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Gran Turismo series zooms to 60 million unit sales

Gran Turismo 5 was hyped for more than half a decade and became one of the most costly racing games to ever develop, but it looks like it may have paid off. The game has just managed to push the entire Gran Turismo series to a lifetime sales total of 60 million units.

GT5 itself takes only around 5.5 million of that number, but that already paces it ahead of Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and Gran Turismo for the PSP.

Above: Left - Gran Turismo (1998), Right - Gran Turismo 5 (2010)

The top-selling game of the franchise continues to be Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, with 14.8 million units sold worldwide.

"With its outstanding gameplay, beautiful graphics and true-to-life driving simulation, the franchise is recognized as the world's number one automotive game title on the PlayStation format," said Sony in a statement about the milestone.

There have been nine Gran Turismo titles since the first one debuted in 1998. Gran Turismo 2 followed a year later, with GT 3 A-spec two years later, and GT4 in 2005. It then took five years to create the next fullinstallment.

Perhaps we'll see Gran Turismo 6 by as early as 2017!

Dec 10, 2010