E4G: EA have recently revealed that their reboot of the popular Need for Speed franchise has gotten off to a good start, sales wise, and has sold over 400,000 units in the US in November, the month of its release.
GT 5 released a little closer to the end of November, about an entire week after hot pursuit was launched. And the title is a bit misleading as these sales of 400k are exclusive to the US. I'm pretty sure the worldwide sales would paint a different story for these two games.
I don't get it, why do they always ignore the rest of the world?
Well let me say that I can think of tons of reasons why some individuals might like Hot Pursuit more than GT5, because the two games are VASTLY DIFFERENT experiences and styles, about as different as two games that focus on driving cars can get. But in terms of the reality of what Polyphony Digital has crafted, what that game disc offers and the sheer amount of content on board, you can't say that Hot Pursuit is the better game or the better buy. The real reason that so many critics are saying that, is because they're not educated in proper criticism. It's just sad to me how much over-criticism I have seen of GT5. Is the game perfect, no, absolutely not, but no game is, absolutely, literally no game is perfect. But the small flaws that have pretty much no bearing whatsoever on the actual gameplay, the actual racing around circuits gameplay, are magnified to ridiculous proportions in some critics' analysis of the game. See, critics didn't go in to GT5 looking to play it and determine whether fans of the genre would get their money's worth out of it. They went into it with "6 years development time and claims of perfection!" in mind and specifically looked for the flaws, some critics even attempted to convince people that they SHOULDN'T be fans of the genre, that somehow the genre itself that Gran Turismo inhabits is "wrong". I've seen it in numerous reviews. The criticism was baseless and unmerited, frankly.
So this games has sold over 5.5 Million units? HAHAAHAHA! Bollox! And the US is pretty small compared to the rest of the world. I love the American propaganda... it is so funny because it is so stupid.
shouldnt there be some sort of filter...official numbers for november show that despite being released for FOUR days gt5 sold over 400k in usa and over 5.5 worldwide in twelve days http://www.thesixthaxis.com... nfs sold 400k as a MULTI-PLATFORM game that had been out a couple weeks longer in usa not really any bragging rights...
You complain about people "not playing either", but it appears that YOU are the one who is running their mouth without playing both games extensively, first.
I wont even read the article because I know they count 360+ps3 sales...
"NFS Hot Pursuit is more critically acclaimed than GT5 too. It's probably a better game, though you fanboys will find that hard to swallow. See, the disagrees have begun. Pathetic. Most of you haven't played either." you should word your comment better Saying that most of us havn't played both of them and then you using the words "It's Probably a better game" isn't really saying much other then the fact that most can imply and logically is true due to the fact of your wording choice, that you have not played both of them yourself either. you just contradicted yourself I on the other hand have, both games are different. If i want an arcade game i play NFS if i want a Sim game then i play GT5 both are different to me and both are unique in their different ways @Anarki +Wii+PC
Have you played both?
I dont care about US-only numbers
@RedDragan In 2009, the last year we have complete data, world wide sales of video games was $230B, of which the US was $112B. This is data from Capcom,btw... not US propaganda ;) disagrees..... you are entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts.
@RedDragan Aahhh...I love it..., i wish more more people just like you.., you think exactly like me.., well said man..., well said...
@AGhostFromThePast, I have got both GT5 and NFS:HP. IMO GT5 is way better than NFS:HP, both are great games but GT5 has more to it. NFS:HP is just a basic (but fun to play) cop/racer game.
@ digitalivan because as a nation (generally) you could say it has narcissistic personality disorder
digitalivan I don't get it, why do they always ignore the rest of the world? .... (Im with you on this) the amount of sales figures im seeing on n4g and even the amazon links all go to america. does the world work around one country. if you disagree please state your reason.if not then beleave you are plain ignorant.
Well, that is one way to spin the sales number EA...
I like that expansion of the NFS series. Got the original on PC back in the days of using D3D/3dfx. I still play Hot pursuit 2 on my PS2. Looks like i will be shelving that in favor of HP:3.
Very misleading because GT5 actually own Hot Pursuit in world wide sales.
@RedDragan American propaganda? Quite the conspiracy theorist, I must say. This is the title of the article on an unknown site. Yeah, it's definitely all over CNN, MSNBC, CBS. You're an idiot.
And i love how the rest of the world spells Dragon "Dragan" apparently. I guess most places just uses the US for sales since the US is where the most gamers live. Sure theres plenty in Europe and Japan, but the largest variety of gamers can be found in the US. Sony, Nintendo, and MS products are pretty balanced there.
ps3 fanboys got trolled. lovin it.
Stop trolling, GT5 is far superior than NFS:HP. ... ... ... Im kidding, your one of the only few intellegent non-fanboy members of n4g. Bubbles to you. And your right, there are far too many ps3 fanboys on this site.
