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More PS5 stock boosts Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West sales | UK Boxed Charts

SLB1904

Gold Member
They didn't even start marketing the game until 2 weeks before release.

How could anyone expect it to sell. It's almost like neither Bethesda nor Sony wanted to put in the effort.
Nah they promote the game, they even had TV spot plus you already asking people to buy the game after elden, gt7 and Horizon that's just too much. And none of these games are small either
 

reksveks

Member
I can't check these.
But all retailers received new stocks, no? I mean Amazon.co.uk included.

Edit - Amazon is probably holding for tomorrow.


So if anybody from UK wants a PS5 check it in Amazon.co.uk tomorrow.
Maybe tomorrow but it hasn't turned up in the top 100 for April (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsel...ef=zg_bsar_pg_2/ref=zg_bsar_pg_2?ie=UTF8&pg=2) and not been notified on other channels like Discord or Twitter.
 

ethomaz

Banned
Maybe tomorrow but it hasn't turned up in the top 100 for April (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsel...ef=zg_bsar_pg_2/ref=zg_bsar_pg_2?ie=UTF8&pg=2) and not been notified on other channels like Discord or Twitter.
Yeap seems like it is tomorrow.
In case you won't see it in the best selling... I don't thing there will enough stock for that.

You will have to look at "Movers and Shakers" that is currently at 70.
Or the hourly one but it needs to be at the hour the the restock happens :D
 
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reksveks

Member
Yeap seems like it is tomorrow.
In case you won't see it in the best selling... I don't thing there will enough stock for that.

You will have to look at "Movers and Shakers" that is currently at 70.
Or the hourly one but it needs to be at the hour the the restock happened :D
Yeah. Movers and shakers is very weird and I suspect might be small enough to be skewed by resellers.
 

STARSBarry

Gold Member
remember to snag a decent 1TB (or above) m.2 drive, my PS5 filled up quick. Western Digital, Samsung (since they fixed the firmware) and Sabrent all have dedicated kits with a specifically designed cooler for the PS5.

ended up getting a Samsung 980 Pro and works well, and honestly its a life saver the 660GB usable you get as standard just feels constricting as all games need to be read off the disc and installed onto the system anyway to play.
 
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ethomaz

Banned
remember to snag a decent 1TB (or above) m.2 drive, my PS5 filled up quick. Western Digital, Samsung (since they fixed the firmware) and Sabrent all have dedicated kits with a specifically designed cooler for the PS5.

ended up getting a Samsung 980 Pro and works well, and honestly its a life saver the 660GB usable you get as standard just feels constricting as all games need to be read off the disc and installed onto the system anyway to play.
I think that is more related to your play habits.
I probably will never have issue with space with these consoles (never had in previous generations too).

I just install play until finish it (Platinum) and delete… exceptions aren’t the game to play in party like GT7, Street Fighter and FIFA… all others just temporary games.

I usually only play one game at time too.
That is why I didn’t bother to buy Elden Ring… there is no reason to buy a game I won’t play for months.
 
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sncvsrtoip

Member
I'm not surprised. In my country big retailers forced you to buy GT + Horizon in order to get a PS5 and others had a controller + GT for 90 bucks while just the controller was 70.
same in Poland, they sale ps5 + gt7 (ps4 version ;d ) + forbiden west for around 650 euro
 
 
I can't check these.
But all retailers received new stocks, no? I mean Amazon.co.uk included.

Edit - Amazon is probably holding for tomorrow.


So if anybody from UK wants a PS5 check it in Amazon.co.uk tomorrow.

"Amazon UK PS5 restock this Wednesday, April 20th, between 08:00 – 09:30 (BST) in the morning"

He was right about Very.


Just noticed this on Twitter, looks like there's some fresh stock arriving.
Seems like Sony is having some stock for now. Japan is selling 20k per week now almost since the beginning of the year which is much healthier than before.
Hopefully it keeps going.

