Need for Speed Payback Leads an Impressive Week for UK Racing Game Sales

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. MrWaflz55

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    Mass Effect Andromeda bomb, EA acquiring Respawn, Battlefront 2 controversy, Need for Speed getting loot boxes.

    EA are having a jolly year, aren't they?
     
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    Hmm, GT Sport falling back to 9th is a bit worrying. Hopefully it can bounce back. It seems it has found a sales rival in NFS: Payback too.

    I wonder how many copies GTS and FM7 have sold worldwide.
     
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    EA will be EA, no surprise there.
     
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    I've always wondered just how many copies, or should I say, how many more copies of GTS would be sold if it were available on PC as well.
     
  6. yas

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    Loot boxes, car upgrades with cards... How is this thing even selling? Can only assume its because the previous one wasn't that bad and a good marketing machine.
     
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    It's because for most people it isn't that bad. The gameplay is fun, cars can be customised a huge amount and if you get lucky with the RNG there isn't that much grinding either. I'm planning to pick it up in the Black Friday sales as Ghost have said they're working on Speed Card and car upgrade progression changes based on feedback.

    EDIT: Also most people who buy it won't even realise that the game is guiding them towards gambling, paying for upgrades and a loot box system
     
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    In fact, its not that grindy at all. You need to grind for cards if you want to be competitive in PvP, but story can be done with buy-able performance cards. The most rare items are cosmetics(tire smoke, hydraulics, nos color) from lootboxes witch you can buy with irl currency or gain as lvlup and daily challenge award.

    Its better than the previous one, almost as grindy but better feature wise.