In spite of competitors rising and a general shift in the video game industry altogether over the last decade or so, Gran Turismo is still a pretty big deal in the eyes of Sony. The flagship racing franchise remains a multi-million seller for gamers and car-enthusiasts alike, and the most recent update to the sales figures shows that it hasn’t lost much of its stride.
Overall, the entire series has racked up an impressive 76.49 million copies sold since the first game launched in 1997. That covers 12 releases total including Prologue demos and other side releases outside of the main numbered franchise.
Gran Turismo 6 arrived late onto the scene during the PlayStation 3’s lifespan, and so far, it has sold 4.7 million copies total, a respectable figure for a console exclusive in this day and age, but still down from the towering success of Gran Turismo 3, 4 and 5.
Sony should probably look into whatever extra bit of magic that made 15 million people buy Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Man, I sure do miss the turn of the millennium. I’m sure Sony does too.
Currently, Sony and Polyphony Digital are developing a new title called GT Sport, but the studio has confirmed that this is not Gran Turismo 7. We have no further information on how Sony plans to carry this iconic franchise into the current generation.