Gran Turismo 5 finally arrived with a worldwide release last month after a long wait, and the most recent delays led ‘games analysts’ to predict sales could suffer – particularly after the release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit just before GT5.
But no racing fan will be surprised to know GT5 is selling faster than a Sebastien Vettel qualifying lap, and that’s been highlighted by the fact the series has now passed 60 million units, with Gran Turismo 5 contributing 5.5 million sales in the first 12 days of release. That 60 million figure comes after 13 years, 5 full games, 4 prologues, and the prospect that work on Gran Turismo 6 is already underway.
Gran Turismo 5 is also topping charts around the world – including Japan and Australia. In the UK it held the top spot for a couple of weeks, but Call of Duty: Black Ops has just recovered (For Call of Duty and similar games, check out the new FPSPrestige website – from the people that bring your OnlineRaceDriver!).