GT5 Hits 9 Million Copies Shipped, Series Tops 67.8 Million

November 5th, 2012 by Jordan

Polyphony Digital has just released revised sales numbers for the Gran Turismo series as of September 2012.

Gran Turismo 5 has sold an additional 1.7 million copies since sales numbers were last reported in December 2011, bringing its total to just over 9 million and solidifying its position as the best-selling exclusive PlayStation 3 game.

Despite GT5‘s success, older Gran Turismo games continued to experience demand. Gran Turismo 4 sold an additional 160,000 copies, Gran Turismo (PSP) sold an additional 250,000 copies, and – surprisingly – GT5 Prologue sold over 10,000 additional copies, despite the fact its online services are no longer supported.

The numbers all combine to bring the series to an updated total of over 67.8 million copies of Gran Turismo shipped, securing its place among the top-15 best-selling video game franchises of all time. Thanks to Amar212 for the quick tip!

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  1. tpark103

    Wow GT4 sold over 100,000 copies.

  2. Tvensky

    and Im proud to be one out of those millions of people who own a GT game.

  3. magawolaz

    Well deserved!

  4. TokoTurismo

    You know what? I take back everything I said. Kaz and PD really do deserves the 9 million. They really know how to support a game, especially it being 2 years old now. Amazing stuff. Keep up the good work. I have good hopes that GT6 will turn out fantastic. :)

    Thank you so much for the update Kaz and PD.

    • Yeah, you say this now. But in two months from now, you’ll be angry again.

    • BarronGeddon

      HarVee speaks the truth..

    • TokoTurismo

      @HarVee Are you challenging me? Well, to be honest you’re right what you said though. :( And you’re gonna be watching my every post right? But I do take back some things I said back. I challenge you. >:)

      If I could last till at least to the very first day of January 2013, I beat you. But if I complain EVEN once, you win. Deal?

    • Sure. Let’s see how this goes then.

  5. Amac500

    That picture looks real… the graphics in GT5 are the tits! New update as well!

  6. TokoTurismo

    New update for GT5 guys! Get downloadin, you all will love it. HSV’s engine sound was improved and now sounds better said by the others on the forums. Thank you so much Kaz, you’re the best. :D

  7. CorvetteConquer

    Progress, you’ve basically said what I’ve been preaching, too.

    GT5’s sales are great, but its name is what helped drive the huge numbers. I think many millions of those gamers were left disappointed and might not return.

    GT6, for me, is like the re-birth of the series. It will make or break the future of the series (if PD even decides to keep making GT titles.)

    • occasionalracer

      Don’t forget the game was repackaged and less than half the original price… that makes it almost a no-brainer to pick up for PS3 newcomers or those with casual interest in racing games. The Gran Turismo name is burned into probably every gamers memory bank… so ya, that helps, but I’d like to think it’s more than that :)

      GT6 WILL be a stunner.

  8. That pic looks real

  9. Progress823

    I look at these comments and see a set of people trying to defend a product (GT5) that was substandard, another set of people that want to see an improved product (I fall into that category) and another set of people that have “defected” to another platform/system entirely due to newer features available.

    GT, as a series has been around a while. In the early years there was no competition around and it sold well as a result; this was in a time with no DLC or online community for the game. Things are a hell of a lot different now, there are worthy competitors – both with better physics and/or content. DLC is also a major issue as well – being able to purchase additional cars and tracks to enhance the gaming experience, and GT is falling behind in all of these areas.

    As long as PD continues to look through the world with blinders on, not seeing what is said here in the forums, not looking at what is driving the sales of other games, and not truly listening to their fan base, GT will eventually fail. What is wrong with looking at other content, getting items in game that fans truly want. Kaz claimed that “GT is more than a game, it’s a movement”. The movement is bulls**t without the fan base, and listening to the fan base should be a priority, especially with a game series that has sold nearly 70 million units. Other developers get this idea and it is starting to show – both in these forums and in outside sales……

    If GT6 falls into the category that GT5 falls in (a incomplete product sent to market that was never completed), I am not sure if I will continue to spend my money to support this series.

