With Gran Turismo 5 confirmed for November 24, pre-orders are spiking and the rumor is that Polyphony Digital's new masterpiece will become the best-selling PlayStation 3 title thus far.
Thing is, if you go back in time four years and ask an early PS3 adopter why he bought Sony's new machine, the name "Gran Turismo 5" has a good chance of escaping his mouth at some point. It has been hyped and talked about ever since the release of the PS3 and let's not forget that GT is one of the most popular game franchises in history. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec gave the PS2 one of its first big boosts in 2001 – that hardware bundle was a massive seller – and GT4 broke more sales records. So perhaps it stands to reason that the new GT, which has even higher expectations surrounding it, will once again top sales charts. Several retailers are predicting big numbers for the game, including ShopTo.net , and it's quite possible that GT5 could sell more than a few million copies. Can it go past the likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots ? Who knows? Time will tell.
And don't bother to bring Call of Duty into the discussion. We know the world is shooter-crazy but besides that, CoD is a multiplatform title available to a lot more people than GT5.