Maybe they will avoid being last this april lmao.
 

mckmas8808

Mckmaster uses MasterCard to buy Slave drives
To be fair while I still dislike the GT7 buy currency NOW !!! & LOL ONLINE ONLY!!! issue, they have made drastic and sweeping changes in response to the outrage, let me repeat that without all those people bitching (and rightly so) about how shitty the earning system was you would hardly be rewarded in a single player part of the game for playing and would essentially have to "grind" for currency like it was some F2P title. Let me also remind people that using the power of maths before these changes due to the outrage, GT7 had the second worst earnings in franchise history when compared to car prices, only beaten by the online only GT Sport which let you buy cars directly for real money (funny that).

Horizon is... well if you like Ubisoft games your going to like Horizon, I think iv spend a good chunk of time on it, but im just done, dont think il finish it off I have no drive to do anymore copy/paste side missions or try to farm parts for hours so my arrows do 3% more damage, its just all filler blah blah gay sex blah blah congress and its boring

Horizon is not like most Ubisoft games though.
 
This was a comment about GT Sport with buying cars... you cant buy cars on GT7 only currency which is obviously used to buy cars, but because the MTX is directly tied to the in game economy compared to GT Sport which is indirectly tied its a little different essentially you hit endgame and became broke suddenly, this was offset slightly if you bought the deluxe edition because of the free 1 million credits. Making that buy credits for money MTX more appealing is why people had such a backlash to the decrease announcement, and the at the time low free credits cap, just above the maximum price of a car.

as for not playing it...



I have posted this picture before (in the original earnings decrease thread) but I think it gets the point across.

there seems to be some big conspiracy nuts about not owning/playing games recently as a defence against any and all criticism to peoples favourite console exclusive, can you please just fuck off with this please, its getting annoying.

What in the good lord's name is in that mug?

W on those tea cakes though.
 

SLB1904

Gold Member
I have posted this picture before (in the original earnings decrease thread) but I think it gets the point across.

there seems to be some big conspiracy nuts about not owning/playing games recently as a defence against any and all criticism to peoples favourite console exclusive, can you please just fuck off with this please, its getting annoying.
i love how you just prove the point people are making you weren't playing the game,
if you were playing the game you would know only a handful of world circuits events were nerfed, for people who don't know these events are like a side quests.
but you make it sound everything got nerfed
 

Elitro

Member
Qual é a loja que Foste, porque nao consigo encontrar em stock na worten, fnac ou em lado nenhum
Where did you get one? I'm trying to get one for a friend and it's tough. Was it too long ago?
Worten online. Basically set up email alerts, and some time before they put them up for sale they email you and you have to login and be ready to do the checkout :)
1 month ago or so.
 
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The_Mike

Member
I'm not surprised. In my country big retailers forced you to buy GT + Horizon in order to get a PS5 and others had a controller + GT for 90 bucks while just the controller was 70.
Well that's one way to manipulate sales numbers.
 
Worten online. Basically set up email alerts, and some time before they put them up for sale they email you and you have to login and be ready to do the checkout :)
1 month ago or so.
Thanks. I have one friend that got it through NOS. He got an email saying he had been selected for a PS5 in case he wanted one. Lucky bastard. But i'm still trying to get one for another fan.

We're lucky we live in a country no onr pre-orders...that's how i got one back in 2020, but most of my friends weren't so lucky.
 

Vognerful

Member
Folk claiming bundles in Germany and UAE are the reason why GT7 and Horizon FW are selling well in the UK. Welcome to NeoGaf.
Surely the reason to buy a PS5 is to play the big exclusives? 😂
I know reading comprehension is not your best trait, but I expect you not to be coward and address people directly. But maybe I shouldn't expect much from someone who has a mental breakdown when his favorite console is not selling enough units to satisfy his pity ego.

My comment was in giving another ranecdote that where I live (UAE), PS5 are sold only as bundle. Even from the official Sony distributor in the country (Jumbo). I don't know the full case in UK but I wouldn't not be surprised if it helps games like HFW or GT7 sell more units. No, funny guy, no one said that is the only reason.
 
They didn't even start marketing the game until 2 weeks before release.

How could anyone expect it to sell. It's almost like neither Bethesda nor Sony wanted to put in the effort.

Sony put the game in two of its biggest showcases and had a whole seperate showcase for it a month before release. It didn’t sell because it didn’t appeal to people and didn’t get stellar reviews in a crowded release period.

