Actual NPD software sales numbers for Donkey Kong Country Returns, Gran Turismo 5, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
Everyone was going nuts about the GT5 sales but they seem fine to me. :)
the game has sold good for its short time on the market
This is Gran Turismo 5 we're talking about! SCEA completely dropped the ball on this game. It sold like 2 and a half million copies is Europe but it can't move past 500k in the states? That's a failure to launch for sure. Sony's delays have bit them in the ass so many times, you'd think they would have figured out a way to avoid this buy now. This was Sonys holiday season game and SCEA couldn't get the hype up enough. All Sony has besides this is Move, and that is supposed to be a slow burner. It's just kind of lame that SCEA can't seem to get more mainstream people excited for their biggest games. It always seems to come down to us to hype their games for them... Don't get me wrong this is great for any other game, and we all know it will do astronomical numbers. But for a GT game is just seems a little underwhelming. Either way the game is sick go buy it if you haven't. @below: I wouldn't say I have a problem, but I just feel like I need to counter all this over optimism. So many people talk a bunch of shit before the game launch like how it would destroy Halo Reach and shit like that. Now their back peddling and that just seems lame to me. I talked a whole bunch of shit, but I'm going to own up and admit that the game didn't perform the way I expected. I guess I just want more people to have enjoyed this game. It's just so damn good.
@remember what the hell is your problem man?
360 owns Usa... for me, 400k is a real good number for a Ps3 exclusive in america. and remember. GT5 have long legs... and 4WD traction
That, and the lack of proper advertisements and most possibly, review scores affecting purchases. But we all know where the majority of the fanbase comes from. Asia and Europe. -End of Line
357 Well I never talk up sales, I only talk up quality, so for me GT has performed exactly as I'd liked. I dont think I've put so many hours into a game in 2 weeks since GT3. As for sales, well what are you gonna do. You cant stop Americans for being American. If they prefer Black Ops or NFS, so be it, I dont really care. Its their loss, not mine. You cant blame SCEA for not hyping it enough. People are pretty set in their ways are going to do what they do. I dont think I've ever bought a game because I liked a commerical.
GT5 is one of the best games ever made IMO.
"what the hell is your problem man?" The only "problem" here is that MANY(I could name names if you'd like and I have the quotes to back it up) on N4G arrogantly stated that GT5 would destroy every other game this year saleswise and review-wise...but now these SAME people are backpeddling upon coming to the realization that they were full of crap. The SAME people who are NOW saying, "Hey, who cares what everyone thinks, GT fans love the game" are the SAME people who didn't respect Forza fans for loving Forza, Halo fans for loving Halo, COD fans for loving COD, and Gears fans for loving Gears. Hope that clears things up champs :)
Most of you idiots don't seem to remember that GT5 launched in the fourth week of November! 400K sales in one week is freakin' brilliant!!
what the hell is wrong with u retards? That number for GT5 is only for like 5 days since GT5 released on the 25th of november. Sheesh! Fanboys, i tell ya!
@RememberThe357,deadreckoning6 66 no back peddling, Everyone said it will sell big halo like numbers worldwide and it did. And its few who badmouth halo because it’s a good game, and a lot hate COD because its average and overrated, and the dislike comes from both 360 and PS3 fans.
only a short period of time, but i was expecting higher sales. maybe its because of all the confusion with the release date, or maybe because GT was released during Thanksgiving. would like to see the numbers for next month, to see if either is the case, or if GT has lost its selling power in the US. if i had to guess, i would say its a mix of the first two. i know i wasn't able to pick my copy up until a week after the release.
The elephant is dkc returns. It came out after gt5 and still beat it. It's way more fun also. I mean this stuff is called video games not video sims. After all of those hype list only one has come out for the holidays it seems. That's almost n64 quality isn't it and sequels to stuff most gamers didn't like isn't working hey but it's quality. I wonder what the ps4 will have on it? Lbp6, kz7, gt8? There is a neo geo type situation brewing here. Oyeah most gt ps2 owners stopped gaming fully. They usually say stuff like I grew up and have a family. That is what hurt gt5 sales in the states. You can tell this when looking at some ps3 fans comments.
Its 400K in one week only in North America (NPD) While in Europe/Japan it sold over 2.5 million in first week. MS lovers don't be sad, this is the truth your 360's major game sells good in US and PS3's major game sells good in Europe/japan.
In Other Words It Outsolds Forza 3's Life Time Sales In A Week
Pretty much... I think Turn 10 got served a slice of humble pie. But they probably wont eat it anyway.
Halo: reach sold 3 million first day... Fable 3 sold 1 million first day.. The reason those sales are disappointing is because its Sony's biggest franchise. I even heard ppl say it would outsell halo: reach...lol, I think Uncharted 3 is more likely to do it then GT5..seriously.
Well don't forget that GT5 already sold a million copies, at least, in Prologue format. That's pretty significant that they paid off the game before it was released haha.
