This comes as no surprise to me, but sales of GT6 are 5 times worse in the first few days, than with GT5. Aside from the lack of innovation, launching it along with the next-gen consoles was probably not good idea as well.
With psn prices? I doubt it. Only a minority would be so keen/lazy that they would pay such a premium.
I received my pre order on Saturday. Played for about 45 mins that evening and haven't touched it since. If you can't make your mind up, don't bother. If you are obsessed by gt then you might like it, some things are a bit better than 5, but I've never been so underwhelmed by a Gran Turismo game. I never liked 4 all that much but still it felt quality, this doesn't. All these promises that the hardware can't really deliver, and no real thought put into what anyone but photo mode kids want.
It depends where you live I suppose. For me, PSN is the same cost as a physical copy, with the added benefit of no physical copy and being ready to play the morning of release. I know from others from IRC have said that buying physical games is about 10€ cheaper than PSN.
In the UK new releases on PSN are basically between £49.99 and the frankly ridiculous £59.99. The gt6 pre-orders ranged from £32-35, the most anyone would pay in a high-street shop is £45.
GT5 is £49.99. I paid £32.
Maybe it's just in the UK, but they really do not make it appealing. They clearly pay no attention to the prices the shops are selling for. I remember when Driver came out and it tanked a bit, within a few weeks it was under £20 in the shops, whilst on the PSN store it was still £59.99. Talk about your profit margin.
To my mind digital downloads should be right at the bottom of the pricing scale.
Yeah. I preferred to use the cockpit view, but in GT6, they render the windscreen from inside too, so especially in the the standard cars, the view's way to dark to drive properly on anything but well lit tracks. So I too use the bumper cam.
And here are some photo mode pictures. Also, I tried to take comparable Standard Car pictures in GT6 and 5 to take a look at the improvements, and they are better than expected, allthough thanks to the restrictive photo mode on standard cars in GT5, they're harder to make out than in game. I noticed mesh updates (3D grille vs. flat texture, exhaust pipe), Bump maps (door creases) and overall sharper textures.