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GT5 will help sell more PS3s this Christmas despite delays, says SCE UK

Monday, 29th November 2010 10:42 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Sony’s head of UK PR, David Wilson, has said Gran Turismo 5 will help Sony sell more PS3s this Christmas.

Speaking to MCV, Wilson said he was like many who was worried about the constant delays the game faced, but doesn’t feel this will effect sales.

“2010 has been one of the strongest years in recent memory for quality game releases, and we have culminated the year with the launch of Gran Turismo 5,” he said.

“GT5 has been in the making for five years and we believe that it will serve as a true driver of new console purchases. We know it has been a long wait, but we genuinely believe that fans of Gran Turismo will not be disappointed.

“We are confident that Gran Turismo 5 will do great business between launch and Christmas, with five years of development behind it, Gran Turismo 5 will be on top of many gamers’ wish lists.”

Gran Turismo 5 was released last Wednesday worldwide.

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  1. BULArmy

    GT5 is the last console seller this gen. I don’t think there will be enough big game on 360 or PS3 which will impact dramatically sales of consoles.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lahanas

    Amazing game

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    If either of them manage to come up with a proper bona fide killer apps for Kinect or Move then that will sell consoles. They need to do something more than current releases though.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @1 Final Fantasy: Versus XIII

    and new IP that will blow away people will sell consoles anyday.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    yo…someone on Amazon DE said the environmental looks like in the PS2 days? I know thats not true…but..is it really that bad?? Or did some ppl expect too much?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    It’s knocked Black Ops off the top of the UK charts, which to me is surprising.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. typeface

    @1 I think possibly The Last Guardian could. Not because people are into art games and those sort of games sell well. But for the past 3-4 years everyone has elevated Team Ico games to such a pedestal including other game devs saying they wish they made Ico or SoTC, the games being featured in movies – it’s going to be present in the gaming subconscious for a long time just like Half Life and Quake/Doom did (though more people played those games).

    Not to mention the whole game vs art thing. I don’t think it’ll be a massive console mover but it will move quite a bit (esp amongst currently single platform non-ps3 owners).

    @4 Vs13 possibly in Japan. Agreed about a new ip – lots of undisclosed projects yet.

    Other than that it’ll be a price-cut.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. itsucks

    Going by the dissapoint wave, i think it will help more with the used sales department, lol.

    Definitive racing game, biatche.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. back_up

    Of course Ps3 is the best

    #9 3 years ago
  10. tatsujin

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    Last Guardian

    Those two games should sell very well, too.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Johnny Cullen

    Last Guardian, as much I am looking forward to it, won’t sell big.

    It should move at least 1 million units now Team ICO has become a bit more recogniseable. But that’s it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    someone that thinks that The Last guardian will sell is a bit not familiar with previous sales on Fumito Ueda games.

    Sales were really bad and this game is not exception. The best that franchise can do is to sell 800000 copies or 1 million.

    1.5 million is already a huge success for The Last Guardian.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Isaaclarke37

    This was inevitable.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Kuwabara

    the exclusive agent will sell a few million.Also lbp and last guardian. I’m sure there will be anew mgs announced before the end of ps3.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. mojo

    TLG wount sell much, ff14 also will not.
    Topic: allready bought a gt5 bundle. hell, is the slim quiet vs my old 40gb model.

    #15 3 years ago