Originally posted by LV426
2) NPD is crap when it comes to PCs.... simply put it does NOT record digital download sales... which means anything bought on Steam, Impulse, direct2drive, or even any direct download from the developer themelves, are ALL ignored. And UNLIKE consoles, PC gamers seem to have welcomed this medium with open arms.... so where it might not matter so much on console levels, it matters like hell on PC.
Sorry, but because of this alone, no POS stats are going to settle this argument... because no one is really tracking the necessary ones on the PC.
Now that said, can we go back to playing games instead of whining over who is playing on the wrong damn thing? Dammit people!
That's a staw man. If we're going to count download games then we also have to count game sold through the Playstation store and Xbox Live. That's all the casual "arcade" games as well as the classic PSX and original Xbox games. I'm willing to bet that Braid sold better on the XBox than on the PC.