Gran Turismo 5 Sells 1.8m in Two Days Worldwide

by Brett Walton, posted on 27 November 2010 / 27,359 Views

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.

Gran Turismo 5 screenshot

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.

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Genera1MLD (on 02 December 2010)

yes i do know i hve lots of spelling mistakes but at least ive backed up my facts with exactly the information you moronic fanboys are trying to use in your defence lmfao XD.


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XxXProphecyXxX (on 01 December 2010)

keep beliving that shit DIGITAL FOUNDRY AND LENS OF TRUTH>>>>>>>>>>YOU. besides 1080p vs 720p LOL! non debatable at all.


Genera1MLD (on 01 December 2010)

oh and ill bet you lot have associated me with GEneralMLD from youtube lol this isnt the same guy, since when did that bafoon even bother about the ps3, the guy just uses flamebait and trolls youtube looking to start flamewars (lol just like what most of you trolls are doing here funny that). the only thing ive got against GT5 is its graphics, play it long enough and you see what im talking about (though im guessing most of you havnt even played it yet) ive constantly said time and time again GT5 has better physics than forza but you lot seam to think GT5's graphics are so much better when there clearly not so stop crying about it, wow i never knew so many fanboys could get so upset over somthing so simple. next argument will be about the standard cars are more detailed than the cars in forza 3 (lol you know that's what there going to argue about next)


Genera1MLD (on 01 December 2010)

lol this is so funny you idiot's calling me a 360 fanboy when your all in denial, why wont you wake up and just accept the truth, oh i know because youve waited 5 years and now that its out you lot are defending it regardless of all its flaws, i own a ps3 and i own GT5 dont call me a fanboy without backing up your statments first. cry all the more each time any of you retarded idiot's defend GT5 lol i own both forza3 and GT5 and i can blatently tell the difference visually forza is better though you lot constantly deny that fact, so tell me why diddnt GT5 get a tripple A rating or score over 90% in reviews ??? ill tell you its cause of its flaws and only a fanboy would be blind enough to ignore any of its flaws.


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ttcacacaca (on 01 December 2010)

wow Genera1MLD is such a baby... he says all this BS and can't back it up, nd how tpicall of a 360 fanboy to come on a ps3 page and try to dog on it.


XxXProphecyXxX (on 01 December 2010)

The only one crying here Genera1MLD. Ironic he talks about accepting the truth when he can't even bring him self to do what he's saying. GT5>FORZA graphics and thats from experts DIGITAL FOUNDRY and LENS OF TRUTH.


mr2ange (on 01 December 2010)

Fuck off Genera1MLD, how many posts? it doesn't matter how much you crave forza to be the better of the two games, now shut the fuck up and spend your time trying to getting that 360 pad out of your asshole.


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Genera1MLD (on 01 December 2010)

lol keep bringing fanboy bullshit you know and everyone whos looked into this knows that GT5 has some of the worst graphics in history for such a highly antisipated title for a start it was in development for well over 5 years and in that time car reflections look more like ps1 graphics than next gen which is laughable next there is the background scenery which to be honest is dull and has little or no definition then theres the standard cars and the list goes on, keep telling your self GT5 has better graphics if it make you feel better but we all know GT5's graphics needs a major overhaul. the only ones crying are the stupid fanboys that refuse to accept the truth and the truth is forza 3 has better more detailed graphics that GT5 END OF.


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XxXProphecyXxX (on 30 November 2010)

LOL keep beliving Forza has better graphics if it helps you sleep better. You guys loves to cling on Digital foundry and Lens of truth when they give every single multiplat game graphic edge on 360 now all of a sudden they dont matter and their blind? ohh please cry else where GT5 graphics >>>>>>>>FORZA /end.


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Genera1MLD (on 30 November 2010)

what ever pal just face facts GT5 doesnt live up to the high standard it was supposed to be and after 5 long years of development its a huge let down, no game this gen will ever look too real EVER, the consoles lack the sheer power needed to produce the textures to a resolution that looks that real (and if your blind how many games have had the old "photo realistic" slapped on it) oh and i looked at lense of truth and they say forza's graphics are better lol kinda contridicting your self if you want to keep flaming this article with fanboy claims. i have both GT5 and forza 3 and i keep finding more and more graphical flaws and i shouldnt need to keep repeating this but GT5's physics are better than forza's so please just accept that no matter how much rubbish you want to add im just gonna throw it in the trash where the rest of your statments belong, forza 3 has better graphics END OF and im pretty sure the staff here at VG have noticed the graphical flaws with GT5 without resorting to flaming and starting a stupid fanboy console war. why cant you people just accept there are flaws with both games , yes that right both games have there flaws but in this instance GT5's graphics is where it lets it's self down and the physics in forza let that game down, trust me im not trying to start a flame war or anything im just telling it like it is.


