"This is something you need to say at the moment"
No, I do not need to say it at all, let alone at your convenience. We are not in school and you are not a hall monitor.
"It's not some imaginary deadline either... It's absolutely normal to clarify these things at the moment you say them instead of waiting until someone catches on to it."
Er, no one 'caught on'. Despite the alleged vast stretch of time you seem to think passed, no one else bothered to look any information up or point anything out. I was the one who did that, lol. Outside of the one reference to VG Chartz's nonsense numbers, every bit of information exchanged in this conversation has gone exactly one way. Even now, you do not have -- and have not offered in turn -- a single bit of data on this subject that has not been volunteered by me.
(You're welcome, btw.)
The hole with your theory is that if I specifically wanted to keep anyone in the dark, the first step of my nefarious plan against an inanimate piece of metal and plastic would have been to just do what everyone else on this site does and never clarify and never link to anything. Your basic unwillingness or inability to do your own research would ensure you would never be any the wiser.
"But I know that I can't have a proper discussion with you about this"
Well, obviously. It is impossible for you to have a proper discussion with anyone when you insert yourself uninvited into their conversations (apparently on subjects you do not even care about) with the thesis 'You're a lying liar who lies and is out to get me'. That is just bad faith.
I hate to break it to you, but the truth is really much, much simpler: I do not in actuality care
about the Vita sales, lol. They were only a small part of the overall point I was making, so in the course of a casual conversation I made an off-hand comment based on a quick glance at the available data. The idea that Sony broke had basically skipped updating for the entire generation did not occur to me at the time.
Ordinarily I would apologize for the mistake, but I am not actually sorry and in truth think your sense of entitlement regarding the speed with which it takes you to receive a peer-review-journal-level citation (on information that you are too lazy to look up yourself) is wholly unearned.