  10. DA6righthand

    And these figures rank it above or below Forza?…

    • Amac500

      I think it’s above but GT has been out longer. Looks to me like Forza is starting to veer down the arcade direction :/

    • MuoNiuLa

      If you’re referring to Horizon, Turn 10 doesn’t make that game.

    • maxpontiac

      Way above.

      F3 and F4 don’t come close to GT5…. combined.

  11. Pit Crew

    Off topic: GT5 Maintenance is running. Pleasant surprise.

  12. e30 freek

    Gran Turismo 5 only did well because of the previous games

  13. marxlien

    This is my first console ever (i’ve always been a PC guy), and GT5 is the first GT game that i’ve played more than a couple of times. I understand some complains but, in the other hand i can’t, because if i take any other game that ‘ve had in the PS3 GT5 is by far the game that gives you more for the cost, hours and hours of offline gaming, and endless online gaming of course, constant updates, etc. If you compare PD to almost every other game companies PD is the more “honest” of all, the other ones sell you literally the half of the game and waits a couple of week and sells you the other half like if they’ve had created that content in 2 weeks…
    If you said that you are a little dissapointed with GT5 it’s totally fine, but saying that they have “fooled” you, that you’d prefered to waste the money on something else i think is wrong.

    PS:sry for my english.

    • phil_75

      That, my friend is a good point, got it 12midnight release day and played it every single day since!

    • Progress823

      Half of a game sold is still half of a game sold – whether the newer content that was supposed to be there initially was given to you two weeks or two years later.

  14. TheeFrogmanlego

    For all the flaws this game has, i’v played it more than any other PS3 game I have. =P

    • HKSBro92

      Same here. It’s just one of those things that has many flaws and people tell you to leave it and move on to better things but you won’t b/c it has qualities that just makes you want to stay, no matter what people think…kinda like my ex gf.

    • Pit Crew

      True^ kinda like the “Energizer Bunny” for me.

    • Amac500

      Even with the flaws and glitches, the product is still head over heels better then any other.

    • Lambofanghini

      I still enjoy the game too. Especially the Lambos.

    • parostroj

      I bought PS3 just because GT5 and never regret it. And what Sony don’t want to hear I did not buy any other game because..why? I’m enjoying these cars..

  15. BFBullpup

    Congratulations to everyone who ever worked with the GT series! I still remember when my jaw dropped the first time I watched the GT1 commercial on TV. I never got around to actually playing the series until GT5 came out but I’m proud to be among those who own all 5 home console versions. I can’t wait for GT6 but I don’t mind the long wait as there is still much in GT5 and the older games that I want to accomplish.

    • parostroj

      GT2 on PSOne emulator was the Best racing on PC for many years;-)

    • I totally agree, parostroj. GT2’s visuals looked horrible on the PSX, but run it through bleem! or ePSXe and it was jaw-dropping. However, when GT3 game out it totally blew me away.

    • Wow.. I meant “came” out, and I didn’t even type that on my phone is the worst part.. :(

  16. biftizmo

    Is there another game out there that can interact with real life like this…?
    Who will be the first gt5 racing legend ?
    Thanks Kaz for bringing a global racing platform to my living room.(oldie to lazy to go out type dude)
    Bring back B-spec….and there’s newt wrong with sound!
    Leave GT6 until everyone’s got Super tv’s and sound systems…bring me loads of content to gt5 that I can bring forward to GT6..

    Bring on the drama…and stats to tell me how many times a waisted my friends into the ground over the past 2 years
    Otherwise great game. keep the faith Kaz and bring on the possibility’s …
    p.s don’t listen to the none believers…they don’t know what there on about…

    • MuoNiuLa

      LOL Non-believers. Is GT a religion now?

    • biftizmo

      I believe he’s out to make the racing world he loves, available to everyone…so far he’s not let me down….

    • Interact with real life? What on earth are you waffling on about?

    • biftizmo

      Was David Coulthard not real….on a real track with a real car…thought it was some sort of realty thing going on there? I think gt5 is the only commercial game that experiments with the kind of possibility’s…

    • L.M.A.O. to death at that comment.

