Gran Turismo sequence speeds previous 90m bought


The Gran Turismo sequence has bought over 90m copies, developer Polyphony Digital has introduced.

That eye-watering determine got here from Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi as a part of a message to fans to rejoice 25 years of the racing sim.

Whereas Sony hasn’t introduced it as such, Gran Turismo is PlayStation’s best-selling franchise. A lot of that has to do with its longevity – there was a Gran Turismo recreation on each PlayStation dwelling console ever launched.

DF Retro: Gran Turismo – A Driving Retrospective – Half 1: The PlayStation 1 Period.

The primary Gran Turismo got here out in 1997 for the PSone, and was a smash hit. Gran Turismo 2 got here out two years later in 1999 and was simply as large.

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Anecdote time! Whereas working for GAME in Barnsley in 2000, we might hook up Gran Turismo to an unlimited telly we might face out the entrance doorways so passers-by would spot it. Gran Turismo was just about essentially the most realistic-looking recreation on the time, so it could do a terrific job of catching folks’s consideration, drawing them into the store and, we hoped, persuade them to purchase it alongside a brand new PlayStation. We repeated the trick with Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec on the PS2. Racing video games actually do a terrific job of showcasing new {hardware}!

The newest launch is Gran Turismo 7, which got here out in March for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Eurogamer’s evaluation returned a “Really useful” badge, with Martin saying “Sony’s flagship sequence returns to its glory days”.

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DF Retro: Gran Turismo – A Driving Retrospective – Half 2: The PlayStation 2 Period.

“We’ve got newfound willpower to proceed our progress into the longer term with a powerful sense of function,” Yamauchi stated.

“We recognize your entire assist during the last 25 years. Thanks.”


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