Given the much smaller install base of PS3 gaming machines in households worldwide, many pundits thought that the 5th iteration of the Gran Turismo series would struggle to reach the lofty heights of its predecessors. Not so.
man.. that money glitch is making mi head creazy!
Gran Turismo 5 is the best racing game in the past 10 years and probably the coming 10 years if you don't count next iterations of Gran Turismo. The latest updates made this game really a masterpiece. Polyphony Digital really delivered with this game and the fans appreciate it. If only the bots and the anti-PS3 media would stop hating on a console/game they don't own.
Given the much smaller install base of PS3 gaming machines in households worldwide, WOOOOOOOOOO. SAY THAT AGAIN"
Its cuz GT5 is the shiznit
You keep counting shipments and of course it will seem that way. I mean Dead Space 2 shipped 3 million but we all know it hasn't sold as many. Why does ship = sales when it comes to ps3 exclusives?
why are you so annoying if it upsets you so much why do you care? Also shipped numbers are not far behind units sold anyway
like Pedobear Rocks stated in a comment above, all games are using the shipped units, therefore making this a fair comparison.
they would have said 5 mil shipped for all ps3 exclusives but they didnt. UC3 is at 3.8 million right now so gtfo GT5 is incredibly popular.
UC3 hasn't released yet. . .just sayin
Karooo obviously meant UC2, typos HAPPEN.
Not on my watch. You got 5 mins to edit. DO IT NAO!!!
I think the fact that UC3 hasn't been released yet it has sold 3.8 mil is a testament to how much it will blow our minds not to mention the space time continuum... On topic i havent played GT5 - slightly concerned as I only have a controller, and have heard that it is really only great on a wheel. Can anyone shed some light on this for me.
Inspector G, get it and get it. a controller is fine, but since its a driving simulator I wanted and then i bought the Driving Force GT (which is the cheapest Logitech) and i havent stopped playing since launch. two words: buy now. if you dont HAVE the money, just save up. we're telling you.
can you not just be happy that the best racing game ever is doing well? you know forza 4 will sell some copies too you know, its not a bad thing.
and just to clarify, i will be one of those peps buying forza 4, like i bought the first 3, and like i have bought all GTs too.
You make it sound like the retailers buying these shipments are out in the desert burying the games rather than selling them. If they are shipping them, retailers are selling them. I'm not seeing any massive piles of GT5 copies sitting on the shelves in any stores. Sooner or later, those shipped games become sold games. As much as you would like people to believe there is a huge discrepancy between shipped and sold, I don't see you coming out with any numbers to back that up and prove why the shipped versus sold argument is even worth giving a crap about.
Here are some numbers for you. Dead Space 2, shipped 3 million. Sold 1.3 million so far. 1.7 million still not sold. More than half the shipment. CG ain't saying they are burying them, but shipping does not equal sales, there are probably a million or so copies still not bought. Do you really believe it sold 6.7 million in 6 weeks like they claim? To consumers? Come on man
Nope he never said to consumers. he was saying demand for the game is high so retailers keep buying them. Very simple business concept.
Ah, I see. So because EA ships a large quantity of Dead Space 2 and doesn't sell quite a few of them (great links backing that up by the way), it means that any other company that uses shipped numbers is selling nowhere near close to those numbers. Sounds like crap logic to me.
Yes mr beatdown. There are always over 50% sitting on the shelves unsold /s.
@ failoverhero. Are you retarted or something?
You and failoverhero can always be seen in PS3 articles. Oh. And watch the vid
IM fedup with this shipment and sales sh*t OK heads up folks witch one person here can say they can tell everyone how many copy's sold worldwide. you cant nobody can.
I think word of mouth is far better on the PS3 over PS2 was, because you're online, everyone sees what your playing, so they go out and buy it to. So maybe thats why the install base can be smaller and still look to do just as well if not close to GT4 sales.
It deserves to sell well as its easily the best installment in the GT franchise to date.
My exact sentiments :)
Lol it has sold half of GT4.
And it's been on the market for only 4 months with a smaller install base compared to the PS2 and also during the time when people say that Racing games doesn't sell.
"Lol" You can't do basic arithmetic.
While GT5s sales have been impressive, it became the best selling PS3 exclusive title in less than a month beat MGS4 which has still to break 5 million, comparing the GT5 series to GT4 is just trying to make an article for the sake of making an article.
Misleading article. They should count GT4P+GT4 and GT5P+GT5.
Again. Installbase comparison to PS2 is not valid. GT3 for example sold 15 million overall even though it came out when the PS2 was at 19 million. The important factors here is. 1. GT5 is the first GT entry for this gen just like GT3 was last gen. 2. GT4 came out when the PS2 was hacked with a lot more competition. I am not surprised at all by how fast GT5 is selling. It is the best GT game yet.
But GT3 was often bundled with PS2 hardware around 2001-2002. It was one of the system's first killer apps. GT5 probably won't hit such strides until Sony does the same.
its already bundled and last time I checked in nGame (UK thing) it was sold out. The guy offered me NFS hot pursuit instead and i was like are u serious.
I still have fond memorys of the very first GT. just like first metal gear. always be my fav. but im playing gt5 as we speak it is superb every update comes a improovement. or a added extra free no price tag free. no DLC free.
Poly needs a new logo, that one they have now looks dated
I don't mind it. Actually, the Sony Computer Entertainment logo looks equally 90s, too.
