Gran Turismo Sport Sells an Estimated 982,000 Units First Week at Retail

Gran Turismo Sport Sells an Estimated 982,000 Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo, posted 3 days ago / 4,481 Views

The racing game from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Polyphony Digital - Gran Turismo Sport - sold 982,360 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 21.

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Europe with 528,456 units sold (54%), compared to 162,336 units sold in the US (17%) and 148,613 units sold in Japan (15%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 74,556 units in the UK, 116,531 units in Germany, and 78,878 units in France.

Gran Turismo Sport released for the PlayStation 4 in North America on October 17, in Europe on October 18 and in Japan on October 19.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments

PEEPer0nni (4 days ago)

Better than GT6 and it's not even a numbered entry plus higher digital ratio. I think it sold 1.3 million in total.


Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

True, but I believe the consensus was GT6 did modest numbers for the series do platform and release date. This is the first GT and its hyped a complete game being updated over time.


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LivingMetal (4 days ago)

This just goes to show that an average 76 score on Metacritic isn't everything.


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LivingMetal (4 days ago)

I think it's pretty sad that you're happier with ignorance by not reading reviews of the game in which the quality is there. What it lacks is content which has been compensated and will be compensated by updates of new content.


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SmashBros01 (4 days ago)

If I only played games based on Metacritic scores, I would sadly miss out on so many great games. Total agree with LivingMetal!


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

The game is great and there is content, a lot of the reviews are faulty... reading ones that are more dedicated to racing or serious like arstechnica, eurogamer, etc they said the game is good but sure had less content than competition.


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Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

The score is a reflection of the lack of content, lacking value some might say. Other racers would get lower scores for the same reason.


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Sergio18 (4 days ago)

I love the game <3


Gamer147 (4 days ago)

Impressive.


DialgaMarine (4 days ago)

I imagine that PD continuing a strong push with post-launch updates, this game will have pretty solid legs. Having better launch sales than GT6 isnít amazing, but itís still solid considering how badly reviewers put this game down, compared to the competition.


SmashBros01 (4 days ago)

For GT Sports, do you need to have PSN Plus or just interest access in order to play the game?


PEEPer0nni (4 days ago)

PSplus for multiplayer (which is the main focus of this game anyways). Internet connection is enough for singleplayer.


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SmashBros01 (4 days ago)

Okay thank you! I just wanted to make sure because I don't have PSN Plus.


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

So wait until the middle of this month to get the free DLC that will increase the singleplayer campaign


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Kerotan (4 days ago)

A glorified prologue. No other series atm can come close to this. And I'm talking sim racers on console. GT7 will be in an even bigger league of its own.


Errorist76 (4 days ago)

There won't be any GT7. This IS GT7...and as we know already the missing GT mode will come next week!


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Azzanation (3 days ago)

76 metacritic says otherwise


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Errorist76 (3 days ago)

The only criticism all those reviewers had was lack in content anyway...most said itís an excellent racer, which it is. The lack in content is going to be resolved soon, starting with the career update next week.


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Bristow9091 (4 days ago)

Shame it didn't quite break 1m first week at retail, but for all the flack it's been getting it's still impressive!


DonFerrari (3 days ago)

Consider the margin of error and give it 1M =]
Also I haven't checked but are the numbers compatible with NPD, Japan and UK numbers?


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

A lot lower than most previous GT, but I like the game a lot.


Errorist76 (4 days ago)

Proud of my German (and European) brethren! Nation of car (and GT) lovers for sure :)


KratosLives (4 days ago)

are there any tvs that take advantage of the wide colour gamut spectrum this game has?


DonFerrari (3 days ago)

Nope, the full spectrum of the game have no TV to see it by what Svennoj looked at.


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xl-klaudkil (4 days ago)

Holy damn rip gran turismo, hopefully this is a lesson for both sony and pd.


ithis (4 days ago)

It's fine because it's actually succeeding at what it set out to do. It also apparently has legs (I base that on hearsay). It will be fine.


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PEEPer0nni (4 days ago)

You're clueless if you think those sales are bad. It sold better than GT6 and it doesn't even count digital sales. For fuck sake who is disliking everything positive said about this game?


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Machina (4 days ago)

You're right it does have legs, despite a pretty muted opening. The pre-holiday price cut and being included in a number of PS4 bundles in Europe is doing wonders.


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Errorist76 (4 days ago)

First week sales of Forza 170.000
First week sales of GTS 1.000.000

R.I.P. Gran Turismo!? lol


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

Yep... Forza is the king of racing that no one want to be subject to, so it seems.

It had 300% boost for the BF on UK.


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Azzanation (3 days ago)

Had to sell. Games being sold for $29 and even bundled with controllers.


Kerotan (3 days ago)

Sadly for your agenda this launch week only includes full priced sales. But yeah when the bf $30 week comes around it will do huge numbers again.


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Kerotan (3 days ago)

This is launch week sea at full price. Try harder.

What you think of forza 7 sales? After 3 weeks it's sales are only a third of this games first week.


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OsafuneKatana (3 days ago)

@kerotan his head is far too deep in MS' arse. He won't understand what you are saying.


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Errorist76 (3 days ago)

Same goes for Forza 7 and it still didnít sell.


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

So you don't care about neither game but come here to comment, attack and compare??? Great...

Still do you intend at any point understand that retail only it done 1M at 60USD?


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Errorist76 (3 days ago)

Azzazination
Can you please enlighten us where GTS was 30 dollars at launch week?! Cause if I had known Iíd have bought it.


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OsafuneKatana (4 days ago)

Looks like some butthurt xbox fanboy is downvoting every positive comment because GTS absolutely murdered the pathetic 176k sales of forza 7.


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CGI-Quality (4 days ago)

If there is a problem, we'll handle it. Otherwise, even if indirectly, do not call people "butthurt" or "fanboys".


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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

Haven't seem much unfair downvote yet.


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Ggordon (4 days ago)

If it wasnt for the "Gran turismo" in the name enormous hype and the lack of first party racing games on ps4, this game would ve barely passed 100k. GT is no longer the king of racing games


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PEEPer0nni (4 days ago)

Hmm... That's weird because it has the best online racing on consoles.


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CGI-Quality (4 days ago)

@ Ggordon: Your purpose here is obvious. Nothing wrong with critiquing, but yours goes beyond that. This will be the only Warning I'll give you. Quit the Trolling.


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ClassicGamingWizzz (4 days ago)

Stop drinking that haterade ma man


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AngryLittleAlchemist (4 days ago)

This could be said for literally any popular video game franchise. "If it wasn't Halo 5 no one would buy it!!!!" Well of course that'd be the case .... you judge games largely based on the pedigree of their franchises. It's not a superficial judgement of a game, it's knowing the context of it's existence.


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