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It's already outselling GT4 in aligned launches:

5 weeks worldwide:

GT5: 4,621,505
GT4: 4,591,879

GT5 is completely destroying GT4 in the past few weeks, despite the weaker first week. I think this happened because a lot of people were confused about the release date, and advertising wasn't able to kick in as early as it was supposed to. In EMEAA, GT5's 5 weeks has already outsold GT4's 10 weeks.

I predict that GT5 will go on to outsell GT4 by at least a million. The strong momentum of the game should continue into early 2011, and this is all happening despite a very weak Japanese market. Europe is loving this so much. I think the reason for all this happening is that GT4 was produced at the height of PS2 piracy, and that PS3 piracy is still virtually non-existent.

Anyway, to all the people who thought GT5 would sell "below Forza 3 or GT5 Prologue", "just 5 or 6 million", those people who said "PS3 userbase is too small", "It has bad reviews", "Forza is the new king of racing", "GT is on a decline", blah blah blah blah blah...

(Btw, Forza 3 sales, heavily bundled, over one year later: 4,405,464)

Eat that.



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 It's doing good but I think it's holiday boost is what is really keeping it above GT4 and I don't see it surpassing it long term with a much smaller Japan userbase to sell to. I also expect weaker legs once the holidays are out seeing as there were alot more PS2's then PS3's.

 For a game I've seen zero marketing for and with such a shoddy half-arsed launch it's certainly showing that games can sell based off of strong brand name alone. 



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Well.., i'll stick with official announcement from Sony about this matter.., at least a news about second shipment will be enough for now..., at least..



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This warranted a thread? Really? I never did doubt that GT5 will be the best PS3 exclusive, but I still think it'll have a hard time outselling MW2. As someone had pointed out, this is still a holiday season.. A fair comparison to GT4 would be after both have experienced a year of retail, or at least 10-15 weeks. Seriously, some people jump gun too soon.



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bugrimmar said:

It's already outselling GT4 in aligned launches:

5 weeks worldwide:

GT5: 4,621,505
GT4: 4,591,879

GT5 is completely destroying GT4 in the past few weeks, despite the weaker first week. I think this happened because a lot of people were confused about the release date, and advertising wasn't able to kick in as early as it was supposed to. In EMEAA, GT5's 5 weeks has already outsold GT4's ten weeks.

I predict that GT5 will go on to outsell GT4 by at least a million. The strong momentum of the game should continue into early 2011, and this is all happening despite a very weak Japanese market. Europe is loving this so much. I think the reason for all this happening is that GT4 was produced at the height of PS2 piracy, and that PS3 piracy is still virtually non-existent.

Anyway, to all the people who thought GT5 would sell "below Forza 3 or GT5 Prologue", "just 5 or 6 million", those people who said "PS3 userbase is too small", "It has bad reviews", "Forza is the new king of racing", "GT is on a decline", blah blah blah blah blah...

(Btw, Forza 3 sales, heavily bundled, over one year later: 4,405,464)

Eat that.


y'now.., you should stop comparing it with any other games.., or something unwanted will come into this thread.., trust me.., you're counter attacking the wrong people in the wrong place..



peace_lover said:
bugrimmar said:

It's already outselling GT4 in aligned launches:

5 weeks worldwide:

GT5: 4,621,505
GT4: 4,591,879

GT5 is completely destroying GT4 in the past few weeks, despite the weaker first week. I think this happened because a lot of people were confused about the release date, and advertising wasn't able to kick in as early as it was supposed to. In EMEAA, GT5's 5 weeks has already outsold GT4's ten weeks.

I predict that GT5 will go on to outsell GT4 by at least a million. The strong momentum of the game should continue into early 2011, and this is all happening despite a very weak Japanese market. Europe is loving this so much. I think the reason for all this happening is that GT4 was produced at the height of PS2 piracy, and that PS3 piracy is still virtually non-existent.

Anyway, to all the people who thought GT5 would sell "below Forza 3 or GT5 Prologue", "just 5 or 6 million", those people who said "PS3 userbase is too small", "It has bad reviews", "Forza is the new king of racing", "GT is on a decline", blah blah blah blah blah...

(Btw, Forza 3 sales, heavily bundled, over one year later: 4,405,464)

Eat that.


y'now.., you should stop comparing it with any other games.., or something unwanted will come into this thread.., trust me.., you're counter attacking the wrong people in the wrong place..

then let it be. it'd be fun to see it after all the crap these people had been saying about the game.



It's performed quite well, a good deal ahead of many predictions overall. Of course people will say the holiday played an essential role, which is partially the case. Yes, the holiday push kept the awareness flowing, and post-release marketing surely hit the spot. But on the flipside, holidays or not, an undesired product is an undesired product. If the game wasn't a hot item (something many want), it would not sell much. In fact, seems like the game has gone through quite the moving of the goalposts lately:

- Some said the few lower-than-80 reviews would hurt it.

- Some said it's much lower userbase would hurt it.

- Some said the market is too interested in the FPS, thus that would hurt it.

- Some now even put it next to Modern Warfare 2 and/or Black Ops to judge it's sales potential.

One thing can't be denied, it did perform much lower than many predictions in Japan, the result was disappointing. But really, GT is still huge, and not much could change that. If it wasn't hailed as the best racing sim on consoles (what it truly set out to do), then I could understand the doubt. But with it being (according to many - including the same reviews people thought would seal the deal in a negative way) the complete opposite, I think it will continue to sell strong. It's looking at ending 2010 just a tad shy of 5 million (4.8-4.9mill is my guess).

A franchise that sells 5 million in a month won't just suddenly die off and sell just 6 or 7 million in it's entire life. The game is looking at at least 8-9mill lifetime, but I continue to support the original prediction of 10 million.



                                                                                                                                            

peace_lover said:
bugrimmar said:

It's already outselling GT4 in aligned launches:

5 weeks worldwide:

GT5: 4,621,505
GT4: 4,591,879

GT5 is completely destroying GT4 in the past few weeks, despite the weaker first week. I think this happened because a lot of people were confused about the release date, and advertising wasn't able to kick in as early as it was supposed to. In EMEAA, GT5's 5 weeks has already outsold GT4's ten weeks.

I predict that GT5 will go on to outsell GT4 by at least a million. The strong momentum of the game should continue into early 2011, and this is all happening despite a very weak Japanese market. Europe is loving this so much. I think the reason for all this happening is that GT4 was produced at the height of PS2 piracy, and that PS3 piracy is still virtually non-existent.

Anyway, to all the people who thought GT5 would sell "below Forza 3 or GT5 Prologue", "just 5 or 6 million", those people who said "PS3 userbase is too small", "It has bad reviews", "Forza is the new king of racing", "GT is on a decline", blah blah blah blah blah...

(Btw, Forza 3 sales, heavily bundled, over one year later: 4,405,464)

Eat that.


y'now.., you should stop comparing it with any other games.., or something unwanted will come into this thread.., trust me.., you're counter attacking the wrong people in the wrong place..

He's baiting. And what makes it worse? Someone will be stupid enough to take the bait and turn this thread to shitstorm.

How do I know he's baiting? The mention of Forza sales mixed with "Eat that."



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