We did expect the result but we didn't realize it would be such a blowout. Eh, maybe we should've known: no racing game, even if it's as entertaining as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit , can survive in the expansive shadow of Gran Turismo 5 .
In our recent poll, we asked you if you'd prefer to have either the new NFS or GT5 (or both/neither) and although we gave you that attractive "both" option, it seems PSXE – along with a great many other PlayStation 3 owners around the world – is just crazy about Polyphony's impending title. Scheduled to release this week on the 24th, GT5 is the game many have been waiting on since the system arrived; it launched in North America almost exactly 4 years ago. The press and gamers everywhere are just chomping at the bit; a couple weeks ago, it was all about Call of Duty: Black Ops and now, most headlines include the words "Gran Turismo." In some ways, it's a little surprising. It's as if the entire planet suddenly wants to become a professional racer; GT is always about hardcore simulation so it'll undoubtedly scare many away with its realism and authenticity. But hey, maybe we shouldn't complain about the rampant popularity.
This week, given the latest response, we just gotta know: what percentage of PSXE readers will own GT5? Perhaps it'll give us an admittedly vague indication of the overall sales potential of the game… Despite what might be a steep learning curve for many, it seems a lot of people really, really want it. So, do you?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5