GT5 Sales Rank Increases 1300% on Amazon After Release Date Announcement

November 14th, 2010 by Jordan

As observed by PlayStation LifeStyle, Gran Turismo 5 suddenly became very popular after the game’s official release date announcement last Friday. Within 24 hours, the standard version of the game topped Amazon.com’s video game “Movers & Shakers” list with a 1,300% increase in sales rank. The more expensive GT5 Collector’s Edition came second on the list, with an 823% increase, followed by the 160GB PlayStation 3 console with a 236% increase. Impressive numbers, to say the least!

With “Black Friday” and the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the year just days after GT5‘s release, demand for the game should be very high. You can nab a $10 video games credit on Amazon if you pre-order with them – or, if you don’t trust your local delivery man – you can also take advantage of GameStop’s online pre-order with in-store pickup (you can also pre-order online at Best Buy and pick up your copy of the game when doors open on the 24th).

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  1. jlsotos

    looks like PD marketing strategy is working, since they decided to hold the realease date ´till holiday season started and increase their sales, i bet they did the hold up on purpose and the game was ready since september or something like that jaja

  2. I have a question which refers to the car list…i hope you don’t mind guys…i was thinking and came to the point…haven’t TOP GEAR and PD worked together? because the list is utterly strange…how the hell did they miss some good proper cars like ford RS or Bentley? god damn…just a conclusion

    • GT’ireland

      and the sierra cosworth road car or RS turbos,at least there is a renault 5 turbo in the list thought.shame about the bentleys and porches

  3. Super_Colossal

    My crazy girlfriend is in the stage where she randomly hates my guts for no reason anyway. GT5 will mask the depression quite well. Watch…24th rolls around, and she realizes how horrible she’s been and gets lovey dovey again. My luck. GT5 won’t ever hate me…maybe it’s all I need ;)

  4. Team_MoFF-No2

    I’ve ordered My copy 6 months ago on Amazon.co.uk – So i bloody do hope that i will get it in good time :0)

  5. GT’ireland

    looking forward to the late nights and blistered thumbs routine,miss those days with GT4,..gt5 prologue was very easy,this game is going to force social suicied without a doubt,but will be well worth it.

  6. SkyBreaker

    Thats me!
    :D

  7. GTP_Davey07-O37

    Mines been preordered since August. Signature edition for me. Never bought a special edition of a game before, but this is going to be well, well worth it…Roll on 24th…;-)))…

  8. - SZRT Ice -

    I may need 2 consider getting a back-up PS3, as mine will be 2 yrs/o in a month. Getting 2 copies of GT5 as I did for GT4, GT3, & GT1. I plan on running it ’til the laser burns through… Start your engines people!!!

    - Sub-Zero Racing Team -

  9. Jakemania

    Guilty! ;). Pre-ordered mine for $39.99 =)

  10. Magic Ayrton

    Bought my ps3 months before prologue came out, 40gb Fat,… had it replaced under warranty a few weeks after I got it because the disk drive broke, but the new one is still good.. still running well. Must be over 3 years old.

    Hope GT5 sells very well as I admire Kazunori a great deal.. and I want him to concentrate on GT6!!

    Porsche, More RUF’s, interiors and more world Tracks.

    Happy GT5′ing

  11. eludethis

    Can someone do the math? How much $$$ is that?

    • r1racer

      i don’t that’s the percentage of preorders but the percentage in rank it went up in sales

  12. Bought my ps3 back in 07 just for GT5 and god of war 3 as well but mainly GT5. On my second ps3 and been babying it because it’s about to go through torture.

  13. dearlybeloved

    When you read those percentages, it seems to me that PD/SONY sure know the power of delays and Amazon must be absolutely loving these figures. Let’s see if GT5 sells more than 5.6 million copies in the first week when compared to Black Ops.

    Peace out!

    • Black Ops sold 5.6 million on its first DAY in the US and UK alone. Seriously, if you guys keep overhyping the sales like this people are gonna call it a flop.

