A short rebuttal to an article claiming that North America hates Gran Turismo 5.
Exactly what I was going to say on that other article. how the hell can you compare 6 weeks to over a year of sales?
Short, sweet, and to the point. This article kicks the other one in the nuts. Some people just don't use common sense.
I can't really believe someone did so broad generalisation based on pretty much nothing. Publisher usualy knows how many copies should be shipped to the regions to satisfy demand as needed, it's their job. It's amusing that some people question experts. And everyone loves GT5. Haven't met person who acutally played the game and didn't like it(except Xbox360 fanboys).
I mean if they want to base the sales of NA to EU then they should have the respect to acknowledge JP as well. Different territories are allowed to have different buying trends. Nowhere is it written that if the game sells X amount in one territory that is should be equal to or greater than in another territory. As much as the publishers would love that....it just doesnt work that way. Besides, it's still to early to tell how the first GT game on the PS3 will compare to the first GT game on the PS2 or PS1.
@hay my mate owns a 360 forza 3 etc. he came over and was like oh gt5 put it in so i did i put him in a 787B around nuremburg and you shouldve seen his reaction he was blown away he loved it he was like the sense of speed the noise everything it was hilarious he left by saying "i knew gt5 would be better then forza but i didnt think it would be that much better"
im american and i sure as hell don't hate GT5. hell ive loved every single release of this series on PS home consoles.
1.5 in North America alone? Thats really good and only in 6 weeks nice!
It usually does sell pretty well, I think GT3 actually sold amazingly well in North America, but obviously it always counts LTD sales.
GT3 was heavily bundled as well. I remember tons of GT3 PS2 bundles when it came out.
i agree wit dis article
to when gt5 came out what 6 weeks ago is amazing i say by end of 2011 gt5 life time sales will be at 12-15 million at the very least 10million plus where are the critics now gamers have spoken GT5 is the best sim racing game on the market PERIOD any racing fan on the fence get this game the amount of content goes above and beyond the 60 and now 50 dollar price point gt 6 in fall 2012 who is with me? PD should add more community features like forza in gt6 and less cars but more premium cars also more tracks plus if possible a nascar full season/career would just be mind boggling Orionsaint now that the engine is in its place and PD/KAZ knows what they have to improve the thoughts of GT6 are just crazy this was PD's first major GT release on ps3 well 2nd if you count GT5:P but expect more of the same but a overall better product if you want them to just completely change gt6's structure not gonna happen too many fans are happy with this old style to us new style a lot of time gamers and critics want something that isn't broken fixed just enjoy gt5 and hopefully we will get to play a much better gt6 in December 2012 lol GT6 COMES OUT WORLD ENDS LOL RimRimmer forza 3 i think has sold 3.5 million WW i don't think the us market is a huge racer market its more Europe and some japan. that's is why and in 6 weeks 1.5 million in the states are really great numbers also the main reason the name GT holds a lot of value over 63million sold WW that's a huge number that is why GT sells more than any other racer
If great sales means this is the best racing "sim" ever, isn't it safe to say Halo is the best fps ever? I mean, hardcore gamers have been saying sales are irrelevant since 2006, surely a PS3 exclusive that sells well isn't an exception is it? Just something to think about. -Death
You post does not make sense. First off there are more people with xboxes in NA. So to have GT sell more the forza in its home town with less of a userbase means a lot!. Second Call of duty sold way more then halo so call of duty by your logic is the best FPS...