Silly Fool. U.S IS THE WORLD
I wonder do US Government banned people from going or have any sort of contact to the outside world, Cause all I hear is Moron Ignore/thinking US Is the only place on Earth
Also to add... Hot Pursuit was between $35-39 almost everywhere on Black Friday, while GT5 was $59. For example: Target had Hot Pursuit for $35.00 BestBuy - $34.99 Kmart - $34.99 and the PC version was selling for $29.
"I don't get it, why do they always ignore the rest of the world?" because...* http://www.thetruckersrepor... * disclaimer - no offense to educated americans, this is a friendly jab, I know you aren't all geographically ignorant, but you educated folk will also acknowledge many of your brethren are no hard feelings ;) on a serious note - because its a big market, sometimes worth an article...the title is misleading
Keep in mind, too, that Hot Pursuit is a multiplatform game, so you'll also have people buying it on the 360 as well as the PS3, and this is the only mainstream racing game that the 360 has on it's system this year. Of course it's going to sell a bit better when you consider the sales for all the systems that it appeared on. @evrfighter: Glad to see that's the only thing you really care about seeing on N4G. It's no wonder you're only at one bubble with an attitude and comments like that!
Pathetic. Now that IGN and Gamespot set the marking spots on Gran Turismo, the whole she-bang decided to rain upon their eternal hatred for SONY after miserable failing on K2, U2 and GOWIII. -End of Line
I find it amusing that you, as well as other fellows here, seem to think that it's a conspiracy of hatred and bashing against your glorious Sony. It is not like that, silly.
I find it even more hilarious that you would consider Gaming Journalism to the equivalent of some secret organization trying to bring in New World Order. There is no need for dramatic themes like conspiracy. Just plain FANBOYISM. If smaller gaming blogs can have them, why not sites like IGN? -End of Line
"I find it amusing that you, as well as other fellows here, seem to think that it's a conspiracy of hatred and bashing against your glorious Sony. It is not like that, silly." Neckbear is in on the conspiracy too. He think that a few people living in their basement writing blogs and spreading FUD about GT5 is somehow going to stop the Juggernaut that is GT5. GT5 sold 5.5 millions in 12 days, man. The FUD isn't working, dude.
FYI, gt5 has shipped 5.5 million. It's maybe sold about 1 million worldwide. If you go into ANY retailer they'll confirm this easily by saying how many copies are just sitting on shelves and not selling at all
Lol... Maybe next time DOMination
Lol you go and survey every retailer for gt5 sales data? Wow that's a pretty incredible feat. Anyway it was reported that 400,000 or so copies were sold in spain alone. And that data is only from 6 days in november. And sony already reported 2.2 million sold in the first few days. You're an idiot for the statement that you made and you should leave the internet. Get out in the real world and learn some common sense.
yup just one million have been sold, especially the first week days in EU http://www.vgzero.com/threa... It was around 2-2.5 Japan sold over 400K and USA around 400K this all adds up to be just over 2million. That was just the first week This makes me think how come you say any retailers will confirm that they are not selling at all, when we have numbers??????
2.9-3 million sold by vgchartz!
"""If you go into ANY retailer they'll confirm this easily by saying how many copies are just sitting on shelves and not selling at all"""" And that would make you sleep so well wouldnt it. For you it would be like sleeping on clouds with a big smile on your face. Do you really think anyone believes what you say? You are absolutely the dumbest troll on this website. If you going to troll at least try to troll with actual facts.
God, do I ever hate sales numbers more and more I'm here at N4G. Everyone uses them to sell their numbers without recognizing any of the differences. For example, a game that's out for two weeks being compared to a game that was out for only one week in November.
i just love the damage controle on GT5's sales. why does everyone keep sayin it sipped 5million. Sony NEVER said that. they clearly said it SOLD! people need to stop this shit now. what do u think, Sony gets their sales differently from everyone else? Sony can say SOLD but ppl will say SHIPPED. other companies will say SOLD and ppl will say SOLD. WTF!!! dnt be mad cuz Sony reports impressive numbers
Actually, they clearly said shipped. http://www.joystiq.com/2010... The news from those German sites are using the shipped numbers as sales inaccurately.
thats from a websit rewording Sony's officail press. why not try reading Sony;s words and not journalists http://translate.google.com...
If you had read the Press Release, you would have noticed that their sales data is specifically shown as sales to retailers (sell-in data). If you just look at one part and not the part where they define what 'sales' means in reference to the release, then you're ignoring an important part of the release. When talking to the public, Sony has specifically mentioned shipped andnot sales.
