Gran Turismo 6 launch sales were just a fifth of GT5's in UK

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#1 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

In a world where Mario is still being outsold by Knack and people willingly pay taxes to fund the extravagant lifestyle of their royal class, GT6 debuted with five times fewer sales than GT5 on a console with twice the userbase.

After disappointing sales of Beyond and God of War Ascension, GT6 is the latest casualty for a company that ironically greenlit these games for last gen consoles to maximize sales on a much larger userbase.

Sony fans couldn’t be reached for a comment today, but rest assured they will tout Sony’s support for a dying last gen system hampered by poor outdated tech not realizing that their shiny $400 console does not even have a cross gen version of these games.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-12-09-gran-turismo-6-launch-sales-were-just-a-fifth-of-gt5s

#2 Posted by Randolph (10423 posts) -

The UK gamers were absolutely starved for next gen, it seems. Had it been on PS4, I'm sure it would have shattered records.

#3 Edited by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

Good. Maybe Sony rethinks their strategy.

#4 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149986 posts) -

How many days was it on sale?

#5 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

I think a big part of the problem is the public being ready to move on to next gen, but another big part is GT5, which shipped absolutely broken. Sure, it was eventually patched into a state of competence, but shipping it in the state was disgraceful. I felt like I had preordered my copy and paid my $60 only to be reduced to the role of beta tester.

#6 Edited by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

Good. Maybe Sony rethinks their strategy.

I don't think we were going to see any new PS3 announcement from Sony no matter how sales went.

Also, as I've said before I think that Sony continuing to strongly support the PS3 while its competitors let their systems die was a good move. Its easier to sell the successor to system people are still actively playing than the successor to a system which has been collecting dust for the past few years (Remember that system you don't play anymore? We're making another!).

#7 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -

@dvader654 said:

Good. Maybe Sony rethinks their strategy.

I don't think we were going to see any new PS3 announcement from Sony no matter how sales went.

Also, as I've said before I think that Sony continuing to strongly support the PS3 while its competitors let their systems die was a good move. Its easier to sell the successor to system people are still actively playing than the successor to a system which has been collecting dust for the past few years (Remember that system you don't play anymore? We're making another!).

They can support both. There is no reason not to have a cross gen version of GT6.

#8 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

@CarnageHeart said:

@dvader654 said:

Good. Maybe Sony rethinks their strategy.

I don't think we were going to see any new PS3 announcement from Sony no matter how sales went.

Also, as I've said before I think that Sony continuing to strongly support the PS3 while its competitors let their systems die was a good move. Its easier to sell the successor to system people are still actively playing than the successor to a system which has been collecting dust for the past few years (Remember that system you don't play anymore? We're making another!).

They can support both. There is no reason not to have a cross gen version of GT6.

After the GT5 fiasco, asking them to develop a crossgen game would been extremely optimistic. I'm kind of amazed Polyphony Digital shipped GT6 so quickly in what reviewers (haven't read much player opinion) claim is a reasonably complete state.

#9 Posted by S0lidSnake (29001 posts) -

@CarnageHeart: You must have incredibly low standards then . :P

If Ubisoft, EA and Activision can put out SIX different versions of their games then Sony’s first party should be able to have two versions ready by launch.

#10 Posted by GodModeEnabled (15314 posts) -

Why this game wasn't held back a year or so to be a PS4 exclusive is beyond me. I thought it was a dumb move ever since I heard about it.

#11 Edited by barrybarryk (436 posts) -

They've already said they're working on a GT 7 for PS4 already and it could be out as early as next year.

#12 Posted by Randolph (10423 posts) -

@GodModeEnabled: I remember thinking the same thing when God Of War 2 arrived on PS2, well after PS3 was a thing.

#13 Posted by dvader654 (44752 posts) -
#15 Posted by barrybarryk (436 posts) -
#16 Posted by Slannmage (5483 posts) -

People probably more excited for Forza 5.

#17 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

People probably more excited for Forza 5.

Its unlikely games exclusive to different platforms are impacting each other's performance.

That being said, I think its hilarious that Knack is still outselling Mario in the UK.

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/call-of-duty-still-top-as-gran-turismo-6-stalls-at-the-green-light/0125516

Fellow PS4 exclusive Knack falls from 13th to 18th, though still outpaces Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World which falls six places to 20th.

#18 Posted by MrYaotubo (2596 posts) -

I expect it to be like that in other territories as well,after the disapointment that GT5 was many people aren´t gonna be fooled again.

#19 Edited by LeftClick007 (76 posts) -

Should of released it on PC too, lol. I know, I know that would never happen but I was very curious about GT6. I played a good amount of GT5 when it was released and then eventually went back to PC sims, then eventually sold my PS3. I wasn't too excited when I found out that GT6 wasn't going to be on the PS4, it was one more reason not to get a PS4. I'm going to be moving to a 4K display in 2014, GT6 obviously doesnt support 4K, but will GT7 support 4K? We'll find out, I doubt it though.

#20 Posted by colibriosis (597 posts) -

@S0lidSnake: First of all, awesome post. Secondly, doesn't it seem like the gaming world overall is fudging up alot lately? It was a horrible decision, but money hungry businesses tend to go overboard when they feel invincible. GT6 isn't even that great nor does it feel like an upgrade really...it's been a fail waiting to happen ever since they revealed it would release for a last-gen console on the same month next-gen launched.

#21 Edited by BranKetra (47801 posts) -

As it has already been said many times, Gran Turismo 6 would have much more potential as a PS4 title. Sony giving support to the PS3 after the launch of the PS4 is decent of that company, but I would rather buy a new game for that new system.