Sony’s not the publisher, Bethesda is, blame them
 
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STARSBarry

Gold Member
This is another clown that knows nothing, just ignore these users

i love how you just prove the point people are making you weren't playing the game,
if you were playing the game you would know only a handful of world circuits events were nerfed, for people who don't know these events are like a side quests.
but you make it sound everything got nerfed





why strawman? why does it sound like "everything" got nerfed? I actually said that they cancelled this and added buffed earnings on some of the high end repeatable tracks we actually have a list of what was proposed.




Some of these tracks, specifically the Dirt Champions like Fishermans and Sargdena Windmills where being farmed so people could hit their 20 million credit cap after buying their legends cars, and we know they where being farmed because we have series producer Kazunori Yamauchi saying

“I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars lots of different ways, and if possible would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again."

in direct response to questions around the announced earnings nerf, this is due to players as above "mechanically" playing events to earn credits, because they want those cars.

They of course backtracked on this the above races have the same amount of credits however now more world circuits are in line and they have added things like the World Touring Car 700 on the 24 Heures du mans racing circuit which nets you just over half a mill for first every 30 minutes, while again buffing the payout for things like the World Touring Car 800 Monza and other latter world circuits. I am unsure why you are singling out the world circuits as "not mattering" or side quests, because there is only the cafe as a "primary content" as there are no leagues, if you want to argue these are "side content" then so are challenges and licence tests, a majority of the game.

They have adjusted these positively and have promised to make more changes in the future, they have however not done this because you sat there going "stop complaining about my fav game" there is literally zero negative consequences to you because other people wanted change. You get increased credit cap, increased earnings and still retain access to promised free future content. Why are you so angry over other people doing something that in no way negatively effects you?

The only way you can respond is if anything negative said about the cames former state you take as a personal attack an
 
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adamsapple

Gold Member
Sony put the game in two of its biggest showcases and had a whole seperate showcase for it a month before release. It didn’t sell because it didn’t appeal to people and didn’t get stellar reviews in a crowded release period.

Sony’s not the publisher, Bethesda is, blame them

I don't think there were any previews for the game until a month before it's release, they should have done a longer preview and marketing period like most big games get these days.

I also don't want to think Bethesda was petty enough to let the game out to die owing to their new corporate overlords. Ah well.
 

Unknown?

Member
This was a comment about GT Sport with buying cars... you cant buy cars on GT7 only currency which is obviously used to buy cars, but because the MTX is directly tied to the in game economy compared to GT Sport which is indirectly tied its a little different essentially you hit endgame and became broke suddenly, this was offset slightly if you bought the deluxe edition because of the free 1 million credits. Making that buy credits for money MTX more appealing is why people had such a backlash to the decrease announcement, and the at the time low free credits cap, just above the maximum price of a car.

as for not playing it...



I have posted this picture before (in the original earnings decrease thread) but I think it gets the point across.

there seems to be some big conspiracy nuts about not owning/playing games recently as a defence against any and all criticism to peoples favourite console exclusive, can you please just fuck off with this please, its getting annoying.
How about you not be so hyperbolic about the in-game currency to the point of being incorrect then?

If you've played it then you know it was not a big problem at all. OH NO I HAVE TO PLAY A GAME TO BUY CARS, it's like you've never played a GT game before. A ton of people complained that it was TOO easy to get good cars in this game whereas in previous games it took a lot longer to get a powerhouse beast stock.
 




why strawman? why does it sound like "everything" got nerfed? I actually said that they cancelled this and added buffed earnings on some of the high end repeatable tracks we actually have a list of what was proposed.




Some of these tracks, specifically the Dirt Champions like Fishermans and Sargdena Windmills where being farmed so people could hit their 20 million credit cap after buying their legends cars, and we know they where being farmed because we have series producer Kazunori Yamauchi saying

“I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars lots of different ways, and if possible would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again."

in direct response to questions around the announced earnings nerf, this is due to players as above "mechanically" playing events to earn credits, because they want those cars.

