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39% Of Gamers Who Plan To Buy GT5 Do Not Yet Own A PS3

Gran Turismo 5 is coming later this year to a game store near you and according to recent numbers obtained by GamePlan, the highly anticipated title will be a sure system seller.

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Gradient3026d ago

The Real Driving Simulator is also The Real System Seller.

TheMailman3026d ago

GT5 is marked for greatness!!!

Gradient3026d ago

Only a fool would deny GT5s inevitable domination.

mjolliffe3026d ago

It'll sure come in strong |:)

JackBNimble3026d ago

I'm sure GT5 will be a system seller but I don't believe that 39% of people who want GT5 don't own a PS3 already.

UnwanteDreamz3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

As cool as it might be, I have to agree with you. 39% seems like alot.

Picking up a new wheel in a few weeks. Any suggestions? don't wanna spend more than a couple hundred.

Edit: @ Cold

I agree seems suspect but when doesn't PR seem that way.

Cold 20003026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

Wow so people planning to buy GT5 weren't interested in MGS4, GT5 prologue, GTA4, DMC4, Resident Evil 5, KZ2, Ratchet and Clank, Tekken 6, GOW3, Final Fantasy 13....I only named "traditional" Playstation franchises (though some are now multi) just to show that there's something fishy in that "39%" figure.

sikbeta3026d ago

You see that... and then My Comments get Lot of Disagrees for Saying that GT Series got Fans all over the World...

erathaol3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

Number speak louder than words and when GT5 releases we'll see whats what. Personally I know only 2 people who do want GT5 who have a system already but I live in the states, GT5 has been traditionally more popular in Europe.

young juice3026d ago

the first gt sold over 10 mill i believe it was released in 1997/98.

sales definitely wont be a problem for gt5

-Alpha3026d ago

I'm surprised with the popularity of this genre. I'm not into it, but there clearly is a strong following for it.

GT5 has to be perfect at this point considering all the attention that is going into it. Can't wait to see how it does.

Cold 20003026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

Funny how all people can do is disagree when they cant handle the truth. Disagrees with no counter arguments just means I'm actually right :)

BYE3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

It might turn out to be the biggest system seller this generation.

The community for this series goes far beyond gaming.

MexicanAppleThief3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

Yes, your right. GT fans are pretty obsessed about anything Gran Turismo, and amazingly they get more info about anything Polyphony Digital/Gran Turismo than Sony would want to release. When GT5 prologue released, I seem to remember Logitech reporting a massive sales spike for G25's.

You should try visit GTPlanet some time.

Parapraxis3026d ago

@cold "Disagrees with no counter arguments just means I'm actually right :) "
That or your comments are so lame and your constant trolling so annoying very few want to waste their time replying to you.

zootang3026d ago

Cold don't you usually complain about ps3 fanboys being in 360 threads???

ThatCanadianGuy3026d ago

lol..

Look at cold trolling, as usual.Then we'll all see him in the next 360 thread whining about how the big bad sony fanboys are "the worst" etc.

One of the few living, breathing contradictions on this site.

rockleex3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

And there's nothing fishy about that 39% figure.

A huge chunk of the Gran Turismo fanbase don't actually play any games at all other than Gran Turismo.

Those are the car enthusiasts, not just videogamers like the majority of Forza's fanbase. Which is why barely any of the "definitive" features of Forza attract any attention at all from them.

Why do you think GT sells so well? Because non-gamers would buy a Playstation JUST for that game.

Ravage273026d ago

but we are talking about the king of driving sims here.

Anyone with the slightest interest in racing will want to get his hands on it.

sikbeta3026d ago

lol 3 disagrees and counting....

Believe it or Not, lot of people Love Gran Turismo Games and I'm not talking about only "Gamers", kids/teens to grandpas that love these Games and are Crazy for playing GT5

There are Real Fanatics of The Gran Turismo Series

xTruthx3026d ago

@Cold

or maybe because you have 137 ignore's ? soon 138

EvilBlackCat3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

its more like this

"The Real Driving Arcade is also The Real System Seller"

Real Racing Simulator fans knows that.

"Wow so people planning to buy GT5 weren't interested in MGS4, GT5 prologue, GTA4, DMC4, Resident Evil 5, KZ2, Ratchet and Clank, Tekken 6, GOW3, Final Fantasy 13....I only named "traditional" Playstation franchises (though some are now multi) just to show that there's something fishy in that "39%" figure"

Sorry but Cold have a point there i know its hurting your fanboys fncked souls but its true. OH I KNOW SOMEBODY WHO GOT HURT IS GOIN TO REPORT THIS COMMENT AHH whiners.

randomwiz3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

A LOT of people who buy GT aren't even gamers at all. They buy GT because of the reputation its built up as a top driving simulator.

2Spock3026d ago

OMG, i laughed my @ss reading this title. I understand people try to put spin on thing's. But i seriously think within gaming news this is the funniest title i have read yet on N4G.....man i swear that's funny.

Oner3026d ago

@ ThatCanadianguy420 ~ "lol..

