GT5 moves 6.3 million units, “ship” or “sold” in question

Monday, 21st February 2011 13:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Polyphony’s just released figures showing Gran Turismo 5 has moved 6.3 million units since its release back in November.

In a regional breakdown, Europe has the bigger numbers with 3.9 million units. North America follows behind with 1.5 million units and Japan with 600k.

Overall, the series has seen 63.1 million units moved.

It’s unknown if these are sales or shipping numbers. We’re getting onto SCEE about it.

Gran Turismo 5 launched at the end of November following a previous delay, and received a new update last week which enabled B-Spec mode to be played online from a computer.



  1. xino


    the game sold well without me buying a copyO_o

    i guess Piracy doesn’t hurt sales, it is preowned that hurts it just like EA said!

    guess…I’m gonna pirate GT5!:)
    don’t be greedy, you just sold 6million man!

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    #2 4 years ago
  3. Deacon

    Not bad for a half-finished game ! ; )

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Razor

    While it is a shipped number, I don’t think the actual sell-through will be too far off. Actual sell-through is probably around 5-5.5 million.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. earlyrock

    Nice one. Its a great game.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    The key word here is moved, not sold, therefore….next news please

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    *retreats from sales position, is in neutral standpoint*

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    I really wanna give it a spin. It looks a lot better than previous GT’s. Especially the sensation of speed, from what I’ve seen. I just can’t be arsed to fit in a console at this point. Too many PC games to finish off.

    Did it sell more than two Forzas though? That’s really what Sony should be asking themselves in my opinion. It probably cost the same as two Forzas to make at this point.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Deacon

    It really is a superb game once the race has started! OUTSTANDING in fact.

    The trouble for me is everything else.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Mike


    If it was sold Sony would be partying.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    I think the rest of those numbers are actually sold.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ManuOtaku

    Well….. i did own all the previous GT, but i will pass on this one, i rented it, and the thing that doesnt bode well for me was the fact that you have a 1000+ cars in the game and only a few, are great looking on the inside, the rest is only an slightly upgreaded version of GT4.. whats up with that . also i didnt like the hit damage detection o_O, and the uneaven A.I. …i find forza 3 more appealing, therefore i will pass the buy on this one.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Razor

    They’re obviously shipped numbers.

    But if you look at the sell-through data, they probably won’t be too far away from that number as of today.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Vistrix

    @10 It doesn’t make much difference to Sony either way. They still sell it to the retailers and get their money.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    Has to be shipped but I really wouldn’t be surprised if that’s sold also.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Suikoden Fan

    this is the only realistic racing game that i like and i hated previous gt games, so it caught me by surprise

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Suikoden Fan

    to add forza was alright but i found it boring

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    I’m surprised it did poorly in USA.

    Just 1.5 million units, where Halo, COD is a monstrosity. I’m interested to see how well did Forza at US.


    #18 4 years ago
  19. halberyk

    i think the 6.3 of GT5 are more credible than the 5 of hot pursuit!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ManuOtaku

    @ 19, with all due respect, hot pursuit for me is a better racer, that deserves those numbers and even more, but is a matter of tastes.

    @ 17 yeah i know some people prefer forza and others GT, like i said i owned all the previous GT, and forza 3 was my first forza, so i ended enjoy it a little bit more,i think i did expected too much from GT, you know all these years in development, but dont get me wrong both are great racers, thank god that we have forza and GT, in the end we gamers win, we have a lot of series, speaking of which i think the best racer of 2010 was need for speed hot pursuit, it was that good, and i enjoy blur also so a damn shame it didnt retail like it should.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. DrDamn

    I was wondering the same – though if you check the performance of GT4 in the same link the shift away from the US was already happening then. Though that was released quite late in the PS2 lifecycle wasn’t it?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    I don’t know. Shipped or Sold, still shows good numbers.

    I think what has happened in the racing genere today is that many games have blured lines between what is a sim and an arcade. Add in to that the fact that between graphic and physics engines being so detailed and high end it backfires, creating a sense that one racer is almost interchangeable with another. Toss in the shear number of racers … and for anyone to really stand out is tough.

    Given that I think GT5 has done well.

    I am, however, not at all suprised that it hasn’t sold as well in the states as in EU. When talking to people here I get a sense that they would rather play other racers. From Forza to Shift to Grid to Hot Pursuit to Dirt. EA and Codies have a nice lock down on the racer genere and they span cross platforms.

    Long story short, this isn’t the PS or PS2 generations, and the field is filled other other strong competiters.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. ManuOtaku

    now i will do a mathematical explanation of the units in question, the article mention 6.3 million moves, so if you move 1.57 million units from japan to europe, and then move it to North America , and then move it to South America, you have 6.3 million unit moved, so they shipped/sold 1.57 million units…there you have it ….

    #23 4 years ago
  24. mathare92

    So MGS4′s been finally surpassed sales-wise, then.

    GT5 is a worthy successor. Spent hours yesterday trying to finish the last Jeff Gordon challenge… I have a new-found respect for Nascar drivers :D

    #24 4 years ago
  25. WizardWeb

    No idea how many they sold in my area, but there’s A LOT of 2nd-hand copies in Game, Game Station and especially CEX…

    #25 4 years ago
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