Forums - Sales Discussion - Americas Pre-Order Chart, 14th August 2010

arcane_chaos said:

i'm not a GT fan but to those doubting/worrying about GT5 I will just give two games:

1) Uncharted 2

2) Heavy Rain

both of these games had some sketchy pre-order numbers and look how well they did, to my knowledge I haven't seen or know of any GT5 advertising(other than announcements) and yet and the pre-orders are over 100K. with GT5P already nearing or at 5mil I don't see any reason to worry, and I hope we are not assuming that it GT5 doesn't hit 10=flop.(though it would break some hearts...lol)

like I said in another thread; GT is sony's greatest flagship series so:

1) there will be ALOT of advertising

2) will most likely be heavily bundled 

3) will definitely prosper from the holiday season(added this in)

4) this game will definitely be a greatest hit(or the equivalent to that over seas) so it will help pre-long sales

on another note: COME ON GOLDEN SUN!!! I WANT A RELEASE DATE!!!

and GT5 well have a wonderful legs



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tooto123 said:
arcane_chaos said:

i'm not a GT fan but to those doubting/worrying about GT5 I will just give two games:

1) Uncharted 2

2) Heavy Rain

both of these games had some sketchy pre-order numbers and look how well they did, to my knowledge I haven't seen or know of any GT5 advertising(other than announcements) and yet and the pre-orders are over 100K. with GT5P already nearing or at 5mil I don't see any reason to worry, and I hope we are not assuming that it GT5 doesn't hit 10=flop.(though it would break some hearts...lol)

like I said in another thread; GT is sony's greatest flagship series so:

1) there will be ALOT of advertising

2) will most likely be heavily bundled 

3) will definitely prosper from the holiday season(added this in)

4) this game will definitely be a greatest hit(or the equivalent to that over seas) so it will help pre-long sales

on another note: COME ON GOLDEN SUN!!! I WANT A RELEASE DATE!!!

and GT5 well have a wonderful legs

don't you mean wheels not legs



Is there still some uncertainty over GT5's release dates? Would it be fair to say potential pre-orderers are hesitant to make their early purchase considering the game's previous postponements? I know in Aus it has been delayed once again but this could just be a reflection on our backward gaming industry.

zgamer5 said:

hopefully lbp2 will retain the honor by making its own gt5 level in the game, hence we could count its sales as sales for gt5.

The LBP2 numbers are pleasing to see. This is a franchise which, on a board full of console optimists, actually warrants the adoration from PS3 owners. Few sequels without a focus on story, offer as much variety and expansion as LBP2 seems to be promising to gamers. It's developers have really embraced the concepts and direction they established in the first game, and it is showing, creatively.



^ forgot to comment on the quote... good call mate, had a chuckle.



I could be wrong but I feel a couple other factors are in play for the underperforming GT5 preorder figures. 

First, the US economy is in the crapper compared to what it looked like when GT4 launched and the GT series did not have any real competition at that point (Forza was not really established). 

Second, I believe there was much more market penetration for the PS2 at that time compared to the current level of the PS3. 

 Lastly, the genre has died down alot since the days of GT4 (its a genre that just doesn't seem to offer alot of excitement to the newer generation of gamers).

 



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GT5 will sell, but not like it hyped to be.



Poor poor GT5, although the US was never the series main region. Also, I have a feeling Sony will be bundling due to the fact that they haven't done a pricecut 2 years in a row yet. I heard some rumors that God of War III was going to start being bundled with a 160GB...Any truth to that?



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TauKappaNASA said:

Poor poor GT5, although the US was never the series main region. Also, I have a feeling Sony will be bundling due to the fact that they haven't done a pricecut 2 years in a row yet. I heard some rumors that God of War III was going to start being bundled with a 160GB...Any truth to that?

Last year Ps3 Slim Price Cut.



Clearly this is wrong... after all its only quite recently that people told me Halo had "peaked" with Halo3 and was in decline following the poor sales of ODST (5.5m !!! for a limited campaign??)  and Wars (best selling console RTS)

Halo is massive.

It will continue to grow and be one of the biggest franchise of all time.

 

 



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LBP2 in the top 20 next week !



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