Gran Turismo Vs Forza Motorsport: No contest according to figures

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While the ongoing tussle between Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport will continue up until the release of GT5, we have found an interesting article which indicates that the Gran Turismo franchise is actually miles ahead of Forza in sales, even though Microsoft insist that Forza Motorsport is right up there alongside GT.

Take a look at this article we have found over at Play.tm, it’s quite an interesting read if you are a fan of both series. It comes after Gran Turismo makers Polyphony Digital recently announced lifetime sales for their long-running series.

It turns out that since the original PS1 title was released 13 years ago, over 55 million copies of GT games have been sold up until now, compared to all three Forza games by Microsoft, which has only sold 10 million combined.

To rub salt in the wound further, Play.tm also point out that Gran Turismo for PSP, the handheld offering of GT, has already outsold the original Forza on the Xbox, with 1.8 million copies so far.

What do you make of these latest figures?

  • low

    the fanboy alan ng is back with his fanboy bs.

  • Tony

    Only a true fanboy would feel the need to make such a comment. Pot. Kettle. Black. :)

    BTW, how is it “bs”, if the article is based entirely on sales figures?

  • Roberto Filho

    It is not based on “figures”. It is bases on what Polyphony itself said it sold. It is not confirmed by any independent source. Take a look into vgchartz.com, for instance, and see their estimates for sales.
    Beside, the “news” itself is misleading, since it doesn´t even mention the fact that Forza 2, for instance, has sold more than GT5P (again, check vgchartz.com). Or is that rubbing “salt in the wound” :)

    • Jeffrey

      No it isn’t, even GT3 outsold any ForzA(rcade) motorsport.

      GT5 will just do the same again, and 6 again, and 7 again. xbox 360 will end in about a year or two, M$ will come with yet another rrodding gaming-device-thingy with some camera to wave at which alows 2 players to jump and look stupid, but most important of all, will force people into paying monthly fees to be able to use that thingy they allready paid for.

      Meanwhile Sony launches GT6 which will still look better, and after that present theyr stunning real next-nextgen PS4. At that time M$ customers will have to decide, do I buy another M$ thingy to replace my broken down first (or second) version or do I finaly smarten up and buy the real thing?

      • Tyler

        And when are you planning to play GT6? It will take the developers so long that you will probably have to steal it away from your grandchildren.

  • SEAN

    THANK YOU JEFFREY. AT LEAST SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS INTELLIGENCE. IF YOU DON'T HAVE GRAN TURISMO 5, THEN YOU DON'T HAVE SQUAT! PERIOD. THERE IS NO OTHER RACING GAME ON THE PLANET THAT COMPARES. AND I HAVE TO BE HONEST, I HAVE FORENZA 3, I PAYED $60 BUCKS FOR A GAME THAT I HAVE PLAYED 5 TIMES. I STILL PREFER TO PLAY GT4 ON THE PS2 OVER THAT HORRIBLE GAME. NO ONE WILL EVER CREATE A BETTER GAME, AND YOU KNOW WHY, BECAUSE YOU CAN'T MAKE A BETTER GAME THAN THE BEST, IT'S LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN VS ANYONE ELSE, WHO DO YOU WANT ON YOUR TEAM? IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING A REAL RACING GAME, THEN YOU HAVE NO CHOICE, GT5 IS THE ONLY GAME OUT THERE, SO 360 FANS, PUT UP OR SHUT UP.