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

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NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
9 years ago

Hot Pursuit looks great, theres no denying that. But anyone who gives a crap about cars will be playing Gt5 for the next few months. I really wish NFS would have been out this summer….

Anywho, Gt5 is a day one purchase for me. I have Wednesday off so i'm going to pick up my collector's edition after i get some stuff done around the house. While i'm out i need to pick up wiper blades so i'll replace those and eat lunch while it installs. Then all afternoon is just me in my sweat pants in front of my tv.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Unfortunately, my claim of getting the game on day one looks really unlikely now, but I still plan on getting it before the year is out. Maybe I'll get it shortly after it releases. I guess this is why they invented credit cards, right?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Me GT5 1st day.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm no good at these, and fantastic graphics and physics or not they are all pretty much the same to me so I'll pass. However, after all this development time combined with years of hype and both perceived and real delays I hope it is a rip roaring success for fans and the PS3. I admit I'd still like to read the reviews.

And it should probably get some sort of entry into those horribly picked Spike TV VGA's.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Yhea, my feelings exactly… I want to read the reviews, as well as Highlanders' one.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

GT5 – D1P for me.

Not spending any money on it however. JB Hifi in Australia has it free if you trade in three (half decent) games.

So Vanquish, Resident Evil 5 and Infamous will have to go to make room for this racing classic.

Your sacrifice will not go in vain…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Vanquish and Resi5 I can understand at least.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Don't get rid of inFamous. That's blasphemy!

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

Methinks talking about trading in games gets you thumbs down…

At $100 a pop in Australia you tend to try and "ease the pain" anyway you can.

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

Yip, I regret trading in Infamous but I've only got a few tradable games left and it's between Heavy Rain, MGS4 and Infamous.

EB Games in Australia selling GT5 for $118… They have to be effin joking. Who would ever go there to buy a game?

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Meh, you shouldn't be thumbed down for trading games. I understand now why you do it. Blows my mind why games cost so much in Aussie.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Would it be cheaper just to import? (If you don't mind the wait)

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I feel your pain… But, $118? That's the kind of price that I'd expect to pay at the store here in town… But they love to price gouge.

Sad to see that you're getting rid of inFamous, but needs must whent the devil drives.
Peace.

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

O my god 118 AUS dollar = 85 Euro… Damn that's expensive. In Europe 60 Euro is common price for new games.

Can't you buy the UK version on the internet for 54 Euro? Or interferes that with on-line gaming?

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

JB HiFi is down to AU$79 for GT5 on day one.

Far more reasonable than the robbers at EB Games. Ripping off the uninformed is their forte…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Day 1, no doubt.
After the 24th there will be no racing game that can compare to GT5.

This brings me back to the days when GT3 was going to be released (that was a BIG release for Sony)

Let's see if American/UK gamers truly appreciate quality.


Last edited by Scarecrow on 11/21/2010 10:32:52 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

D1P for me for sure, though it'll be a while before I go online, I'm not a trained GT player.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

I've always said it and it's damn true, online is only an option.

In fact I think the experience is much more fulfilling when you can master the game offline. Then go out online if you want after you have finished the whole game.

Though I'm sure there will be beginner events/rooms online so that's another option.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Thing is Scarecrow, wonder how long will it take for me to master the game?
No wait, scratch that, how long will it take for me to FINISH the game?
Like getting all the license and winning all the competition?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

It'll be awhile before I go online, and I know what I am doing.

GT has always been about the singleplayer experience.

tes37
tes37
9 years ago

I preordered GT5 CE from Amazon with release day delivery. I may buy another copy if my daughter asks for one.

If Need For Speed had released earlier in the year I would have considered buying it.

booze925
booze925
9 years ago

i dunno. i may be one of the few who doesn't care for gran turismo.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Probably because there aren't guns and commies to shoot at.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Indeed you are.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

I'm with you on that, Booze. I'll try to get it from someone for Xmas only because Polyphony deserves the sale but, as a gamer, I like my racing games fast from start to finish. Actually GT5 is the only racer released this year that I'm not buying personally. F1 2010, Blur, Modnation, Split Second, and NFS HP are satisfying my racing needs quite well.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

*facepalm*
Why date the chess club captain when the most coveted cheerleader is all over you?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Well said Underdog. Made me laugh.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Ordered the collectors edition with release day shipping. Can't wait!

