Playground and Turn10 directors discuss where the series goes from here.
Where do these sites come up with this stuff? Forza franchise is only like 30 million sold if that. Gran Turismo is over 70 Million. So how is Forza the "World's Biggest Racing Franchise" exactly?
And that is with the Turn 10 clowns crapping out an endless stream of their GT wannabe junk while GT has only a couple games max each gen.
Lmao! Sure...the wannabe that surpassed what it wanted to be...a long time ago
@septic Too bad it can't surpass it's sales
calling turn 10 clowns and forza junk. wow. seriously? n4g is junk with it's sony addicted ps4 junkies.
Objectively GT is the biggest racer. No other franchise even comes close in sales. It also has a higher average Metacritic rating than Forza Motorsport.
Forza is good, horizon is great...turn 10 are a great Dev team. That said, forza isnt the world's biggest racing ip...no matter how you spin it. The game releases every year...it's the only racing game that releases every year. So many times it releases without competition and hasn't sold that well. GT is a true racing sim. Forza is a hybrid arcade sim...FH is pure arcade.... Yet it's not bigger than say mariokart Or bigger than GT.....games that release years apart. I just dislike when people force achievements on themselves.
Forza Isa great franchise that milks it's fan base with frequent releases but it is far from junk. A high quality racer that's been consistently good minus a few missteps like Forza 5 launching with zero improvements over 4 and less cars, tracks, etc. GT, on the other hand has made more mistakes last gen the excusable. You'd all be jumping down throats at Turn 10 if Forza launched with minimal tuning and zero customization. So while GT is sales King, Forza has long surpassed it in quality .
Septic, just stop dude. It's not even funny at this point.
@Septic- yes...its so good, people don't buy it. I remember when MS was happy about Forza's life time sales.....then GT5 released and LITERALLY SOLD MORE UNITS THEN THE ENTIRE FORZA SERIES! lol Sure bud. If the game is good, racing fans would migrate over, sorry but its not happening with this series. Bi yearly is hurting this game and clearly Turn 10 isn't THAT good. So its going to take them, what 7 or 8 games to get this correct or?
Yay, GT fans get to play a GT games once every 5 - 10 years. To hell with Turn 10 filling in the gap.. I still remember them charging for GT prologue, a glorified demo. As much as I love the GT series, the diehard Sonyboys are just sad. You only think one racing game can exist.
@Septic: About as much as CoD surpassed Madden. Forza = Arcade GT = Sim Simply having cars in both games does not make them comparable. GT also still sells far more than Forza, which shows the majority of people still prefer GT.
I think you guys are missing something. While GT may be the overall leader in terms of "biggest racer"... THIS particular piece is about current trends. As in there is currently no GT game on the market for the 8th gen and Forza being bigger than Need for Speed in THIS time frame. Now when GT7 (or GT Sport) releases THEN things will change but until such time you can't deny that Forza is the bigger of the two between NFS and Forza
Sad you call them Clowns but yet GT had no problem hiring one of those clowns to work on the car sounds of GT. Some talented clowns am guessing.
Gran Turismo fans can't give credit to Forza Motorsport or Horizon?
@Edmix Lmao. Go check the review scores and come back to me. Forza schooled GT a long time ago. Gt Sport looks great however. "So its going to take them, what 7 or 8 games to get this correct or?" 😂 get what correct? Its the king of racers atm. The fact that the guy avove calls Forza GT wannabe junk proves how much Forza hurts ps fanboys in the gut. Keep at it 😂 Forza is King of racers and has been for some time now. If GT Sport surpasses it then fair play. But for now...Playstation Nation better recognise 😎
Funny. So all these GT clowns still mad trolling Forza articles based on GT lifetime sales figure without admitting that it's way more popular just because it was sold & played for more than a decade before Forza?
@GT Enjoy playing those sales figures then... I'll be playing a better driving game on my Xbox.
And Gran Turismo has gotten progressively worse with each iteration... Need for Speed not too far behind... Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec was the last great Gran Turismo game... They sold well because there was nothing else like it at the time. GT5 and GT6 paled in comparison to Forza 5 alone... i wont even mention Forza 6...
GT is that old lion that thinks he still rule the land, still telling old tales of victories from 10-20yrs past. GT has not been relevant for many years. You were the champ a long time ago, but due to being out of the game for long periods at a time, other franchises have passed you.
No, forza was amazing. But went way to casual. I think forza 4 hit its peak (not counting the amazing horizon games). But I'm now itching to get back onto GT SPORT when that's released. That looks sweet.
