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Sony: Gran Turismo 5 will sell consoles

Gran Turismo 5 will help Sony to shift quite a few PlayStation 3 consoles, that’s according to Sony head of PR, David Wilson. (Gran Turismo 5, Industry, PS3, Sony)

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TurismoGTR  +   1338d ago
DavidMacDougall  +   1338d ago
Guy in my work bought a PS3 for GT5 this week so if 1 other person in the whole world does that then i agree with this statement lol
darthv72  +   1337d ago
statement of the obvious
The big question on everybody's mind is...just how many? Will this be the tipping point game fans have been rallying for? Possibly.

We know the GT fan base is roughly 15mil strong. Biggest one of the series being GT3. I would expect GT5 to at least match that mark from a game sales point.

How many hold outs are still out there that have waited for this game? I couldnt wait that long. I had to play other titles like KZ2 and Res series and most importantly (IMO) GoW3.
acedoh  +   1337d ago
This is the same thing that the other GT games did for the PSone and PS2. Although the PS3 may still be a little too expensive. I think SONY thinks that they can keep it at that price because of GT5. I am not so sure as many of these people only play one game and then eventually try others. Maybe some of these guys can sweet talk their wives into getting them a very nice Christmas present.
ExplosionSauce  +   1337d ago
After barely 4 days of playing GT5, my old-school PS3 phat decided to R.I.P. last night after a good 4 year run.

I'll be rushing to the store next weekend to buy me a brand new 320GB Slim. I need my GT fix.
Also LBP2 will be coming in a couple months.
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SoapShoes  +   1337d ago
@acedoh - The PS2 was the same price when GT3 came out so I don't think the PS3 is too expensive.
hot4play  +   1337d ago
Obviously. GT5 is a phenomenal game. Period.
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King-Leonidas  +   1338d ago
waiting to buy a gt5 ps3 bundle
mikeslemonade  +   1337d ago
Hurry up xbot!
darkride66  +   1338d ago
I'm not even quite sure if I should even bother posting my opinion on this article as it seems half the time I post something, no matter what I say, it's labelled as trolling and I'm perpetually stuck at one bubble no matter how many agree with me, but here goes anyway.

I agree. I've talked to two older gamers I know, both PS3 holdouts who were waiting for GT5 before they jumped in with the PS3. Looking back, GT3 which was the first Gran Turismo game on the PS2 lead to a dramatic spike in PS2 sales following it's release. I also notice that Wal-Mart and RadioShack are actively marketing the PS3 as the "hot product" for this holiday season. Kids whispering to their parents at night "Playstation3" in the Wal-Mart ads give parents the idea that "Hey, kids want this playstation thing this year," where, in my opinion, the Kinect ads just look like Wii ads. The brand recognition just isn't there outside of the US.

I expect the PS3 will have a fantastic Christmas season with GT5, it's current price point, Move, 3D and the increasing popularity of Blu-Ray. I still think the Wii may sell more at it's price point, but with the PS3 compared to the 360 I think the PS3 will continue to outpace the 360 as it's done since it became available worldwide.
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morganfell   1337d ago | Trolling | show
Masterchef2007  +   1337d ago
you made an extremely good post bubbles for you
Unknow_Master  +   1338d ago
i agree that gran tourismo5 will sell console
cause i just sold mine
Mmmkay  +   1338d ago
great move upgrading to the new bundle........
chidori soukou  +   1337d ago
Sony: Gran Turismo 5 will sell consoles
gt5 will show ps3 owners buy exclusives games.
Primetimebt  +   1338d ago
Does a bear sh*t in the woods?
Fishy Fingers  +   1338d ago
"Does a bear crap in the woods and does the Pope crap on the dreams of 200 deaf boys?"

South Park, not mine.
im-12-years-old  +   1338d ago
Does a 10 pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit?
Dsnyder  +   1338d ago
As long as he doesnt shit in the river that we get our water from.
nackno  +   1337d ago
but if it´s a polar bear?
mrv321  +   1338d ago
If your buying a PS3 for GT5 WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU... You've said no to soo many great games this generation. While GT5 is a great game, the fact you went...

No to the price drop and slim
No to Uncharted 2
No to Killzone 2
No to LBP
No to God of War 3.
T9X69  +   1338d ago
I bought a PS3 for SOCOM, only to be disappointed. Hopefully SOCOM 4 changes that.
Ares84PS3  +   1338d ago
Everyone knows that you are a huge troll so stop pretending now!

