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Ah....the wonder of necrobumps.



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sales2099 said:

You can't actually prove that though. Metacritic is really all we got. But I can counter with  4/5 of the cars don't have proper outer and interiors as the premiums.....kills the sim factor if the poly counts are lower then what the competition uses.

I would appreciate it if you didn't have this really annoying smugness about this subject.

That comment that make you wrong... the best sim racing game have crap graphics way below PS2 level because what matter is how the car drive and not how it looks... and GT5 do both better than Forza.

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DeadBigfoot21 said:
GT 5 also comes with a ps3 bundle

Just saying

So has pretty much every Forza game, yet GT easily (and I mean very easily) outsells them. It also sold around 2.5m first week, a feat that I would love to see a spin on.



sales2099 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 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.

You wonder its because PS2 had GT3 and GT4 and GT5 was the only one this gen (until this November). You could very well call it a gen over gen decline for IP sales.

Your Forza comment at the end......lol brag about sales all you want, but Forza took the quality crown since 2007. Eat that, as you said.

Did you even read his post, lol?

Also, GT3 had around 4 years to sell before GT5 came out, because it launched so early in the gen. The only reason the sales "declined" gen over gen is because it took them extra long to make GT5. 



AnthonyW86 said:
GT4 and GT5 is not a good comparison, GT4 released late in the consoles life cycle just like GT6 will, compare those two. GT5 should be compared with GT3.

It still can not, because GT3 was hard-bundled in America



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pezus said:
DeadBigfoot21 said:
GT 5 also comes with a ps3 bundle

Just saying

So has pretty much every Forza game, yet GT easily (and I mean very easily) outsells them. It also sold around 2.5m first week, a feat that I would love to see a spin on.

Pretty sure the Forza bundles are done...but I still see GT5 PS3 bundles today in a few major retailers. Seems they are contuing to be "stealth bundled".



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GT5 shipments are approaching the first GT ones: http://www.polyphony.co.jp/english/list.html
Once reached the 3rd place in the series, it would make sense to make the last effort to reach the 2nd, as it's not very far away, less than 900k, not impossible for a game that sold more than 2.4M last year and has already sold 690k this year.
1st place is the only target really unlikely to be reached, unless with heavy bundling.



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I'm willing to bet that forza LTD sales (including mass bundling) had equal the gran tursmo 5 sales before starting mass bundling.



sales2099 said:
pezus said:
DeadBigfoot21 said:
GT 5 also comes with a ps3 bundle

Just saying

So has pretty much every Forza game, yet GT easily (and I mean very easily) outsells them. It also sold around 2.5m first week, a feat that I would love to see a spin on.

Pretty sure the Forza bundles are done...but I still see GT5 PS3 bundles today in a few major retailers. Seems they are contuing to be "stealth bundled".

I still see Forza bundles at Best Buy and Future Shop (Canada)



sales2099 said:
pezus said:
DeadBigfoot21 said:
GT 5 also comes with a ps3 bundle

Just saying

So has pretty much every Forza game, yet GT easily (and I mean very easily) outsells them. It also sold around 2.5m first week, a feat that I would love to see a spin on.

Pretty sure the Forza bundles are done...but I still see GT5 PS3 bundles today in a few major retailers. Seems they are contuing to be "stealth bundled".

How sure? 

What does stealth bundled mean? Does it mean that it's an optional bundle out of a few or many others? Why don't the other games not sell 11m?