You're more than welcome to link this imaginary free version of GTS lmao
That's usually what happens when things sell at a fraction of a price of other games.
Wrong. There are dozens of games that reach GTS's price point but will never come close to GTS's sales. DC is one of them
They both seem to be doing something in order to get more players faster.
Difference being one maintained being a paid game while the other inflates its numbers with a free PS+ version. Ain't hard.
Because it didn't. If anything, the fact that the game got good positive word of mouth after release, plus an incredibly value packed season pass can boost player numbers, which for Driveclub, it did. By the time the free version came out, said free demo for PS+ users basically made no dent in the player numbers. It was too late in the game's life for it to really matter, and it was a better deal just to buy the game and the season pass.
Are you living in some make up world?
DC took 10 months to sell 2 million. It was one of the first racers on PS4, a console that was breaking records.
PS+ massively inflates numbers because millions of users can DL your game for free.