still missing the point. I'm talking about pure BRAND AWARENESS. GT does VERY little to draw attention to itself outside of just strictly video games.Halo has novels, the soda cans, blah blah blah. While someone may not enjoy these thing or buy them it still is one more person who can RECOGNIZE the name Halo. I do of course realize GT is more popular in terms of sales in EU however I would still argue that Halo has huge brand awareness there. You see the point? I'm not saying Halo is larger in terms of the amount of people that enjoy the games or buy them because GT is obviously far larger in multiple territories. I'm saying its larger in terms of being a recognizable Intellectual Property.
Its a freaking racer, so yahh no story books for it.
You want brand awareness.
PD helped design the Visual instruemenmt tv thing on the skyline, they desinged a freaking car "GT Citroen" with a major car manafactuer. Will be in GT5.
They give out a official GT award at Sema, nobodys dont get to do that there.
Freaking Ferrari debuted a new model using GT video, used it to show the Ferrari California.
GT3 was featured in a BMW commercial.
There are official GT model car kits.
GT is responcible for the EVO and Skyline becoming popular enough for their makers to import and sale in the USA.
There have been special edition GT made for major manafactuers. They used them to advertise their cars. They send out GT demo disks for people to test their cars.
BMW 1 series
Had those demo things done.