Not much for races or activities that last more than 5 minutes are you. People have stated clearly that GT5 sales over time, it has long legs, etc etc etc etc etc etc. But you won't listen. No sense in trying to explain endurance to you.
"halo reach is sucks , and people bought it just because it have halo name , just like all the other halo games , all of them are the same !! .. " ...you are making this argument in defense of GT? Not saying this is a bad thing as many people on this site have stated that they enjoy this, but GT hasn't changed since the first one. It's essentially the same game every time with a new mode and updated graphics/ changed car list. Now this doesn't make the game bad cause even though the experience is the same with each game, it is a good experience. So how can you say one game being the same every time is bad while defending a game that is....the same every time? Also it's hard for anyone NOT to go to GT5 articles when this site dedicates an entire tab to the game itself.
The simple fact of the matter is that racing games even GT5 are no longer big in the US, and certainly cann't compete with the likes of COD or AC. With Black Ops, and Brotherhood both coming out 2 and 1 weeks before GT5 it never had a chance against those heavy hitters.
According to PS3 boys GT5 was supposed to outsell Halo (any halo) in one day.
Here is the official press release from Sony: http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... GT sold over 60 million units worldwide. Amazing!
The problem is Sony needs new ips that can sell like marios and halos as exclusives
400k for a few days is good, but I still think European sales of the game will at least double that of the U.S.
360 version COD:BO about 7mil out of 8.4mil AC:B about 750,000 out of 1.14mil
And 360 owners aren't shooters fans... 8.4 million people got suckered into a crappy shooter. Honestly I had more fun with Singularity.
PS3 and 360 both have charts lead by shooters. Kind of a weird statement to make when both consoles have shooter fans in large quantities. Having said that, no clue what dtrain21 is trying to say. If you're trying to say that 7m out of 8.4m CoDBO sales are on the 360, you're wrong. Same with your AC:B numbers. CoD:BO -- ~8m on 360 vs. ~6m on PS3 AC:B -- ~1.5m on 360 vs. ~1.5m on PS3
that 360 COD number is totally and completely false.
lol, why do you making up these numbers? Black Ops sold around 2 million on the first day in the states on the PS3! How can it be 1.4 million for november?
those numbers are hilarious and false.. oh well i see one bubble..
@shikamaroooo, Yes, FM3 sold 1 mill in 2 months while GT5 sold over 2.5 mill in just 4 days. This really shows that 360 fanbase don't care that much about racing games, they only care about it because it is a 360 exclusive, online is empty in FM3, they hardly even play it.
If that helps you sleep at night. Just remember which is considered the better racer according to metacritic. ;-)
According to metacritic... lmaooo
If that helps you sleep at night, Just remember wich is considered the better racer according to gamers. ;-)
double LMAO :))))
Just remember what game ACTUAL race car drivers play. Not fat kids w/ no money.
Uhhmm.. FM3 is empty online? hehehe thats funny...you probably don't own an Xbox 360 Edit:Why do ppl keep saying 360 owners are shooter fans? because 2 of our major franchises are shooters?.. if we are Shooter fans like everybody says then why do Most Multi-platform NOT-Shooter games sell better on 360? explain that to me...seriously @MariaHelFutura Please give me a good reason instead of wasting your bubbles on pointless trolling.
Cause most multiplats ARE FPSs. LOL.
explain y assassin creed::B doing well on 360 then
wow nintendo everything? Whats next sonyeverything?
This November has been PS3's worst Since it's debut .... whatever happen to the GT5 effect? I thought this game would pull off Halo numbers in it's first week after all the smack I've been hearing all these years.
In America, in Japan and Europe its completely opposite. Here everyone wants to play call of duty.
In Europe Black Ops sold more copies on the PS3.
Oh hey it's that guy who talks bad about the PS3 no matter what. Didn't know your opinion suddenly mattered?
GT5 is a game with legs... these games sell well in the long run. And its sales so far are nothing to be mocked either... over 3 million is quite an accomplishment
GT5 effect is still going on just not in America where the majority prefer to play FPS. GT5 will go on to sell more than Forza 3. I guess Turn 10 drop the ball. http://gamrreview.vgchartz.... Look at Forza 3 first week sales in America and through out the world. I guess 360 fans only love FPS not racing games.
I'm honestly not surprised by the sales. GT5P pretty much sold 400K during it's debut, so I had a feeling that GT5 would show about the same.
Dtrain 'black ops sells 7.4 million on 360 and 1 million on PS3' umm yea, care to provide a link? I find that VERY hard to belive.
That's wrong, its about 4 mill on the PS3 WW. i would say about 2.5 mill in the US at least. i just got off of PSN playing some black ops and there were about 300,000 people on there at this hour. Don't these people have work in the morning? They should be sleeping rather than having me kill them over and over, lol.
RememberThe357... If GT5 six day sales for npd where the ps3 is last place & u are disappointed because its the ps3's biggest selling exclusive then what if I point out halo reach sales in japan & damn its a disgrace it cant even sell 50,000 in its first week & its the biggest selling 360 exclusive. See I can do the same as u.. Edit: I agree though both games are great so go out & buy both of them if u own both systems.