At my work (Best Buy) Hot Pursuit was apart of a $30 black friday deal, and I personally remember checking out at least 10-15 of them, so I bet they sold a shit ton just on that weekend alone. GT5 will still outsell it in the long run easily though. Both games are fun as hell, definitely worth owning both
"GT 5 released a little closer to the end of November, about an entire week after hot pursuit was launched. And the title is a bit misleading as these sales of 400k are exclusive to the US." *SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!* You weren't supposed to let that get out!!![/sarcasm]
too many trolls with 5-6 bubbles and when i say something against the xbox360 once 2 bubbles gone lol I said xbox360 need to have more 1st-2nd party studios and 2011 lineup needs to be better and boom there goes my bubbles comparing this to GT5 is like comparing MLB THE SHOW to the crap 2K puts out every year Gt5 will sell 15-20million copies believe that. has any game sold 20million yet this gen i believe GT5 will do the honor 5.5million GT5 sold
If you think losing bubbles by being negative to the xbox is bad try saying something negative about the ps3. The site is likely 3 to 1 in favor of sony and if you have 5 bubbles you will go down to one. Btw I try to stay neutral but I do occasionally critisize a console and they deserve it I my opinion. I'm neutral to both sony and ms but prefer sony but own both but I will be called an xbox fanboy most of the time since I defend ms a lot because there is too much hate for a company that really in my opinion has done nothing more evil then sony. They are both about making money and we are on here defending them like they are gospel when they really just see us as a dollar sign.
I must of been the only one who rented Hot Pursuit and didn't care for it.
I did not like hot pursuit but I also did not like any of the gt series so far or the forza series but they have a place for millions of gamers. I'm not a racing fan but kudos to sony for nice numbers WORLD WIDE.
wasn't that much more and GT5 was a single platform. But for all that waiting and hype, it's a disappointing number. GT5 will still most-likely sell well.
I'm pretty sure the artist is going to be a ps3 fanboy.
I do not know if they noticed but Hot Pursuit is a multiplatform title. So not only Ps3 owners are buying it. Somebody should tell them that it was supposed to sell more copies than GT5 and that it doesn't mean that Hot Pursuit is better or more popular than GT5.
Really GT5 has sold alot more than the multiplat, NFS:HS, but after playing both games I gotta say NFS has got the fun factor down. I really like playing as the cops, and the autolog is actually pretty cool. GT5 is to much of a hardcore sim for me, but I know alot of people love it, and with good reason the little I did play of GT5 was amazing visually, and there is so much depth.
GT5 will go on to sell 12-15 Million Worldwide on one system. Need for Speed will be lucky to hit 4-5 Million on multiple platforms. Another person ignoring everything outside of the United States again.
The fact that NFS: HP is available on literally 4 platforms and been out a week earlier then GT5, not surprised. Look at WW sales that will end up prob. being a different story, and not only that but disect each version sales. 1 platform against 4?
Flaimbait , Misleading title Comparing 2 times as much sale time comparing completely different genres - why don't you throw mario kart in it also,.. lame article someone should report this shit...
AGREED,.. plus one title is on atleast 3 platforms I know of,..
multiplatform vs. exclusive
Plus, it's Criterion. They make good games. Multiplatform or not, both of these Developers deserve great sales.
Naw.. Hot Pursuit is considered an exclusive now to some parties.
Two Words: Multi-Platform. Stupid EA.
It's sad that NFS gets dragged into this due to fanboys. End of the day they're both fantastic games and completely different style Sim and arcade racing. I know a lot of people who enjoy both and I myself am waiting for NFS to end up in a sale on play or whatever to pick up a copy. In terms of sale i wonder if the website missed out certain details in the title just to get hits as anyone reading the article will know this is for US sales of the game and only in November (when GT5 had only been on sale for 4 days + the selling power of GT5 over a longer period is shown when you consider day 1 sales worldwide were supposedly around 2.5 mil but 12 days of sales were) 5.5 mil
I wouldn't say due to fanboys. I mean yeah first comparison articles popped up, but then EA made statements about it. The way i see with EA, they want to take out the monster and be it. They tried doing the exact same thing with Call of Duty. They even try to do it with many of their sport games attacking competitors.
NPD=/=World I'M IN DESPAIR The desperate fanboys that doesn't know the difference between US and the World has LEFT ME IN DESPAIR. *facepalm* They need to change the article title that it means NPD. It will give readers the wrong impression. Flamebait alert!!
only in the usa, how retarded can it get lets just ignore gt5 has around 5m+ copies otut there that sony says are sold
Sony reported the 5m as shipped just saying. I agree that the article ignores the rest of the world which GT5 has better sales than HP.
read around. There are wayyy more articles and statements from Sony saying "5.5 million sold."
Nothing against America but geez sometimes you yanks are too ignorant and self centered with your approach,NPD isn't the world for chrissake
Us "Yanks" aren't the ones writing it. Out of the 300 million people in this country, one person wrote this. The intended audience was probably also America. You don't see me complaining that UK specific programming doesn't apply to me. This is what happens with a news aggregator site like N4G - it won't always apply to your part of the world. Honestly, the fact that you think all news should have specific relevance to you is more egocentric than the "Yank" who wrote a newspiece for a "Yank" audience.
Well when reporting news as flagrantly deceptive as this all the details and stipulations would be written in the story, if it is of course a well written story. But this is of course some site run by a bunch of dumb 18 yr olds probably. What's wrong with an american site reporting worldwide data to americans. That's the problem with america and it's media. It's only news about america and most of the news is unimportant to anyone, distorted propaganda.
but then again i was being specific with regards to folks on N4G in mind ,and please leave the UK out of this cause im not even from there lol