Gran Turismo 5

Global Total as of 29th Nov 2014 (units): 10.50m
Platform: PlayStation 3
Developer: Polyphony Digital Genre: Racing

Total Units

North America: 2.86m 27.2%
+ Europe: 4.73m 45.1%
+ Japan: 0.81m 7.7%
+ Rest of the World: 2.10m 20.0%
= Global 10.50m

Release History

Gran Turismo 5 Sony Computer EntertainmentNorth America24th November 2010Retail
Gran Turismo 5 Sony Computer EntertainmentEurope24th November 2010Retail
Gran Turismo 5 Sony Computer EntertainmentJapan25th November 2010Retail
Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition Sony Computer EntertainmentNorth America17th January 2012Retail
Gran Turismo 5 Spec II Sony Computer EntertainmentJapan02nd February 2012Retail
Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition Sony Computer EntertainmentEurope26th September 2012Retail
Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition Sony Computer EntertainmentEurope28th September 2012Retail

Game Overview

Gran Turismo 5 is a driving simulator game for the PlayStation 3, developed by Polyphony Digital and published worldwide by Sony Computer Entertainment.The game was released on November 24, 2010 in North America and Europe, in Japan it was release on November 25, 2010.

Gran Turismo 5 the the fifth mainline entry and the biggest yet in the series, the game features over 1,000 cars and over 25 different locations, it is also the first in the series to feature Online races and Physics / Damage system.

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CGI-Quality (15 hours ago)
Edit, make that three years apart
between releases, but my point stands.
CGI-Quality (15 hours ago)
Saying GT5 "failed" in outselling
counterparts is grasping at best,
particularly when we don't even know
what's it sold up to this point (again,
these numbers, like the ones on
Polyphony's site, are nearly two years

GT6 proves nothing,
except that Sony f-ed up on when they
released it. No franchise loses that
many players between releases,
especially just two years apart.

like I said, that side of the coin is
pointless to debate about until future
atma998 (3 days ago)

GT5 was the first
iteration of the series on a new
generation of console therefore you have
to compare it with GT and GT3. GT6 on
the other hand can be compared with GT2
and GT4. That said, both GT5 and GT6
failed in outselling their counterparts.
Based on GT5 and GT6 sales we can easily
see the franchise is going down. Maybe
GT7 will reverse this trend, who

I don't see the point in
waiting for GT7 (or GT8 while you're at
it) numbers before ''conceding'' the
sales dropped in comparison to GT games
of previous generations.
CGI-Quality (5 days ago)
@ atma: I'm not saying there weren't
some ridiculously high predictions.
There certainly were. However, you were
aggressive about yours, even going as
far as minor flaming here and there, and
that's why things sometimes got ugly.

As for GT: "going down", I just
don't understand how 10.66m is: "just
barely over 10 million". And that was
as of Mar 2013. Who knows how much
higher it is nearly two years later.
What we can take from Polyphony's
totals - it's closer to 11 million (and
even though we have it under-tracked
here, our numbers put it at just under
500K shy of that). That's more than a
million over GT2, which is why I don't
get how the franchise has declined,
using that metric. Now mind you, I
understand that GT6 didn't do anywhere
near what its predecessor did, and
that's hugely disappointing and all
Sony's fault, but lets take a broader
look at this - it launched just after
the PS4 and didn't see the buzz of GT5.
If GT7 releases on the PS4 to that same
tune, your points will become far more
potent and I'll concede that things
don't look good for what was once one
of the highest selling gaming IPs of all
time. As it stands, though, GT6 could
very well prove to be an anomaly.

So, for now, I'm fine with calling
a simple truce. We should revisit the
topic (and have a civil debate) once GT7
receives a release date, grabs a spot on
VGC, and just after launch. Fair enough?
atma998 (5 days ago)

Let's make it clear, I
only care about the sales, this site's
main focus is on video game sales and
this page is not a fan page, but a page
to share our thoughts about the

What speaks for itself is the
fact that you'e calling out my
prediction while you ignore the
ridiculously high ones made by others.
When speaking about GT6 which is part of
the series, last I heard, you're saying
this is irrelevent and off topic as if
we can only speak of the game and not
the franchise.

When I predicted the
game would not reach 10 million, my main
argument was that the franchise was on a
downhill. The game barely reached 10
million and I was wrong in my prediction
but my main argument is still true. The
franchise is going done, bottom line.
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