe over 200,000 due to the leaked PS3 slims in the last week of August and the difficulty of tracking it accurately as it was only available at some retailers."

Actual NPD:

PlayStation 2 105.9K
PlayStation 3 210.0K
PSP 140.3K
Xbox 360 215.4K
Wii 277.4K
Nintendo DS 552.9K

PS2 - spot on
PSP - spot on
Wii - spot on (and higher than all analysts)
360 - spot on
DS - low
PS3 - low (but ~200 like I said and like VGC had said earlier).

Looks pretty damn good to me - for the third month in a row.

Compare to the other predictions:


Pachter EEDAR NeoGAF
NDS 490,000 490,000 492,000
WII 240,000 235,000 250,000
360 205,000 190,000 207,000
PS3 160,000 140,000 194,000
PSP 130,000 110,000 121,000
PS2 100,000 95,000 99,000

So VGChartz was closer than Pachter and EEDAR (two professional firms) and better than GAF (an average of about 100 industry followers and insiders) on everything but DS and PS3.

Not bad for a fake site making guesses.

Also remember that VGChartz put their data out BEFORE Pachter, EEDAR or GAF - so they can (and do) all look at VGC data for reference when making their predictions for the month.

DaTruth5396d ago

The numbers are in! All I see here is VGChartz! Where are they in exactly; Some dudes imagination! The numbers aren't in till a legitimate source says they're in!

Sarcasm5396d ago

You can see he's a 360 fanboy when he starts talking about the speculative 30-40% of PS3 Slim sales are current PS3 owners. Did anybody stop to think that the PS3 phat's were also selling too? Not all of the sales are PS3 slim's. And I cant Imagine 200,000 PS3 owners rushing to buy the Slim especially seeing as how anyone who has a 60gb will bash and bash the Slim trying to make it look like an inferior product.

"So yes, the 30-40% is pure speculation "

Sarcasm5396d ago

bmw69, you're hellbent on protecting VGchartz aren't you?

If you really want to defend it so bad, then tell us. How does VGchartz collect their numbers WORLDWIDE? How do they get numbers from the smaller countries in Europe? How do they get the numbers from Japan? How do they get numbers at all? As far as I know, NPD and even media crate collects their numbers from retailers. There's no such mention of this "VGchartz" collecting numbers from retailers.

TheReaper425396d ago

don't give that POS site your clicks. VG = full of fail