GT5 sales are madness! O_o

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#1 Posted by finalstar2007 (25297 posts) -

Was just looking randomly and have found that GT5 sold over $7Million copies as of last year... as many ppl know i dont really talk about sales that often or care about the numbers to begin with but i just want to understand.. why do GT games sell so much? :P... GT5 as of last year sold over 7Million copies so it could be sitting at over 9 Million copies as we speak.

The GT5 demo sold over 5Million which puts the entire GT5 game at over $12Million copies as of 2011

Is the game this good? can anyone explain a little about it? cuz this is just crazy :shock:

http://www.polyphony.co.jp/english/list.html

Edit: i was right GT5 confirmed now over 9 Million copies sold :/

#2 Posted by mccoyca112 (5433 posts) -

This is going to be a bumpy ride...

#3 Posted by PannicAtack (21037 posts) -
Gran Turismo 5? No idea. I guess if you're a big-time car or racing enthusiast. I played a little, didn't see the appeal, went back to games where explosions happen.
#4 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -

Didn´t you said you had played the game before?

Anyway those are pretty good sales but it´s not that impressive when in comparison,games like Diablo 3 sell 10 millions in two months,but the reason GT5 sold that much was on name alone,and after the disapointment it ended up being,I bet the next installement won´t be as well recieved sales wise in comparison. >.>

#5 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5
#6 Posted by finalstar2007 (25297 posts) -

Didn´t you said you had played the game before?

Anyway those are pretty good sales but it´s not that impressive when in comparison,games like Diablo 3 sell 10 millions in two months,but the reason GT5 sold that much was on name alone,and after the disapointment it ended up being,I bet the next installement won´t be as well recieved sales wise in comparison. >.>

MrYaotubo

I did for like 5 minutes lmao and it was boring as hell!.. i dont get why its so big this why im asking those who played it hopefully there is some crazy explnation behind it..i blame curiosity

#7 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5campzor

Forza......

#8 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10478 posts) -

Well the GT franchise is the biggest racing franchise out there and there is almost no competition in SIM racers, plus the GT brand branched out even outside the gaming industry that's why it's getting even bigger right now and last but not least, GT5 was the only real GT experience every fan was waiting to drop on the PS3.

#9 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5OB-47

Forza......

I personally have played Forza and don't like it, the physics are pretty wack in my opinion. Gran Turismo is great but it's really for car people. I love it though.

#10 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

$7 million dollars? No wonder Sony is going broke.:P

#11 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

$7 million dollars? No wonder Sony is going broke.:P

Vari3ty

I believe he meant 7 million copies.

#12 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10478 posts) -

$7 million dollars? No wonder Sony is going broke.:P

Vari3ty

:lol: and now I know why I thought there was something wrong with that number.

#13 Posted by angryfodder (20490 posts) -
Its still the go to game for petrol heads. Even though I could moan all day about what is wrong with GT5, its still GT. It has a massive following from its solid roots. Forza has surpassed it in most aspects. I still think GT has the slight edge when it comes to car on track handling physics though
#14 Posted by crusadernm (1609 posts) -

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through. If you look at overall sales for GT 3 4 and 5. The trend is sloping downwards. It take a lot of effort to change people's mind. Forza is slowly but surely doing that.

#15 Posted by Magik85 (1078 posts) -
Theres no real alternative on PS3 so its obvious that racing fans will get GT5.
#16 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

OMG! i am sick of pc warlocks bragging about diablo's sales.

#17 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through. If you look at overall sales for GT 3 4 and 5. The trend is sloping downwards. It take a lot of effort to change people's mind. Forza is slowly but surely doing that.

crusadernm

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

#18 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5OB-47

Forza......

have forza 3...isnt any better than gt5.
#19 Posted by Nuck81 (5861 posts) -
I preordered GT5 and still play it weekly.
#20 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26185 posts) -

It's still around 7 million. We would've seen it on charts/reports if it was still selling.

#21 Posted by Snugenz (11892 posts) -

[QUOTE="OB-47"]

[QUOTE="campzor"]well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5campzor

Forza......

have forza 3...isnt any better than gt5.

It really is better than GT5 and yes i have GT5 and F3.

Anyway, its the brand name, GT is a huge brand and it sold on name alone, which, after how GT5 turned out, isnt likely to happen with the next installment. That and its the only decent exclusive simish racer on the PS3.

#22 Posted by BPoole96 (22802 posts) -
So I guess sales matter to you now?
#23 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

It's not surprising. It's a really popular series in the genre, for the PlayStation brand and has a storied legacy.

#24 Posted by freedomfreak (40954 posts) -
Wiifit sold way more. Imagine how good that game must be Anyway, you wouldn't like it.
#25 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
Wiifit sold way more. Imagine how good that game must be Anyway, you wouldn't like it.freedomfreak
you have to compare it to its competition... Im sure its better than other 'fitness' software.
#26 Posted by lamprey263 (24208 posts) -
the collective cow pride depending on the game selling so they all bought it
#27 Posted by freedomfreak (40954 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Wiifit sold way more. Imagine how good that game must be Anyway, you wouldn't like it.campzor
you have to compare it to its competition... Im sure its better than other 'fitness' software.

I don't think so. The minigames are fun. Rope walking and sh!t.
#28 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
Great sales for a great game. Bought a racing wheel just for it
#29 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Wiifit sold way more. Imagine how good that game must be Anyway, you wouldn't like it.campzor
you have to compare it to its competition... Im sure its better than other 'fitness' software.

I dunno man.

