My point is something like that , but generally not saying that those who bought GT5/Forza won't buy pCARS.
Maybe 50~60% of those players will get pCARS , or maybe they just use and try the "free pirated copy" (hello Xbox360) ,or maybe they just won't get it at all.
We should put our expectations really optimistic and lower a bit.We can't expect GT5 sales on day one , can we?
pCARS is an unknown to all console players (except those whom are here) , it needs time to get to the point ppl will actually get it.
And yes sir you are correct you can't really compare pCARS with GT5 or Forza.
Since pCars is targeted between GT5/Forza and iRacing/rFactor2 from the plan pdf.
That is an audience where noone stepped in on the console market.
That's the reason SMS is trying to do so.
We can't compete with Forza/GT5 for several reasons :
-those two have build their "brand" names during the years and they are supported by a large player base (90% of console players I know say either GT5 is the best or Forza is the best racing game)
-those games do support over 200+ cars each (which for casual players is one of the key aspects to look at)
-those games do support tuning of the cars (which is again a major popular feature amongst youngsters)
-those games also do have great graphics (where pCARS is maybe better looking but we can't actually say one is better than the other from casual players view)
-those games are supported, have many social features (autovista,photo share,livery sharing,.....)
-those games are specially developed for consoles (and only for consoles) which is a great plus for those teams (bug wise,support wise,DLC quick releases)...
-those games have all the major car "brands" a casual player would want to drive (ferrari,lamborghini,maserati,bugatti,....) , every youngster dreams about those cars
-because 70~80% of the console player base is younger than we are by 10 years minimum,they have different needs,different likes...
-and not the last they got loads of money to spend on their product and campaign/adverts!
So yes if we take it like this ,then I am damn right about what I say.
I am expecting huge sales for pCARS too,who doesn't want that from us here?
But we have to be careful at the same time , and keep our expectations in realistic manners.
If we can fight all the above with pCARS , then we can only win.
If we can't (at least 2 points) well then we might find a new type of audience and that will take some time to iron out for sure...
So yeah you can't compare the two ,even if its a sub genre we talk about!
And I would like to agree with Bmanic as well, but apparently my vision is not that "cheerful" or let's say promising.