    • Amac500

      We’re not a religion, we are a cult thank you very much MuoNiuLa. We’re about as much of a church as Scientology is, which is to say not one. We’re just here for the money :P

  17. BayneHamlin1121

    So many people with the “Why do people like what I don’t like?” attitude feeling..it’s hilarious.

    • MuoNiuLa

      I’m not really seeing that. It’s usually the people who feel the need to call out the complainers why arguments start.

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ +1, Exactly. It geez is it ever ANNOYING.. >:\

    • TokoTurismo

      *And. >_>

    • maxpontiac

      Of course you say that MuoNiula.. you and others over the past few years come in and speak your opinion like its a fact. When others disagree with you, it’s others just starting arguments? Right.

      It is no more annoying then seeing people come into a news thread and bring up topics that aren’t relevant to what this article is even about! OK,

  18. ChicoMaloXD

    I just wish they put dedicated servers on GT6.

  19. DurWinning

    And yet Gran Turismo 3 is the best selling game in the series. Jeez I wonder why

    • MuoNiuLa

      Exactly. Doesn’t seem like much of a accomplishment when you put GT3 into the picture.

    • HKSBro92

      Better soundtrack, longer career mode, complex string, test course, apricot hill raceway, didn’t have 50 skylines…there’s more but you get the idea.

    • maxpontiac

      Lets see…

      How many years has GT3 been out?

      How long did it take GT3 to reach 9 million?

      How are sales between GT3 and GT5 at 2 years?

      How many other racing titles did GT3 have to compete with?

      Any takers?

  20. HKS racer

    I explained it in an earlier post

    “PD will release an half assed GT6
    because an half assed GT5 is capable of trolling 9 millions of people, myself included.

    If for GT6 if 9 milions of people want to be trolled once again, I say go ahead dudes, I won’t be fooled twice.”

    • maxpontiac

      I heard this type of comment in regards to GT4.

      9 million copies of GT5 later…

      ..OK.

    • HKS racer

      Seems like people enjoy to be trolled. I speak for myself.
      As I said, go ahead enjoy your non-GT1 non-GT2 non-GT3 halfhassed-SuperGT racing game called “GT”.

  21. SakuraHaruno

    Even with all the pathetic black screening?

  22. maxpontiac

    The community here at GTPlanet should really take notice to these staggering numbers.

    GT5, dispite warts and all is a major seller (still) with alleged “superior” console games out there.

    Anyways…

    GT5 – 9,000,000 copies sold.
    GTPlanet – 225,000 members.

    If my math is correct, GT5 has sold about 40 times more copies then this site has members.

    I am not sure what the number of complainers are here, but it is without a doubt significantly smaller than the 225,000 members.

    My point?

    Gran Turismo as a series is fine and GT6 will sell exceptionally well. So keep finding all the flaws and continue rushing here to make your presence felt on the net while myself and millions of others will be enjoying GT5.

    • hairystig

      Well said.

    • Enjoy your outdated, flawed product, good for you and the other millions.

    • TokoTurismo

      +1 @SimonK. Gee I wonder how long it’ll take for GT6 to come. Hmm, guess another 5 years I guess. :)

    • MuoNiuLa

      As long as it sells well, who cares about the quality of the game, right?

    • maxpontiac

      Indeed I will SimonK.

      That is, until GT6 comes out, and then GT5 will sit next to GT1-4 on my shelf.

    • maxpontiac

      MuoNiula – The quality to me (and others) is fine.

      If, in your opinion GT5 is not up to your standard of quality, may I suggest moving on to another game?

    • MuoNiuLa

      I did. They’re called FM4 and Horizon. But just because I think these two are better games than GT5 doesn’t mean I want to abandon the GT series. I want to enjoy GT6 as much as these two games.

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ Same thing I feel and want too. Really want GT6 to turn out good, I love the GT series, but honestly I really don’t want GT6 to be like GT5 but just be a huge improvement. Why do you think I’m still here but mad at Kaz and PD at the moment. :/

    • Drag Labs 101

      @ MuoNiula… Agreed on the whole Forza… Horizon is a blast to play! I wish someone in charge for Turn 10 would defect to PD and add some much needed input to the GT series IMO.

