Gran Turismo Series Sells 60 Million Units

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc has announced that the Gran Turismo franchise has now exceeded 60 million in sales since it first arrived in December 1997. The franchise has now been running for 12 years and 11 months.

Sales are listed in the image below and start with the original that sold 10.78 million copies and moves on to Gran Turismo 2, 3 A-Spec, Concept 2001 Tokyo and on to various Prologue versions and then finally 4 and 5. Total sales have hit 61.41 million.

The ninth installment of the world’s best-selling racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 system, features a completely new physics engine for an improved feel for steering during turns and drifts, delivering a more intuitive driving experience than ever before. The game also features an impressive line-up of more than 1,000 licensed karts and cars from the world’s top manufacturers. Other highly anticipated features include stereoscopic 3D support, real-time car damage, dynamic weather effects, kart racing, a Course Maker, and a deep online and community feature set where players can race online with up to 16 players through PlayStation┬«Network. With the widest scope and depth of gameplay options in the Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 5 offers users an entertainment experience that is only possible on PS3. As of December 6, more than 5.5 million units of Gran Turismo 5 have been sold worldwide. Gran Turismo 5 will further continue to contribute to the expansion of the PS3 platform.

Via: PRNewswire

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