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Gran Turismo 5 Sales Skyrocket After Solid Release Date Reveal

Gran Turismo 5 is easily the most anticipated PlayStation 3 title of all time. After years in development and a number of delays — including a notorious last minute delay — it was announced this week that Gran Turismo 5 would finally hit retailers on November 24th. In response to a solid release date being revealed, GT5 has shot to the top of sales charts....

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doctorstrange2830d ago

This game will break all PS3 exclusive sales records

Cevapi882830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

its expected...but dont you love all the haters saying that GT and PD arent relevant anymore? ohh and that people will not buy something that DOESNT innovate and move the genre forward? no joke, this is what i have seen on GT5 threads and some even dumber things

i guess everybody forgot the 56 million combined sales of GT games in the previous iterations...huh?

i guess haters like overlooking hard data

vsr2830d ago

HD Console war will end on 2011 confirmed

poindat2830d ago

I think that most of the people who claim that the GT series is no longer relevant are just kids who have grown up on Forza* and have never played a GT game. Because anybody who's been played a past GT game or has been actively following the course of GT5 should easily see how it is still more relevant than anything out there.

*Note: Forza is an excellent series too and I'm not trying to start any war; it's just honestly what I think is happening.

come_at_me_bro2830d ago

Well put Cevapi. I just pre-ordered this via Amazon and this will be my first Gran Turismo game. If PD can interest someone who A. wouldn't consider themselves a car lover and B. someone who's never even played a GT game before... I think they've done their job and they're more than relevant in my eyes.

Cevapi882830d ago

@come at me bro...man if you own a ps3, i would definitely recommend you grab GT2 from the PS1 days, granted it wont be what we expect today, but seeing how the game is over 10 years old, you can see how well polished it is for a sim, and for a game developed on the PS1...

@poindat

i definitely agree, i grew up on gran turismo ever since the first one came out...whenever a new one came out, i always got super excited...my older cousin introduced me to it when i was 9 and ever since have been a GT fan...i personally believe that GT2 and GT3 are the best in the series...heres to hoping that GT5 just hits the ball out of the park in 11 days

Sarcasm2830d ago

GT5 Prologue alone was almost 5 million in sales. So much for a "demo"

GT5 could be anywhere from 8-10 million once the dust has settled.

RageAgainstTheMShine2830d ago

@ Cevapi88 we dig your John Reno avatar :)

xXxSeTTriPxXx2830d ago

game is already moving consoles.hate to say i told you so(to all the naysayers)BUUUT.

WinterWolf2830d ago

haha...just pre-ordered from Amazon today. Can't wait to play!

Cevapi882830d ago

@rage

cant go wrong with Reno....The Professional is my favorite movie

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visualb2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

however I don't doubt its preorders have increased a lot everywhere else

1,300% increase...

1300%!!!

that means for every 1 pre-order there was, there are now 1300 of them =P (correct me if im wrong but I think thats the right logic)

spongeboob2830d ago

for every 1 there are 13 not 1300.

Tru_Ray2830d ago

It means that for every pre-order before the release date was announced, there are now 13 of them. Each 100% accounts for one SKU of GT5.

Tru

jwatt2830d ago

Yea if you check amazon for each location worldwide its in the top 5, Jp de fr ca uk.

kungfuian2830d ago

it's a 13 times increase so 13 for every 1?

Cevapi882830d ago

think about it this way...amazon looked at the pre-order before the release date, then they looked at them after the release date was given...they will look at the increase from the number of pre-orders that they had before the release date...so whatever that number is it must be big...i doubt that 100% accounts for only 1 sku, it must go off a previous number of pre-orders...thats how i think it goes

Theodore872830d ago

It's a 1300% increase, not a 1300-time increase. In fact, the orders/day has increased by 13 times. Which means, for each 1 order/day before the announcement, there are now 14 orders/day
(14 = 13 + 1 if you wonder lol)

xXxSeTTriPxXx2830d ago

1unit being=to 100%.so 1300% = for every 1 theirs 13.

awiseman2830d ago

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iPad2830d ago

No lie, but I wanna buy another PS3 just for GT5.

Zeevious2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

but I'm thinking of cashing in on one of those deals for a cheap regular copy to setup two TV's and race head to head.

I know that's crazy, but I already have an old 60 gig PS3 so it makes sense in some sort of I-Luv-GT-Racing kind of way!

