Forza 3 came out just last year, and if a Turn 10 dev is to be believed, the game is doing mighty fine in the sales department.
Good showing from Turn-10. But GT has sold alot more copies... Although one could argue that GT prologue sold about 4 million..... But whatever... Good showing in any case
may not sell like a GT game but it is great and defo better then past GT games but i don't think it has anything on 5 buy the looks of it not a damn thing
The numbers in the article are wrong, GT5P sold close to 5 mil not 3. http://www.polyphony.co.jp/...
The article is a joke regardless. Calling the sales of any Forza game GT-Like is a joke. And Forza 3 has sold no where near 4 million. They have no source and the developer referenced in the article themselves said it hasn't sold near 4 million copies. Who approved this article?
thats still some GREAT sales considering that there are ALOT of racing games on 360 already. like forza 2 and PGR and all the multiplat ones too. 4 million is Pretty good sales for a racing game.
It would interesting to see the real sales numbers for those games, since Forza and Gran Turismo were heavily bundled with their respective consoles. They should provide sales numbers directly to the consumer, and not fake numbers that include bundles. With a bundle a game is offered with the console... not bought.
See, why do these people start these comparisons. Can't they just congratulate Forza 3 on its success WITHOUT mentioning GT?
can't greenburg congratulate halo3 without mentioning Resistance 1+2, Uncharted 1+2, killzone2 and gow3? Just reinforcing your point.
most of these comparisons are due to turn 10 dev's continually comparing their product to GT. and on a related note, "if a Turn 10 dev is to be believed" - stopped reading right there.
forza cannot be compared with GT in graphics..hell even GT 4 looked similar to forza 2 however forza has awesome customization and online community.both games are awesome.
But a pretty good showing for them nonetheless.
They're not even on the same platform. GT5 and Forza 3 are not direct competitors except among the few consumers who are undecided about which console they prefer and will at least partially base that pricing decision on these games. Given Forza 3's rip-off/nickel-and-dime pricing model (get half the cars for full price and pay that amount again for the rest of the cars) it's unlikely that they won over many converts. The mediocre visuals and plethora of physics bugs wouldn't have helped.
Car games generally put on a decent showing, but none of them have ever sold the amount the Gran Turismo franchise is used to selling. Prologue has sold over 4 million copies and GT5 itself is expected to do way better. But the guys and gals at Turn 10 must be happy with the those numbers. 4 million copies is a great achievement. And by the way, those 4 Million copies of Forza 3 were sold at $60 in period of 7-8 months compared to the 4.65 million copies of Prologue sold from December 2007 at $40.
Grasping at straws are we? It sold more like a prolog version of GT but in no way did it even come close to a full retail GT title.
GT5P sold almost the same as Forza 2 ( 4 millions).What does that tell you?GT5 will have a weak impact on sales. the ps3 doesnt have the install-base the ps2 had or do you think GT5 is going to sell like 10mil consoles when it is released? NOPE! mark my words..
GT 5 Prologue sold close to 5 millions and it's just a demo. ;)
the first gran turismo sold over 10 mill when the PSOne was 4 years old with alittle over 10 million units sold.... ps1 didnt take off too fast but look at it now
I really don't know why theres even a "Disagree" because thats just a fact in what you just stated.
There was almost no compitition for Playstation's driving simulator at that point. GT5 will sell a good number of copies but to think it will hit 10 million within the first year or two is a joke. It'll definitly be the best racing game on the market. There's no doubt about it. I bought Forza on day one and after playing it for a few weeks i realized that even though the game is awesome, i'm not into car games like i was a few years back. I rather race my own! Congrats on Forza 3 btw!
What happened to the tons of articles vehemently stating that GT5P is not "just a demo" Seem like some people can't decide whether it is a demo or a game. I guess it depends on what point you are trying to argue? Sad times on N4G Either way, great sales for Forza3. It really is a great game and T10s support and updates have been great. Having said that, GT5 will sell TONS AND TONS AND TONS. Some people don't understand the fanbase behind the GT series. GT5 will sell like MAD. Bottom line: if you love racing and have both consoles, you should damn well own both games.
see I can counter fanboyism too
@Pootangie That's brand power, the same happen with GT5P which is just a glorified demo. BTW, you agree ODST is just an full priced expansion pack?
it tells you that GT5 is going to do double the sales. previous prolouges did these numbers. then when the real GT games release, they become 10 million+ sellers. do a better job at reserching and trolling next time. it looks like you started gaming now...
I predict you'll be eating crow. If not, i want mine well done ;)
gt5p was released how long before forza ? come on lets be serious now we all know gt5 will outsell forza 3 and gt5p put together but lets try and be fair 'try'
Exactly. GT5P was heavily bundled. It had a price range of $40 to as low as $20 and it sold 4.65M in 2 and a half years. Forza 3 is closing the 4 Million mark in just 7-8 months...at $60 bucks
Forza 3 was bundles too, no?
God such terrible trolls in here
You can't seriously think that forza 3 has been selling at full price this entire time can you?
@hyrius but GT5P was heavily bundled with the PS3 since it came out and it was just recently bundled with the slim. Yes Forza 2 was as well but I remember sales where great prior to bundling for Forza.
Every game is bundled, that excuse is lame. Forza 3 was bundled and GT5 will be bundled too. Doesn't detract from the game's sales, because it is the game that is selling the systems really. Day 1 buy GT5 for me.
