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America's Preorders Chart, 20 November 2010 - Gran Turismo 5

"Overview – Four different games are in there final week before launch, with two of them for multiple platforms. Eight games in the top 30 added 10,000 or more new pre-orders this week. The top five games have 100,000 or more pre-orders and the top 17 games have 50,000 or more..."

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WaggleLOL3714d ago

Fake.

Clicking on the gamrfeed.vgchartz.com + link below the Read full story link will allow you to mark vgchartz as a bad site so we don't have to put up with fake sales numbers from this garbage site anymore.

Anon19743713d ago

Indeed. Remember, if we get enough clicks on there we can have the N4G quality filter keep these articles off the front page for all but those who have the N4G quality filter turned off. Don't worry, that link doesn't take you to the site, you're not encouraging their terrible estimates by clicking on the link. It'll just let you rate the site.

poopoojames3713d ago

but I like vgchartz. It lets us know what's hip and what's not.

Nitrowolf23714d ago

don't click guys i am getting Malware threats

Nitrowolf23713d ago

okay it seems like its gone now

Pirateogta3714d ago (Edited 3714d ago )

So Gran Turismo 5 has 280,764 preorders in the Americas for its opening week. Here's a comparison to other recent titles and their opening week preorders for the Americas:

Halo: Reach: 1,992,709
Black Ops (360): 1,825,070
Black Ops (PS3): 860,340
Fable III: 783,331
Fallout: New Vegas (360): 525,556
Medal of Honor (360): 479,578
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360): 378,829
Medal of Honor (PS3): 366,518
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3): 281,112
Kinect Adventures!: 211,687

It looks like Gran Turismo 5 isn't going to be the huge seller everyone expected it to be. It won't be able to compete in sales with titles like Reach and Black Ops this year, even with strong sales in Europe. It must be pretty disappointing for GT5 fans. A game in development for this long with such a huge budget deserves far better sales.

And you've got to think about how long this game has been on the horizon. Release dates came closer and then the game was pushed back multiple times. So many of those preorders may no longer convert to actual sales.

Echo3073714d ago (Edited 3714d ago )

Wow, those numbers are pretty surprising. I know so many people that are crazy excited for the launch of GT5.

But then again, the racing genre as a whole isn't quite what it used to be. The genre needs a game like GT5 to come out and hopefully re-spark gamers' interest.

UnwanteDreamz3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

Your comment is everything that is wrong with people who call themselves gamers.

"It must be pretty disappointing for GT5 fans. A game in development for this long with such a huge budget deserves far better sales."

This is the most ignorant thing I have read here all day. Fans care that they get the game in their hands. Fans care that the title is supported by the devs. Fans care that the game is made to high standards that they have come to expect from GT. Dumbass fankids worry about sales and flops and the like because it gives them bragging rights in stupid arguments with stupid people.

Sure fans want the game to sell well but if it dosent why would they be disappointed? Do sales affect gameplay?

moparful993713d ago

There you go playing the sales game again, when will you ps3 haters get off it? Gran turismo is going to be one of the highest selling games of the year regardless of what "PREORDERS" look like.. In fact uncharted 2 only had 188,000 pre orders the week prior to launch and whent on to sell 4 million copies world wide.. Pre-orders are only good at gauging how much hype is being generated in the media and that is all... I predict 500k-800k first week sales in north america for gt5...

Chaos Striker3713d ago

Your Uncharted 2 example is flawed compared to your whole argument. You are talking about highest selling games for a given year, yet you bring up it's maximum lifetime sale. Uncharted 2 sold around 1.5M during 2009 when it was released.

Also, I highly doubt 500k-800k in the US. GT5 Prologue had a debut of approximately 400k a couple years ago. The maximum I see for the game is 400k to 550k (your lower bound estimate) based on Prologue's debate and historical releases for racers (Forza 3's release and NFS: Shift's release). But, I do believe that the game will sell like hotcakes in Europe (those fanatics). We can definitely expect 1.5M to 2M copies sold since Prologue debuted with 1M-1.2M sold a couple years ago.

So, all in all, we can looking at 2M to 2.5M copies sold, which is the strongest debut for any exclusive racing game.

despair3713d ago

GAHAHAHA...wow I was wondering when someone would bring up sales as a parallel to game quality.

"It must be pretty disappointing for GT5 fans."

HAHAHA why would sales numbers matter to fans other than online racing opponents.

NateNater3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

I don't preorder games anymore. I preordered KZ2 and when I went to pick it up day one. There was at least 30 copies sitting on Best Buys shelves.

I'm definitely picking up the game tomorrow and I think Best Buy will be heavily stocked. IMO preorders are a waste of time. But thats just me.

despair3713d ago

I agree the only reason I preorder games anymore is for bonus stuff. Or like the CE of GT5 I knew it would sell out before launch so I pre-ordered in June or July(can't remember) when it was first announced.

cyber_crysis3713d ago (Edited 3713d ago )

lol i agree, the pre-orders of GT5 are pathetic IMO.

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fight4love3713d ago

VIRUS ALERT lol. ban this site. fake and gay

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