Gran Turismo 6 microtransaction pricing confirmed

Buy 7.5 million in-game credits for $50.

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Gran Turismo 6 is the first entry in the long-running racing series to feature microtransactions. This much was confirmed last month. Today, just two days ahead of the game's launch on Friday, Sony confirmed pricing details for the entirely optional microtransactions, which are available in the form of in-game credits.

Credits, which can be used to purchase cars or items, will be sold in increments of 500,000. Players can also earn credits by competing in races or event challenges online or offline. Credit payouts will increase as users complete higher ranked challenges and races.

"Users have the optional choice to purchase in-game credits in increments of 500,000 through the PS Store to unlock content faster if they prefer to do that rather than earn them through gameplay," Sony said. "We do not require players to purchase or use purchased in-game currency."

Full pricing details are listed below.

500,000 credits - $4.99

1,000,000 credits - $9.99

2,500,000 credits - $19.99

7,500,000 credits - $49.99

Pricing details for individual vehicles was not provided. However, a video leaked to YouTube shows that one of the most expensive vehicles--the Jaguar XJ1--will sell for 20 million credits, or more than $130. This information is based on early code of the game, meaning final pricing may change.

Gran Turismo 6 launches Friday, December 6, exclusively for PlayStation 3. Keep your eyes peeled for GameSpot's official review, coming soon.

Discussion

417 comments
solokingxrobert
solokingxrobert

Grand turismo 6 and Drive Club microtransactions are 100% more than Forza 5 LMFAO

tightwad34
tightwad34

I thought microtransactions involved micro amount of money. I wonder how many virtual cars they are going to sell.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Sony has copied a lot from Microsoft due to their lack of innovation - but this is one thing they shouldn't have copied.

Thank god I didn't get a PS4 - at least Microsoft is honest and up front about their nickle & dimeing.

So what now Sony fanboys? You're dealing with the same level of sleaziness as Microsoft - except with shittier launch titles.

SyDias
SyDias

I fully support purchasing DLC aka expansions at a reasonable price, especially if its quality content. However, in no way do I support a play to win model because it defies gaming and spits in the face of gamers. If you are too busy to play the game, then perhaps you shouldn't be playing it at all. I mean its getting to the point where I dont even want to play games, because there is no sense of accomplishment anymore.

con47
con47

As long as people still buy this crap more developers will include microtransactions. In other words stop it!

Upat3am
Upat3am

Yep I won't be buying this game. And won't feel bad at all.

ddom7777
ddom7777

In the end of it all, this system might or might not be good. Either way it helps developers get the money they keep saying their are not making (or publishers. however it works) As long as it doesn't have an impact on non paying players directly, it doesn't bother me too much. At the same time, if people really have a problem with. Don't buy DLC or be a part of anything like this. It's really a person by person thing.

RussellGorall
RussellGorall

I am not sure how Sony fanboys are going to spin this, but they will.

highwayman1739
highwayman1739

If people are really so outraged by micro-transactions then people need to make their voice heard. Start petitions, send letters / emails, protest outside there office and above all do not buy DLC or games that have micro-transactions and tell the companies that you refuse to buy with micro-transactions. Honestly if people made enough noise the developers / publishers will get the hint. Look at the xbox one. 

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

DLC piracy coming soon with all of this bullshit microtransactions.

Mondrath
Mondrath

Has anyone here played GT before?! The top end vehicles always cost an arm and a leg and required grinding for cash; the only difference now is that you can be absolutely off your rocker and decide to pay the price of a game to get a car. If someone wants to do that, then fine by me. People will spend money on games after they've bought them even when there are no micro transactions; look at FF14, where some people spend hundreds of dollars buying in-game currency when there isn't even the option to do so in-game.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

i love GT5 earning million of dollars by keep racing again and again can be fun but it can get repetitive after few days. And this will not b my choice of doing that

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

so literally, you pay $60 for the grinding and pay-wall.

nurnberg
nurnberg

I prefer the free-2-not-play model, where I don't spend a dime on greedy games that are trying to milk me.

nurnberg
nurnberg

Are people really that dumb?  Do people pay hundreds of dollars to unlock virtual cars?  This is sad.

nurnberg
nurnberg

These micro-transactions are "entirely optional", yet it will take about 400 hours to grind that money the legit way.  This kind of news simply make me want to vomit.

SmallSatsuma
SmallSatsuma

I'll leave it to people who buy this game to tell me how badly this has affected the gameplay balance.  

mattcake
mattcake

There's nothing "micro" about $49.99.

