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seece said:
CGI-Quality said:
seece said:
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seece said:
When all is said and done only GT3 will have outsold Halo 3 and by not that much. So why do some people thing GT will win by a long shot?

Because, in terms of WORLD popularity, Gran Turismo is the more popular franchise.

 

 

Got any proof of that or did you just pull it out of your ass? PS1/2 had a massive userbase, lets see how a GT does in each place without that userbase.

 

So the popularity of a game franchise depends on userbase? Yea...tell that to MGS4 vs MGS3

 

MGS4 over MGS3 sales are nothing to shout home about.

 

Why do you think GT is so popular?

 

Because, this IS Sony's biggest franchise we're talking about. 3mill sold of a Prologue, a freakin PROLOGUE for Pete's sake, speaks volumes. Now, what makes Halo astronomically more powerful outside of America?

That's a question of interest, not a stab at the franchise, btw...

 



                                                                                                                                            

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Since we're on the subject of GT5 Prologue, let me just point out that I think releasing something like that for people to buy is just downright terrible - I've never been a big fan of demos, and it's even worse when you release them, at retail no less, for what, $30?

Also, I honestly think that GT5 Prologue sold so well for two reasons: Partly, well, it's GT. There's no denying that it's a popular franchise. And partly, racing game drought. Does Sony have any traditional racer besides GT5 Prologue, and if so, did it have it at GT5 Prologue's release? And I don't count Motorstorm since that's a terrain racer, and pretty far from the same thing.

If you're going into this expecting GT5 to get sales close to GT4... Well, of course, I can't say for sure, since I can't see the future, but I'm 99,9% certain that you'll be sorely disappointed.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Since we're on the subject of GT5 Prologue, let me just point out that I think releasing something like that for people to buy is just downright terrible - I've never been a big fan of demos, and it's even worse when you release them, at retail no less, for what, $30?

Also, I honestly think that GT5 Prologue sold so well for two reasons: Partly, well, it's GT. There's no denying that it's a popular franchise. And partly, racing game drought. Does Sony have any traditional racer besides GT5 Prologue, and if so, did it have it at GT5 Prologue's release? And I don't count Motorstorm since that's a terrain racer, and pretty far from the same thing.

If you're going into this expecting GT5 to get sales close to GT4... Well, of course, I can't say for sure, since I can't see the future, but I'm 99,9% certain that you'll be sorely disappointed.

Are you referring to exclusives or otherwise?

Because there is Grid, Ferari Challenge, Formula 1,  and Ridge Racer 7...

 



seece said:
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WW = GT
America = Halo

 

Halo 3 Others > GT4 America

 

GT closely following.

 

So if GT is popular in America Halo is popular in Others

Gran Tursimo has lots of popularity in Japan and Others as well. Why is Japan always ignored in these discussions?

 



                                                                                                                                            

One more thing :

GT is arguably THE best racing franchise.

Halo is NOT considered the best FPS.

There are lots of FPS, and many of them are released on PC and multiplatforms, of course that's a very powerful reason the FPS genre is so strong (multiplayer being the 2nd, imo).

Not many, if ANY RACING game these days can stand far off the shadow of Gran Turismo. Gran Turismo 5 has a lot to live up to, and we shall wait for its release to see if it does.



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The "demo" was able to sell 3 million at $40 a piece, and with a low install base. I'm inclined to think that when the day comes that GT5 releases it'll be able to surprise a few people.



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One more thing :

GT is arguably THE best racing franchise.

Halo is NOT considered the best FPS.

There are lots of FPS, and many of them are released on PC and multiplatforms, of course that's a very powerful reason the FPS genre is so strong (multiplayer being the 2nd, imo).

Not many, if ANY RACING game these days can stand far off the shadow of Gran Turismo. Gran Turismo 5 has a lot to live up to, and we shall wait for its release to see if it does.

This is going to turn this into a Sony vs. Microsoft argument. They're going to bring up Forza racing being "just as great" and nothing will get resolved. :p

 



axumblade said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Since we're on the subject of GT5 Prologue, let me just point out that I think releasing something like that for people to buy is just downright terrible - I've never been a big fan of demos, and it's even worse when you release them, at retail no less, for what, $30?

Also, I honestly think that GT5 Prologue sold so well for two reasons: Partly, well, it's GT. There's no denying that it's a popular franchise. And partly, racing game drought. Does Sony have any traditional racer besides GT5 Prologue, and if so, did it have it at GT5 Prologue's release? And I don't count Motorstorm since that's a terrain racer, and pretty far from the same thing.

If you're going into this expecting GT5 to get sales close to GT4... Well, of course, I can't say for sure, since I can't see the future, but I'm 99,9% certain that you'll be sorely disappointed.

Are you referring to exclusives or otherwise?

Because there is Grid, Ferari Challenge, Formula 1,  and Ridge Racer 7...

 

 

 

Doesn't matter if they're exclusive, as long as a PS3 owner can pick them up. Though, considering I hadn't heard of any of those games besides Grid, I think that serves to support my point a bit. They sure don't sound like very big games.



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The problem is besides GT, Sony doesn't have a huge franchise, yes they are loaded with great games, but MS has two huge IP which are extremely popular in the biggest market.

Finishing third is a god thing for Sony, because it's allowing them to focus on their franchise, They just need to market them a little better.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
GT5 will not outsell Halo 3. You can quote me on this.
Goddbless said:

You just added five more pages to these comments with that statement.

On topic I really don't understand why people think GT is going to sell gangbusters with the PS3 install base.

 

GT3: A-Spec. Released in 2001. Sold 14.81 Million

Don't think that just because the user base isn't ginormous that this game won't sell