My logic? Not at all. To me a game is great if I personally enjoy it. I'm simPly using Halo as an example. Millions of people have enjoyed the game for a very long time and the series is well received by critics. Yet hardcore gamers have said reviews and sales are irrelevant to a games actual worth. GT5 is being labeled as the greatest or definitive here because of sales. That to me seems just a little hypocritical. -Death
if its positive news for ps3 let's try to match it with some other game gt5 was bashed in the usa yet its selling great halo 3 got all 9s to sell yet i played it and know its one of the better fps on the market forza in MS homeland sold less than gt5 think about that
finally an article that isnt blinded by pure fanboy insanity and stupidity
The real issue for me is GT5 could have been so much more if Kaz wasn't stuck in his old ways. He hasn't even been influenced by modern racing games. He keeps designing GT games like it's 2004. In some ways that's good if you love GT games, but if you're like me who wants a racing game with a modern sensibility. I feel let down and while GT5 has a crazy amount of features. The outer structure holding it all together seems dated. I wish Kaz had been more influenced by other racers, but he seems stubborn and set in his ways.
I agree unlike the fanboys lol the gt5 formula is stale by that i mean i want to modify my cars to insane levels etc i want the level of mods that forza has in that sense to me gt5 is behind but everything else gt5 is way ahead of the competition
There is no "MODERN" way of creating a racing game and no outdated way. I guess what you are saying is you want less features and half the game then? Fanboys are so stubborn to appreciate things. I could easily say those other games are so 2005 and GT5 is the new way of doing it, but that doesn't make it correct. :|
I don't hate GT, I would just rather drive my real car. You know, for those of use who actually know how to work on a car.
Yea but can you go over 400 km in a X1 Red Bull in real life? Dont think so.
doing it in a game isn't real life either, so your point is null.
I don't hate Call of Duty,I would rather shoot at people with my real AK. You know,for those of "us" who actually know how to shoot a rifle. ~Nai~ I'm off to another thread with my MAX SPEED!!! ...apocalypse 12 be a gamer...not a hater P.S. The talon stands for talented
and in real life you have 1000 cars as well as 26 racking tracks in your back yard right?.
You would rather drive a real car?? hold up, what the hell is this then?!? Back on Forza? I thought you don't play racing games, because you rather drive a real car. This pretty much makes your claim of anything questionable. I bet you don't even know sh*t about cars. Quote from NaiNaiNai's comments: "Gave the game a go on my friends ps3. 5 minutes later I was back in my room on Forza, and then shortly back to my PC with logitech Force GT wheel, on NFSshift, WTC, and Rfractor. personally all far better games, to the slow load, and slow gameplay of GT5." I mean really, 150MPH in that game feels like I'm going 30-40 in real life. #28" http://n4g.com/user/comment... Logitech Force GT, Forza, N4Sshift, WTC, and Rfractor. WOW! that's a lot of money spent on racing video games for someone who ..."rather drive my real car". LOL!
you destroyed him well done bubbles
NaiNaiNai Pwned! LOL Great job specialguest, +Bub
(even with VGC under tracked GT5 figures) Simply put - first ten weeks of sales: USA: GT5 1,541,859 F3 886,102 WW: GT5 5,453,651 F3 1,971,205 Lifetime F3 Sales USA 2,737,731 WW 4,725,751 Now we know that in six weeks according to PD the sales was over 6.3 Million (5 according to VGC) but whatever. Even according to VGC within 10 weeks GT5 surpassed F3 lifetime sales. And in same timeline GT5 sold DOUBLE in USA than F3. So the title should have been that USA likes GT5 twice as much as F3, and WW GT5 is liked three times as much.
wait ,1 article says we hate GT5 and another 1 say we dont ? im so confused .
That's because you need to make you're own decisions, don't let other people tell you what you like and don't like, don't let others tell you what is best for you.
Just take into account the first article is comparing 6 weeks to 16 months of sales.
GT5-2011 6+ Million sold GT5 2012 11+ Million Sold hate it or love it?? LOVE IT!
Eh?. Who said NA hates GT?. That is obviously a stupid thing to say. No one hates GT except for x360 fanboys. However i would say though that other parts of the world love GT more than NA though.
lmao!!! this article is str8 to the point
First america hated GT5. Now..mmmm....not so much. MAKE UP YOUR MIND, AMERICA!!!! Hate.....is a strong word, you know.
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