Driving dirt tracks in GT2 on PSX feels better than Dirt Rally.
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You know, if you're not going to contribute to the discussion nor seriously challenge my points, you're free to post in a different thread. You're wasting your time, if you ask me, and you'd be better-suited to avoid bumping this thread with your replies, in spite of your apparent disinterest in discourse.
And I'd say Pokemon has a lot in common with GT. Both IPs have the main focus of collecting a wide variety of assets, whether it's the eponymous Pokemon, or various vehicles in GT's case - and this is just one example of where I see overlap. They also both have multiple international subsidiaries. Pokemon has branches of The Pokemon Company, with the int'l HQ being in Bellevue, WA, which is very close to the NoA HQ in Seattle. Meanwhile, PD and Gran Turismo seem to have at least one subsidiary in the LA area in SoCal. Both PD and GameFreak have long-lasting relationships with their respective publishers, (over 20 years for both) as well as the consoles that are made by said publishers, insofar that a new entry in either series is usually a system-seller; this is acknowledged by both the marketing teams of the respective console-makers, and the consumer side of things when they anticipate the release of a new system and what it will do for that respective IP.