Some people tend to forget that the PS2 didn't sell 145+ million out of the gate.... When GT3 came out, the PS2 was in the 15mil units range. By the time GT3 sold 15mil, the PS2's install base was about the same as the PS3's install base now. GT4 sold less than GT3, despite the bigger install base of well over 90mil. Do I think GT5 will sell 10mil? Look at the history: All GT games sell about 10mil All GT demos sell about 5mil GT5:P sold about 5 mil with an install base much smaller than the PS2 had when GT4:P came out, but still sold roughly the same. You have to understand that Gran Turismo has an extremely hardcore fanbase. If a full GT game is on the horizon, they will buy, just like all major Halos sell 10mil and nothing more, while smaller Halos sell about 5mill or less and nothing more. They both have a strong loyal base. GT5 might even attract more people with it's new control system, damage, NASCAR and more. I think GT5 is going to surpass MGS4 with ease. It always does, it always will. Heck, the demo was close to knocking it off the top spot.... @N4PS3G - PS3 games normally have longer legs than 360 games. Gears 2 sold 5 million in less than a year and has been stuck there since. MGS4 sold that in just over 2 years, selling over 500,000 7 months into it's second year, which is alot.
Even I, who isn't keen on racing games will buy this game on day 1 (and it was supposed to be my only racing game, but M3 was just announced full with awsomness). All of my friends will also be buying GT5. GT is PS trademark.
u sir r a very delusional.hell i have friends who where 360 owners that r waiting to but that game its crazy.anyways peace and gaiming mr delusional
There is still little competition. GT is the standard. If they keep the formula the same (unlike GTPSP) this games sales are sure to impress you. We haven't had a real GT game yet and now that we're getting to E3 we're going to start seeing a lot more from it.
Yes, lets just ignore review comparisons or general reactions, sales are the only thing that matter. Unless they apply to a PS3 title...
Well Forza 3 in comparison with GT5p or GTA4 is actually AAA title...actually GT5p is barely 80 on meta,while Forza is 92.Whoping 12 points difference in average...Forza 3 is for GT5p like GOW III is to DMC. Beyond. I know in terms of sales BUT Forza series is AAA series,same cant be said for GT anymore.GT5 will deliver,most probably will sell like crazy and get AAA but until then,Forza 3 is ultimative racing sim this gen.
GT5p is just, that a prologue. of course it will have a meta rating in the 80s. GT4p got the same ratings. in terms of sales Forza will never touch GT.
I think they mean "Forza 3 Sales Are GT Demo-Like" Gran Turismo sells, on average, over 10 million copies.... THAT's GT-Like. The latest demo sold just shy of 5 million, so Forza 3 still has a bit to go, but good progress nonetheless.
There seems to be a war going on at N4G regarding what games have outsold what. -___-
Why does anyone care about sales of a console or its games IF you DO NOT own the company selling them?
a good game, and a good dev team. I'll keep supporting them.
Gt5p sold around 5 million and Turn 10 is lying as well Forza 3 sold around 2.5 million pfffft Forza can't touch GT
If only you had a few new games to talk about :)
LOL this just shows how sad Forza really is keep comparing a full game to a demo.
Roughly GT like? Hmm... WHAT? GT5: Prologue OUTSOLD that game... the PS2 versions SQUARED IT. GT5:P has been out long, and sold 4.35 million I wonder if that include DL's because I know Sony doesn't release download sales or at least I haven't noticed them.
Great sales for a great game. Put a lot of hours into it since it's release, and had a lot of fun doing so. It had it's faults, but no game is perfect, not even Gran Turismo. Turn 10 have shown that they are very talented developers, and here's hoping they continue to push hard and make the Forza franchise even better in the future. But saying that, I'm happy not to see Forza 4 for a while.
While Forza 3 has done well to be at 4 million copies, calling its sales GT-like is a major exaggeration. Considering that every numbered iteration of GT has sold in excess of 10 million copies, Forza's sales have not come close to GT. Forza has done well for itself. But its got a long, long way to go before it touches GT, sales wise.
wow GT demo sold more embarrassing
No, they're not. Forza 3 sold only 2.75 million copies until now http://www.vgchartz.com/wor... Hardly anything to brag about compared to the dozens of million GT games sold. Those guys at Turn 10 are the biggest troll douche ever after Doucheberg.
Forza 2 was a really great racing game but for me Forza 3 didn't have the same appeal. I don't whether it was the poor multiplayer or the graphics that never lived up to the promo shots but I don't play it a fraction of the time I used to spend in Forza 2. Turn 10 made a loud of noise and boastful talk when Forza 3 was released and in my opinion failed to deliver. I still play it from time to time, I've got all the content and it is fun to play but nowhere near as fun as Forza 2 or even GT5P for that matter. Gran Turismo is a goliath of a brand and Turn 10 should have shut their mouths with the trash talk because I think GT5's sales will crush the Forza series sales.
You cant go by VGcharts. They are so off, might as well go by wikipedia..sheeesh. However FOrza is a great series, I'd love to hear of a Forza 4 at this years E3. Would be amazing if they got off 3 Forza games before the next GT game. I prefer Forza because the online is so amazing and the actual damage to the cars. It handles better and offers more custom things. So it's a great series and I'll continue to support it.
Sorry but 4 million sales is not GT like...
If a FORZA game sells 4 million(Majority Europe), GT5 will broke GT3's record. A very few million people knows about forza.
It did good but GT5 will do better.
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