Last updated on January 10th, 2022 at 11:59 am
It’s proving popular, as Gran Turismo 5 reaches 6.3 million copies worldwide in figures released by developers Polyphony Digital (it’s not clear whether those figures are for units sent to shops, or actually sold to customers). The figures cover December 2010, following the launch in November…
Interestingly, there is a geographic breakdown, which shows how big GT5 is for European gamers, with 3.9 million units recorded, whereas the U.S is much smaller (1.5 million), and Japan and Asia combined reached 830,000. That means around half of the copies of GT5 have gone to Europe, but it’s obviously not yet clear whether that is down to retailers ordering larger numbers due to perceived demand, or European gamers actually buying more copies.
Either way, it raises the question of the undeniable Japanese focus of GT5, especially when compared to Forza, Need for Speed, iRacing etc – should they be cramming in so many variations of Japanese cars into the game, or boosting the European models? Either way, it raises total numbers for the entire Gran Turismo series up to 63 million.
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