VGChartz doesn't get direct reporting from retailers, and Steam doesn't report sales. VGChartz have always been way off with Rockstar's reported numbers.
While it may seem that way, I don't think T2 is misleading or has mislead in the past. With last year, they did expect Max Payne to release in the reported fiscal year, but as it was at the very back-end, its delay caused it to slip into the following fiscal year.
They certainly have to be careful of course though. If the game gets delayed from "TBA" to the next fiscal year, that won't look good. I mean, you can't really call it a "delay" if you didn't provide a release date on it, right?
I think Strauss have hinted at the reasoning behind not outright saying it, in that they don't want to walk over Rockstar's marketing plans. While core fans know things point to this fiscal year, the majority of the general consumer base that are interested in the title have no clue when it is released (this is why you see so many "It's coming out in May-July" speculative posts periodically here).
So they don't want to tread on whatever Rockstar have planned, whatever that may be.
Certainly the previous management, specifically Paul Eibeler, was more open about revealing stuff during these conferences... and I remember him revealing some new, interesting stuff through them before R* said anything. That doesn't appear to be Strauss' style though.
Edited by Adriaan, 01 August 2012 - 12:07 AM.