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Gran Turismo 6 sold around 300,000 units during December in US – analyst

Tuesday, 14th January 2014 09:00 GMT By Matt Martin

Sony and Polyphony’s PlayStation 3 racer was the only significant release in December; Blizzard subs may be up, says Cowen & Co.

Gran Turismo 6 likely sold around 300,000 units in December, according to estimates from analyst firm Cowen & Company.

The PlayStation 3 racer was the only significant release during December, following the November month crammed with new releases and two new home consoles.

In a preview note, Cowen & Co suggested that although December will show decline compared to November, most publishers will be on track to hit their quarterly projections, including Activision which has taken a knock on Call of Duty: Ghost sales but made up for the shortfall with better sales of Skylanders.

The company also expects World of Warcraft subscriptions to be up and “robust” sales of Take-Two’s Grand Theft Auto V.

NPD releases December sales stats on Thursday this week.

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10 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Do we have a frame of reference for previous GT games? Because I was under the influence that GT is super seller that would at least sell a million in US during its first month.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Dragon

    ^Its down from previous GTs, but that was expected. Every Sony home console had 2 GTs, and second one always sold less.

    Then again, its major market is Europe, then US. GTs never sold 1 million at launch in US afaik.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Erthazus

    That’s just not good. I think people are tired of GT6 gameplay. They are not improving on the existing issues with AI, damage.

    despite their last and really good effort with adding more or less realistic physics they completely forgot about the “game” aspect.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. The_Red

    @2
    I just hope this doesn’t encourage them to use even more micro-transactions.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Dragon

    @4,
    Well, you could easily play GT6 without micro-transaction.
    Plus there is that way to earn free cash.

    Anyway, GT will remain king for simulation racers in sales (and quality, which is a personal preference) for foreseeable future.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. fengato

    It does feel like GT 5.5. They obviously thought it best to hit up the PS3 install base one last time, though it just feels fatigued. Looking forward to a proper step up on the PS4.

    #6 9 months ago
  7. xxJPRACERxx

    Bought it day 1. Sold it 3 days later. I’ve been spoiled by Assetto Corsa. Can’t play any other racing game now.

    #7 9 months ago
  8. tezzer1985

    GT is a game that’s sales consistently over a period of time, GT 5 did extremely well months after it came out. I’m sure GT6 will also do well over time, espically in Europe.

    I’m so confused why this wasn’t a launch game for PS4, it would have sold more then 300,000 if it was a launch game.

    #8 9 months ago
  9. SlayerGT

    @8 because of the PS3 architecture. They spent too much time developing the GT engine to just drop it and move on.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Rat

    This game is awesome . having a lot of fun playing it and I’ve already spent tens of hours testing cars and trying new tracks ! but Calling it GT5.5 is just not right . it’s much better than GT5 or any other racing games and it’s getting better every month with free updates ,though I’m not a big fan of having an update every month !

    #10 9 months ago

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