So the status is thus Biggest PS3 exclusive week 1 sales. app 2.5 million to app 40 million install base Biggest 360 exclusive week 1 sales. app 5 million to app 15 million install base Hmm, will GT5 reach halo 3 LTD sales or will this be the first time ever a Halo game outdoes the mighty GT franchise and hence sells more than any PS3 exclusive. Will be interesting to see in the years to come. EDIT: Of course the fight really is for second place as the Wii exclusives have destroyed all. mario kart wii did over 20 million, something no Playstation or xbox has ever done EVER. MY GOODNESS that's a lot of mario kart
GT5 has only one problem.That is no damage mechanics.Some cars graphics are dated as only 200 cars are newly designed.The remaining cars were taken from previous GTs.Yes its a great game and undisputed leader of sim racers.But it feels second bcoz of previous legendary GT titles.
Um, what's so bad about that? It's pretty good for less than a week and the game keeps on selling(top 10 on Amazon). I see GT5 getting about 2-3 million in America by the end of next year and 6-7 million WW. It'll sell as much as GT4 when all is said and done. Remember, GT3 didn't sell 14 million in one month.... -_-
i don't mean to make excuses, but half of the magazines i've been reading that have had their December 2010 copy release have had stories expressing how GT5 had been delayed, and they didn't think it was going to release in 2010. my last few issues of Game Informer and PlayStation Official Magazine have had stories about GT5 not hitting this year. 400,000 is great numbers for the last 6 days of the month, but it's very possible that people simply weren't expecting the game to release this year. i remember tons of people at the Gamestop near my old house didn't even know that Unreal Tournament 3 managed to meet it's December release date for PS3. they were like, "i thought it was delayed until next year?" not everybody peruses game sites every day and gets their information from up to the minute sources like the internet. some people see the story in a game magazine in a Barnes and Noble and accept it as fact. anyway, i haven't picked up Gran Turismo 5 yet because of my overtaxed gaming budget this year, so it's going to have to wait a few months, but next year's gaming budget is ALREADY straining with all the great looking PS3 exclusives and multi-plats releasing.
"not everybody peruses game sites every day and gets their information from up to the minute sources like the internet. " and even FAR LESS get info from magazines, LOL. those things are still around? I thought they all closed down. If a game sells 10 million, only about 2 million if so much are magazine readers/internet readers about gaming. The majority of people know a game is out when they see the ads. And that ad (stupid as it was IMO, GT2 had a MUCH better ad http://www.youtube.com/watc... ) was on heavy rotation. I saw it about five times during south park.
wow for what black ops is it sure sold a ton
Those numbers for GT 5 are lower than I expected. That says nothing about the quality or value of the game but it says volumes about how Sony bungled the launch. It'll probably have long legs though, maybe not in the US though. It'll end up selling fine, just not game changing like most here on N4G would have you believe.
400k in just in a few days impressive.
Not for GT5 its not. I expected at least 1 million the first 2 days in the US. Just like games like Halo and Gears.
I think the problem here is that people think that GT5 is going to release in 2011. Sony has delayed the game so many times that people probably got sick of keeping track of GT and completely forgot about it. How else would you explain such terrible sales here in NA?
Bad reviews. Sloppy game design, and a lot of people just don't care anymore after all the delays. US customers are a tough crowd. If you screw them over they drop you like a dead rat. In the US if you screw up you have to give the customer something for it, like MS did with RROD, free replacements is what saved 360 here.
fake numbers again?...lmfao!
Outsold Forza's lifetime sales in a week, just saying. I compare racers to racers in general. GT5 is the only racer I've bought since motorstorm. I enjoy it, and that is enough for me. GT5 should have great lifetime sales, America =/= the World, and happy racing. Look at Black Ops, it is probably the LEAST quality/complete of all the games in the top 4. Just confirms that high sales does not translate to a game's quality, and that gamers are Bobby Kotick's slaves.
Once again ps3 fanboys hype gt5 up and look what happens -_- same thing happens to all ps3 exclusives. Im sure halo odst sold more than that in a day. Edit: where the [email protected]@k is the getaway btw? when that comes out i will wipe the dust of my ps3 and start playing it.
Different markets, it seems like every else in the world gamers like to be immersed by story and gameplay, while here in the states the mass market only wants games that are quick and simple. Just about every game that releases here with hype does bad , with a few exceptions of course, but if someone can't just point, shoot and repeat that game does not do well in the states. GT5 sold very well in Europe and in Japan, while it suffered here in the states because just like everything else in America, if it isn't simple it just won't sell.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahhahahahaha! 400k. Hahahhahahahahahahhaha! Seriously?!?!? Hahahhahahahahhahahahahahahhah ahahahaha!
The us wouldn't recognise an awesome racer if it hit it straight in the face. The use only likes pwee pwee games.