Gran Turismo 5 cost $60 million to make?

by: Chad -
More On: Gran Turismo 5
There was an interview posted on in which they talk with Kazunori Yamauchi, one of the brains behind the upcoming Gran Turismo 5.  Near the end he mentions that the game has cost $60 million dollars to create. Granted this appears to have been some quick math on their part (not official) but it got me wondering: 

Do you think that this PS3-exclusive racing title will be able to ship enough units to make up for it? I know that the games have been big in the past and this one appears to pack a ton of content, too.  Is there enough of a fan base to make the 5 year, $60 million development worth it?  Or, on a side note, is 5 years too long of a development cycle for a video game?

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