Gran Turismo franchise has sold over 80 million copies

Gran Turismo franchise becomes second-most successful racing franchise of all time, has sold over 80 million copies.

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Published Thu, May 17 2018 8:27 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Gran Turismo has cemented itself in history with the franchise selling over 80 million copies over the last 20 years, something that includes the 7 main releases, as well as the "Prologue" and "Online" versions, the 2006 HD remake, and the 2009 release on the Sony PSP.

Gran Turismo franchise has sold over 80 million copies | TweakTown.com

Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said: "It's hard to imagine that 80.4 million copies of Gran Turismo have been played during the 20-year history of the franchise. It makes me really happy to think of the immense amount of time that has been poured into playing our games! We would like to continue our efforts in achieving the best possible expression and creation of cars and scenery, as well as bringing the highest level of excitement and fun through racing in the years to come".

The only other racing franchise that has beaten Gran Turismo is Mario Kart, which has been cranking out game after game since 1992. This is the same year that Yamauchi began his work on the infamous GT series, too.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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