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Submitted by Smurf1 1003d ago | news

GT5 passes 10 million units, Series total 70 million, half of the sales from Europe

Sony CEO Jim Ryan has revealed at the GT event that the series has passed 70 million in sales. (Gran Turismo 5, PS3)

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Prcko  +   1003d ago
Very impressive sales
JoGam  +   1003d ago
Good Job Sony and PD
abzdine  +   1003d ago
great game great sales, this is how logic should be and this is how logic has always been when it came to GT!
Hoping PD will keep up the good work with GT6 but i'm already highly excited for that social connectivity using other devices! Maybe an app to manage the garage and deal cars between friends? that would be awesome add!
darthv72  +   1003d ago
GT series has been an up and down
type of series. Meaning the sales are not consistent with growth in some titles but they exceed in others.

All of these numbers are rounded up so bare with me.

GT1 for PS1: 12mil
GT2 for PS1: 10mil
GT3 for PS2: 15mil
GT4 for PS2: 12mil
GT5 for PS3: 10mil

All of them have broken the 10mil mark which is great for such a long running series. What surprised me was how it wasnt each newer version surpassing the previous one.

seems the biggest seller is GT3 and rightfully so. It was the first GT game on (then) next gen PS2 and obviously the PS2 had a much larger install base as compared to the PS1 (and PS3).

So i guess the question is...why did GT2 not pass sales of GT1 for the PS1 and the same for GT4 not passing GT3 for PS2? Each new version is an improvement on the previous one so it seems logical that it would not only be something the fans of the series would get (selling to the same crowd) but also entice newcomers to the series as well.

GT5 is a great game and I know GT6 will do great as well. but will it fall into the same pattern we have seen or will it break that mold and be THE game to take the lead (pun intended) away from GT3?
Army_of_Darkness  +   1003d ago
I hope they removed all the unnecessary cars that nobody really uses or even upgrades. I think they are just taking valuable space to make the game even better. No point in adding hundreds of extra cars that don't make the experience better for the game.
BlmThug  +   1003d ago
I'm proud to be one of those 10million
sengoku  +   1002d ago
This game just has a massive fan base.
70 million total sale is the biggest number in the business
Maddens Raiders  +   1003d ago
This would be impressive if GT =/= PlayStation. The two have been inseparable since 1997.
TechnicianTed  +   1003d ago
What does =/= mean? I tried googling it, but it came up with nothing.
Ilovetheps4  +   1003d ago
Technician, it means does not equal. If you were writing it on paper, it would be an equals sign with a slash through it, but there is no such symbol on the keyboard, so that's how you do it on the internet.
TechnicianTed  +   1003d ago
Lazy way of saying 'is not the same as', gotcha.


EDIT:Wait up...

'This would be impressive if GT 'does not equal' PlayStation.'

What kind of sense is that supposed to make?
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Ilovetheps4  +   1003d ago
Basically he is saying that GT is PlayStation. It makes sense. He's saying that the sales figures would be impressive if GT wasn't the flagship title of the PS brand.
Rainstorm81  +   1002d ago
So by that logic Halo sales aren't impressive because it equals Xbox or Mario sales aren't impressive.

I'm sorry but your logic is nonsensical
Blackdeath_663  +   1003d ago
yeah means that roughly 1 out of every 7 ps3 owners have played gt5. it is a key title for the playstation brand. i haven't had the chance yet will be spending all summer playing gt5 amongst other games i have missed out on.
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wenaldy  +   1003d ago
I have one!!! Best decision i've ever had..
thechosenone  +   1003d ago
Sell that much in this economy, now that's really impressive. Congrats PD!
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abzdine  +   1003d ago
what's surprising in buying a game max 60$ nowadays? In this same economy people spend insane amounts of money on iphones and apple products which bring nothing to the table.
Crystallis  +   1003d ago
Not surprising to say the least. The series is a beast on Sony's platforms.
ltachiUchiha  +   1003d ago
Great numbers for a great game. GT6 should do really well too.
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listenkids  +   1003d ago
And people wonder why Sony like EU.
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DivineAssault  +   1003d ago
MS took a healthy chunk of sonys business away in the US & thats probably why EU has sold the most units... I really dont understand why they prefer MS here but they do.. Im pro sony 100% & have to debate my friends constantly about why.. Ignorance is bliss i suppose because theyre under the impression that PS3 needs an online connection, gets hacked so its unsafe, doesnt have as many games, etc but that 100% untrue! Oh well, i try to tell them & show them but they refuse to be heartbroken..
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Septic  +   1003d ago
Maybe your freinds like playing games like Halo, Gears of War, Forza, Left for Dead on their console?
JamieL  +   1002d ago
Maybe they do. I do, but then again I like good games in general, no matter what system they show up on. I do have one major question though, when did we start adding the sales of a whole franchise’s together to support opinions? This started with GT this gen, and it started so they (they=fanboys) could put Sony's flagship title next to Halo without it looking pathetic. I think it's a weak ass tactic to keep the ego's at ease. Maybe I should add up what all the Kinect games have sold all together and come up with some weak ass comparison of my own, like kinect games sell more than any PS3 exclusive, I mean that make just as much sense.
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KingofGambling  +   1002d ago
here here.
leahcim  +   1003d ago
..then GT 5 + GT 5 Prologue > FORZA 2 + FORZA 3 + FORZA 4.

Congrats Yamauchi-san!
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tommygunzII  +   1003d ago
I've owned every one. Congratulations Polyphony Digital and Sony.
blackpanther25  +   1003d ago
Where is all the Forza Fanboys lol...........I remember when GT5 first came out...soo much hate
Septic  +   1002d ago
Eh? Want us to put up review scores or is that a massive conspiracy?

Sales matter now eh? Double standards galore.
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blackpanther25  +   1001d ago
Seems a forza fanboy came out the closet

never said sales matter.....Forza fans were running their mouth about how GT5 is not going to sell a lot thus the question where are all the forza fans.

FYI I like Forza (even love PGR), I just hate fanboys.
ame22  +   1003d ago
This franchise has some serious long legs.
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GamersRulz  +   1003d ago
I thought PS3 exclusives don't sell?!
urwifeminder  +   1003d ago
I forget bundle games equal a sale I never got to play the last game ylod a week before its release I laughed and moved on.
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