DonFerrari (on 30 November 2010)

Genera1MLD You can accept your own reality, but i'm sorry you are not all. Digital Foundry and Lense of Truth are not the only ones saying this. GT5 graphics have mix reception. Some say it's all better than Forza, other say it's best most of time but loses in background detail (and mostly the trees), some may say Forza always win in graphics. And about reflection, sun and lights.... there were a review downgrading GT5 because it looked too real, and the sun were making it harder to drive. So it's a matter of eachself likes and dislikes realy. Who want a GT5 will find funny with it, those who preffer Forza 3 (don't matter what are the reasons) will find more fun inside of Forza... and so is the life.


Genera1MLD (on 30 November 2010)

lol then lense of truth and digital foundry must be blind, ive been playing GT5 scince the 24th and constantly find graphical flaws, for example the road side objects like buildings and trees have very low detail (MSR has better buildings and trees and that was nearly 10 years ago), the geaphics of the non premium cars looks like they have been taken directly from GT4 with no update to the textures or polygon count, and the biggest most notable flaw is with reflections on the cars it looks like a reflection of ps1 graphics. anyone who denies these claims and says these other sites are reporting this nonsence needs to wake up and accept GT5 isnt as polished as it should be and like ive said before and ill say it again GT5's physics are better than forza 3's but forza 3 has better graphics END OF now take you flamewar somwhere else.


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Pyramid12 (on 30 November 2010)

LOL? Digital foundry and Lens of truth already gave graphic edge to GT5........why argue?


Genera1MLD (on 30 November 2010)

@pslee again keep the flamewar to say a max of none, forza 3's graphics are only better as turn 10 diddnt focus most of its time trying to make 200 of its cars look so detailed and the rest like its last gen predecessor.


pslee (on 30 November 2010)

forza 3 has better graphics than gt5..... sigh........


gustave154 (on 29 November 2010)

i hope PD releases another gran turismo game for the PS3 before they release the PS4.... they are alot of things the can improve on...


Rick82 (on 29 November 2010)

No. Forza 3 graphics aren't better than GT5 as much as fanboys would like it to be. Sadly, the truth says otherwise. Pure facts. Totally unbiased and professional. You can put them together side by side. If you do that in your own TVs you'll notice how GT5 graphics are superior. So.. In the end. GT5 is superior in both ways. But that doesn't make Forza3 a bad game. Don't get me wrong. Forza 3 is a great game, I'm sure.


Genera1MLD (on 29 November 2010)

@Rick82 seriously keep the flamewar to a maximum of say 0%, graphically forza 3 is better than GT5 without a doubt technically GT5 has better physics than forza 3 so on those grounds one is not better than the other they are in fact as good as each other, maybe you trolls and flamewar starters need to realise this (no maths needed just stop flamebaiting)


Rick82 (on 29 November 2010)

We habe to accept that into a technical and detailed professional and unbiased view, GT5 is superior to Forza Motorsport 3. It's pure math.


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Genera1MLD (on 29 November 2010)

who give a sh** about sales, i can quite easily say no one from polyphony or sony comes here to comment so why is so important to go on about it so much, the games awsome END OF, if your a real fan of racing sims youll just drop the fanboy argument and get every racing sim out there regardless of format, likewise forza 3 is every bit as good as GT5 and viceverser. (i got banned for flaming but now im more civil and i suggest you lot do the same).


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dunno001 (on 28 November 2010)

*sighs* Quite a bit of flaming of other sides in here. Let's keep things civil; I don't feel like banning anyone else today...


huaxiong90 (on 28 November 2010)

@aznable: Not a good factor in deciding sales, but we may hear a press release soon enough. And as for "nice try"...it's best I not go into detail, but I guess that was harsh.


aznable (on 28 November 2010)

@all yes i know that the current estimate for the 1st day of sales is 400k, but with 500k of copies sent to shops there would be news of severe shortages. @huxiaong90 nice try what? Azalyn estimates btw.


