GT5 Sales – Does the U.S Hate It or Love it?

By Chris Cook - Feb 22, 2011

Since Gran Turismo 5 was released 6.37 million units have been moved worldwide. This comes from the developers Polyphony Digital who have released the numbers so far, with some controversial conclusions being drawn.

Many are questioning whether the units moved are units sold or shipped. But the most controversial conclusion being drawn is that the U.S hates GT5.

An article at The PlayStation Show presents this argument. They report that 24% of the units in question were sold in the U.S, that’s 1.5 million copies which compared to Europe’s 49%, 3.9 million copies, is significantly lower. They compared the results to Forza 3 sales when that game first released and found that the U.S made up 57% of units sold.

From this they concluded that the U.S hates the GT franchise and it wasn’t just the racing genre in general. PS3Center disagree however, saying that both the figures represent ‘lifetime sales’ which means Forza 3’s sales are for a total over 16 months compared to GT5 which has only been on sale for 6 weeks. They then compared the first six weeks of Forza 3 sales to GT5’s, finding that it only sold 613,000 copies and concluded from this that the U.S clearly doesn’t het Gran Turismo 5.

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  • Bang Uchiha

    I played Forza and loved it, but compared to GT5, realism and driving- GT5 owns it. Forza is much more forgiving with the driving errors but I like the weight classes and customizations. However GT5 feels better, especially when you have a force feedback wheel. The levels and driving experience is unmatched.

  • Mr.Cribbles

    Patriotism ensures that most US citizens buy Forza.

    The same principle can be applied to the X360.

  • Mornelithe

    US resident – Own and Love GT5. Don't really care what the rest of the country thinks, hell, most of them voted Bush in…twice. So, really take their intelligence with a grain of salt.

  • marhorn

    Forza is much better!

  • Dhaval

    I love gt5 I think it’s one of the best driving game I have played since I own a psp ps2 and ps3 .I thInk gamers love the series but it’s only a exclusive which makes an big argument involving forza. But that’s gaming comparing other games and sticking your foot in