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  1. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Gran Turismo™ series shipment exceeds 50 million units worldwide

    Just had this official press release through from Sony. Check it out below….

    Remarkable Sales Achieved In Only 10 Years And 4 Months Since The Original Gran Turismo Launched In 1997.

    Tokyo, May 9, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that the cumulative worldwide shipment of the Gran Turismo™ franchise, a genre-defining racing and car-life simulator available on PlayStation®, PlayStation®2, and PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment systems, has exceeded 50 million units as of April 30, 2008.

    This remarkable sales figure was achieved in just 10 years and 4 months since the launch of the first title in the franchise - Gran Turismo, in December 1997.

    The Gran Turismo franchise, from the original Gran Turismo to the latest Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue, has continued to evolve alongside the PlayStation platforms. With its outstanding game play, beautiful graphics and the true to life driving feel, the franchise is recognized as the world’s number one automotive game title on the PlayStation format, receiving high regard not just from game fans, but also from professional racing drivers and people in the automobile industry.

    The seventh installment of the world’s best-selling racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue introduces entirely new entertainment modes by taking advantage of the broadband network, such as online head-to head racing for up to 16 players, “GRAN TURISMO-TV”; a new in-game online channel that delivers automotive video contents from around the globe, and downloadable additional contents including new cars and courses, only possible on PS3.

    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has recorded strong sales since the first launch in Japan in December, 2007, followed by North America and Europe in Spring of 2008, with more than 2 million units of cumulative shipment worldwide and contributing to the further expansion of the PS3 platform.

    For all Gran Turismo fans around the world, SCEI and the developer of the Gran Turismo series - Polyphony Digital Inc., will continue hereon to vigorously promote development of the Gran Turismo series, which can be expected to evolve even further through the PS3 platform and broadband network environment.

    “Initially, “Gran Turismo” was an “alternative” racing game, kind of an outsider in the genre.” said Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of Gran Turismo. “And we made it thinking that it would be okay as long as it reached out to “the select few who would agree with us”. So this figure, 50 million units - is simply astounding. If you go to a game store and look for a particular package, and pay for it at the cash register, though the time may be very brief, it still takes at least 3 minutes or so. It’s simply mind boggling and hard to believe that this has been repeated 50 million times all around the world in the last 10 years. I would really like to thank all the fans who have supported the Gran Turismo series over the years, for all their passion and love of the game. We’d like to continue making every effort to create cutting edge, high quality games, so that we don’t disappoint anyone’s expectations.


    Title Release Dates in Japan
    Gran Turismo December 23, 1997
    Gran Turismo 2 December 11, 1999
    Gran Turismo 3 A-spec April 28, 2001
    Gran Turismo Concept 2001 TOKYO January 1, 2002
    Gran Turismo 4 Prologue December 4, 2003
    Gran Turismo 4 December 28, 2004
    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue December 13, 2007


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  2. Microphone is offline #Myk2016
       
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    Thats alot of Games sold, But most important to them, a lot of money.

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  3. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    Indeed. Lots of Games and a whole 'lotta cash

  4. Camel is offline Legendary Classic
      
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    whoa thats a lot and I can remember the days when I used to play GT1, was a great game

  5. Torque is offline Torque just matters.
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    GT5 full release might double this number.

    The count down is still in session

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  6. Immelmann is offline Custom User Title
     
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    Gotta think, that's a gross profit of around close to $30 billion.


  7. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    Wow thats awesome. I remember playing the original Gran turismo when i was a kid & i loved it. Haven't played GT5 prologue yet though. Is it worth it for such a small slice of the full game?

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  8. a nugget is offline BNR34 FTW!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGT »
    Wow thats awesome. I remember playing the original Gran turismo when i was a kid & i loved it. Haven't played GT5 prologue yet though. Is it worth it for such a small slice of the full game?
    it's worth it, you still get like 70 cars and 5 race tracks. and it's only like $30-$40. the graphics are absolutely amazing, the best i have seen on the ps3

  9. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    How big is the PSN version? i might buy it when i get paid next. Just spent my spare cash this week on a White Dualshock 3 Controller

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  10. a nugget is offline BNR34 FTW!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGT »
    How big is the PSN version? i might buy it when i get paid next. Just spent my spare cash this week on a White Dualshock 3 Controller
    it says 1.9 GB required, i have the disk version though

  11. Immelmann is offline Custom User Title
     
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    If only they'd bring it to PC...


  12. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Him Himself »
    If only they'd bring it to PC...
    Ain't gonna happen buddy.

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    Shadow I know that this isn't a definate answer but it is possible
    http://www.gtplanet.net/more-multi-p...urismo-rumors/


  14. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    hey does anyone know if GT5:P Has split screen multiplayer? I need more games i can play together with my Girlfriend. She enjoys gaming with me but i only have 2 split screen games.

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  15. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    yes, it has. come play with meh! i love prologue!

  16. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    Purchased it off PSN & am downloading it now. 55% done

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  17. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    i got the mines skyline r34 gtr! 200mph baby!


 

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