You got a PS3 for SOCOM Confrontation....yeah right.
-Alpha  +   1338d ago
Every PlayStation fan seems to call Killzone Sony's top shooter. I think SOCOM deserves that title.

Socom 4 will likely be my shooter of 2011, very excited for it.

I didn't buy the PS3 for any one game, I actually thought the 360 had a better lineup back then. But I stuck with Sony. LittleBigPlanet was the first exclusive that made me happy to have a PS3, followed by a bunch of other titles that followed after.
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Lionhead  +   1338d ago
Socom 4 will hopefully be amazing

I was pissed it got delayed, same with LBP2.

Also lol @ T9X69
Bobbykotickrulesz  +   1338d ago
+ MGS4
+ Demon's souls
+ Infamous
+ Warhawk

etc etc.
Consoldtobots  +   1338d ago
why does everyone rag on confrontation?

it's actually a REALLY decent game and IMO the only real hair trigger competitive shooter out there.
Karum  +   1338d ago
I'm with you there.

I didn't buy my PS3 for one specific game or even one genre of game. I had such a great time with the PS2 (how many owned one and didn't?) that the PS3 to me was just a natural progression. PS2 and PS1 had awesoem games....logically the Ps3 would too. Took a while but we got there :)

I knew nothing of the console war when I bought my PS3, how I wish I could go back to being like that lol.
Dark_king  +   1337d ago
@Consoldtobots because it blew bad for 6 months.Now its been patched and is a great game.
Masterchef2007  +   1337d ago
I bought my PS3 when there were plently of great games out at a used games price. When i got my PS3 i bought Demon Souls, Killzone 2, Super Street Fighter 4, Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction, Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance Fall of Man, God of War 3, Warhawk all from the used games bin
Myst  +   1338d ago
Agreed - forgot the reason why I bought a PS3 [ I think in anticipation for MH3 to drop on it] but either way my library quickly grew from simply having warhawk.
PirateThom  +   1338d ago
Gran Turismo is the PlayStation's biggest franchise. It's not that people said "no", it's just that they wanted Gran Turismo.
moe84  +   1338d ago
I bought my first ps3 for GT5.. and I've played all of the games on your list. I do plan to go back and buy a dozen or so games that I "missed" out on.
mrcash  +   1337d ago
I understand the need to wait, while killzone2,Uncharted 1 and 2, and lbp are good, honestly they are all new series with the exception of killzone 2, and if all you really want to play is GT5 why spend your money before it releases.
CrzyFooL  +   1338d ago
The GT5 Bundle at Best Buy is crap. They need to bundle that shit with the Logitech wheel and like a replica model of a Nissan Skyline and I'd be all like fapfapfapfapfap BUY.
Vesemir  +   1338d ago
Yes a bundle with a wheel would definitively be a win.
PirateThom  +   1338d ago
I saw a bloke on the bus yesterday, wearing a Ferrari jacket, carrying a PS3 and copy of the game out of Asda.

I can only speculate why he bought it.
sajj316  +   1338d ago
Likewise I saw a gentleman with army jacket and dog tags buy black ops! You buy what you like.
Biggest  +   1338d ago
Ratchet & Clank maybe?
DigitalRaptor  +   1337d ago
So that is an indication of the kind of people that will buy GT5. PS3 fans, GT fans, simulation racing fans, car fans, people within the automotive industry and those interested in that sector.

This thing goes beyond gaming. GT is colossal!

It would be really cool if Top Gear did a feature on GT5.
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Pug  +   1337d ago
I'm pretty sure we'll see a Top Gear feature. It's already in there magazines, the one about the red bull car and I've seen Clarkson talking about it so I wouldn't be surprised to see something like Stig in real car vs Clarkson on GT 5 or something similar.
SpartanPrince  +   1338d ago
World: The sky is blue
jbakery20  +   1338d ago
no way in hell that GT 5 will sell consoles ever
digger18  +   1338d ago
Way wrong sorry

On launch night in Game (northampton) three of my xbox mates, P/X their 360's for a PS3/GT5 bundle. One of them told me the next day over 20% of people there did the same.

So, not only is it a console mover, people also get rid of their 360's for it.