I think 6 is better than 3 which i think was the best one until 6 came along but horizon 3 is just another level to all racing games
i let me 4 year old pick out either forza or gt after i let him see a couple of youtube videos.. he chose GT.. says the engine sounds like what a man would drive .. and forza sounds like what mom would drive.
O_____O There's so much wrong with this comment I'm flabbergasted.
Yet GT hired the guy doing the audio for the old Forza games because their cars sound like tubas having sex with vacuum cleaners, but yeah, the discerning pallete of a 4 year old is the nail on the coffin for Forza... Seriously, Polyphony could record your 4 year old imitating car engines and it would still sound better than anything GT has come up with so far.
@Jon i know. no proper ellipsis, no capitals for I, and worst of all, it sounds like Yao-Bing's wife is having an affair. Notice how his kid said man would drive and not dad would drive.
You should actually read the article, its pretty good!. Also its about current IP. Aint no GT out this gen.
GT is meh now. Hasn't been all that great since 4. Forza has taken over as being the best racer.
I feel the same about Forza...hasn't been great since 4.
Reviews would suggest otherwise lol.
Forza has been king since Forza Motorsport 3 and Forza Horizon 2. Still waiting for GT to recover and give me something fresh and new besides getting licenses and doing driving tests.
Raphael the red ninja turtle is that you?
Outdated comparison between the most-known racing franchises .. in 2015 Forza reached 20mill. Doubt they´ve sold 10 mill. since then but if some have up2date data please let me know :) http://imgur.com/NMUNIxx 1º Need for Speed at 150mill. sold copies 2º Mario Kart at 100mill. sold copies 3º Gran Turismo at 75mill. 4º PGR? Metropolis Racer / Forza
one game every decade means its a franchise that will never be best in racing.
Quantity doesn't equal Quality. didn't your mother teach you anything when you were little?
@rocketpanda "Yay, GT fans get to play a GT games once every 5 - 10 years. To hell with Turn 10 filling in the gap.." Yeah, too bad FM is getting stale. The single player campaign has had horrible track variety for many games now, and it just keeps getting worse. It's like an afterthought for them at this point.
I'd call those PlayStation 2 car models in both GT games last gen stale. And the sounds were terrible, it was like they weren't even trying yet people ate it up
Forza sales have never been huge. Their games have a fateful following and usually sells between 3-6 million worldwide in their lifetime. GT has always had a bigger following since its release on the PS1, which is why it usually has more sales. Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon 3 have been the best racing games this gen however. Games like The Crew, DriveClub, Need For Speed, Project Cars, etc.. have all gotten lower ratings compared to the Forza's best titles this gen. So no, it probably hasn't always outsold the competition, but it still has been the best racing IP this gen so far. @FITgamer There are racing games that have sold more then GT. Let me know what GT game sold more then 35 million copies for one system. That's pretty much double what GT's best selling game sold. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
Forza is a newer franchise. GT Existed for much longer. And forza games have consistently been better than GT Games. While newer GT games have been getting very poor scores. Whether you like it or not. Forza is the biggest IP right now. Only blind PS fanboys can't accept that.
Im sorry man, GT has been around longer than Forza. Age of franchise will add to its fame and notoriety. as you stated Froza is a newer IP, but it is also a very different sort of game. GT is sim, Forza is Sim/arcade and FH is arcade. 3 different types of racing games and the people who are after those simulation games follow GT more than Forza. When i talk about GT im talking about the spirit of racing and cars in general. take forza motorsport 6's opening cinematics. you have kids playing on the playground, 2 guys fighting, a chicka nd guy make out and some skateboarders with scenes of a circuit race cut inbetween. GT5 opening cinematics is the entire process for making not only gasoline, but also building a car. Forza is about competition between players, GT is about Racing cars.
@kingtrash The only viable comparison at this point is GT6 vs FM6 and FM6 is eons ahead of it in terms of realism. Not a fair comparison in anyway for sure, but Turn 10's engine is fantastic and aside from Force Feedback and over/under steer not being replicated accurately its very simulator like. GT and Forza are both Sim-cade in comparison to the likes of PC, iRacing etc.
you cant exactly say simulator like when it has issues with understeeer and oversteer. if the cars aren't simulated properly, its not a simulation. might as well call Mario Kart a sim racer as well at that point
@Goldby Missed the point, the issue isn't there aren't oversteer and understeer, its that overseer is way too easy to correct and same with understeer. The game mimics suspension physics just fine, it just simplifies handling understeer and oversteer.