    • whiteman

      when you go from no sells to having three items become hot that will happen.

    • Forza Sucks balls i got banned for f all i got a gifted bruce lee pain and thn i gifted it to som1 else and got banned the next day and here i am on my fave game from 360 on ps3 burnout paradise and i cnt w8 for gt5 gonna b epic as i have had all the games i even hav concept and tokyo geneva all GTs and i cnt w8 for this game omg im so excited FORZA ROT IN HELL

    • Jakemania

      @OkeyD

      Yeah, I don’t think people understand the concept of multi-platform games vs exclusive games lol. Especially considering COD is the most overhyped game in the history of video games.

      85 million consoles is a big difference from 40 million.

      It will be interesting to see how it sells nonetheless.

  14. lapierre4

    I wonder if someone is dumb enough to put Forza here? Hehe

    No seriously now that the confirmation of the release date is confirmed now, above all exams and studies that I may have to concentrate, let’s have a toast (an a big amount of available time) for this amazing game COMING OUT IN 10 DAYS!!!!

  15. GTracerRens

    I’m so hapy I’ve already ordered! I thought the collector’s edition was also limited?

    • Well apparently it is but with the numbers of 100,000 shipped it does not seem that way. Signature on the other hand i can see going quickly it might look like its not doing well but infact i think it is game station say they have a number of pre-orders for signature and they also said they think standard will sell out on day 1.

  16. Holy mother of Bomba Clot!

  17. GRAN TURISMO FORCE UNLEASSSSSSSSSSHEEEEEEEEED!!

  18. Patrocles

    Does the announcement show actual sale figures instead of percentages? I would like know if we are talking tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of sales?
    I will have take a peak at amazon site!
    :)

  19. Magic Ayrton

    Sebastian Vettel won for RED BULL WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Great F1 season!

    • He won from practice on GT5 ;)

    • Yeah, he sent Alonso into the Valley of Tears!

    • Super_Colossal

      Saw that race! Gave me thoughts of a missing track in GT5…with the tunneled pit lane exit…awesome track.

  20. I pre-ordered the PS3 and GT5 combo yesterday due to the release date :)

  21. Good to see people buy a ps3 just for GT5 lol. Can’t wait for GT.. 10 more days now

  22. Congrats to sony , they finally have got something right. I am going the whole hog and getting Signature edition , Game and gamestation are saying its going quickly but they have some pre-order space left.

    it should fly now.

  23. CaliBoy1990

    Smart move on Sony’s part, finally……………let’s see what happens next.

  24. Was the % loss last delay about the same?

    • I don’t think so. People ordered it and they knew it wouldn’t be a long wait after the delay. So , I think there was almost no loss, if any

  25. I don’t care when they finally release it, I can’t wait to play it! I played out the GT5 Prologue already so I am psyched for the full version.

  26. Apokalipse

    Wow that’s amazing!
    I wasn’t expecting such s rise.
    That’s huge!

  27. Raagentreg

    The best thing is that it’s 5th in video games sales, and we are 2 weeks away from release.

    This is going to get interesting… as to who will get the most sales this year

  28. I guess they got more preorders in stock? Thought they were out. sweet.

  29. GT5legend

    By the beard of Zeus

  30. Haha thats cool :)

  31. Many people get ps3 just because of GT5.

    • Tvensky

      like me! 4 years ago.. and that was hell of a waiting…. :)

    • Only 14 months for me, puh!

    • JayKayEm

      Like me too 4 years ago. That one broke and I am on my second! Please SCEE can I line your pockets with cash. Please!

    • Ps3fanboy

      @ jay

      Im on my 3rd ps3.

      waited for almost 3 years for gt5

    • ExtremeGT5

      @PS3fanboy I only waited like 1 month for GT5. Heard somewhere on a gaming site that Gran turismo 5 would come out within a few days and then I remembered my cousin had GT4 and I liked to play it so much years ago.

    • Bought my one 4 yrs ago aswell,glad i’m still on my 1st one.