Try again
theroadtoruin  +   1337d ago

obviously you're not familiar with the Gran Turismo franchise.
poopoojames  +   1338d ago
Hopefully, but I think it is being overshadowed by the great kinect.

edit; i'm hardcore again, casual was so last week. Need to re-buy the ps3 now.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1338d ago
You missed out "casual" in your post, isnt that your tagline for this account?
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Vesemir  +   1338d ago
Yuck... Kinect....
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All_4_One  +   1338d ago
Ha! Kinect isn`t overshadowing anything. The negative GT5 hype alone is drawing in more attention than Kinect.
XRider  +   1338d ago
Don't all games sell consoles? Isn't that the whole point?
raztad  +   1338d ago
yeah but some, by themselves,sell a lot more than others
Ducky  +   1338d ago
Not in soviet russia they don't.
Mmmkay  +   1337d ago
in soviet russia you sell lots, then win.
silkrevolver  +   1338d ago
A friend of mine just sold his PS3 slim and all of his games for a new 360...
...I then let him know that GT5 just came out, and he got a little upset. I followed it up by mentioning that the only announced exclusive for the 360 next year is Gears 3, and the exclusives for the PS3 include (but are not limited to): LBP2, Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal and inFamous 2. I think I saw him shed a tear.
Rage_S90  +   1338d ago
lmao im not even gona lie that was funny this quote shall be remembered
Next_Up  +   1338d ago
No offense but you gotta have your head very deep in your own @ss if you don't know about the upcoming onslaught of ps3 AAA exclusives, unless you're a casual gamer of course.
silkrevolver  +   1338d ago
My friend claims he just did it because all of the kids in his dorm have 360s, and he felt left out online, but... it’s their own damn fault for not knowing which exclusives are for which consoles...
All_4_One  +   1338d ago
That`s funny. My friend just sold his PS3 too, he only had it for a couple months, and all he did was complain about it. He complained about how it has "no good games" and how it launched at $600 even though he got it for $150. He is a real-life example of somebody still living in 2006, quite funny actually. I enjoy ripping off a list of 10+ PS3 2011 exclusives in front of his face and then asking him "so what does the 360 have in the future?" He usually answers something like "I don`t really follow it very closely." Lol.
etownone  +   1338d ago
It's ok.
Just tell him how Forza 3 got a much higher score on metacritic. So the definitive driving game this gen is exclusive to the 360.

And how the best selling game of the year COD is a crap port on PS3 compared to the 360 version and it's exclusive timed map packs. While your at it, tell him about the petition, the psfans are doing because they want their money back.

While your talking to him, don't forget to mention Halo Reach and Gears .... two juggernaut exclusives and how PS3 doesn't have even one exclusive that can measure up to either of them.
And while your at it, let him know how 99% of multiplat games are superior on the 360. And how the 360 has a better controller and better online.
And be a friend and tell him how Kinect is the new craze in gaming and how MOVE is already being forgotten.
PirateThom  +   1338d ago
I was buying it up until "Kinect is the new craze in gaming" and realised how casual the 360 is now.
silkrevolver  +   1338d ago
Yes... a few points is a “much higher score,” isn’t it?
SpartanPrince  +   1338d ago
Comic Book Guy  +   1338d ago
It sounds like YOU need a friend etownone. It must be lonely under your bridge.
Mmmkay  +   1337d ago
still defending those microsoft shares i see. you'd better make some real money from all this trolling soon.
Bathyj  +   1337d ago
Gimme an M
Gimme an I
Gimme a C
etownone  +   1337d ago
Sounds like a bunch of butthurt fans still upset over GT reviews ...
Or that COD turd of a port.

Anyways .... game on fellas.

Next up ... can't wait to hear the excuses when GT5 probably won't even pass prologue sales. Cause it sure isn't going to put up numbers like Halo and COD. That's fo sure!
moe84  +   1337d ago
Racing games rarely ever reach the numbers shooter games can reach, let alone surpass them. Having a smaller fan base hurts sometimes.