They of course backtracked on this the above races have the same amount of credits however now more world circuits are in line and they have added things like the World Touring Car 700 on the 24 Heures du mans racing circuit which nets you just over half a mill for first every 30 minutes, while again buffing the payout for things like the World Touring Car 800 Monza and other latter world circuits. I am unsure why you are singling out the world circuits as "not mattering" or side quests, because there is only the cafe as a "primary content" as there are no leagues, if you want to argue these are "side content" then so are challenges and licence tests, a majority of the game.

They have adjusted these positively and have promised to make more changes in the future, they have however not done this because you sat there going "stop complaining about my fav game" there is literally zero negative consequences to you because other people wanted change. You get increased credit cap, increased earnings and still retain access to promised free future content. Why are you so angry over other people doing something that in no way negatively effects you?

The only way you can respond is if anything negative said about the cames former state you take as a personal attack an
dude...this isn't happening anymore. I have like 5 million credits and have yet to do the races that give me the most money lmao.
 

FrankWza

Member
How about you not be so hyperbolic about the in-game currency to the point of being incorrect then?

If you've played it then you know it was not a big problem at all. OH NO I HAVE TO PLAY A GAME TO BUY CARS, it's like you've never played a GT game before. A ton of people complained that it was TOO easy to get good cars in this game whereas in previous games it took a lot longer to get a powerhouse beast stock.
Keep in mind that owning that version of GT7 doesn’t mean you own a PS5. Comes with a digital copy of the PS4 version and was the only way to purchase the physical 25th anniversary edition on either console
 

reksveks

Member
Amazon Rankings before PS5 update

2022
#10 Switch OLED White
#19 Xbox Series S
#20 Switch Neon
#38 Xbox Series X
#74 Switch Animal Crossing

April
#10 Switch OLED White
#17 Xbox Series X
#23 Switch Neon
#41 Xbox Series S
#98 Switch Animal Crossing

Week Of April 18
#10 Switch OLED White
#20 Switch Neon
#36 Xbox Series S
#51 Switch OLED Neon
#87 Switch Lite Blue

From a very useful poster at ibf
 
I don't think there were any previews for the game until a month before it's release, they should have done a longer preview and marketing period like most big games get these days.

I also don't want to think Bethesda was petty enough to let the game out to die owing to their new corporate overlords. Ah well.

Why so people could start whining about it like they did deathloop? It wouldn’t have changed the review scores
 
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SLB1904

Gold Member




why strawman? why does it sound like "everything" got nerfed? I actually said that they cancelled this and added buffed earnings on some of the high end repeatable tracks we actually have a list of what was proposed.




Some of these tracks, specifically the Dirt Champions like Fishermans and Sargdena Windmills where being farmed so people could hit their 20 million credit cap after buying their legends cars, and we know they where being farmed because we have series producer Kazunori Yamauchi saying

“I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy a variety of cars lots of different ways, and if possible would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again."

in direct response to questions around the announced earnings nerf, this is due to players as above "mechanically" playing events to earn credits, because they want those cars.

They of course backtracked on this the above races have the same amount of credits however now more world circuits are in line and they have added things like the World Touring Car 700 on the 24 Heures du mans racing circuit which nets you just over half a mill for first every 30 minutes, while again buffing the payout for things like the World Touring Car 800 Monza and other latter world circuits. I am unsure why you are singling out the world circuits as "not mattering" or side quests, because there is only the cafe as a "primary content" as there are no leagues, if you want to argue these are "side content" then so are challenges and licence tests, a majority of the game.

They have adjusted these positively and have promised to make more changes in the future, they have however not done this because you sat there going "stop complaining about my fav game" there is literally zero negative consequences to you because other people wanted change. You get increased credit cap, increased earnings and still retain access to promised free future content. Why are you so angry over other people doing something that in no way negatively effects you?

The only way you can respond is if anything negative said about the cames former state you take as a personal attack an
dude people were angry for one specific track. which was fisherman ranch, everything else was irrelevant.
all of these are side content, this isn't the main content which is the cafe and circuit experience and the missions.
to put in perspective i haven't done any these races till today because i was lucky enough to get the update as soon as i finish the cafe, people that already had finished the main content were grinding and got mad when fisherman ranch got nerfed.
so yeah you are reaching come on
 
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