Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Surpasses 3.3 Million Sold
At this point, it's probably inaccurate and even unfair to classify Gran Turismo 5: Prologue as a "demo." Technically, it is a demo for GT5, but it's gotta be the most robust demo in video game history.
And despite the supposed considerable cost, according to Polyphony Digital, Prologue has sold over 3.3 million copies worldwide. Some sources say this breaks down to about 1.8 million in Europe, 730,000 in Europe, 620,000 in Japan and 90,000 in Asia, although we can't confirm these numbers as official. The 3.3 million number comes courtesy of QuadGamer, and we probably shouldn't be surprised given the incredible popularity of this long-running franchise. Prologue is available to purchase on Blu-Ray or in digital form on the PlayStation Store, and if you haven't yet had the pleasure...well, what are you waiting for? If more people play the demo, it's likely that more people will eventually buy Gran Turismo 5, even if it has a steep hill to climb to become the best-selling GT title ever. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec sold nearly 15 million copies on the PS2, but we do have confidence that GT5 will certainly hit an all new level of realism and authenticity. For all the racing enthusiasts out there, there's really only one viable option for the best in simulated racing, and it has routinely been Gran Turismo. Deal with it, Forza fans.
Now, if you don't mind, we might just pop in Prologue again to see if we can't save up enough credits for that crazy F1 car...could be super hard to amass 1 million, though. Geez.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
5/12/2009 John Shepard