    • Ps3fanboy

      I never got the chance to buy a ps2 – my parents wouldn’t let me , so the last GT i played were GT3 at a friends like 6 years ago , until i got the ps3.

      Hmm, if any of you want some fun online racing when it comes, add my psn : Roxyliniyo

    • I just got my PS3 3 weeks ago, just to play GT5. G27 incoming!

    • Got mine a week ago. 160gb Slim. :D I feel proud. People would call me stupid, but I dust my ps3 all the time. I want it working for a loooooong time.

    • i got my ps3 july 2007 and have been waiting all this time for it, and just gone onto my 2nd machine but its been worth the wait, even if i have been going bald for the past 3years waiting for it !!

    • You are correct

    • GT’ireland

      the first gran turismo made me get a playstation in the first place so in a way if it wasnt for gran turismo i may have been an xbox owner….likely not though as sony are superior in every way,ive only owned sony products,their the best..cant wait for the online challenge.

    • HugoStiglitz_420

      @Ps3fanboy how have you gone through 3 PS3s? I don’t have a DVD or any other player with TV or cable, so anytime I’m home, my PS3 is on and I still have never had problems.

    • Ps3fanboy

      @HugoStiglitz_420

      Well the first i had yellow light of death
      2nd time it wouldn’t read my disks , both happend over night for some reason.

      This 3rd one is around 3 months old og runing great

    • Tenacious D

      I have more than 20 PS3 games, and I’m far from done buying. Don’t neglect the library. There are some awesome games as always in the PS3 family of developers.

      And my PS3 is still going strong since July 2007, thank you God.

  32. dearlybeloved

    “I am pretty sure GT5 will sell more than GT4…” understatement of the day!!!

    • Tvensky

      +1, and I hope GT5 will beat the s**t out of Black Ops :))))

    • Nismofreak

      It would be tough to outsell Black Ops to be sure. However, we just need to be the best selling racing game at least just shutup GT’s detractors.

    • JasonMann

      lol i got black ops cuz i was tired of waiting for gt5, then 3 days later, a release date. go figure.. i really hope gt5 does better though, but on the other hand black ops is very good, so i dont know. my only problem now is finding enough money to get gt5. i blew all of it on my g27 and black ops…

    • GamerGT5

      If you guys are expecting for GT5 to outsell black ops that will be very complicated. Yes I think GT5 will sell very well. The only reason why COD games sell so well is because they are MULTI-PLATFORM games. GT5 is an exclusive only available for the ps3. COD is for ps3, xbox 360, wii, nintendo ds etc. I don’t think it’s impossible for GT5 to outsell black ops but it won’t be easy though.

    • HugoStiglitz_420

      I just hope GT5 outsells nfs hot pursuit in USA. I know it will outsell it overall but USA is full of a bunch of douchebags that don’t play racing games anymore so the least I can hope for is that GT5 will at least outsell that. plus worldwide I’m hoping for gt5 to outsell mw2 and mw1 as far as ps3 sales. obviously it won’t oout sell mw2 on all platforms. 20 million is a lot

  33. DoctorFouad

    I am pretty sure GT5 will sell more than GT4…

  34. GeminiOne

    I can already feel that Collectors Edition in my arms. Whose with me!

    • WTFnews

      i am

    • PaTrond

      Signature Edition! =D

    • superb16

      I’m wondering if Amazon will send it a day early. I’ll be out of town and won’t get in until Tuesday night the 23rd.

    • Jakemania

      It’s possible. The last blu-ray I had for release date delivery came a day early. Fingers crossed!

    • WhiteWolfDK

      Me to, got the Signature Edition preordered, going for 1600 DKR or around 170£/300$ :D

      Gotta love GT5 but proberly not getting it to the releaseday as the danish postal service sucks at getting packets out on time, so even the company I got the preorder at ships so it should be in my hands at releaseday the postal service takes 3-4 days to deliver :(

      //WhiteWolf

  35. wow that is incredible. Glad I had my pre order for CE since Sept.