  23. hairystig

    Haters gonna hate.

  24. Mr.Skyline09

    DAT LFA MANG >B|

  25. It’s also interesting that still the figures in Japan are a small percentage, 740,000 out of 9,010,000 is 8.2% of sales. Yet still the game has a huge Japanese bias. Someone at PD isn’t doing market research properly or PD just don’t care.

    • kekke2000

      PD just don’t care is the closest alternative. Gran Turismo was originally produced for the japanese market, thats why it’s so aimed to japanese customers. That has continued through the series but slowly turning more and more international. Still Kaz will make a game from his perspective. If he starts to do a game for everybody else it will loose its soul.

    • HKS racer

      It will loose nothing. It would improve.

    • @ kekke2000

      It’s not all about K.Y, and the game wouldn’t lose it’s soul if it were less Japanese oriented.

    • Pit Crew

      @SimonK Kaz seems to wear blinders when it comes to GT series. As evidenced by some of his statements during his numerous interviews (GTPs latest included)

  26. And what could they sell if they offer a Special Edition for a reasonable price with all the stealth cars again…

  27. Thats an amazing milestone!

  28. HKSBro92

    That LFA….

  29. Tenacious D

    For all the complaining over the flaws and weird things in GT5 in here, the public doesn’t seem to care. Apparently they love all the good things and forgive the bad. Otherwise, why would almost two million more copies get sold? And remember, the biggest selling PS2 game for six months after release was GT4, and racked up its amazing 10 million sales in four years.

    GT5 is a roaring success, and the good parts are foreshadowing an even better GT6. Congratulations, Kaz and the family of PD!

    • Tenacious D

      By the way Spark, that pic of the LFA looks freaking real! Meh, enough of this, I wanna race.

    • Magic Ayrton

      Ok mr Bighead, thanks for the propoganda.. still won’t be buying despite you talking for everyone in the world.. for all we know these figures are just made up..

    • HKSBro92

      “Congratulations, Kaz and the family of PD!” Lol you sound like you’re at a baby shower.

    • Oh I forgot, high sales = quality. Silly me.

      Oh and how do you know they don’t care about it’s problems? This is purely sales numbers, it doesn’t tell you anything about what those people did with the game, whether they played it for months on end or traded it in a month later.

    • HKS racer

      That’s the problem. PD will release an half assed GT6
      because an half assed GT5 is capable of trolling 9 millions of people, myself included.

      The success of this series is mainly due to the name “GT”. These two magic letters. People buy the name, what if “Gran Turismo” was called, let’s say “Extreme Driver Racing” or something like that? Not the same sellings not for sure.

      If for GT6 if 9 milions of people want to be trolled once again, I say go ahead dudes, I won’t be fooled twice.

    • HKS racer

      * If with GT6

    • I would also imagine a lot of those sales are simply because there is no direct competition on PS3, if you want a sim driving game on PS3 you can only buy GT5.

    • maxpontiac

      TD my friend, you need to stop posting things like this.

      The community here at GTPlanet doesn’t care.

      /sarcasm

      Indeed.

    • HKS racer

      @SimonK, yep I know what you mean. The problem with PS3 is there is not a good representation of GT racing series.
      GT5 is just too closed minded. You can’t select opponents which is totally lame.
      When I want some GT1 GT2 or GT3 fighting I use rFactor. Ps3 don’t let me simulate the sport.

      PS3 has some decent rally games though WRC 3, Drit 1 2 3 are fun.

    • TokoTurismo

      Just wait till Project CARS comes out on the PS3. GT5 won’t be alone on there no more. >:)

    • HKS racer

      I hope pCars will do great on PS3, we need an alternative.

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ Agreed. :)

  30. Go GT!!!!

  31. SlipZtrEm

    10,000 copies of Prologue?

    That sure is a lot of grandparents grabbing the wrong game after reading little Timmie’s Christmas wish list!