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Really enjoying NFS right now. I'll be passing on GT and picking up Splatterhouse on Tuesday instead.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

::facepalm::

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

"I'll be passing on GT and picking up Splatterhouse on Tuesday instead"

You can make grown men weep with that statement!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Haha, I'll back you Geobaldi, if I could pick a free game from the two I'd pick Splatterhouse as well.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Oh my… sacrilege.
*Faints*

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Me no racey racey. Simple as that.

PorkChopGamer
PorkChopGamer
9 years ago

Can't possibly go wrong with Splatterhouse. Halfway through and loving it.

G8GTdriver
G8GTdriver
9 years ago

I don't know. To me there is room in my schedule for GT5 AND NFS. I've been enjoying NFS since it came out and I think it'll be a good break from the "seriousness" of GT5. Laying that spike strip to take out a racer or blocking the EMP blast of cop in pursuit is a nice break from hitting the apex of EVERY turn in order to get a license.

With that said, GT5 will be at my door step after work on Wednesday (hopefully an early closing is in store for us) and I will play the heck out of it this coming weekend for sure. Maybe pop in NFS when I struggle or want a break from THE racing sim.


Last edited by G8GTdriver on 11/22/2010 12:22:00 AM

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

I really hope after Shift 2, NFS will release a Underground game or something very similar to it. I been thinking about, for a long time, if GT5 had a city map. You know a open world map you can just cruse around in. It doesn't have to be as huge as most open world maps in racing games today, but just a few allies, a free way and some city streets. Imagine Dude I'll pay $40-$60 bucks for that for a good size map.
The tracks in GT5 will eat up so much of my time already, but just saying that's on my Wish list DLC, most wants, for any game.

GT5 ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Stangman,
I've said it before, and that is a brilliant idea. Imagine if Polyphony were to license the GT5 physics engine to R* for the next Midnight Club. That would result in a rather epic nerdgasm from me. The idea of a full-fledged racing simulator in an open-world environment is awesome. Of course, it would be harder than Demon's Souls, but that's just necessary.
Peace.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

PD doing a Midnight Club style game sounds interesting to me!!

___________
___________
9 years ago

more like frustrating!
just noticed the GT5 faceplate released today, looks so cool that shame sony did not release any of those titanium blue ps3s here.
oh well, i might be able to import one.
that, plus the black faceplate would look so sweet!

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

I preorederd my Collector's Edition back on July 24th. I would of preordered it long before that of I had the money. I'm so excited for Gran Turismo 5 to be here. It's 2 days away now, so close but so far. I will play GT5 for years. Right up to GT6. GT5 can do that to you. I still enjoy GT3:Aspec when I go to my sousins house and I have trouble quiting. GT is the best "racing" game "ever" not only the best Simulator.

GT5(GOTY) countdown: 2 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Well, I plan to send my car in for repairs on the very same day that I get GT5… A suitable enough trade I think. And that is Day 2. BUT! I'm getting my sister to pick it up day 1. Signature Edition!

Oh, and NFS never really stood a chance, did it?
Peace.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
9 years ago

ahhhh i've been trying to look for a black friday deal for Gt5! Nothing! I'm buying Vanquish Gt5 Black ops and Assasins creed on black friday! The only deal i found so far were Assasins Creed for 40 bucks on kmart. $52 for black ops in costco! Too bad gamestop isn't giving the buy2get1free deal this year

=( i bought killzone infamous Resistance 2 USED last year for 30 bucks. What a steal. If anyone knows any sale for GT please reply! lol

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

Man I am so pissed off… I did pre-order GT5 on-line. And now the Dutch postal services are going on a strike the 24the and 25th. I cannot believe it.. How is this possible? This must be a test from god to test my patience.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

"How is this possible?"

Entitlements made that possible.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Cancel that pre-order and pick it up from a store.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

The whole "entitlement" vibe that runs rampant has nearly ruined GTPlanet.

packiepa
packiepa
9 years ago

I have gran turismo 5 since friday and ive noticed that there is no option to go online .. Im hoping this will be enabled come release day on wednsday..I have all but the s licence passed.. and 19 percent of a spec completed.. Hav my honda civic type r race converted and a few other cars i won in the garage..

JackC8
JackC8
9 years ago

I've had it pre-ordered for quite some time now. I've even been playing GT5 Prologue a bit to get ready for it. Turns out that playing F1 2010 wasn't the best practice for GT5 – now I have to get used to cars that don't turn on a dime and corner at 5 G's all over again.

I'm checking my email numerous times each day waiting for the shipping confirmation from Amazon. Which still hasn't come yet – c'mon, it's 7:30 Monday morning, get to work already!!!

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Day one purchase, if I can get my hands on it.