At the SEMA auto-show, Kazunori Yamauchi spoke about upcoming Gran Turismo 5 giving away many new details on the highly anticipated racer.
That shouldn't be too hard for them to make back. 1 million units @ $60. That really isn't bad at all. Yes, I realize there is more to it than that. I am just trying to dumb it down for some people.
They (Sony) don't make anything close to $60 per game sold, but yeah, shouldnt have a problem making that back with some healthy profit thrown in for good measure. That's actually less than I would of thought, considering the time and effort put into it, plus all the other stuff that goes with a game that contains copyrighted material (lot's of checks).
sales for this game. and from past iterations, i think they are right
actually 60 million is pretty modest for a venture like this. But on the other hand, yes you are right, I am sure they are expecting a really nice payday for this one and it will pretty much go for them (sales wise) the way all GT's have -- through the roof.
Sony will easily make back this investment, in game sales, as well as console sales, and in turn other game sales.
The demo alone sold 4 million without any ads that i know of. GT5 will sell at least 13 million when all is said and done. For those that just game this gen. GT is HUGE!!!.
Rambo III cost $60M to make. I wonder which will be the better product.
And it shows. GT5 will be the KING of racing sims in BOTH quality and sales. No competition from ANYBODY
lol, I remember Final Fantasy using up 50mill back in the day.
the KING is back. :)
Gran Tourismo games consistently sell upwards of 10 million units. This is the safest investment in an IP Sony could ever make.
When are they going to release it? From what I hear God of War 3, Heavy Rain and Gran Turismo 5 are all releasing in March... At least one will be delayed, and I can't see Gran Turismo being delayed because in terms of sales, it is the big daddy. So I wonder when God of War 3 and Heavy Rain will release? Just asking this question is amazing.. Noone can picture any other platform holder having a AAA release schedule as tightly packed as this :)
Accidentally put it in open zone xD http://www.youtube.com/watc...
my reaction was like: Thats it? Considering the crazy amount of details n negociations between PD n car companies i expected alot more. ButI'm illiterate about how the gaming industry works xD
Putting VGchartz news article aside... i think http://www.gtplanet.net/yam... is more news worthy than $60m production costs... Particularly "There are three factors which determine what cars are included: the cars that Yamauchi wants to be in it, the cars that players want, and the cars the manufacturers want. Manufacturers have offered to pay to have their vehicles included, but Polyphony Digital has never accepted any money. Instead, they work together with the other companies which usually develops “into a relationship where we collaborate to raise the level of the game” from that article. I think a sentence from that would've made a better headline.
And I'm pretty sure it will sell more than 1 million in the first week. I really cant wait for this.
ehh fairy!? 8D
GT5P already paid for the development. It's all profit from here on out for PD and Sony.
Haha, you sound like Turn 10. That was a joke.
No. See, Turn 10 had to pay car manufaturers to put their cars in Forza 3. Meanwhile, car manufaturers had to pay PolySony Digital to put their cars in GT5. When you're The King, car manufaturers pay you to advertise their cars.
Yamauchi: "...It's a little bit different from what a simulator is. You can feel it when you drive it..."
I see to much disagrees lol They can spent that amount of money because they now how amazing this franchise sell off-topic The bubble system is use to shut someone up, right? We can't have an agree/disagree option and when you reach an amount of disagrees you get banned or something, because is really stupid try to have the bubbles when a fanboy/douche don't like your post and start to take off And there is no other way to check the PM box, PM are gay lol
Healthy numbers!! for a Game of this calibur!Throw all the Money at it! and resources!! Till this day nothing matches the visual bliss and fidelity that GT5 opening sequences and gameplay offer at true 1080p. NOTHING. This is a justification to owning an HDTV or eve PS3. The day these games start hitting 100 milion a game that is when Hollywood has met its match and Id rather play a 20 hours long game than a 2 hour movie anytime with visuals this stunning.
I honestly thought it would be a bit higher...killzone 2 was not far off $60 million also...the tech in both games is what makes up the biggest expense more or less... but yeah...PD and Sony will not have trouble making that money back relatively quickly...
A chunk of the GT dev cash is tied up/paid for by the car manyfacturers isn't it? I thought that was the reason behind damage being such an issue but only for GT, no? And aren't the recent estimates for KZ2 a fair bit lower than this? I thought it was around the $25-30 million mark at the latest count, no? Also, IIRC, arne't there a few good advertising deals for trackside advertising in GT games? Can't recall where I've read it as it was about GT4 so a long while ago but I imagine the same is true of this game too. Whatever, I doubt very much that it's cost Sony 60 mill to mke of their own cash.
wouldn't the 4 million ($40) copies of GT5 prologue, have already eliminated the cost in this case?!!!!