Okay, okay so now shipped doesn't equal sold again. I thought that everyone argued and stomped their feet, attacking anyone that said otherwise, insisting that 8 million Kinect shipped equals 8 million Kinect sold. Now that GT5's numbers are out suddenly we are back to the shipped/sold $hit again? Make up your minds!
Well I think hw should be measured by sold to consumers but sw can be sold to retailers. Move and Kinect are hw same as any console out there but games are sw ofc. This is the way I think it should be but it's those wiseass fanboys who twists these things around so that noone knows how things are anymore.
From Polyphony's website: Cumulative sales of PlayStation® software titles developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. have exceeded 63.15 million units worldwide (as of Dec 2010) across the “Gran Turismo” series. Seems clear in this case.
Would be more interesting to see sales without prologue. We know GT5 prologue sold better than most AAA games because people were waiting for GT5. I don't actually think the GT5 sales will be as high as some people expect but then it's a game that has longer legs rather than high day 1 sales. Tbh I still think some casual fans don't even realise it's been released yet
6.37 mill in 6 weeks prologue 5 mill in two years pr summing.
higher than I thought lol well actually I was expecting high sales from GT but initially it looked like It wouldn't stand a chance of matching sales of past games
Wow that was extremely fast.
2/3rds of it came from Europe. Europe freakin' loves GT. GT3 only sold so much more in North America because SCEA decided to bundle it with PS2 hardware.
There going to do that with Gt5. That would be the smart thing to do. LOL if they don't do that SONY IS STUPID.
It's unfortunate but a lot of copies were probably returned. Check out the GT forums and you can see the hardcore fans all say it's the worst of the series. I mean seriously the fastest street legal car in the world in the Veyron and it's a standard car while cars like a Ford Focus is a premium. What is that about??? Face it. GT5 dropped the ball. The only reason why it's even selling because of its history. Gamers get accustomed to long franchises and it's hard for them to let go, even when their are better options out there.
First of all your wrong, its clearly the biggest of the series and the veryron looks amazing with aero active (unlike some other game) but no cockpit cuz tbh honest its not a good car to drive. To a cr lover there are more significant cars for instance the fiat 500 is seen more important than the veyron which cant turn corner s for jack. Not to mention there are much fasters cars then the Veyron in GT5. Thirdly, go back to GT forums and look how they are praising the new patches and PD. How does a game sell more than pervious iterations when its user base is a third smaller smaller, has more competition and has not as good reviews. Answer the fans know that GT5 is an amzing game.
....Face it. GT5, Halo, Mario, Call of Duty, Madden, and all other big sellers dropped the ball. The only reason why they are even selling is because of their history. Gamers get accustomed to long franchises and it's hard for them to let go, even when there are better options out there. Fixed it for you. I know you meant to say it this way.
Exactly well said, no Grand Theft Auto has reached the heights of GTA 3. Some people fail to realize that some games can't be improved upon and are then slated for lack of innovation.
have you played it? as one of those long time hardcore gt fans i can say without any hesitation that it is not only the biggest and most feature packed gt game by a mile, its also the biggest and most feature packed racing sim ever to grace any console, gt 5 succeded, get over it. oh and out of intrest whats the better option for a racing sim?
gt 5 WILL sell more than 10 MILLION copies WORLDWIDE!
FAO of the troll who brought uncharted vs forza into it. Forza 3 has been continuously bundled non stop, the actual retail sales for borza 3 would only be about 2.5m
Those are good numbers for GT5. It was my last game I played last night. You fangirls need to STFU about Forza. Both GT5 & Forza 3 are good games. But this thread is not about Forza, Unchartered or any other games. Stick to the subject at hand.
You can't stop greatness. GT5 is showing it's legs even after the negative reviews it received by some people.
GT5 is the car enthusiasts dream. It's near complete for every racer out there. People that moan about GT5 is because they have that 'other' console and cannot play it. It's supported more than any other racing game out there, and they're regular significant updates not just patch work. Which ever way you wanna look at it....nothing, and I mean nothing comes close to the GT series on any format anywhere, at any time in history. FACT!
I still play Gran Turismo 5 EVERY SINGLE DAY. What an awesome game.
GT5 THE BEST RACING SIM EVER!
So what are we going by now to judge quality; sales or reviews? It seems to keep flopping back and forth. You can't just change it every time to suit the specific game you're talking about. Title / Metascore / Sales Gran Turismo 5 / 84 / 5.64m Forza Motorsport 3 / 92 / 4.77m If we go by reviews, then FM3 is better. If we go by sales, GT5 is better. Halo 3: ODST / 83 / 5.86m Uncharted 2 / 96 / 4.46m This time, if we go by reviews, UC2 is better. And if we go by sales, ODST is better. So let's stick to one method here. There's no way the PS3 exclusive can win both rounds. Which is more important; reviews or sales? The winners here will either be GT5 and ODST, or FM3 and UC2.
or you don't have to stick to a method at all or both or others. the review scores that people often use are metascore which pretty much only counts american sites and few big sites from European continent. so really going by metascore isn't even going by a "score" I really don't care if people argue over which "method" they use to judge which game is better. Before when xbox360 had more install base, which meant more sales number, 360 fanboy went with sales number. Now that install base is pretty much even and forcast that PS3 will have more, which just happens to increase PS3's sales, now PS3 fanboy goes by sales. It's getting flipped now though I believe further down the line, PS3 will have more sales and better scores in metascore then xbox360 games.
Forza 4 will suck, only 360 exclusive.. Do you guys know that Cliffy B will bring Gears 3 to the PS3?? yeah he will.
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