Merseyak
Merseyak

micro-transactions are the future of gaming

slainta
slainta

These are not micro-transactions. If they were micro-transaction FF XIV: ARR or any other RPG where you buy gear would be even worse. It allows gamers to get in-game currency with real money to speed up things. And they are totally optional. Polyphony could as well not add the option and no one would have realized it. Micro-transaction is when anytime you want something you are sent to the store. Like in NFS Most Wanted. 

scgarfield
scgarfield

WTF?!!? Oh well, only time will tell if they've lowered the race prize money soo low people will be forced to grind or buy.

50000gil
50000gil

Not gonna buy it anyway, but I'll get the game.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Well NFS for me.

Breyant
Breyant

If you are in a position where you can willingly spend $130 on a digital car, then you really have too much money to burn and should give some to me.

arqe
arqe

Thats why nowadays i only play "Codemasters" Racing games. At least i got what i pay for and when you look at Forza , Gran Turismo i'm getting more than im paying for to Codemasters games.


jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

As long as this in game money can be acquired without paying anything (just playing the game) within a reasonable amount of time - say 30hrs and not be impossibly hard - like (finishing a track within a ridiculous thousandths of sec time.) The add in is fine. But pay to win - games is gag inducing. 

Also anything bought with purchase credits cannot influence online play in anyway, functionally.  

arqe
arqe

Car is more expensive than game itself ?

Thats what i call "MACROtransaction".

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Oh, but I thout Sony was a company that didn't do things like this and hugged all their customers?

Man, you Sony fanboys are in for a rude awakening. Sony only cares about your wallets like every other corporation on the planet - that's about it.

RossRichard
RossRichard

Don't like it? DON'T BUY IT. Send these companies a message in the only language they understand: Money.

Understand that when I say DON'T BUY IT, I mean don't buy the GAME.

ronvnit2006
ronvnit2006

please tell me this is a joke.......

pyro1245
pyro1245

suckers, you know who you are.

allever
allever

Retarded.  Why buy an expensive game if you're not going to play it the way it should be? I understand micro transactions are optional, but just having this in the game tempts some people to buy into it.  And well, it defeats the whole purpose of the game.

Seriously.  Boycott this and every other games with micro transactions in it. 

slainta
slainta

@Sevenizz Lack of innovation? Are you referring to that box looking like a VCR running games at 720p? So much innovative, isn't it? Pure next gen! Lol.

SyDias
SyDias

@Upat3am I'm on the fence with these 'next-gen' consoles as a whole to be honest with you. The game studios may not be the culprits, but Sony & Microsoft are definitely trying to squeeze ever last dollar out of us to line their already fat pockets. Like I said before, I will gladly pay for quality expansions, but this whole micro-transaction thing is just down-right stupid. I'm a PC gamer way before consoles, but I always had a console on hand for couch play - might have to skip purchasing one this go around if it keeps up.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@RussellGorall I'm not going to take your bait because I'm not a fanboy. Seriously some of the stupidest shit I have ever seen, the flamewars that is, but your comment is pretty lame.

SyDias
SyDias

@RussellGorall Ugh, for once can you and people like you get off the analboyism? This dumb ish is happening on both sides of the fence and gamers should set aside their console differences (as petty as they are) an protest this crap!

ddom7777
ddom7777

@highwayman1739 I 100% agree with you on this. The unfortunate side of it is, for the most part micro transactions have had many successes (starting with free to play MMO's i believe) and are in that phase of being adopted else where. On top of the fact that people are still willing to buy DLC and everything else associated with this. Not to mention, kids. Kids with their parent's credit cards on their accounts might take advantage of this (look at some of the iphone in app purchase fiascos)  without their parent's knowing.

ddom7777
ddom7777

@Mondrath You have a good point. As long as it doesn't affect non-paying players we shouldn't really complain. I think most people though might see this as a gateway to other games doing this and getting out of hand with it. EA and their crazy DRM is a vague example lol. Its like Yoshida said, as long as it's done right its ok.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

@nurnberg That is true. But most fanboys of this series are rich dude who are willing to pay for it

West123
West123

@RossRichard its impossible not to...GT and PlayStation go hand in hand one can not exist without the other. but im not buying this because of GT5 it felt like an old game i say game because the technical side of it was extremely impressive but the game side was not fun at all 

GryffinDarkBred
GryffinDarkBred

@BehemothBlade At least Forza's Microstransactions are reasonably priced.  At least they were in Forza 4.  3 tokens cot like... $2, and that was enough to get any of the cars, even the most expensive ones.

SyDias
SyDias

@ddom7777 @highwayman1739 I mean no disrespect, but you are both fools if you think this won't affect you. It may not be right now - but it will affect you eventually. This is just the stepping stone and if these companies are allowed to do it, they will saturate many more games with these microtransactions and they will become more intrusive. Mark my words, pretty soon you will see pop up adverts in console games.