SCEE has sent out a press release announcing that Gran Turismo 4, available today, has set a new, all-time Day One record for PlayStation 2 software, shipping 3,182,535 units across PAL territories.

“I am delighted by the enthusiasm for Gran Turismo 4,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the GT series. “The game has been a long time in the making and is fuelled by the passion and dedication of the team here at Polyphony Digital. My dream was to create more than a sequel – to redefine what a video game could be. I hope that when players experience the realism, variety and sheer depth of Gran Turismo 4, they will agree that this vision has been realised.”

Very impressive numbers indeed. It looks like the missing online component of the game is not hurting it in the least.