Note that all of the second titles for every PS generation all have lower sales than the first for the generation...
It’s almost like the install base itself doesn’t matter that much. And people who buy the consoles early in their life cycle are more likely to pick up exclusive games, especially if they’re technical showcases, while those who refuse to buy one are not the kind of people to go out there and pick up a $70 game at launch. All around a terrible idea, motivated by the flawed logic repeated generation after generation. GT7 is very likely to be the only GT game for this generation and we’ll be stuck with a product gimped to support 10+ year old hardware. As someone else said, no surprise it looked so similar to Sport in the gameplay.