Website / VG Chartz
is a site dedicated to tracking the sales of Video Games
and Video Game Systems
. The methodology for determining sales isn't as extensive as professional sales tracking organizations, such as NPD in the United States and Media Create in Japan, but the site does adjust sales once numbers from those groups come in. It's been slowly gaining respect, often quoted on gaming news sites when a significant sales milestone is reached, although several people have called their tracking methods and reliability into question
The site also has a community of users. Unfortunately, this also attracts Fan Dumb
, but the site has better moderation than similar sites.
This site provides examples of:
- Console Wars: Just giving the hard facts about it.
- Fanboy: Hard to avoid on any boards, but mods do a better job of keeping them in check.
- Troll: A few, but moderators are more active than on other sites notorious for trolling.
- Xtreme Kool Letterz: Enforced. The site was originally vgcharts.org, and they later expanded into a .com, but vgcharts.com was already registered.