Gran Turismo: Prologue Sells 4 Million
When it was first announced that Gran Turismo 5: Prologue would cost $39.99, the naysayers instantly began to say, "I'm not paying forty bucks for a demo!" That was the common refrain.
Well, it seems those people have to eat their own words (and maybe they already have, after caving in and purchasing Prologue). According to European site PS3Hype, Polyphony Digital has sold nearly 4 million (3,940,000) copies of that lil' ol' demo, which means the franchise has sold a total of 52.7 million units to date. Prologue is essentially the world's biggest "demo," giving you three - and eventually, four - classes to race in with dozens upon dozens of events, and plenty of cars. Since its release, Polyphony has added even more content and as of now, it really is the best $40 you can spend if you're a PlayStation 3 owner. It only shows just how amazing GT5 will be and if all recent evidence is any indication, the long-awaited simulated racer should be available for the holiday rush. We'd also like to think that those who played through Prologue will get a bonus of some kind; perhaps a few extra credits at the start of our career in GT5. We already know about the planned connectivity between GT PSP and GT5, but don't forget about those 4 million lovers of the demo! We want goodies, too...
This only proves that the content itself matters most. If it's worth the price - regardless of what that price may be - gamers will most certainly respond. Now the question is, how many copies of GT5 will they sell...?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
8/11/2009 John Shepard