  32. sibbystiggy

    We buy games for this price tag all the time!

    they normally last a few months before we move on & thats that. cus the hype runs out

    Its sold amazingly.
    The Online is still heavy whereas for most games it runs out, the PD’s support has been satisfying & updates have really kept the game going & keeping up our enjoyment.

    I don’t understand why people complain about such a masterpiece produced by a low number of people :/ It makes no sense to me.

    • MuoNiuLa

      Because this so-called “masterpiece” is quite a mess. 800 cars from PS2 cars in a PS3 game for starters.

    • liampage123

      Totally agree with, majority who play the game are a bunch of complainers. But we still play it!

    • Tenacious D

      Sure, MoaNyula. ;)

      Actually, even in the hardcore racer group, a bunch of us are very happy with much of what GT5 has to offer. Everyone has things they’d rather not have in GT5, like those Standard cars for some, but even with that, you have more than 200 Premiums to play with. And most of those Standards, frankly, still look nice in HD, and take sweet pictures even though you can’t do closeups of the headlights.

    • TokoTurismo

      Defenders of this game… When will they stop and just understand for once, ugh. :\

    • GTP_Gearhead

      I’m defending a franchise, not a single game.
      Imagine your gaming world without GT, regardless of your displeasure on the current title, the franchise is a significant powerhouse. I contend it will be for quite some time.

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ Okay defenders of GT5, there we go. :P

    • another_jakhole

      For god’s sake TokoTurismo, I question so much about you every time you comment like that.

    • sibbystiggy

      Oh im sorry, I don’t think anyone clearly got my point, let me put it to you is a different way so it makes more sense:

      Imagine this: GT5 is a game that costs the same and is just like most games we buy and then sell away,

      -you get 200cars, all premium but not much detail in graphics (no disappointments right?),
      -you only get 10 tracks.
      -you get no DLCs.
      -game has a short story that ends in 4hrs of gameplay.
      -no patches, or updates (game is done why should PD spend more money?).
      -driving physics far from real (saves time in the making process).

      what you will find from this is- no errors in gameplay, works well for what it is but the game will last you 3weeks before you get bored & thats that. sales will be bad, not much online gameplay once people have completed the all the levels and explored every aspect.

      people haven’t realised what they have purchased, updates and support and experimenting newer and different ideas that may not work to perfection but keep you and the game going, why is the online still heavily played? and why is there such big impact and discussion after almost 2yrs since release when there is a patch or update coming now?

      without GT5 and what it provides, GT5 would be just like any other game but the reason for the support and the unbeliveable figures of features in the game and the fact that after a month or 2 people have still not moved on from it, makes it a “masterpiece”

      ambition in reaching higher then 140 developers of the game can go and make perfect is what is keeping this game going so why wouldn’t u expect errors in there?

      its like 140 people doing 80% of the work vs 300 people doing 50%, sure team of 300 will do a better job but not so much will be achieved or will result in what the final product has to offer.

  33. GTP_Versatile

    Very realistic photo

  34. linupix

    GT5 is the best… numbers never lie.

    • Drag Labs 101

      ^ false… Numbers lie… Ppl love to buy whatever it’s how and why we have something called Justin Beiber… Point being.. It’s a good game with lots of room for improvement. Period! If you think GT isn’t flawed your either a really ignorant fan boy or have never once tried another sim title.

    • another_jakhole

      Justin Bieber doesn’t do music the way FM and GT try to capture reality. That argument you bring up is junk.

    • another_jakhole

      Oh, yea. U2 is (one of) the biggest band’s in the world. Why bring up Justin Bieber? hahaha shaaaame

    • Drag Labs 101

      Ok… another jakTROLL. You’ve missed the point. Numbers were the comparrison. Beiber is the example… Like U2… Who isn’t so current even though they do have popularity of many decades. I imagine you drive while listening to these types of garbage whilst not trolling the Gt Planet community post after post.
      Good day sir.

  35. another_jakhole

    GT5 apparently is the first GT to reach one million sales in the UK.

    • another_jakhole

      15 Year anniversary in December. GT5 could pass GT2 by then.

    • mcfizzle

      I’m assuming it will. GT5: Academy Edition releases on the 16th in Germany and I’m assuming other parts of Europe as well.

