Shuhei Yoshida Responds to Gran Turismo 6’s Microtransactions

December 4, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


With the PlayStation Store Update in Europe today, the true cost of the Gran Turismo 6 in-game credits was revealed, two days ahead of the game going on sale this Friday in North America and Europe:

  • 500,000 In-Game Credits (£3.99/€4.99)
  • 1 Million In-Game Credits (£7.99/€9.99)
  • 2,500,000 In-Game Credits (£15.99/€19.99)
  • 7 Million In-Game Credits (£39.99/€49.99)

While the North America PlayStation Store hasn’t updated to show these credits yet, expect €1 to equal $1.

Here’s a video (via Eurogamer) showing off all the cars in the dealership:

On Twitter, the over 100,000 followers Shuhei Yoshida was pointed towards the price of these in-game credits, to which he replied:

Read the posts, the game is just offering an alternative path to busy people. Read reviews when they come out.

And when someone said how microtransactions aren’t a good thing, Shuhei responded with:

Microtransaction per se is not a bad thing, how the game is designed around it could become a problem.

With our review of Gran Turismo 6 coming this week, and the actual game out in a couple of days, we should be able to see just how much these microtransactions impact the overall experience very soon.

Do you think you’ll be paying real money for those in-game credits? Let everyone know in the comments below.