    • Me too, I was so excited for Nov 2nd, but now there is is even more excitement becase there is only 11 more days to go!

    • Tripotiou

      I was exacted too but know i just want this game so bad, i can t wait to be racing again a bunch of people, that is going to be so freakand great 24Nov there are i am!!!

  36. sennarose88

    Wow. Sony will be happy with the sales.

    • Tenacious D

      I dunno, I heard that people had grown sick of waiting and migrated to Mario Kart. ;)

      I keed. Actually this is exactly what I thought would happen, and all the people predicting “the end of Gran Turismo” were full of poo.

  37. Yui-San

    I thought CE was sold out already.

  38. That’s the universal power of the GT franchise.

    • ICEMANZIDANE

      This is GT style !

    • Z06onGT5

      And that’s exactly why I keep telling my friends along with telling them GT5 WILL Make COD fanboys cry after a racing game will outsell it. I already know it will be the best racing game ever sold but., I’m looking beyond that. Are we looking at the best selling game of all time???

    • @ Z06

      Sorry, but you’re either completely delusional or just ignorant. GT5 will not outsell Black Ops. Not a chance in hell. End of.

      And it won’t be the best selling racing game of all time either (Mario Kart Wii at 24 million and growing will be impossible to catch), let alone the best selling game of all time!

    • What OkeyD said. I honestly don’t care how many copies GT5 sells, as long as it does well enough that they make GT6 then that is enough sales for me

    • northcong1500

      Mario kart is racing game, I learned……..

    • Mario kart is racing game?
      I must get myself a copy since it falls into the same category as GT5 and forza.

    • Yup. It has kart racing. Just like GT5!

    • yea and its boring as hell!

    • sweatynumbthumb

      Hey Alba, any chance of a new GT5 .P3T theme to coincide with the release?

    • J-KiLLA24

      @OkeyD We will see if GT5 will outsell COD:Black ops because it has a very good chance to do so. As for the best selling racing game, it should be obvious to everyone that IT WILL be the best selling racing game! It dosen’t matter if mariokart is a true racing game or not, GT5 WILL outsell it either way.

    • tyl0r_r

      if Mario Kart isn’t a racing game then what the hell is it? the entire point of the game is racing around a silly track. it’s just not a sim you pretentious wankers.

    • still nintendo makes mario kart? i though it was for nintendo 64… what a stupid company, if she didn’t have mario and pokemon she would be dead long time ago

    • Patrocles

      right on!

    • tyl0r_r: It isn’t a racing game. It is a relationship destruction simulator. Play enough with your friends/girlfriend/wife and someone will end up with a black eye. Usually happens after the blue turtle shell.

      I kid (kinda). What I think people are saying though is that it isn’t a racing game in the sense of simulation. Maybe GT will be the best selling simulation?

    • My friend hates racing games, and he thinks that GT5 isn’t going to sell well. We’ll see about that :)

    • HugoStiglitz_420

      EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! those are the kind of guys that only play Call of Duty ( Harold & Kumar anyone? )

    • infamousDee

      @ OkeyD

      Gran Turismo 3 sold 15 million. Mario Kart isn’t “impossible” to catch at all.

    • Tenacious D

      I’d love to see your friend’s reactions when you gush at them that “An awesome new RACING GAME is coming out!” and then you answer them with “IT’S MARIO KART 19!”