They should have made $160 million from GT5:P, divide that 3 ways and Sony is left with 53 million of pure profit. And that was just the demo.
Why do they have to split it 3 ways?
I'm guessing he means between Sony as publisher, PD as developer and the cut for the retailers/storage facilities/distributors(physic al media on planes, trains and trucks)all lumped together as the third way. That's what I thought of what he said anyway.
also when gt5 hit they will sell even more and make even more profit with dlc and such only adding more.
it's also an investment for GT6 what's the update on flopza sales? did it even sell 500k?
made the mistake of not putting guns on Froza cars. If they did it would have sold alot better.
Flopza FAILED. hahahaahahahahaha!!!
From the little button http://www.youtube.com/watc...
shows how much Sony respect PD,GT and PS fans.
LOL at the fact that GT6 is already confirmed. Glad to know ps3 owners (including me of course) will be enjoying a lot of Gran Turismo this gen (counting in GT psp)
The best PS3 game ever 10/10
a LOOOOOOOt of gamers is waiting for this game
Didn't i tell you'll Gran Turismo 5 will have 1000+ cars i knew it!
60 dollars to buy a 60 million dollar game? Sounds like a heck of a deal to me!
though there are some poor fools who think its a good thing for IW to refuse a bigger budget.
Well, IW are too close with Acti nd it's all about the benjamins with those guys as you can see from the EU hike and PC treatments of late. I think they saw how well WaW did and figured they didn't need to push the expensive stuff to fill their boots with cash-and, apparently whether some of us approve or not, it appears they were dead right. They could've released a ruerd and it certainly would sell damn well-at least this time around just because it's them and it's COD, no? Christ, they behaved in a poor enough way to put people off but it really hasn't-so why would they break the bank? They had no need to when success was assured and applause likely even for MW1.5(if that's what we get). A greater expense would only have cut their profit, imo, so no extra pretty for us.
being conservative and saying they make $10 a copy GT5 would only need to sell 6million units to break even which may seem like alot but GT3 went on to sell 14 million units or so. i wouldn't be surprised to see GT5 sell at least 8+ million units
Which it will easily make back...
Flopza is so full of a FAIL. I can't wait for the Racing Sim of this Generation GT5 ONLY on PS3 and ONLY possible on PS3. Sony FTW. MS FTL.
If that really is your 'gamer'card in your profile with Halo 3 as the most played game...
People don't want a 360 this days, it's all about PS3. I asked for 10 bucks and they STIlL didn't wanna buy it. lmao
Then reply to my message I sent you yesterday on Live already.
I just sent you a message.
Thanks for the confirmation and I sent you another message.
Wot did u send him man? im hangin on the edge of my seat hear TELL ME/us (i hate cliffhangers)
shhhhhh......they're message se/xing o(- ^_^ -)o
Its going to be worth it. When GT5 releases it's going to change the way games are reviewd to a whole new standard where Flopsa motorcrap would score a 5 HAHAHAHAHAHA
killzone 2 100mill
Link? No? then kindly keep your mouth shut instead of looking like a moron.
What does the cell have to do with the budget ?
its benefiting the gaming industry by introducing/having FRESH, BRAND NEW IPs instead of waste like hmmm, I dunno, DLCs?! Jack who? More like Jacka^s.
Sorry don't speak bot.
Killzone 2 = 50 million dollar Budget Too Human (FLOP!!!!) = 80 Million Ahahahahahahahaaa Too Human was the Biggest Flop with one of the Biggest Budgets. Bots seem to never mention Too Human
man thats some serious ownage. you should propably just hide your face for while jack. and why do the forget too human whenever they want to talk about game budgets??
M$ gave 50 millions to make a gay "tony" DLC
work smart not hard...play beyond
and turn 10 did neither, your point is?
That got me a smiling, bubbles! I pity the fools @ Flop 10 Studios
for making me lol. So true.
lots of effort put into this game, and when this game gets 10/10s across the board from every reviewer while the bots aren't even playing Flopza cause they've deserted it, i'll be enjoying this classic. hi hater! bye hater! :P
Im going to help with 60 bucks
halo 3 immediately came to mind when i read the header no fanboyism intended