Submitted by ThePioneer 829d ago | news

Gran Turismo Series Tops 68 Million Copies Sold

Gran Turismo 5 hits 9.19 million copies sold, pushing the series past another sales milestone. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3)

Godchild1020  +   829d ago
Polyphony Digital/GTplanet > VGchartz

Great Job PD, Can't wait for Gran Turismo Vita and Gran Turismo 6.
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shadowwizard  +   829d ago
Just a quick OT question: Are you on N4G all day? You comment like every article and you are always top comment.
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
I'm in class or at work with my laptop and my phone on N4G all the time. So, I can comment at any point. If I could play my Vita/3DS at work and in class at any point, I wouldn't be on this site much.

My friends hate it and they point it out all the time.
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Kingofwiiu  +   829d ago
He is God's child. He is everywhere all the time. In your mind in N4G's comment section and on his console of choice...
darthv72  +   829d ago
now this is the series...
as a whole. Nice job PD.

When you break it down, it is interesting to see the highs and lows of the different games. Like the 1st was the original and sold to huge numbers (11mil+).

the 2nd was better than the 1st but didnt sell to the same crowd (9mil+).

The 3rd was the first one on the brand spanking new PS2 and it eclipsed the sell through of even the 1st (almost 15mil).

The 4th was better than the 3rd and sold pretty much the same as the 1st (11mil+).

The 5th is the PS3 debut and has sold to about the same as the 2nd. (9mil+). This one has nowhere to go but up and Im sure PD would love to sell to GT3 numbers or even more by the time GT6 comes out.

this post isnt negating the success of the series. It is just a reflection of the love hate relationship with its fans. I personally like GT3 but i do give credit to all other GT games for the improvements and originality they have brought to the table for racing sim fans.
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SoapShoes  +   829d ago
Let me clarify Darthv72: GT1 is 10.8 million btw, not 11+ million. GT2 did sell less which is odd because it blew the first one out of the water. GT3 sold the most because it was HEAVILY bundled to move PS2 units(obviously it worked). GT5 is near GT2 numbers at 1 year and 11 months while the rest had at least 3-5 years on the market. GT4's numbers are still increasing albeit very little but that goes to show you how much time GT5 still has to accumulate sells.
Larry L  +   829d ago

Estranged summed it up, but I'd also add that I thnk GT4's sales would have been FAR higher if not for the fact that alot of GT fans like myself ended up not buying GT4 even though it was (and is) by far the best and most complete Gran Turismo.

Reason was the online age of gaming had started and racing game fans were among the early adopters of console gaming online. NASCAR 2004 is probably the first online racing game on PS2 after the network adapter came out and that game's online was always busy. GT4 was announced well into the online age, and it was announced to have online, but the online was cancelled at the last minute.

I know if that disappointment stopped me from buying the game, since I certainly wasn't going back to only racing against A.I., it must have put off other people from buying it as well. If it sold 11+mil, it probably would have sold a couple/few million more if it had online.

On another note, I actually think a GT6 released on PS3 with it's current install base, if the game was all that it could be.....puts to use all those PS3 hardware secrets that have been unlocked since GT5's graphics engine had been finalized......has damn near every GT track ever (at least the good ones), and just makes a couple much needed improvements over GT5 like slightly more realistic environs, at least passable in-car views for standards and a bit more customisation freedom......., I think that GT6 could be the highest selling of the entire series.

But unless it's out by like Fall 2013, I don't see GT6 being on PS3. I hope it is though. I'd rather have a masterpiece at the end of PS3's lifecycle, than a GT6 releasing early into PS4's life which has issues with unmastered hardware again and low sales due to install base.
xursz  +   829d ago
GT Vita hell yes. I'm willing to wait..

i replied to the wrong comment, sorry.
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blackbeld  +   829d ago
Granturismo is still my favourite racing game. thnx PD you deserve it.

I finally got my TVR cerbera speed 12 last month.

Still can not get the balancing right. It's to drifty. I want more grip.

Anyone got some tips?
WarThunder  +   829d ago
Gran Turismo 5: 9,190,000

My best racing game this gen!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   829d ago
Yep. Good to the see PD's hard work paying off for making the king of sims in the form of the Gran Turismo franchise.
Dwalls1171  +   829d ago
lts over 9 million !!!!!!!!!
Muerte2494  +   829d ago
yeah it just mean...
"roughly" about 1 out of 9 ps3 owners bought a copy of Gran Turismo 5.
GalacticEmpire  +   829d ago
Whether you like the games or not you have to be impressed with those numbers.