      I bet you’ll get a bruise in your arm for your trouble. ;D

    • AGNT009

      I dont see what the big deal about COD:BO. It looked to be a carbon copy of MW2, I havnt and may never buy it. For those of you wanting the CE of GT5, you can thank the disappointing car and track list for that. Many downgraded to standard edition after that. I had SD preordered to begin with. Im really surprised the game preoders took off, cause everyone you talked to were disappointed with their lists. For the casual fan, Im surprised they dont want for reader reviews, then buy it. It will be good, no doubt, but there a lot of epic losses already it seems. Last one or two games we had NASCAR config at Sears Point, then they give us the cars, and take away that track!? That hurt alot. Theres probably still millions more people waiting to see how they game really is before they buy it. And if the people who buy day one arent happy after a few hours and days with the game, it will be the sales shock heard round the world. The franchise is literally riding on GT5. If this isnt epic, their status as king of the kill is over. GT6 wont be in high demand. And COD 20 will be able to kick its but with ease. The other thing that can kill this game is servers. If they suck, its ALL over. I find it hard to believe that they KNOW their servers will be slammed 24/7 for the next year, but yet they wont do anything to get more DLC money from us? We know PD and Sony are idiots on many levels, I can just see them giving us crappy servers after the 2nd year, citing no income to keep them up. Well, who’s fault was that?

    • Devedander

      Probably helped there was a $5 price drop the day before.

    • themule

      @OkeyD

      Mario Kart isn’t a Racing Game…you should know better.

    • ICEMANZIDANE

      LOOOOOL HAHA OkeyD you are funny
      1. mario kart is a racing game ? ok go to a doctor
      2.i don’t know if gt5 will sell more then cod BUT 1. what a comparison ? bad/stupid comparison ! 2.I think GT will sell more then cod because i think you are talking about cod on all 3 systems but you can’t do it because gt5 isn’t avaible on all 3 systems , you have to compare how much sold cod on the ps3 and how much sold gt5 on the ps3 …

      again it’s a bad comparison and pointless

    • @sweatynumbthumb I wanna suck your sweatynumbthumb.

    • Jakemania

      @Z06onGT5
      @J-KiLLA24

      - OkeyD is right… If you honestly think GT5 will outsell the most popular (albeit undeservedly) MULTI-PLATFORM title on the market, you’re fooling yourself.

      There have only been 41 million PS3′s sold WORLDWIDE… So are you saying that 50% of PS3 users will buy GT5 to match MW2? I highly doubt that.

      If Mario Kart is considered a racing game, it will take roughly 60% of PS3 users to achieve this. It will outsell Forza 3 (3 million units) most likely, but you’re insane.

      Forza 3 represented about 15% of XBOX users.
      Mario Kart represented about 31% of Wii users.

      To say that GT5 will be bought on half of PS3s is extremely unlikely.

      @infamousDee – PS2 had nearly 3 times (120M) as many consoles on the market as the PS3 (41M) when GT3 was out…

      @themule Mario Kart is considered a racing GAME, even though it isn’t a racing sim. GT5 very well may be the top racing sim of this generation, but I doubt it will outsell GT3.

    • Jakemania

      *you’re insane if you think it will outsell the likes of a Mario Kart or MW2.

    • @Jakemania you seem to be missing the point that millions more PS3s will be sold alongside copies of GT5, so your ratio there is pretty inaccurate. A lot of people (me included) will buy/have bought a PS3 mainly because of GT5. Your figures seem to be based on if no more PS3s are sold after the launch of GT5.

    • Jakemania

      @Tyger…
      My statistics are up to date according to VGChartz.
      So at 40 million consoles over 4 years, that’s 10M/year. That’s still 35M behind Nintendo… While I agree it will sell many PS3 consoles, it’s not going to be enough to sell 10M more…
      Even if it DID sell 10M more consoles, it would still have to sell 1 copy for roughly 40-50% of all PS3 owners… So I don’t see it catching up to MW2 or Mario Kart any time soon… Is my logic wrong?

    • Tenacious D

      Memo to Jakemania

      When GT3 was released, the PS2 only had 21.7 million units sold worldwide. In 2002, about 43 million. Let’s not get carried away with our numbers.

    • Jakemania

      @Tenacious D
      Yeah, and it took 7 years for the game to reach just under 15 million copies… That’s still 10 million behind Mario Kart Wii which has only been out two years.
      I hope I’m wrong about it, but I don’t think I will be. Sadly, crappy casual games (or massively over-hyped COD games) often outsell good hardcore/enthusiast games.


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