The best fitness programs tend to work on plain DVD players. :P

#30 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="crusadernm"]

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through. If you look at overall sales for GT 3 4 and 5. The trend is sloping downwards. It take a lot of effort to change people's mind. Forza is slowly but surely doing that.

Meeeper282

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

#31 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

[QUOTE="crusadernm"]

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through. If you look at overall sales for GT 3 4 and 5. The trend is sloping downwards. It take a lot of effort to change people's mind. Forza is slowly but surely doing that.

balfe1990

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

:lol: :lol: could you be anymore butthurt

and 250k that's pathetic for a game that has been out for a while. :lol: :lol: go have a cry :lol:

#32 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

Meeeper282

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

:lol: :lol: could you be anymore butthurt

and 250k that's pathetic for a game that has been out for a while. :lol: :lol: go have a cry :lol:

The game has been out for less than 24 hours:lol::lol::lol:

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#33 Posted by GreySeal9 (24499 posts) -

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through.crusadernm

Exactly.

Selling off of a brand name doesn't change that GT5 is janky.

#34 Posted by GreySeal9 (24499 posts) -

well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5campzor

You're joking, right? Atleast the competitors have consistent looking cars, competent menus, and a career mode that isn't a dreary grindfest.

#35 Posted by GreySeal9 (24499 posts) -

[QUOTE="OB-47"]

[QUOTE="campzor"]well when the competition suck so much...racing fans have no choice but to pick gt5campzor

Forza......

have forza 3...isnt any better than gt5.

The consensus is that Forza 3 is much better than GT5.

#36 Posted by FlamesOfGrey (7511 posts) -

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

[QUOTE="crusadernm"]

Pretty much momentum of its brand name carrying it through. If you look at overall sales for GT 3 4 and 5. The trend is sloping downwards. It take a lot of effort to change people's mind. Forza is slowly but surely doing that.

balfe1990

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

Are you in Europe? I bought the game on Tuesday.
#37 Posted by Allthishate (1876 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

Meeeper282

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

:lol: :lol: could you be anymore butthurt

and 250k that's pathetic for a game that has been out for a while. :lol: :lol: go have a cry :lol:

why so angry are you and pikachu having a argument :< ??
#38 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (4512 posts) -

It's the prestige of the brand. GT was able to build when there was no competition and now has a strong enough brand to pull it through the tough times (now), like Playstation itself (early struggles).

Also it has the Japanese sales too.

Forza is very slowly building up its brand. It only really became a stand out game with Forza 3. Forza 2 didn't make waves.

It's not about which is better though, Fifa has always outsold PES but it has only recently been the better game.

#39 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

or it could be, because the ps3 has a much smaller install base..

Plus forza doesn't sell, so don't start that

FlamesOfGrey

I checked the leaderboards for Forza Horizon(a Forza spin off) last night, which had only been out maybe 12 hours, and there were over 250,000 entries.

:lol:

Pickachu69er, you muppet.

Are you in Europe? I bought the game on Tuesday.

Whoops, owned myself.:lol:

#40 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="OB-47"]

Forza......

GreySeal9

have forza 3...isnt any better than gt5.

The consensus is that Forza 3 is much better than GT5.

i beg to differ.. the racing is not better than it is in gt5...and thats the only thing that matters... the music/sounds are better as well.
#41 Posted by IAmNot_fun (3336 posts) -
Cows love to say "I don't play sales" with the exception of this particular title.
#42 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7456 posts) -

OMG! i am sick of pc warlocks bragging about diablo's sales.

Meeeper282

Says who? I gotz a limited gt5 copyz and I can care less about d3 sales.

#43 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

OMG! i am sick of pc warlocks bragging about diablo's sales.

Bikouchu35

Says who? I gotz a limited gt5 copyz and I can care less about d3 sales.

pokemon black and white sold more then diablo 3 anyways, and they didn't resort to handing out free copys.

#44 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

Because GT5 is the best racing game out, no other reason :lol:

#45 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

It's a good racer with most content "out of the box".

PC may have more realistic sims, but not everyone is willing to bother downloading 100s of addons or is willing to spend 100s of hours just for the car settings to stand a chance in online racers.

Also, why does every GT thread have to be polluted by that 2nd rate GT copycat Forza?

So what if GT sells better and drives better.

Get over it Forza fanboys...

#46 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

It's a good racer with most content "out of the box".

PC may have more realistic sims, but not everyone is willing to bother downloading 100s of addons or is willing to spend 100s of hours just for the car settings to stand a chance in online racers.

Also, why does every GT thread have to be polluted by that 2nd rate GT copycat Forza?

So what if GT sells better and drives better.

Get over it Forza fanboys...

nameless12345

Buh buh buh...

#47 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

Also, why does every GT thread have to be polluted by that 2nd rate GT copycat Forza?*

nameless12345

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*Highest rated racing franchise of the generation.

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#48 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
Personally, I've always preferred Gran Turismo over Forza.
#49 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

Also, why does every GT thread have to be polluted by that 2nd rate GT copycat Forza?*

balfe1990

[spoiler]

*Highest rated racing franchise of the generation.

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Oh do you play ratings? cool :lol:

#50 Posted by balfe1990 (6747 posts) -

[QUOTE="balfe1990"]

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

Also, why does every GT thread have to be polluted by that 2nd rate GT copycat Forza?*

Z-Fatalis

[spoiler]

*Highest rated racing franchise of the generation.

[/spoiler]

Oh do you play ratings? cool :lol:

What else do we have to gon on? Are we supposed to all take your word for it?

There's no point arguing about the superiority of games if we can't use critical scores in some fashion and just employ individual opinions(which is ridiculously ineffectual, because nobody will ever agree). Hence hype threads, flops, the metagame...

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