Gran Turismo sales surpass fifty million
Initially, Gran Turismo was an ‘alternative’ racing game, kind of an outsider in the genre,” said producer Kazunori Yamauchi. “And we made it thinking that it would be okay as long as it reached out to ‘the select few who would agree with us.’ So this figure — 50 million units — is simply astounding.”
GT5: Prologue, the latest and first PlayStation 3 version of the Gran Turismo series, has sold more than 2 million units worldwide since its release in Japan in November 2007. The full version does not yet have a release date, but Yamauchi has stated it might not be released until at least summer 2009.