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TGS07: GT5 Prologue is most expensive demo ever

Hidden away in Sony's TGS catalog was a shocking revelation: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's Japanese release date and price.

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stunt2133508d ago

wtf $43.10????? thats way too expensive i would buy it if its $20

Husso3508d ago

Before some tools cry about it.

Its the same price that GT4 prologue cost, and GT5p has ONLINE.

Evil0Angel3508d ago

it could feature the damage system,

who set the pricing ? is it sony or turn 5 ?

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Chris_GTR13508d ago

thats the beauty of blueray disks right there. so expensive to make they gotta raise the price of demos on them to the price of full games.

RuffRyder3508d ago

SO THE 360 IS MAXED OUT GRAPHICALLY LOL!!!!!! OK SO A CONSOLE WITH A 512MB UNIFIED SHADER ARCHITECTURE NEXTGEN GPU IS MAXED OUT BUT ITS ONLY THE BEGINGING FOR AN OOOOOLD AND LAST GEN 256MB GPU!! WOW THE SONY FANBOYS LOGIC IS GETTING BETTER AN BETTER.

SWORDF1SH3508d ago

@ruffrider and secret. keep it to the subject and stop flamin. btw ruffrider. the ps3 is made totally different to the 360 so you wouldnt have a hope in hell in knowin which is better. its not a straight foward comparison. early signs shows the ps3 as more potential because of the quality of the earlier games compared to the quality of the early games on the 360. but who knows. i suggest jus keep your fanboyism thoughts to yourself and jus sit back and enjoy your own console.

popup3508d ago

Everybody today seems to judge whether a title is worth the money by how long it lasts and can keep you entertained for.

How many hours could you get out of this 'demo'?

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MaximusPrime3508d ago

This is just a rumour. We need FURTHER Evidence.

The price is not even on the picture itself.

SonySoldiers3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

No it's True.

If you don't have money to buy one then just save your money and stick to whatever PS3 games you have now.

Sony needs more money to develop new spectacular games like Lair, Heavely Swords, and Warhawk. We hope you understand our crisis. Thanks for the cooperation.

achira3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

but this demo is better than anything on the 360. so i think it is worth it. edit: yes i have already played it at the gc. and it is the best racer ever! and no its not a demo its a full game.

kooplar3508d ago

wtf are u crazy. 40 bucks for a demo. I think im having more fun in the COD4 beta for free than i would in a 40 dllr demo.

AngryHippo3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

....you played it?whats it like?i'm guessing you have played it because you said its better than anything on the 360. I'm not denying the fact that it looks amazing but i think i will wait until i see it being played by people rather than these nicely put together clips or replays

EDIT- on topic....it does seem a bit expensive, its a wait an see, it might be worth it, it might not, too early to tell

MrBIGGLES3508d ago

Dude you must be still in middle school.

ArmrdChaos3508d ago

Get used to this...one of the ways Sony will subsidize their "Free" online. Guess what the beta of COD4 cost? NOTHING.

Mu5afir3508d ago

It cost you $50 to play that game ONLINE.. or did you forget?

ArmrdChaos3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

I actually paid 45 dollars which ensures that I will get ALL my demos for free. No it is actually pretty hypocritical for Sony backers (not all) saying that we shouldn't have to pay for LIVE but at the same time are willing to defend the $40 charge for a demo that should have been free. In the end if you buy the demo and full version you will end up paying $90+ for the same game. The real reason they are doing this is because they are light on headliner games this holiday season and GT won't be fully done until 2008. They put the thing out half done in attempt to try and claim it as another game in their inventory for holiday PR. This should have been a free demo because they should be making all their dev costs back when they sell the final version.

ER1X3508d ago

Gee, I paid 0 dollars and 0 cents for the Warhawk beta. What's your point?

If you honestly think this will be a demo then this conversation need not go any further.

ArmrdChaos3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

Let me simplify the statement...you're going to pay for the same game (or at least 2/3 of it) twice all for the sake of Sony adding one more game to their Xmas list. Tell me that Prologue is not going to be a subset of GT5 Full. Now if Sony would only charge $20 for Prologue owners to upgrade to GT5 Full when it comes out then that is a different story.

IN THE END THEY WILL MAKE THEIR DEVELOPMENT COST BACK ON THE FINAL PRODUCT (GT5 Full)...so you shouldn't have to pay for this.

Now the conversation ends...anything else is a waste of time.

ER1X3508d ago

That's got nothing to do with your beta comment. I've never paid for a beta and I've never paid for a demo.

You are right they are milking more money from the consumer but what company doesn't? All of these "special editions" and marketing ploys are just ways to get more money out of the consumer. This is nothing new and Sony certainly isn't the only one who has done it.

Each of the big 3 console makers get you in there own way. We could sit here and go back and forth for hours and not get anywhere. If you think it's a ripoff, don't buy it. I'm not even saying that I think it's right or wrong but don't act like it's some kind of atrocity that's never occurred in gaming history. We get nickle and dimed all the time (whichever console we play).

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LSDARBY3508d ago (Edited 3508d ago )

Thats not that bad a price, this game is being released on disk so that is probably the disk version price. And when you think about it theres more game here than motorstorm. Theres more cars, more modes, major Home intergration and maybe more tracks (i dunno how many tracks there are. And its got way better graphics. So thats a good deal tbh.

And Sony have kept saying this isnt a demo its a full game. and we dont know everything thats gonna be included yet.

spammy_nooo3508d ago

im going to buy it. plenty of cars and tracks to constitute a full game, AND its 33% cheaper than any new game out there for the ps3. not too shabby if you think about it.

The only reason it seems so expensive is because it doesnt live up to the full gt5 game, and thats because its a PROLOGUE.

fenderputty3508d ago

It's more then half the price for less then half the full game. I won't even compare this to motorstorm either. While I LOVE GT, motorstorm is the most intence racing game I've ever played.

spammy_nooo3508d ago

I'm just saying it's worth it to ME, and many other people out there as well. I'm anxious to see the graphics on my HDTV and in real-time, so I'm going to buy this game.

fenderputty3508d ago

I'm not knockin' you. I just don't get paying for less then half of the full game when the full game is coming out within' the year.

BTW .... I did not disagree with you.

spammy_nooo3508d ago

I understand. sorry if I came off a bit defensive, though.

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