Gran Turismo 5 Sells 1.8 Million Worldwide in 2 days

The enormously anticipated Gran Turismo 5 opened to some huge sales on PS3 this week. In just two days on the market in the Americas and EMEAA and one day in Japan, VGChartz estimates that over 1.8 million copies of the game were sold. Breaking this down by region, over 55% were sold in EMEAA with the remainder equally split between the Americas and Japan.

First week sales are expected to hit around 2.4 - 2.5 million units, which would put sales roughly on par with the last full console installment, Gran Turismo 4 and in the top five openings of all time on PS3.

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sinncross4987d ago


But i expect strong sales for Gt5 week 1 nevertheless

yourfather4987d ago ShowReplies(15)
units4987d ago

if vgchartz isnt trust worthy then why you approve of it

RememberThe3574987d ago (Edited 4987d ago )

Not at all. If it doesn't violate any submission rules then it's clear for approval. Maybe they just wanted to keep the submissions rolling. The pending section tends to get filled up with a bunch of crap and people like myself just want to help clean it up a little.

That may be why some of them approved it; that's why I would have.

But I have always said that Vgchartz was a good indicator of sales performance. You can't take the numbers at face value but if you round them then they usually represent a rough estimate of sales.

For instance when I see "1.8 million sold" I see it as "close to 2 million sold." I don't take the numbers as fact but as a guide to how well the game did.

gaffyh4987d ago

@Rememberthe357 - Exactly. I don't know why you got so many disagrees when what you are saying is 100% true. I have approved many many stories that I haven't agreed with, because they follow the submission rules. As long as they follow the rules, and are not obvious flamebait sites, then I'm happy to approve (though I didn't approve this story)

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zeeshan4987d ago

The numbers must be higher than state on VGC. Anyway, I hope Sony also moved some PS3 units. I am sure they must have sold a good number of consoles in EUROPE and Japan thanks to GT5!

zag4987d ago

I believe the GT brand is the highest selling brand out of them all.

this would be all wrong anyway as GT4 has sold over 40 million copies itself, that doesn't include GT 1 to 3 sales which are all very high selling games as well.

1.8 million would be far far too small a number for world wide sales.

last week a UK game store chain was bringing in all the warehouse staff just to process GT5 pre-order sales you don't do that if you've only sold a few copies.

I'd say it'd be between 5 and 10 million easy first week sales GT4 did that number quite easy.

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Spider0504987d ago (Edited 4987d ago )

Vgchartz = 1.8 million(real world 2.5 million)

So it already sold more and faster than Mass Effect on X360 and PC

Sold more than Forza 3(1 month - 1 million, GT5 2 days- 2 million)

Imalwaysright4987d ago

And your point being? Either way both Mass Effect 2 an GT5 are great games that no one should miss.

RememberThe3574987d ago

Mass Effect was an awesome game. It could have sold one copy and that wouldn't change a thing.

Narutone664987d ago

Oh, it's just to shut up the haters. Anyway, amazing number. I hope PS3 also sold very well.

cereal_killa4987d ago

Narutone66 it doesn't shut anyone up thats the problem SALES is only one thing they will nit pick about the Muppet's on this site have been waiting for this game to drop and even before the release date it was claimed a failure these idiots on here have no life they make up multiple accounts and troll every thread on GT5 24/7 they google search GT5 every waking minute trying to find the next thread to insert into N4G so they can troll and troll and troll. And believe me don't get me wrong the Sony fanboys do the same thing its a revolving door and the only one you can blame for all this trash is the MODS they do nothing to stop this crap, this is what give this site it's hits just like any other site they need the trolls to keep this place going its the same reason they allow the useless and no named web sites like VGcharts, HHG, Destuctoid, IGN to name a few to be allowed to be accepted by the trolls to collect hits and this sort of thing will never stop.

JustSomeLog1c4987d ago

So you've mentioned a multiplatform game, goodness knows why, but nothing about Xbox's flagship title. Or is GT no longer Playstation's flagship title? I thought it was going to blow past Halo 3...so far it's doing less than ODST

comp_ali4987d ago

Even StarCraft II , PC exclusive sold more than it in the same time.

Primetimebt4987d ago (Edited 4987d ago )

Gran Turismo has always outsold any Halo title or any XBOX title where you been at? The "demo" sold over 5 million what other title do you know that can do that?

Weaksauce11384987d ago

Halo 3 > every GT but 3 as far as sales are concerned. Sorry but facts are facts (if you actually checked)

Muffins12234987d ago

halo is the 2nd biggest entertainment launch of this year(call of duty was number 1 sold a few more million)

badz1494987d ago

"Even StarCraft II , PC exclusive sold more than it in the same time."

you do know that there's millions more PCs available to play SCII on compared to total PS3 sold, right? you didn't bother with facts or you're here simply for trolling? I bet BOTH!

airforcex4987d ago

Doesn't it make more sense to compare it with PS3 games?

B-3124987d ago

Oh yeah i forgot Spider050 the almighty sales guy.

Everyone don't trust VGChartz this guy is legit, he knows the real sales before anyone else.

You know, cause he is a fanboy.

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FACTUAL evidence4987d ago


Because it's a racing game dumb ass....and it was the battle for the "definitive" racer sim..try to use some knowledge.

T9X694987d ago

Sales don't = better game. If that was the case, Wii Sports would be considered the best next gen game.

Biggest4987d ago

Sales are not a clear indicator of the best game. Is there a better racing simulator on consoles though? Feature for feature, pixel for pixel, replay for replay, physics calculation for physics calculation, game mode for game mode. . . Gran Turismo 5 is the best.

FFXI1014987d ago

100% agree with you. Too bad T9X69 can't hear you, he's obviously a troll. He only hears what he wants to.

fr0sty4987d ago

b-but... it's a 7/10! it has too much of that racing sim crap and not enough explosions and crashes and cop cars! it's graphics are terrible! look at that dog on the track, he's PS2 quality!

fr0sty4987d ago

you know, that dog sitting next to the car with half a million polygons in it... yeah. that one.

hiredhelp4987d ago (Edited 4987d ago )


vgchartz-But i expect strong sales for Gt5 week 1 nevertheless

wow many of you cant read or pure dumb. it states in 2 days. not a week. wow lets all skip 5 days he he.

as it stads them sales are very good considering the amount of videos and people trying to knock this game. even now. GT fans will always be GT fans same as cod fans always be cod fans.

them numbers will go up thats if these numbers can be trusted.