All that matters is the numbers GT5 can put up against other games in the same genre. That goes for all games really.
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Next_Up  +   1338d ago
The funny thing is, 99.9% of GT5 fans don't know WTF IGN is lol. Better luck downplaying KZ3, Uncharted 3, Infamous 2, The Agent, LBP2, FFvs13, Twisted Metal and all the other AAA ps3 exclusives you lowlife losers.
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Ahasverus  +   1338d ago
I agree with you except twisted metal, you know it's not AAA...
silkrevolver  +   1338d ago
I don’t know..
Jaffe can make a hell of a game...
Silly gameAr  +   1337d ago
Twisted Metal is definitely triple A off of fun factor alone.
SnukaTheMan  +   1338d ago
I seriously doubt it....
People who wanted gran turismo bought their ps3 by now....just as the people who purchased halo reach allready had a xbox 360....especially with all the date changes of gran turismo 5.
Mmmkay  +   1337d ago
i'm still waiting for a good reason to pick up a 360......
Bathyj  +   1337d ago
If you havent got a reason yet, you'll probably not find one.

Not saying Xbox is bad, just saying its best is behind it, not to come.
SnukaTheMan  +   1337d ago
Same thing with the ps3......
No reasons in my book.....got a game to counter anything on ps3.
Bathyj  +   1337d ago
Yeah, whats your book called, "How I missed some of the best games this gen because my Walkman chewed my Wham tape in 1987."? I bet it sells if Opra tells eveyone to buy it.

Sorry, I shouldnt just presume you were alive in 1987.

My point was PS3 just keeps getting better and better, where as X360 is not. Unless you think Kinect is a gamers delight, in which case, have fun with that next year.
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nix  +   1337d ago
Snuka: you're not theMan.
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Masterchef2007  +   1337d ago
then no bundles would have sold but guess what they did. I bundle sold is one PS3 sold whether you like it or not. And in spain a ton of budles flew off the self that day
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Ahasverus  +   1338d ago
To Gamespot! :P
moe84  +   1338d ago
Tell you all what, having GT5:CE sitting beside my TV for a whole 3 days before I picked up a ps3 drove me nuts. Even during Thanksgiving football, I couldn't help but see this cool little box in the corner of my eye. A little box that was taunting and teasing me endlessly. A few nights of hearing what sounded like a childs laughter and I had to give in.

Thank god for vodka.

Don't drink and GT5!
Vesemir  +   1338d ago
Hahahhaa. That's a crazy situation.
Bluemaster77  +   1338d ago
But its just a racing game ... idk to each his own
southernbanana  +   1338d ago
Haven't bought GT5 yet, but my PS3 is feeling a bit under used. Guess it's a good reason to fire it up again. :-)
tsn  +   1338d ago
I bought a PS3 on the 25 so did my buddy and hes never owned a console, ive been a long time user of these forums just been waiting for this game.

Also I'm part of a car community and alot of those guys just bought PS3's so yeah I guess it does sell PS3's... who cares anyway I would of bought it on PC if I could or on any other console., buy a console for your needs not for the label.

I played PC games up until this point but I did own an Xbox 1.
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BackDoorMoi  +   1337d ago
I'm a PC-Gamer, bought it yesterday on Amazon with a copy of GT5, waiting for it to see for myself the "power" of the cell.
mandf  +   1337d ago
I hope you enjoy it's a great game.
mrWiebie90  +   1337d ago
GT5 will sell consoles for sure but how many consoles, I predict a lot
InvaderZim  +   1337d ago
um.... DUH. It's Gran `freakin` Turismo for gods sake.
mrWiebie90  +   1336d ago
Enzo  +   1337d ago
The main reason I bought a PS3 (Yes I also own a 360) is because the promise of a great game, with so much depth and enjoyment... Socom: Confrontation

LOL @ Me

Excuse my language but GT5 has way more depth than that f-ing trash (cross my fingers for Socom 4)... GT5 is so amazing that it's bad... By that I meant bad for my PS3 cause it's been on 4 days straight, and I'm only on B-Spec level 15 :D
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Dark-Cloud  +   1337d ago
i bought ps3 beccause i had a ps2 and loved it so i was excited for ps3 and we all didn't know what games will have , only getaway XD but cancelled >.< .. so i didn't get it for uncharted or inFAMOUS or any other game because i didn't even know they are making games like that !

maybe i bought it for gta iv and gt5 i don't remember , i didn't know about resistance tooo ...

i bought the ps3 in release date ...
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Shnazzyone  +   1337d ago
The fact that damage is so bloody limited makes for fail.

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