Gran Turismo Sport Tops an Estimated 3 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail

Gran Turismo Sport Tops an Estimated 3 Million Units Sold Worldwide at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 March 2018 / 6,296 Views

The racing game from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Polyphony Digital - Gran Turismo Sport - has reached a new sales milestone, according to our estimates. The game has surpassed three million units sold worldwide at retail. The figure can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending December 30.

Gran Turismo Sport sold 98,559 units for the week ending to bring lifetime sales to 3,034,084 units. It took the game 11 weeks to reach the milestone.

 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Europe with 1,918,425 units sold (63%), compared to 439,009 units sold in the US (14%) and 208,827 units sold in Japan (7%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 412,075 units in the UK, 312,705 units in Germany, and 255,258 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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14 Comments

Masked_Muchaco (on 04 March 2018)

It's like people forget that digital sales are a thing, and that the digital attach rate for some PS4 exclusives like UC4 and HZD have been pretty high.


Qwark (on 05 March 2018)

GT sport also had a massive 12 days of Christmas PSN discount. I wouldn't be surprised if it has at least 1.5 million digital sales. I bought it digital and I rarely buy digital games.


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mjk45 (on 06 March 2018)

it's really easy to find out GT sports sales Polophony list and update their games sales on their website.


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mjk45 (on 06 March 2018)

I apologise they have all the sales art from Gt sport for dsome reason.


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DialgaMarine (on 04 March 2018)

Hopefully the constant updates will give this game strong. Doing pretty good so far though, considering all the criticism.


DialgaMarine (on 04 March 2018)

Strong legs*


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DonFerrari (on 05 March 2018)

But there are some crazy folks on the internet that think Forza outsells Gran Turismo.


king8kong6 (on 05 March 2018)

This game deserves to do well. It may not have to abundance of content the other Gran Turismo games have but the time and effort put into the content it has shows. The quality is there and it would be nice if more people would notice.


elazz (on 05 March 2018)

I got mine digital and I think a lot did when there were the 50% discount sales. With an attach rate of 25% digital this game probably is around 4m units. Which is good for the racing genre but not on GT levels yet. It's still to be seen how it continues but hopefully it can reach even more this year. Support wise they're doing good!


mjk45 (on 06 March 2018)

the full GT sales numbers are easy to find, because of their unique status of being a subsidiary, Polophony list and continually update their sales on their website.


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mjk45 (on 06 March 2018)

I apologise they haven't updated the figures to include GT sport


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Tridrakious (on 04 March 2018)

Not bad, it's selling well enough.


GoldenHand80 (on 08 March 2018)

well deserved! and should sell even more because it is an awesome game


exclusive_console (on 05 March 2018)

5M+ is on cards if they keep updating the game through out the year and release complete version with all updates


ROCKY223 (on 04 March 2018)

This game could've been the killer racing game if the focus was not on multiplayer and really by now it would've sold atleast 5-6 million units, but turning it into an esport game is what made it lose its fans. GT is no longer the premiere racing game series it used to be


Masked_Muchaco (on 04 March 2018)

I think they learned their lesson, the single player content they're adding is being well received by players, so the next GT will probably have it on day one.


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Teeqoz (on 05 March 2018)

Pretty week performance to be honest. Hopefully PD and Sony got the message and will have all content available at launch next time.


RolStoppable (on 05 March 2018)

Comment upvoted out of pity.


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Teeqoz (on 05 March 2018)

It's all right, I'm just a Playstation hater after all.


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Ka-pi96 (on 05 March 2018)

So you admit it? :O


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Kyuu (on 04 March 2018)

Polyphony Digital observes Street Fighter V's sales: "Yes, let's replicate that model!"


atma998 (on 04 March 2018)

Still pretty low compared to GT5 which was at 6M after 10 weeks. The Gran Turismo franchise is in a long but constant decline.


Masked_Muchaco (on 04 March 2018)

If it end up selling more than GT6, which is not far from happening, it will break the decline and Sony will probably be happy enough.


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atma998 (on 04 March 2018)

GT6 was a late release in the end of PS3 life cycle. A fair comparison would be with GT5 which was also released 4 years after console launch and in its peak, pretty similar to GTS on PS4.


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Masked_Muchaco (on 04 March 2018)

You have to take into account that digital wasn't nearly as big as it is now back when GT5 launched.


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Masked_Muchaco (on 04 March 2018)

Also, you're forgetting something very important: attach rate

GT3, which is the best selling GT game to date, sold 14.98m on a userbase of 157m, while GT5 sold 10.75m on user base of 86m. It's clear that GT5 attach rate is considerably bigger, now imagine how much more GT5 would have sold if it userbase was as big as PS2s.


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Ka-pi96 (on 05 March 2018)

If you're bringing attach rate into it doesn't that just make GTS look even worse? :P


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Ka-pi96 (on 05 March 2018)

Also, attach rate isn't "very important". It's one of the most meaningless things there is...


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Masked_Muchaco (on 05 March 2018)

It makes no sense to expect bigger sales on a smaller userbase, so yes, attach rate needs to be taken into consideration. My point is that the series isn't on constant decline like atma998 said, GTS will end up outselling GT6 and GT5 would've very probably outsell GT3 if PS3's userbase was bigger. But of course this is just my opinion.


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Kerotan (on 05 March 2018)

Excellent sales for a glorified prologue


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John2290 (on 04 March 2018)

Extremely disappointing, even with the insane flash sales, It was 19.99 less than three weeks after release on PSN here, all the bundles for every sku both pro and not. This is terrible.


pastro243 (on 04 March 2018)

this is VGchartz retail estimate. We don't have access to digital sales


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John2290 (on 04 March 2018)

Still. People can down vote me to hell, ya'll know I'm right. The age iof GT is over and that saddens me. I see now why Evolution was shut down and PC2 was hidden on PSN. Too much choice in console sin racing now for GT to reach the numbers it used to, Unless this has legs of steel it might not pass GT6. Hopefully GT7 can garner more success.


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DialgaMarine (on 05 March 2018)

People are thumbing you down because you're clearly criticizing the game for the sake of criticizing. Maybe the racing sim genre is s little more inflated these days, but GT is still leading the pack in sales, despite the obvious media bias against it. Maybe it's not doing as well as GT5, but it's still doing well, especially compared to the likes of PC2 and Forza. Plus, we don't actually know how well it is doing. VGC would lead us to believe that Horizon is around 6 million at best, yet it has far exceeded that. We won't know for sure until we get official numbers, but for now it's doing decently.


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John2290 (on 05 March 2018)

I bought the game at FP, I love the game, The VR mode is one of the most amazing things I've seen in Sim racing since GT5. I may have bought my T300 for PC2 but I haven't used it on anthing else but GTS, Dirt rally and Driveclub VR so far. The numbers are disappointing and I'm not questioning what effect this will have on GT7, Sony dropped evolution what measures will they take from Polyphony if they can't garner back success. Couldn't give a fuck about down votes for voicing my opinion. Unless the digital sales rack in at near 2 million this is bad whatever way you look at it as GTS isn't even in the top 25 in the UK anymore, 38 infact last I checked.


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