Well done Polyphony Digital, your hard work and dedication to perfection has paid off and gamers have spoken with their wallets.
MikeMyers  +   829d ago
It's nice to see the franchise continue to do well. I want racing games to continue to push the boundaries and the genre needs to remain healthy. Can't wait to see what they can do on the PS4.
Tonester925  +   829d ago
Well deserved. Hard work pays off
Kingofwiiu  +   829d ago
Impressive sales are impressive.

But Mario Kart wii sold 35,000,000 on its own lol. That has to be the most impresive game sale ever LOL.
Godchild1020  +   829d ago
Mario Kart was sold with every Wii for a 2-3 years. But still, that doesn't mean the game didn't sell well and that's a great achievement for the Wii and Mario Kart.
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SoapShoes  +   829d ago
GT5 is going to be passing up GT2 by January or probably already has as this is as of September. I noticed that it actually hasn't increased since the report in November but they removed the XL/Academy additions and combined them with GT5. Makes sense, they are all GT5 just with DLC included.

Anyway I love the game and I keep loving the updates that they keep pushing out. I really can't wait to drive the fully uncovered Corvette C7. One thing I'd like to touch on is the sound. I always hear everyone saying how GT5 sounds poor and the cars sound like vacuums but I think that's just people playing on their TV speakers with the game set on living room. I have a nice Sony surround sound system with it set to Large Theater and it sounds amazing!
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trovski123  +   829d ago
congratulations to polyphony digital
Ares90  +   829d ago
I still need to get it. I'm saving for a good steering wheel. I don't wanna play it with controllers.
violents  +   829d ago
I used to use controllers but now I got a GT force feedback steering wheel and its awsome. Takes some getting used to but awsomeballs for sure.
BrianC6234  +   829d ago
That's a lot of sales. I wish they'd start adding more premium cars to GT5 and maybe some more locations for photo mode. That feature is actually fun but it doesn't have many locations.
SoapShoes  +   829d ago
You can unlock more photo locations by doing the Grand Tour on the special events page!
BrianC6234  +   829d ago
Thanks. I didn't know that one.
Riderz1337  +   829d ago
Well done Polyphony and well deserved. Hopefully they are working on GT 6 Prologue for the PS4.
josephayal  +   829d ago
Sorry Clones but
GRAN TURISMO It's a pioneer in the racing genre and as far as I'm concerned, it deserves every last one of those sales
kingPoS  +   829d ago
Never seen an empty lobby in GT5 since I've bought it way back in 2010.
SephirothX21  +   829d ago
Wait a minute. I thought PS3 exclusives didn't sell.

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AngelicIceDiamond  +   829d ago
They do, But this games only been out since 97 15 years big numbers are expected. Gran Turismo is the biggest racing franchise out. Always has been.
Veneno  +   829d ago
HaHa. I always thought it was hilarious when Xbots (haven't seen that word in a while have ya?) changed their tune completely when it came to GT vs Forza. All the sudden it wasn't about sales, it was about being "the best rated racing franchise evarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
CommonSenseGamer  +   829d ago
Sony should have launched the Vita with GT, its a definite system seller. I hope GT6 is a PS4 launch title.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   829d ago
Wow, you actually used a bit of common sense in your first sentence. First time for everything. Congratulations to you.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   829d ago
Yeah, just waiting on Hicken to come and give me a long winded speech as he makes it a point to disagree with me no matter how much common sense may be involved.
Veneno  +   829d ago
PHIBALNATION  +   829d ago
Games doesn't even have online time trials and sold this much lol ,what a shame.
Bar_Brothers  +   829d ago
WooW numbers are insane
Respect to PD
level 360  +   829d ago
Congratulation again to Mr. Kazunori Yamauchi-san/ Sony Polyphony Digital! Truly historic racing game franchise.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   829d ago
I got the XL version not too long ago, now I just need to pick up a G27 and I'll a real racing experience.
kingPoS  +   829d ago
I'm kinda wondering if they'll put it on psn.
If Uncharted 1 & 2 can be on psn then GT5 can't far behind right?

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