It wasn't as mind-numbingly awesome as some had anticipated it to be, but that doesn't mean it can't be popular. After all…it's Gran Turismo .
As PS3 Center noted, citing the most recent sales statistics from Polyphony Digital , Gran Tursimo PSP has sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide, which is a significant amount considering the lukewarm reception with which it was received. It did help the PSP Go, though; GT PSP was a launch title for the fancy new portable, and of course, it represented the very first Gran Turismo title ever on a handheld. Furthermore, the game was available as a UMD and a digital download so all PSP owners could play it – it was one of the first titles to ship this way – so that certainly helped the sales numbers, too. All told, that 1.8 million brings the GT franchise sales total to around 55 million, and you can bet that number will continue to grow when Gran Turismo 5 arrives later this year. We still don't have a release date for that one but we're hoping to have it before spring rolls around.
Gran Turismo has become one of those legendary franchises that will likely never go away. And like Metal Gear Solid , Final Fantasy , Mario and Halo , most don't want them to go away.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo PSP