Sony Racing Simulation Gran Turismo Blurs Line Between Virtual And Reality

LAS VEGAS – When it comes to racing franchises, Sony has gotten a lot of mileage out of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo games. The driving simulation has sold over 60 million copies worldwide since it launched on the original PlayStation in 1998. The most recent version, Gran Turismo 5, sold over 5.5 million copies globally last year. For the first time ever, Sony is expanding the game through downloadable content. The first DLC pack has already sold over 1 million copies at $9.99 per download.

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Dante1122251d ago (Edited 2251d ago )

I thought this photomode pic of GT5 was real for awhile lol. Makes me want to venture outside of the states. Hope I get a chance to one day.

Edit: @ insomnium

Wow, it does lol.

RememberThe3572251d ago

I have a few of my Maserati GranTurismo that look bind blowly real. The photo mode in this game is no joke.

Iroquois_Pliskin2250d ago

SPEC II was the best update in a game ever. I love how it fixes everything shady reviewers nitpicked on

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Me-Time2250d ago

They're shady for playing only 2 days to review it. They gave it much lower scores than it should have gotten because of the expectations. Without the unreasonably high expectations, the scores wouldn't have been such crap. GT5 does A LOT of things FM4 can't and hasn't ever done, but FM4 gets higher scores because it's, at least, more of a gamer's game.

BitbyDeath2250d ago (Edited 2250d ago )

"FM4 gets higher scores because it's, at least, more of a gamer's game."

That is the problem with reviews they are misunderstood.

Forza scoring more than GT5 does not mean it is better or worse in the eye of the reviewer. Scores are given solely to the game they are written for and are purely about that game alone.

Thus GT would have been marked down for it's issues, in that it could have been better. Not that it was better or worse than Forza.

Comparing game scores is impossible, they do not match no matter the game.

insomnium22251d ago

PS3 it only makes professional drivers :)

Taz Yamauchi2251d ago

Ofcoz its Gran Turismo, that's what it was meant to do

shikamaroooo2251d ago

sold 5.5 million last year that's good numbers was only out for a few weeks last year

Jihaad_cpt2251d ago

over a million downloads of the DLC, impressive

Dee_912251d ago

yea alot of people wanted spa
but alot more want new cars and tracks from previous GTs
Just imagine how much that dlc will sell.
Im looking forward to the dlc every 2 months or so.

Jihaad_cpt2250d ago

more vehicles would be awesome. Up to date VW, BMW and Audi catalog would be brilliant

Hicken2250d ago

Who said GT had lost its crown to some other game? I don't see any competitors doing ANYTHING like this.

At various points in time, I've had to sell/get rid of/trade my game collection away for various reasons. My GT games have stayed, and always will.

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