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Submitted by gauntletpython 1656d ago | news

Gran Turismo PSP exceeds 1.8 mil, franchise passes 55 mil

Polyphony Digital, the Japan-based studio behind Gran Turismo, has just released the latest sales numbers of the franchise. (Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, Industry, PS3, PSP)

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LordMarius  +   1656d ago
haha Flopza Turd hasn't even seen these type of numbers

360 has no games :(
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movements  +   1656d ago
The power of the Gran Turismo franchise on display..

Just wait till GT5 comes out on PS3 - I predict the game will move 2 million consoles - easy.
Anorexorcist  +   1656d ago
GT5 is going to be a very potent system-seller.
The xbox 360 only has a 5 million unit lead ahead of the PS3 now (yet it had a 12 month market head start. Common sense there would tell anyone how great the PS3 is performing now), and I predict GT5 is going to continue closing that gap REAL QUICK!
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Rush  +   1656d ago
Sony's senior VP of marketing and PSN boss Peter Dille said only a week ago there was still an 8 million gap in the PS3/360. I love the way fanboys here on N4G pretend to know better.

I the PS3 will catch up to the 360 but chances of it doing it before 2012 are slim to none. The 360 would have to suddenly stop selling all together this year for the PS3 to catch up in 2011.

And since that's not going to happen it's more then likely going to be 2012 if not even later. Am under no illusion that the PS3 will sell more consoles in its lifetime. But catching up any time in the next 2 years not likely.

And 1.8 million on the PSP which has a bigger installer base then the PS3. Don't get me wrong though It will sell fast being a fully blown GT game. But any ground it manages to make up Reach is going to take it right back. Being completely unbiased its easy to see that.

I mean look halo 3 ODST an expansion sold 2million unit's in a day.

GTPSP has sold 1.8million unit's in like what 6 months?
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Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1656d ago
@Rush
GT can't really be taken seriously on a handheld device. It's a nice treat for mobility but it IS a driving SIMULATOR. 1.8mill for a PSP game that is catered to a more hardcore crowd is pretty good IMO.
Rush  +   1656d ago
@Microsoft Xbox 360
I already said that, am simply explaining that GT5 will be massive but it's going to be no more massive then Halo Reach. Which is releasing around the same time so I don't really see either one turning the tables.

GT and Halo are Sony's and Microsoft's biggest franchise. There going to basically nuke each other but never is going to come out on top, sales wise anyways.
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SWORDF1SH  +   1656d ago
@rush
Console gap 8M?

Don't listen to the PR man but look at the official consoles shipped from Sony and MS.
http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...
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sikbeta  +   1655d ago
That's a lot like always but I can't forget about those Reviewers that labeled as a "MEH" game for not having The Career Mode even if they knew Yamauchi-san said it'll be different for the PSP

This Game Is Awesome like Every Gran Turismo Game
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kratos123  +   1655d ago
thnx swordfish i was searching fore those numbers to shut rush up.now rush here is you r prove will you please stay quit now
SWORDF1SH  +   1655d ago
Anytime Kratos :)
Karooo  +   1656d ago
lol GT PSP swas an average game
still it sold 1.8 million. just like halo.

GT5 will be awesome though quality and sales :)
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Anorexorcist  +   1656d ago
GT PSP was certainly NOT average.
It was just as much a great driving game as the psone and PS2 incarnations, yet it just didn't have the deep career mode.
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Karooo  +   1656d ago
well I agree
I think the game was good for quick play, pick any car and race, needed a career mode but anyways didnt play gtpsp much.

is there any save i can find that unlocks all cars because i dont wanna unlock playing for hours haha.
raztad  +   1656d ago
WOW!

I was NOT expecting that. After all the 7/10 reviews complaining about lack of a SP career mode, I thought game sales were meant to be on the poor side.

GT franchise is incredibly powerful.
SoapShoes  +   1656d ago
Yeah well...
There were equally as good amounts of reviews that gave it an 8 or higher. People saw through the nitpicking b.s. and bought a good game.
spektical  +   1656d ago
Gran Turismo is a household name now. Kudos to PD, pushing all hardware, showcasing the ability of the respective hardwares, and most of all delivering a near perfect driving simulator.
gauntletpython  +   1656d ago
Can't believe it sold that much. It didn't chart well on Media Create or NPD, but I guess Europe must've eaten it up. And of course, MC/NPD doesn't count digital downloads either...
Mista T  +   1656d ago
when GT5 releases they'll easily cross the 60 million mark with ease
spektical  +   1656d ago
GT5 or HALO REACH will end up with the most sales this year; however, it is easy to see that GT5 will sell a lot more in its lifetime than REACH.
blu3print  +   1656d ago
also
Consider how much it lost to piracy, could have been a clear 2mil+ instead of 1.8m
Neo Nugget  +   1656d ago
pSpGOIStehSUK it haz no UMd and a smal scrn.

/end fail

^____^

I've been considering buying GT for my go for a while now, I wonder if now's a good time to buy it.....
KILLERAPP  +   1656d ago
Wow this is very impressive, I can see GT 5 selling more than 5 million by years end...
Neo Nugget  +   1656d ago
Those numbers wouldn't include the free gt promo for the psp go in europe would it?

It was given for free twice right?
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FamilyGuy  +   1656d ago
Doesn't matter
Counted or un-counted, PspGo unit sales are so low that their effect on GT PSPs numbers (if counted) had little to nothing to do with it's sales being this high.

Like those capcom guys said about Monster Hunter: Grans Turismo IS a platform. People will buy it no matter what it's released on.
GMWPS3  +   1656d ago
It is a surprisingly good game on the PSP too!
Just by guessing how many car buffs are out there (Worldwide!) and then imagine how many would want to get a chance to drive their fantasy cars and then imagine how many would rush at the chance to drive them in a 'driving simulator' game that promises the closest authenticity especially visually!

The following for this is HUGE!! and can only fade when the motor car as we know it ends.
Perkel  +   1656d ago
Gran Turismo 10,850
Gran Turismo 2 9,370
Gran Turismo 3 A-spec 14,890
Gran Turismo Concept Series 1,560
Gran Turismo 4 “Prologue” 1,350
Gran Turismo 4 10,980
Gran Turismo 5 “Prologue” 4,650
Gran Turismo PSP 1,800

Total 55,450

almost 5 MLN of gt5prologue !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
PotNoodle  +   1656d ago
I'm one of them, it is a very addictive game. Sure, an Career mode would of been great, but one of the reasons i liked GT was collecting cars, and you can do that in this game, so there was still so much to do :p
PirateThom  +   1656d ago
Is anyone really shocked?

It said "Gran Turismo" on the front.
saimcheeda  +   1656d ago
Not a surprise
its gran turismo after all
chisox100  +   1655d ago
I got this bundled with the PSP its fun but im more of a Motorstorm or F-Zero kind of racing game person.
Claudinho69  +   1655d ago
and thats on a console that has the biggest pirating rate ever.....love the game.....custom soundtrack was the icing on the cake
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RH06  +   1655d ago
custom soundtrack you say
Here is a buyer soon...Looks too good to miss for a PSP game!

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