GT5 Will Entice 'Thousands' More To Buy PS3 Consoles‎

Sony’s eagerly-awaited car racer Gran Turismo 5 will not only see a surge in game sales, but it could also help the firm cement its victory in the Christmas hardware stakes too.

According to WedBush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, Sony should sell ‘a few hundred thousand’ consoles on the back of the game.

The analyst, who added he believes the PS3 will not sell 'millions' more due to the car racer, claims it’s too late in the PS3’s cycle for GT5 to prove itself a ‘big system seller’.

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saint_john_paul_ii2982d ago

oh its the Patcher Troll Again

Bereaver2982d ago

Ohh boy. Take a good long look at the ps2. It's still selling consoles. Wouldn't you think some of those consoles were for GT4?

It doesn't matter how far down the cycle it is.

zootang2982d ago

Did this guy just pop up this generation? I think he did?

BrianB2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

personally i doubt it , the game has been lurking around the internet for 5 years , you would think that most people waiting for the game would have bought a ps3 by now, whose gonna wait 5 years for 1 game to come out just to buy a console its completely ludicrous , last year was the ps3's peak in sales i doubt anything will help the console spike in sales including GT5 , but heck we'll see what happens next week i could be wrong

zootang2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

I disagree'd because I believe Gran Turismo is more than a gamers game. It's a car enthusiasts game. Appearing in all the car mags and having its own award at Sema go to show that. 57m sold also shows that it is not to be underestimated.

Duckman332982d ago

My friend at work is waiting for GT5 before he buys a PS3. I guess there goes that theory.

UltimateIdiot9112982d ago

I know my friend's bf is waiting for GT5 before getting a PS3. I tried convincing him to get it before then but he refused until GT5 is out. Ludicrous, I think not. Dedicated, yes.

crazyclown2982d ago in denial

djfullshred2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

I agree with zootang. I am a gamer & a motorsports fan. I have seen plenty of talk about GT5 in car magazines. I don't know how many are out there, but there are a bunch of racing fans that don't usually play video games that will buy a PS3 to play GT5.

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marinelife92982d ago

Has Pachter ever been right about anything? How about close on anything?

hennessey862982d ago

Over a year ago in anticipation of GT5, thats not to say I havnt enjoyed the other great exclusives. But the main reason I bought a PS3 was for Gran Turismo 5. What im trying to say is that i think most of the people who want to play GT5 will already have a PS3

Ilikegames762982d ago

add a couple or 3 zeros to that number. Thousands is an understatement if you considered those who owns a PS2 and are waiting for GT5 to be release before buying a PS3.

FACTUAL evidence2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

As much as I want the ps3 and GT5 to sell, I don't think a lot of ps3's will be sold.I also think GT5 day 1 sells will be a little under 600k. I highly doubt GT5 will even hit 5 mil units sold in 2 years. I want to be wrong, but it just won't be like the old days.

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Simco8762982d ago

Some people just get a PS for this game.

1000+ hours of gameplay, I can understand why someone would want to wait to buy the system until this game comes out.

What other games can provide that much replay value? Halo? ahahhah

BattleAxe2982d ago

"Everybody who seen a leprechaun say yeah!"

thong_pounder2982d ago

totally agree my goal for all the gt games has been to complete those 3+hour races.

120FPS2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

Well actually I amongst hunderds of thousands of other people have clocked weeks on Halo 3 an Halo reach MP so yeah, Halo has replay value

Edit: Ok i must have imagined the 300k people on reach last night, my bad..../s

I would make this site much better if you had to explain your agrees/disagrees

ReBurn2982d ago

It would have been better to just let it go instead of trying to defend Halo in a GT5 thread. The games are so different that the comparison in the first post was completely asinine.

Best to not feed the trolls. It only encourages them.

If you argue with an idiot, sooner or later nobody can tell the difference.

IRetrouk2982d ago

wed 24 is gt day, i cant wait.

DontShoot-Me-Bro2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )


this will sell and move systems no matter what, where, when, why or how!!

rrw2982d ago (Edited 2982d ago )

Anybody want bet GT5 will sell more than black ops.
and ps3/GT5 bundle sell more than 1 million on first day.

frankrobs32982d ago


kaveti66162982d ago

I've got 2 bubbles. He's got 3 bubbles.

This site is fucking retarded.

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