AaronSOLDIER (on 28 November 2010)

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huaxiong90 (on 28 November 2010)

@aznable: First off, a link would back your claim up. Second of all, 1.8 * .225 = .405. It's pretty reasonable. Nice try though.


shuraiya (on 28 November 2010)

@ aznable If the first week sales end up being 2.5 million and the percentage split among the regions remains the same, then EMEAA will sell 55% (1,375,000) and the remaining 1,125,000 will be split between the Americas and Japan. An even split between the two results in 562,500 units for each of those regions. It is very much within the realm of possibility. These approximations do not even take into consideration the likelihood that Sony may ship more copies to retailers before the week is out.


aznable (on 28 November 2010)

someone would explain how is possible a number like that when the copies sent to retailers in jap is just 500k for the launch of the title. at least the japanese ones are overestimated.


EyeAmTJ (on 28 November 2010)

I have a PS3, I'm just waitin on Twisted Metal & Killzone 3...LMFAO@callin me a 360 troll I have both consoles hahahaha


dark_gh0st_b0y (on 28 November 2010)

nice launch, can't wait to play it


Coca-Cola (on 28 November 2010)

A racing game that sells almost 2m in first few days is amazing. Good job PS3. Forza can't dream this kind of sales - no matter how great Forza3 is.


shuraiya (on 28 November 2010)

Wow, so much venom being spewed in the comments. Seems the reason for all the disappointment with the game is because people expected more. Sony and PD are definitely to blame for all the hype they built up. The way I see it, any game that can cause me to spend over $700 (New Seat + G27 + Collector's edition GT5) without regrets can't be anything but great.


Chairman-Mao (on 28 November 2010)

Awesome! Pretty insane sales. I've gotta think 2.5 million first week plus all the sales from Prologue at least covered the cost to produce GT5.


gekkokamen (on 28 November 2010)

well deserved, this game is a V12 BEAST!


CGI-Quality (on 28 November 2010)

@ atma You expected GT5 to sell nearly 2 mill in two days? I don't believe so. You may have said for the first week, which it will obviously clear. To the topic: the numbers are fantastic. It will match or clear GT4 and go on to sell 4 mill by year's end, 7 mill by 2011's end, and 8.5-9 mill by 2012's end.


Areym (on 28 November 2010)

All right! Loving the sales. With a good online, I can see this game having long legs, very beautiful legs might I add. I would have bought it if Move hadn't taken all my money.


tingyu (on 28 November 2010)

@EyeAmTJ Get a PS3, mate. Little Big Planet 2 and Infamous 2 is just around the corner, and you know Uncharterd 3 is justa waiting to happen.


atma998 (on 27 November 2010)

Exactly what I expected. The game should sell 6-7 million LTD like I predicted.


Ping_ii (on 27 November 2010)

God this is why I love it when any PS related does amazing. The trolls can't stop hating its hillarious.


Realwerewolf (on 27 November 2010)

U seen rows? Are u trying to say Hot persuit is selling better? Umm, no, whats with insecure 360 trolls? Got no games to play as u got no exclusives left, so all u can do is troll Ps3 game articles? Hot persuit is an arcade racer, and not refined at all.


EyeAmTJ (on 27 November 2010)

I seen rows of this game in Best Buy Thursday & Friday...I was goin to buy Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit but couldnt find it for 360 at all :(


ImJustBayuum (on 27 November 2010)

Great sales: 7-8mil LTD for me There is a trend this gen that indicates that the only titles in the HD market capable of selling 10mil+ are shooters. And I dont think GT5 has the legs to match its predecessors unless it is bundled.


scottie (on 27 November 2010)

Nice sales. I'm still confident about the prediction I've been making this whole time, approx 9 million by end of lifetime. The guy guessing 5-6 seems to be wishing that more than he is predicting it. Nearly 2 million in 2 days and you think 5 million total is a possibility?


psrock (on 27 November 2010)

@lyrikalstylez you said 4-5 million


Lyrikalstylez (on 27 November 2010)

Great Opening, I still think it'll do 5-6 million ww thou


Nybbas (on 27 November 2010)

realracer, you are real cool.


