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GT5 Prologue sold how many?

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GT5 Prologue was pretty much widely accepted as a teaser, taster or demo of the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 and as such there were some people claiming that it shouldn’t have been charged for.

I personally thought it was a bit cheeky to charge so much for a snippet of the real game but if people are willing to pay for it then why not?

So how many did they sell? Well according to Polyphony Digital they managed to shift 4.6 Million copies of it… That’s right, 4.6 million people were happy to pay for a demo of Gran Turismo…

I have no more words, check the full graph for all the carnage.


Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: February 8, 2010


  1. Uberutang

    February 8, 2010 at 14:32

    Got mine 2nd hand 😉

    But great business model.

    Charge for a demo, Sell 4 Mil and then tease about the real thing…


  2. Uncle

    February 8, 2010 at 14:38

    4,6 million people who got the game first hand are fail.


  3. batman

    February 8, 2010 at 16:06

    So they basically paid for development of the game before the game is even released. Brilliant by PD.


  4. Maxiviper

    February 8, 2010 at 16:19

    Probably also the longest demo ever made!


  5. RSA-Ace

    February 8, 2010 at 16:24

    How many people bought ODST?


    • Nick de Bruyne

      February 8, 2010 at 21:25

      Whatever do you mean? ODST was a full game with a full intense story, and did you see ALL of the new multiplayer modes! That was a full title through and through! :getlost:


  6. lans

    February 9, 2010 at 17:48

    How much did Forza 3 sell? i guess GT PSP is its nemesis!

    seriously turn 10 are useless, gt handed the baton to turn 10? Turn 10 will surpass the grand father of racing sims in all ways?? seriously GT1 sold 10 million and it has not looked back. If Forza ‘s Peak is 4 million there is no hope for the franchise, its actually more profitable to make project gotham racing, than forza

    Turn10 has over 300 staff members compared to polyphony 150 and they still get owned!


    • Nick de Bruyne

      February 9, 2010 at 23:22

      Troll, Crow… Ah hell I still don’t get this online language thing.

      I think GT5 is gonna be great, but don’t forget how many Forzas have been released in the time that it’s taken GT5 to be made, in that sense you may have to combine the sales figures to actually do the math.


      • RSA-Ace

        February 10, 2010 at 07:19

        Remember Polyphony Digital have made 2 other games while doing GT5. So it’s not like they’ve focused on it exclusively.


        • Fox1

          February 10, 2010 at 07:52

          Neither of the 2 games have being stellar in the gaming world. Hence, why I think they are taking their time polishing GT5. They have invested too much time and money in GT5. It’s the same principle being applied to games such as Alan Wake and Splinter Cell: Conviction 😉


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