The enormously anticipated Gran Turismo 5 opened to some huge sales on PS3 this week. In just two days on the market in the Americas and EMEAA and one day in Japan, VGChartz estimates that over 1.8 million copies of the game were sold. Breaking this down by region, over 55% were sold in EMEAA with the remainder equally split between the Americas and Japan.
First week sales are expected to hit around 2.4 - 2.5 million units, which would put sales roughly on par with the last full console installment, Gran Turismo 4 and in the top five openings of all time on PS3 behind Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy XIII and Grand Theft Auto IV. In Europe, GT5 set overall sales records in many smaller countries but performance wasn't good enough in major markets like the UK (where Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and FIFA dominate) to set an overall sales record.