Look at cold trolling, as usual.Then we'll all see him in the next 360 thread whining about how the big bad sony fanboys are "the worst" etc.

One of the few living, breathing contradictions on this site."

What do you mean "few"?!?! There are MANY...

steve30x3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

I have absolutely no interest in MGS4, DMC4, Resident Evil 5, KZ2, Ratchet and Clank, Tekken 6, GOW3, Final Fantasy 13. The only two reasons I bought a PS3 was for GT5 and the BlueRay player. Other than that any other game available to date and any game I know of thats coming to the PS3(other than GT5) is of no interest to me.

@Everyone else. I also bought an Xbox 360 for PGR3 , PGR4 , Forza 2 and Forza 3. Forza 3 is keeping me going console wise until GT5 arrives.

bnaked3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

lol, cold2000 has no idea, how big the Gran Turismo franchise is..

It will be the biggest and most influential game of this generation..

Redrum0593025d ago

cold2000 is here on n4g almost all fn day trollin as if he has no games to play... oh wait, hes pro360, never mind, now i know why.

@cold 2000, no games to play huh?

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ClownBelt3026d ago

Too many waiting for the release of this game.

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hardcore19123026d ago

will compete with the king of driving sim games Forza 3. Forza 3 is a beast.

Gradient3026d ago

A definitive beast that relied on bullshots to gain attention, failed to sell more than 200,000 copies in its first month of release, had horrible multi-player, is currently being bundled in every single Xbox 360 to boost its sales numbers, etc etc etc.

Let's see if Gran Turismo 5 can top that (Note there is a tremendous amount of sarcasm in the previous sentence.)

FlameBaitGod3026d ago

@hardcore
I hope your joking

catguykyou3026d ago

I believe every GT game has been packaged with a PS at some point in time. There is nothing wrong with that nor should it be used as a negative point. The Forza 3 bullshots you are referring to are replay shots, that use higher res cars, better AA and more effects. The same is done in GT during its replays. Again, not to be used as a negative point. Also not saying Forza 3 looks just as good or better than GT5. I won't argue sales as I don't know the numbers nor do I care.

Point being, there are people who are playing Forza 3 and love it. When GT5 comes out, it will prove itself or fail. Let the game defend itself. This goes for both camps.

GiantEnemyCrab3026d ago

Says Gradient/Saaking who pretends he has a 360.

"A definitive beast that relied on bullshots to gain attention, failed to sell more than 200,000 copies in its first month of release, had horrible multi-player, is currently being bundled in every single Xbox 360 to boost its sales numbers, etc etc etc."

Right and GT5 doesn't use bullshot replay race videos to show off the game.. riight Horrible mult-player? Are you kidding me? Now I know you haven't played it. Not bumper cars enough for you prolly.

Forza 3 is one bundle so stop with the exaggerations.

Forza 3 has sold over 1 million since launch which you know stacks up well against other titles sales on your precious.

Elven63026d ago

Gradient: Forza Motorsport 3 has sold over 1 million units as of December 8th, 2009.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009...

Forza 3 in the US alone sold over 175k in the first month of release, the game also sold nearly 32k in Japan in the first week of release.

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...

http://kotaku.com/5393967/f...

Last time I checked, 175k + 32k is a bit more than 200k, and that's not even including Europe where it was in the Top 10 for various countries for quite some time.

Assuming you actually played the game, what didn't you like about the multiplayer?

Lou-Cipher3026d ago (Edited 3026d ago )

Gran Turismo 5 will probably sell between 12-16 Million lifetime. (depending on Meta Score & Advertising) While Forza 3 would be extremely lucky to exceed 4 Million lifetime.

That would be like PS3 owners trying to compare the sells of Heavy Rain to Halo 3. (Why bother, it doesn't have a chance)

Forza has a lack of polish and content when compared to Gran Turismo, but is still an enjoyable game, but to compare the sales is nonsense.

@Cold

A good percentage of Gran Turismo fans don't play video games at all, except Gran Turismo. People in the auto industry that have nothing to do with video games, go out of their way to make sure they own a Playstation & a copy of the latest Gran Turismo when it is released.

The Gran Turismo franchise is bigger than any other franchise on PS3 or 360, it will sell more PS3's than Halo & Gears sell 360's combined.

Hotel_Moscow3026d ago

Gran Turismo 4 10.53m

Gran Turismo 4 Prologue 1.36m

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue 3.60m

and if you put some math into it gran turismo will sale 15 million to 30 million copys in 5 years

Forza Motorsport 1.07m

Forza Motorsport 2 3.99m

Forza Motorsport 3 2.36m

basically gran turismo comes out with a major installment every 3 years excluding 5 which took 5 years

while forza makes one every 2 years

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George Sears3026d ago

My most anticipated game this year. (Hopefully this year)

movements3026d ago

It's comfirmed for a late 2010 release..

sinncross3026d ago

Sony must get the marketing going and advertise all the new things about GT5 over the previous entires: like weather, vehicle damage, NASCAR, WRC etc