Whats the last official sales number for GT Sport?
I think GT7 will outsell it initially but fall behind with its legs due to the negativity surrounding it.
Yep, it's looking pretty grim atm, 1.8 user score on metacritic "Overwhelming dislike based on 6194 Ratings"
And deserved. The MTX weren't known yet at the time of release, patch 1.07 lowered all the payouts that weren't too horrible and left the game unplayable for a day and a half. Server maintenance, can't play the single player portion either.
Normally I would defend the $70 asking price, but not when the game shamelessly offers you to top up your credits with your credit card and charge $185 for a car. The current 18.5 million car in the legend car dealership now takes 24 hours straight up grinding, flawlessly finish Fisherman's ranch 3.5 minute race in first 412 times with clean race bonus.
Any other methods don't even compute. I get about avg 20K per hour playing sport mode, same for doing custom endurance races. Fun play would take me 925 hours, or 116 x 8 hour days of playing...
Patch 1.07 plus the lame derogatory 'apology' from Kaz https://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/gt7/news/00_3802725.html was the tipping point. Before that there were already many complaints about the short lackluster campaign, bad AI, questionable handling, hardly any post campaign content (no races for fast cars at all, no endurance races) and terrible state the online portion launched in (and still is in)
How this game got 87 critic score is beyond me. It does have 87 potential, but atm it's simply not finished, has a lot of bugs to fix and needs many UI improvements.
Whether it survives the backlash depends on what PD does next. A response is needed and they can't wait too long as word of mouth is get any other GT game but GT7. It's a shame, fix the couple quirks in the handling and it offers a sublime driving experience. Fix the AI and you have an awesome racing game with very dynamic races. I'm addicted to doing endurance races on N24 with full day/night cycle and torrential rain storms coming through. But will have to mindlessly grind in case I want another GR.C car (when one shows up that is, got to wait for the legend dealership to put one up)
GT Sport is estimated at 8 million sales, but it has had many sales.
I bought the digital version a couple years ago for $20 not to have to put the disc in anymore.