Gran Turismo 5 will help Sony to shift quite a few PlayStation 3 consoles, that’s according to Sony head of PR, David Wilson.
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
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.
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.
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.
@acedoh - The PS2 was the same price when GT3 came out so I don't think the PS3 is too expensive.
Obviously. GT5 is a phenomenal game. Period.
waiting to buy a gt5 ps3 bundle
Hurry up xbot!
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.
you made an extremely good post bubbles for you
i agree that gran tourismo5 will sell console
cause i just sold mine
great move upgrading to the new bundle........
gt5 will show ps3 owners buy exclusives games.
Does a bear sh*t in the woods?
"Does a bear crap in the woods and does the Pope crap on the dreams of 200 deaf boys?" South Park, not mine.
Does a 10 pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit?
As long as he doesnt shit in the river that we get our water from.
but if it´s a polar bear?
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.
I bought a PS3 for SOCOM, only to be disappointed. Hopefully SOCOM 4 changes that.
Everyone knows that you are a huge troll so stop pretending now!
You got a PS3 for SOCOM Confrontation....yeah right.
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.
Socom 4 will hopefully be amazing I was pissed it got delayed, same with LBP2. Also lol @ T9X69
+ Demon's souls
why does everyone rag on confrontation? it's actually a REALLY decent game and IMO the only real hair trigger competitive shooter out there.
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.
@Consoldtobots because it blew bad for 6 months.Now its been patched and is a great game.
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
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.
Gran Turismo is the PlayStation's biggest franchise. It's not that people said "no", it's just that they wanted Gran Turismo.
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.
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.
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.
Yes a bundle with a wheel would definitively be a win.
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.
Likewise I saw a gentleman with army jacket and dog tags buy black ops! You buy what you like.
Ratchet & Clank maybe?
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.
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.
World: The sky is blue
no way in hell that GT 5 will sell consoles ever
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
@jbakery20 obviously you're not familiar with the Gran Turismo franchise.
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.
You missed out "casual" in your post, isnt that your tagline for this account?
Ha! Kinect isn`t overshadowing anything. The negative GT5 hype alone is drawing in more attention than Kinect.
Don't all games sell consoles? Isn't that the whole point?
yeah but some, by themselves,sell a lot more than others
Not in soviet russia they don't.
in soviet russia you sell lots, then win.
...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.
lmao im not even gona lie that was funny this quote shall be remembered
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.
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...
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.
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.
I was buying it up until "Kinect is the new craze in gaming" and realised how casual the 360 is now.
Yes... a few points is a “much higher score,” isn’t it?
It sounds like YOU need a friend etownone. It must be lonely under your bridge.
still defending those microsoft shares i see. you'd better make some real money from all this trolling soon.
Gimme an M Gimme an I Gimme a C ....
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!
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.
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.
I agree with you except twisted metal, you know it's not AAA...
Jaffe can make a hell of a game...
Twisted Metal is definitely triple A off of fun factor alone.