Nybbas (on 27 November 2010)

I haven't put the game down since I bought it except to work/sleep. Some of the reviewers concerns I think are valid, like the damage system treating the cars like they are indestructible (I haven't seen damage on my car yet, and there have been a few good crashes) The AI still sucking is kind of annoying, and the menus could have been done better.... The racing is incredible, the environments are great, even the non premium cars look wonderful, and the premium cars are flat out jaw dropping. I can't wait to get more into this game. Some of the reviewers complained about limited paint choices and another complained that there were no RUF cars (the porsche clones) but you unlock paint colors as you play it, and there are RUF cars, I just bought one today... unless they were saying there were no premium RUF, which might be correct...


geddesmond2 (on 27 November 2010)

Don't mind Grandia. Since GT5 launched hes been on a mission to talk shit about the game. Thats all he can talk about and he hasn't even played the dam game. Either hes just doing it to trool or the dude got raped by GT1 when he was a little boy and now he has a personal vendetta against the game. Ah cheer up Grandia. I'm sure your butthole has healed up by now! LMAO.


--OkeyDokey-- (on 27 November 2010)

Wow. Really good. Go GT5!


UnknownFact (on 27 November 2010)

Lol @ people arguing what game is gonna sell more and such. Just play the games you want to play and that's it.


binary solo (on 27 November 2010)

I would think typical HW boost for a game like this would be about 2-3%, so best case senario under normal circumstances is a ~75K boost from 2.5 million sales. But then there's the Blue special ltd edition PS3 sku in Japan. I would think pretty much all the blue PS3 will go in the first week (given projection of around 550K total GT5 games sold), so PS3 HW boost for the week should be upwards of 150K. PS3-->Wii gap is >200K for last week, so PS3 won't get #1 spot for BF week. Too bad, but Wii is holiday king. Only losers slam GT5 quality vs FM3, or vice-a-versa whatever your bias happens to be. Quality games are quality games. Sales on the other hand, well someone has said that 86 on Metacritic is a fail and the only reason so many copies of GT5 have sold week 1 is because the reviews were embargoed. I guess we'll have to watch the legs to see if that pans out. I think sales-wise GT5 is going to kick every other racer on HD consoles butts, including combined PS360 sales for the multi-plats. GT5 is also going to give PS3 HW sales a long term lift, especially once the bundles roll in some time next year.


justinian (on 27 November 2010)

@Grandia I am assuming by "most people" that find the game disappointing you refer to the critics...unless you questioned each of the 1.8m that bought it. I really doubt what critics say has a lot to do with games like GT5. If you are a fan of the GT series the chances are you will get. Based on sales from other popular franchise games, to fans the critics score don't mean much, for a brand new IP or game it is a different matter...but that's another subject.


Krill (on 27 November 2010)

Considering the user base of the PS2 when GT4 was released, sales of GT5 are pretty amazing.


raygun (on 27 November 2010)

GT5 is one of those games that the more you play the more you love. The first 'not so great' reviews are nonsense, i'm starting to build a gaming wheel rig because of this game., and i'll be playing it for years to come.


kupomogli (on 27 November 2010)

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be better than both Forza and GT5. Simcade style but still. Sales on the other hand are probably going to suck. The original TDU didn't have very good sales.


Carl2291 (on 27 November 2010)

@Jlmadyson... You really don't know how many units VGC estimate for the Month. The 500k (If it IS 500k) is for Americas. Not the United States, like NPD track. Wait for the VGC actual November NPD article to see what they expect.


gustave154 (on 27 November 2010)

too bad uk sales aren't as good... but i know GT has alot of legs so this wouldn't be a problem.


NYANKS (on 27 November 2010)

@Rawnchie14, isn't that more impressive?


Jlmadyson (on 27 November 2010)

Ok we have on record basically with 2 more days that Vgchartz is saying over 500k for US November NPD. Marked and booked.


thedaftman (on 27 November 2010)

really thought it was going to sell less then this for two days.....but i will be picking up my copy next week


Rawnchie14 (on 27 November 2010)

@ Rick82 - Subjective. I find Forza far more arcade-ish that GT5, which might have been the reason critics rated it higher. They play very differently, and it all depends on what you want out of a game. @ NYANKS - for the PS2 it did 2.5 million. The PS3 != PS2.


Gilgamesh (on 27 November 2010)

lol @ IamAwsome, the game will sell at least 4.5 million by the end of December. OT, NICE!!


IamAwsome (on 27 November 2010)

This game will sell 3 million by spring


pukem0n (on 27 November 2010)

thats quite surprising to say the least


NYANKS (on 27 November 2010)

GT4 did 2.5 million as well! And that went to 11 million...people need to relax.


