Gran Turismo 5 missing from Best Buy shelves / website

#1 Posted by zurichazure (60 posts) -

I stopped into my local Best Buy two days ago and wanted to pick up a copy of Gran Turismo 5, and none were to be found. After talking to a salesperson they said that they had none on order - they found that odd too. 'll probably pick up from elsewhere, but with all of the DLC coming out recently, maybe there will be a GOTY or Greatest Hits in the next few months.

#2 Posted by SimplyTron (77 posts) -

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

#3 Posted by AndrewB (7489 posts) -

Huh. That's interesting. Searching the site brings up a big GT5 banner, but they only have a used option for buying. Random...

#4 Edited by Sander (409 posts) -
this may be the reason why. 
GT5 is on SpecII now so instead of every new purchaser having to download(or not being able to download) SpecII, it'll be included/implemented in the game disc.
#5 Posted by zurichazure (60 posts) -

i bought the game at release, then traded it in because everything seemed half-baked. since Spec II, have things improved? at one point, I thought that Polyphony stated that the normal cars would be changed over to premium models. seemed far fetched to me.

#6 Edited by Red12b (9075 posts) -

@SimplyTron said:

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

dumbass

Most of the cars look gorgeous yeah some of them have been ripped from gt4, but when you're racing you don't really see it,

#7 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@SimplyTron said:

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

It isn't perfect, but it isn't as you describe. I have played Forza 3 and GT5 and find them both enjoyable and they equally have strebgths and weaknesses, but they are still the best around if you love to race. I am playing it now on B-Spec as we type - pick the fastest car and go do something else.

I could easily see a GOTY version coming out, everything seems to have one.

#8 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@SimplyTron said:

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

this post said one thing about you. it said 'ive never played GT5'

#9 Posted by Red12b (9075 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

@SimplyTron said:

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

It isn't perfect, but it isn't as you describe. I have played Forza 3 and GT5 and find them both enjoyable and they equally have strebgths and weaknesses, but they are still the best around if you love to race. I am playing it now on B-Spec as we type - pick the fastest car and go do something else.

I could easily see a GOTY version coming out, everything seems to have one.

http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5-xl-edition-full-details-box-art-released/

#10 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Red12b said:

@Contrarian said:

@SimplyTron said:

Nah, it is probably because it is a piece of shit. Have you seen the car models? Looks like they ported a lot of them from GT3.

It isn't perfect, but it isn't as you describe. I have played Forza 3 and GT5 and find them both enjoyable and they equally have strebgths and weaknesses, but they are still the best around if you love to race. I am playing it now on B-Spec as we type - pick the fastest car and go do something else.

I could easily see a GOTY version coming out, everything seems to have one.

http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5-xl-edition-full-details-box-art-released/

I don't really see the point of that if you already have the game. It would have to be more than the cost of the DLC it added. If you don't have the game it is good, but otherwise it is a no sale for me.

#11 Posted by Red12b (9075 posts) -

@Contrarian:

You were asking I let you know you were correct, of course no one would buy this if they already had it, but it's nice that it's out there, wish it was in pal regions tho

#12 Posted by Sander (409 posts) -
I could easily see a GOTY version coming out, everything seems to have one.
Predicting something that was already talked about in the previous month impresses everybody!

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