GT5 Prologue Sells Nearly 4 Million Copies

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As you may know, Polyphony Digital publishes the sales figures of each Gran Turismo game on their website, and they just updated the numbers for Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.  In the last four months (going by the numbers from May), the game has sold approximately 700,000 copies, bringing the total to nearly 4,000,000.  No doubt, the Greatest Hits price drop helped drive retail sales, despite the fact that prices  on eBay.  Regardless, this is an impressive milestone for a “small” game – and one which will, no doubt, pour fuel on the the fire of the endless GT / Forza debate…

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Comments (40)

  1. GT-for-ever

    pd need time to compleet the game in detail Q1 2010 in mean time whe can play gt mobile dirt 2 i hope there is some new info or videos at gamescone or tgs

  2. snicker3s

    @ xanavi
    Thanks for the clarification :)

    We’ll probably get spoilers I think(like in gt4, any info on this??)

    As for non-performance tuning: I just don’t feel the need to hang dice on the rear view mirror of my Ferrari F40:).

  3. xanavi

    @snicker3s The last one was, just engine tuning, and no body modifications. Like no spoiler,s and carrossorie changes.

  4. RAugie

    This just goes to show you how well the guys at polyphony have thought this whole thing out

    Prologue is only a “demo” and it sells 4 mil. big revenue source and creates a whole lot of hype for the real game

    PSP version will be great, they were smart to release the date fairly early for it. But, they were careful as to not release the date for GT5 as to not steal the fire from the release of PSP version

    once the hype goes down from the psp version they release the date for GT5

    -it all in the name of maximizing profit…..

  5. yeahyeah

    I can’t wait for full version of gt5.
    I’m 30, play video games for 20 years and it’s propably my most anticipated game ever.

    Gran Turismo games are like religion for me. Finished 100% all of them.

  6. John

    Jdigital I hope something new and big comes along… PS3 slim could be cool but I would be worried about whats left out of it…

    I would love a price drop too but I would think it’s a new hot sku at the same price is more likely.

    I usually think an aritificial stock shortage is prep for holiday sales but it’s a bit early for that…

  7. Freddro

    If they don’t release the date for GT5 at Gamescom August 18th, I pretty much lost all hope for a release this year.

  8. JDigital

    @John

    A deal on the ps3 is coming a lot sooner than you think. retailers are drying up… this usually happens before a new sku or a new product. Rumor is Slim ps3… now I know thats a rumor but it is a hard FACT that retailers aren’t getting more shipments of ps3s (at least in the USA)… you tell me why Sony would not want more ps3’s sitting on retail shelves…

    Something is about to happen very soon… I’m talking a week or two.

  9. John

    I am fine with PD taking time to get this out because this will pretty much force me to buy a PS3 to play and the longer I wait the more chance a better deal on a PS3 comes along :)

  10. snicker3s

    @the_stig

    If those are the reasons why gt5 would suck I think we are pretty safe

    1)Gt never needed damage to be great, so if its present (even only partly) that is a bonus
    2)If there is one thing that has never been an issue with PD it is framerate, Gt1 up to Gt5p all smooth as silk:)
    3)So what you are saying is that PD releases games too fast and does not take enough time to ensure quality??? Ehrm,… that is so not true.
    4)I did not understand that sentence so it can not be a reason for sucking

    Pretty safe indeed.

  11. SIM-GT

    ps3 has power to create realistic sim imagine ps4 what they can do photo realistic sim

    hopefully gt5 ps3 power will have all the features with a good 60fps 1080p

    Good shadows textures , weather day night races, damage, 60fps , 1080p, and the same quality of gt5p or beter , THEN THIS WILL BE THE BEST RACE DRIVING SIMULATION GAME EVER

  12. Aido

    If GT can sell 4 million copies with just the Prologue version of the game, and considering all the new features being added to the final game and some yet to be, imagine how many copies will PD sell with GT5! Can’t wait to get my hands on the full game, hope not too long now…

  13. the_stig

    And what if GT5 doesn’t come out to be as good as everybody expected ? I mean, we have all the circumstances we need to make it suck.
    1st, it will SUCK if it only has damage on the rally cars.
    2nd, it will SUCK, if it will have dropped frame rate to enhance the real-time graphics.
    3rd, it is now delayed because of the psp, which will inevitably screw up the quality.
    4th, it will SUCK, if it will only have an upgrading system for the cars and more cars in general, it WILL SUCK.

  14. rand al thor

    hahahaha

    a so called demo outsold forza 2. shit. i think they better jump out the building when Gt 5 launches. hehehe

  15. zeromobius

    I contributed alot towards GT5p lol, i bought it 3 times, first time was the jap version, then the second was the disc(us) , and i bought the psn version (us) becuz a friend wanted to play it, so i wated to share it with him, but unfortunatley the game is unsharable, sucks balls, but owell, im glad i helped PD…. i really dont mind tho, GT games are among my “Favourite Game”(s) first time i did that wit any other games, except gt4 which i lost an bought it again. but i think thats it lol, i dont think i owned more then 1 copy of the same game other then gt4 and gt5p…
    :-/

  16. zeromobius

    I contributed alot towards GT5p lol, i bought it 3 times, first time was the jap version, then the second was the disc, anmd i bought the psn version becuz a friend wanted to play it, so i wated to share it with him, but unfortunatley the game is unsharable, sucks balls, but owell, im glad i helped PD…. i really dont mind tho, GT games are among my “Favourite Game”(s) first time ni did that wit any other games, except gt4 i lost an bought it again. but i think thats it lol, i dont think i owned more then 1 copy of da same game other then gt4 and gt5p…
    :-/

  17. yeti

    Does this include copies of the game that came with PS3’s?

    This is how I got mine – but I would’ve bought it otherwise – it was a bonus!

    C.

  18. ICANT55

    I hope pd isnt bullsh*tn this time Game stop has a release date for FEB 2 2010 !!!! PD STICK TO IT THIS TIME WE WANNA PLAY THE FULL VERSION!!! DROWNING IN DROOL HERE!!!

  19. Tenacious D

    Wow… can’t say it any better than Canadian STIG.

    I spent more than $800 just to play Foza 2, and I can’t say that was money well spent, especially when everything broke in two months, and I intended to get the PS3 first! GT5 however… worth whatever it costs.

  20. zoffdino

    This is amazing number for a “demo,” as many people will put it. Metal Gear Solid 4, undoubtedly one of the best games for PlayStation 3, only sold 4.75M copies since release (Wikipedia).

  21. tel151

    lol i paid £300 to play GT5 Prologue but, god dam it was worth every penny

    one of the reasons i brought a ps3 was to play gtp & gt5 (some day) this year :-)

    second reason was the g25 wheel being compatible otherwise i would still own my 360 and be playing forza on the pad,

  22. GranT

    I cant wait to play the full version

    Nurburgring ,lemans, pikes peak suzuki Xl7 night weather damage races

    onkyo TXSR 605
    Samsung 8500 led HDTV 46′
    Logitech G25
    Dbox motion

  23. James

    Sweet, GT5P, a “demo” in the eyes of many fanboys and GT haters, is now the best-selling PS3 title.

    Can’t wait for the full game.

  24. GTMad

    Amazing! I remember so many people calling this a ‘demo’ and somewhat average release, how wrong they were. Great achievement for PD and Sony, the sales for GT5 are going to be incredible.

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