How? Blissful ignorance, lol! Gran Turismo is the big dog in the racing IP fight.
GT first came out in 1997, Forza in 2005, of course it will have more total sales. How about looking up the numbers from 2005 to the current day? You'll find [spoilers] has sold more in the same time.
Sales Since 2005 Forza Motorsport - 1.05 Forza 2 - 4.05 Forza 3 - 5.49 Forza 4 - 4.57 Forza 5 - 2.28 Forza 6 - 1.98 Total - 19.42M copies avg 3.23 Million units sold per iteration Sales since 2004 GT GT4 - 11.66 GT 5 Prologue - 4.19 GT5 - 10.70 GT6 - ~2Million So while convient that you chose to include all of Forza's life but only the last 10 years of GT, i hope you didn't mind that included 2004 in the sales. and while yes you are correct, all of Forza has sold 3 million more units than GT 5 Prologue through 6. GT is still the buigger franchise, the better race and the more successful brand. and before you shoot down the last comment with the numbers for GT6, that was a bad call to release just for ps3 when ps4 was already out
not to mention need for speed is over 150 million, if we are talking sales.
"How Forza overtook Need for Speed to become the world's biggest racing IP" Biggest racing IP? I'm pretty sure GT is by far the biggest.
In terms of sales....yes
Sales are the only thing that determines what the biggest racing IP is genius. COD isn't the biggest shooter because of metacritic, it's because of sales. I'm glad you can admit GT is the biggest racing IP.
Nice mature response there. "I'm glad you can admit GT is the biggest racing IP." Im glad it pleases you so much
@Septic um to be the biggest wouldn't it also have to have the highest sales or does logic always go over your head :/
you seem offended by Septic's response. Want to talk about it?
Nope, NFS has 150 mln and is by far the biggest.
gt is still the bigger seller but then again the wii outsold the ps3 and xbox 360 last generation, just sayin'.
@Septic The last thing you should be talking about is maturity but it's clear you had no counter. @darthv72 I'm offended by his lack of common sense. @moldybread Your point? I've never said the Wii wasn't the best selling last gen console. What an irrelevant comment.
the point is sales dont always depict quality
@moldybread Quality is irrelevant, sales are the only thing that determines the biggest IPs. You don't think the Wii was a quality system but 100 million people still bought it whether you like it or not, it was the best selling last gen console.
Gran Turismo is and has been the largest, most well known, and most followed racing franchise in console gaming. The author needs to change the title to; "How Forza surpassed Need for Speed as the number 1 racing game on Xbox platforms."
GT worst selling main entry sold on par with Forza's best selling one. There is no discussion about which is the bigger IP.
Yes, it is NFS, 150 mln sold.
@Liqu1d I think you just owned, rekt, B slapped Septic at the same time.lol
Since sales is the only thing that matter to Liqu1d and both Mario Kart and Need For Speed beat GT in sales by over 30 million, let's see how he responds? Also, sales are not the only thing that matters. There are many niche games that don't even sell over 2 million copies, but are award winning games like Ori and the Blind Forest, Ni No Kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, etc.. So it's not just about sales. @neoandrew Actually it's Mario Kart, Need For Speed and then GT. No, sales aren't the only thing that matters. A games rating, quality and overall enjoyment is also extremely important. Forza has won in those categories this gen so far.
Nope, NFS is at 150 mln and is by far the biggest.
So what metric we using? I see above sales then i see these comments and it's obvius sales can't be it yet you get disagrees. So is it Sales? Is it Metacritic? Whatever it is Forza isn't the leader in either so i'm a bit confused.
According to liquid "Sales are the only thing that determines what the biggest racing IP is genius. " And he is right i think. But yes, forza is not the top either, its nfs and then GT.
You're right, NFS has higher sales.
@Liqu1d, Septic, GTgamer Actually Mario Kart has sold more copies then GT. Just one of their games have sold over 35 million on one platform. So when it comes to sales Nintendo's Mario Kart has GT beat by a large amount. You may want to do some research next time http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Gran Turismo is behind by about 30 million. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Forza has been the biggest racing IP this generation in term of ratings and quality. That's just the facts. Fanboys will never agree because they are "fanboys" and don't like to lose. Polyphony will have a chance to redeem themselves when GT Sport is released. I hope it's better then GT6. Even Need For Speeds franchise beat GT. - http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...