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10 Days

RedDragan2830d ago

Needs epic Trailer!!!!

We love you Polyphony!!!! LOL!

xXxSeTTriPxXx2829d ago

just didn't feel the need to give a complex example, to a simple solution.your the type to try and give a essay on why 1+1=2, just to sound intelligent.i have no need to prove myself to n4g, and i'm not the smartest preson in the world so i don't try to act like it.but i have a answer to your problem.awiseman + comment=douche bag.

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vhero2830d ago

I think I am the only PS3 owner NOT getting this game lol

Zeevious2829d ago (Edited 2829d ago )

In some ways I like the arcade, wild Burnout Paradise fun as much as I expect to enjoy the realism of GT5!

If you do like racing though and have a PS3...You have 8 days to put your affairs in order, then be destroyed by me -- Any track...Any time.

Go Z-Racer -- Go Z-Racer -- Go Z-Racer GO o o o . . . !

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MariaHelFutura2830d ago

Watch and learn young`ns. Watch and learn.

Moentjers2830d ago

got to admit. at these moments N4G provides the finest comments... bubble for you

Taggart4512830d ago

Well....yeah....

Now that it's coming out everyone wants it. Even if they didn't, I'm sure that all the hype has given it enough exposure so people at least want to TRY it.

MariaHelFutura2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

Do you have ANY idea how many people LOVE Nascar (in US) and racing in general (worldwide). This is gonna be a HUGE system seller (worldwide).

Sev2830d ago

It's def a system seller. I know a ton of people who have been waiting for Gt5 before buying a PS3.

BrianB2830d ago

im curious on how this is gonna be a system seller, this game has had a media hype for about 5 years now, and they even released an overpriced demo 2 years ago, don't you think that most people would have bought a ps3 by now just to play this game, its kinda ridiculous that people are gonna wait 5 years for a game to buy that system. just saying

IRetrouk2830d ago

if you look at past prologes and special editions they have never sold anywhere close to what the full game does.

morganfell2830d ago

Brian, that 's the GT series. There are a great many people that love only sports gaming. They have been playing a PS2 or Xbox 360 for years waiting on this game. They'll keep their other systems but they will go out and get a PS3 just for this game.

The racing purist crowd is an odd bunch of gamers. Sort of like the PC gamers that like Subsims.

In Europe and Asia this will be huge. It will be interesting to see the impact that NASCAR fans have on this game as well.

UltimateIdiot9112830d ago

You must be young and/or new to gaming.

If you have seen the dedication to GT franchise, you know many of these people are willing to break quite a few piggy banks for this one game. Hell, I know people who are only going to buy a PS3 for GT5 and I've heard from some friends that some of their friend only intend to buy just GT5. I know friends of friends that built their own driving setup.

I've seen pictures of how far some people go to build their setup. I've seen setup costing over $1000.

No, there is a huge amount of fans out there waiting just for GT5 possibly a GT5 bundle. I am not surprise if there are many racing fan buying the PS3 just for GT5 and nothing else until GT6.

STONEY42830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

I actually only personally know only one person who watches NASCAR, but this game is going to sell like hot cakes no matter what. It's Gran Turismo.

"As of December 2009, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has sold 4.95 million copies worldwide."

A demo. A $40 demo. That's just insane.

Kewl_Kat2830d ago

@BiranB I bought a used 40gb ps3 phat right around the time god of war 3 was released. If gow3 made me buy a console, I'm pretty sure gt5 will have the same effect to other people. And how is that ridiculous? So you'd rather have a person buy a console just for the sake of buying one?

Sarcasm2830d ago

You know, most people bought their PS3's for GT5 on the fact that it was eventually coming to the system. 4 Years later, the rest of the crowd will follow. It's the natural order of things. Gran Turismo fans are Gran Turismo fans. Hell, I'm sure a bunch of them went to Forza for awhile, hated Gran Turismo. But I'll bet anything that once GT5 drops, they'll go back and buy it anyway! I need to pre-order it cause it's going to sell out everywhere.

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vhero2830d ago

@BrianB yeah and how many people bought that demo?? You think the same amount would buy a demo of Forza?

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Sev2830d ago

To think if it had released on Nov 2nd, we'd all be playing it by now. Oh well, what's 11 more days?