Kleeyook (on 27 November 2010)

That's below my expectation. Then I expect it to sell at least 10M in life time sale. I wish it could go to 15M sale like GT3.


NYANKS (on 27 November 2010)

@Grandia, you are completely wrong. Most fans will love it, it's just some of the reviewers who who docked points for Sony's overhyping. Forza is not better. Jeez. People are truly thickheaded.


pslee (on 27 November 2010)

advertisement will sell in short run. but in long run, the advertisement will not have much in effect in my opinion.


indodude (on 27 November 2010)

@ fighter, Too bad you haven't tried the game, so maybe you should STFU.


Grandia (on 27 November 2010)

The Sales are fantastic for GT5, but sadly the game did not derserve such good sales. Most people are disapponited of GT5. And the press is also disappointed of GT5, 85% on Metacritic.com is a huge faile for such an popular series.


geddesmond2 (on 27 November 2010)

Sales would have been better if Sony tryed advertising this game. The only ad I seen for this game was a Kevin butler trailer that was shown on Playstation lifestyle last week. I'm still telling people GT5 came out on wednesday when I see them. Its rediculous


JPL78 (on 27 November 2010)

You have to love the, "I like this one thing, so I must hereby hate this other thing" mentality. I would think true racing game enthusiasts would play and appreciate both series. But I forgot it is forbidden to like both a Microsoft and Sony product at the same time...


darthdevidem01 (on 27 November 2010)

@MonstaMack Yup but is it a fair comparison? Forza vs Gt in sales that is No it really isn't


MonstaMack (on 27 November 2010)

It goes like this. Forza 3 > GT 5 critic response. GT5 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Forza 3 sales.


NYANKS (on 27 November 2010)

This line of comments makes a fantastic case for Eugenics. :(


psrock (on 27 November 2010)

I have never seen a game has such an effect on people.


iWarMachine (on 27 November 2010)

getting mine today =) =) =) =) =)


Boutros (on 27 November 2010)

dunno would drool all over this comment section if he were here.


pslee (on 27 November 2010)

i can;t,,,,, can't.................... stop playing this game..................... simply awesome and amazing......... 3 straight days going to bed at 4AM....... please help me........


qmoney88 (on 27 November 2010)

Lovepeace, thats purely objective, you say that as if thats a universally shared opinion. I own forza 3 and am enjoying gt5 just as much as I did with forza 3, theyre both excellent games but neither one "owns" each other, I believe they're different enough to stand on their own pedestals as the greatest racing sims this gen. I will always have a special place in my heart for the gt series though as it was gran turismo that sparked my passion for racing games in general due to their addictive nature. Im not even that big into cars in real life, I just love racing and thats what gt5 does best and I believe no other game comes close to providing the most intense, immersive and accurate driving experience. Forza 3 allowed me to customize my cars the way I want which is a huge plus for me and the main reason I would consider putting it up there with gt5. If gran turismo had included the ability to customize your rides the way forza does, then theres no competition.


Ping_ii (on 27 November 2010)

LOL @ fighter QQ more plz, I knew GT5 will make 360 fanatic cry.


darthdevidem01 (on 27 November 2010)

@the_lonely_gamer Is it so hard to congratulate GT without unnecessarily insulting another great game?


the_lonely_gamer_123 (on 27 November 2010)

This game has out Forza to shame. The best racing game of this gen deserves all the sales that it can get


Carl2291 (on 27 November 2010)

chenying is actually badgenomes alt. We should get them both banned as soon as possible for at least... Forever.


darthdevidem01 (on 27 November 2010)

@carl2291 What about chennying who's trying to sell us GT fans sunglasses? Surely GT5 graphics aren't so amazing that they'd blind us!!!!!!! ________ Awesome sales!


Carl2291 (on 27 November 2010)

To anyone wanting to turn this comments section into a GT vs Forza rant/troll/flame fest. Dick off.


*Sound Of Rain (on 27 November 2010)

Wasn't GT5 supposed to be the game that pushes PS3 ahead of the Wii this week? I don't think 2.5 Million 1st week will do it...how many people who got it didn't have a PS3 yet? If 10% of GT5 buyers were new it would add about 250K to PS3 sales right? Wii can beat that! Its not as much as people made it seem but great non the less because it should have legs!


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hiroko (on 27 November 2010)

@LovePeace what i have seen..not realy


LovePeace (on 27 November 2010)

Forza got owned ?? Only in sales because in quality GT got owned.