thats because... noone actually does. there is no actual way to gauge all sales. the only people that know that is Sony and Microsoft. and we either have to trust the numbers they come up with (with no proof) or not know and try to extrapolate from other methods (like what VGChartz are doing). Thing is, neither method is really reliable.gigastar said:Is it possible to have an obligatory sales comparison whenever console sales are brought up?
Its no secret that the PS4 is doing better right now, but its always irking me that nobody seems to know by how much.
What makes it worse, is that the companies use different data. Sony claims it has sold 10 million, meanwhile Microsoft only reports that it shipped 7 million to shops, so if there is 1 million Xbox Dones in stores that means they only sold 6 million in reality. thus the reported numbers arent even comparable.
see, the problem with that is that consoles are selling at a loss, thus if MS bought them all and burned them, SOny would actually have a loss as it sold no games to offset the console costs.lacktheknack said:Heh. I'm reminded of the time that the Catholic Church purchased all of William Tyndale's English Bibles and burned them all... giving Tyndale enough money to print even more than there were before.