  36. aronh17

    That LFA looks real, great picture Spark! 9 million… Forza 2 and 3 add up to that and that’s a 4 year time span… Sales aren’t everything but when you see all the complainers on here, then the sales. It shows which has a dedicated fan base. FM4 is halfway to FM3’s sales, I used to like Forza a lot but it got a little stale for me, not to mention paying for LIVE also got stale. But FM1 is one of the best racing games I’ve ever played.

    • another_jakhole

      Your thinking process is really confusing.

    • another_jakhole

      haha i meant *thought process

    • aronh17

      Nah it isn’t. All makes sense when you pay attention. Forza got stale (on 3) but Forza 1 was ONE of the best racing games I’ve played. I bought GT5 on release day and pre-ordered and I’ll be doing the same with GT6. FM1 was a revolution in racing games with mechanical and cosmetic damage, with simulation and real cars and also tons of customization. FM4 is fine but it’s just not my style anymore.

    • another_jakhole

      Yea, it was with the sentence about Forza getting stale. It was worded strangely.

    • Tenacious D

      I’m kind of the other way on Forza. I think the first one was pretty bad, lacking FFB wheel support, and FM2 and 3 were marked improvements. Especially the A.I. which in FM1, it was downright murderous! If I could connect with the cars better in FM4 I’d think it would be the ideal racer, but the handling is fishy and my connection to the cars is just bad.

    • HKSBro92

      There’s a Forza 1 and 2? I didn’t know what Forza was until 3 came out.

    • Your “connection to the cars”?

    • maxpontiac

      Yes simonk.

      His connection to the cars.

      You will find it similar to your connection to complaining about GT5.

      Make sense now?

    • another_jakhole

      haha maxpontiac. :D

  37. uberlight25

    Stop complaining. PD has created an empire of something we all enjoy, just be thankful it’s there in the first place. I love Gran Turismo and I thank PD for keeping the franchise going. Can’t wait for GT6! :)

  38. karelpipa

    Wondering why theres so little info about GT6…

  39. hennessey86

    Maybe they can afford to hire a decent sound engineer now then

    • They simply won’t because the creator of the series believes the sounds are too real…

    • karelpipa

      lol

    • aronh17

      @ djs Nah, they’ll make them sexier for you people that think sounds make a game. Don’t worry about the physics, modelling, etc. I’d take 1,000 premium cars with the same sounds they use now to be honest.

    • @aronh17, To each his own

  40. CorvetteConquer

    That’s great for PD and KY! Nice job! But…

    I just fear how well GT6 will sell after GT5’s disappointing gameplay.

    I think what we saw with GT5 is the Gran Turismo name selling itself, and selling itself very well. But after actually playing the game and reading the reviews that reflect the poor experience, I think many casual fans who never played a GT before, were sorely discouraged and will not take a risk on GT6.

    Of course, there will be those that buy GT6, but as many as 9M?

    • karelpipa

      we must not buy anything they release anymore. Only that can post a message to PD or Sony to actually make better and no boring game.

    • Tenacious D

      Dude, seriously. The casual fans thought it was great. It was the HARDCORE who were disappointed.

    • sibbystiggy

      the evidences to prove otherwise are:

      -Login to the GT5 lobby, ITS STILL FULL!!!

      -The sales are still increasing so more people want it then they did when the game was new back before the updates.

      -More people have become satisfied with Playstaions & sales of that are also increasing, If people from other consoles want a realistic racing game on their new system then theres only one option GT5!

      -GT5 has had a huge impact, so it will definitely lead them to buying GT6 which isn’t much of a sacrifice cus people pay the same amount for games that last them a month before their hype runs out, GT5 is still going strong with game usage.

    • Sackadil

      I agree the gameplay was a little underdeveloped and there r some things they should’ve fixed in gt5 before they released it, but I think they realized that and that’s why it’s taking a long time to give the players any info about gt6… Cause they want a top notch release game

  41. Madertus

    Congrats PD!

  42. Maddens Raiders

    Gran Turismo Forever.

    • another_jakhole

      :D

      Looks like it’s going to be that way.


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