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.

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DavidMacDougall2911d 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

darthv722911d ago

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.

acedoh2911d 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.

ExplosionSauce2911d ago (Edited 2911d 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.

SoapShoes2911d ago

@acedoh - The PS2 was the same price when GT3 came out so I don't think the PS3 is too expensive.

hot4play2911d ago

Obviously. GT5 is a phenomenal game. Period.

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Anon19742911d ago (Edited 2911d 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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Masterchef20072911d ago

you made an extremely good post bubbles for you

Unknow_Master2911d ago

i agree that gran tourismo5 will sell console
cause i just sold mine

Mmmkay2911d ago

great move upgrading to the new bundle........

chidori soukou2911d ago

gt5 will show ps3 owners buy exclusives games.

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Primetimebt2911d ago

Does a bear sh*t in the woods?

Fishy Fingers2911d 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-old2911d ago

Does a 10 pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit?

Dsnyder2911d ago

As long as he doesnt shit in the river that we get our water from.

nackno2911d ago

but if it´s a polar bear?

mrv3212911d 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.

T9X692911d ago

I bought a PS3 for SOCOM, only to be disappointed. Hopefully SOCOM 4 changes that.

Ares84PS32911d ago

Everyone knows that you are a huge troll so stop pretending now!

You got a PS3 for SOCOM Confrontation....yeah right.

-Alpha2911d ago (Edited 2911d 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.

Lionhead2911d ago

Socom 4 will hopefully be amazing

I was pissed it got delayed, same with LBP2.

Also lol @ T9X69

Bobbykotickrulesz2911d ago

+ MGS4
+ Demon's souls
+ Infamous
+ Warhawk

etc etc.

Consoldtobots2911d 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.

Karum2911d 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_king2911d ago

@Consoldtobots because it blew bad for 6 months.Now its been patched and is a great game.

Masterchef20072911d 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

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Myst2911d 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.

PirateThom2911d ago

Gran Turismo is the PlayStation's biggest franchise. It's not that people said "no", it's just that they wanted Gran Turismo.

moe842911d 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.

mrcash2911d 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.

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CrzyFooL2911d 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.

Vesemir2911d ago

Yes a bundle with a wheel would definitively be a win.

PirateThom2911d 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.

sajj3162911d ago

Likewise I saw a gentleman with army jacket and dog tags buy black ops! You buy what you like.

Biggest2911d ago

Ratchet & Clank maybe?

DigitalRaptor2911d ago (Edited 2911d 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.

Pug2910d 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.