I still remember when Gran Turismo 5: Prologue came out and people were whining. "I am not paying $40 for a demo," they said in a disgusted, determined tone. Oh…but you are. And you did.

Prologue was one hell of a demo, featuring a ton of cars, four racing tiers, dozens of events, the garage, breathtaking visuals, and even updated content over time. And now, provided the information is correct, we can announce that this massive "demo" has topped 5 million total sales over the past few years. This is as of September 2010 and if you add in the 2 million sales of Gran Turismo PSP , the franchise has sold over 56 million units in its lifespan. That's, what…over 13 years of racing supremacy dating back to '97? I still remember when the original GT arrived on the PlayStation; it was quite the phenomenon and almost made me forget about my RPGs for a while. The only other series to do that during those days was Twisted Metal and the occasional Resident Evil . Oh, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night , even if it was part-RPG to begin with.

But I'm slanting off on another tangent here. The point is, Prologue has sold quite a few copies, and I'm assuming that 5 million number includes PSN downloads. Obviously, this indicates the possibility of very high sales numbers for GT5, which released today…but then again, we already knew about that very real possibility.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

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Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

The full game will sell triple that!

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Relative to the GT series, Prologue was demo-like in proportion. But relative to most racers on the market at the time it offered more, higher detailed, cars. Not to mention the unmatched physics model and graphics. I probably would've purchased it if it launched new for $30, but oh well. It was a great rental.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

More then all Forza's correct?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I believe so.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

You know Highlander, I expect GT5 to outsell all the Forza's in it's first month.

It's completely realistic.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Wow! that's a lot for GT5 Lite.

I can't call it a demo, and IIRC it was sold at $40 not $60 to reflect the lighter content compared to the full game. Even so, it did come with a decent number of tracks and cars. That said, the Burnout Paradise demo got more playing time from me, and considering the amount of time I'd invested in GT on my PS2, that was/is remarkable.

BTW does anyone have any information on the data/car sharing between GT5 and GT PSP?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Prologue was the best $26 I've ever spent

city96
city96
9 years ago

Prologue rocked, I remember it had more cars than Shift and Grid. Both great racers but nothing compared to heavenly GT5.

I remember an English PS magazine claiming it was CAR PORN, justifies the jazz music.

I wish the cockpit view and behind car view is less static. Its really the only complaint I have. 🙂

agent_smith
agent_smith
9 years ago

Highlander you can transfer cars from psp gt to gt5 but they will only work in arcade mode.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Thanks! I knew it was something. Not sure that will help me much, I hardly ever play arcade mode.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Aww. I was looking forward to blitzing around the track in my Nissan GT-R V-Spec in Career Mode on Day 1. Arcade mode will be just as good though.
Peace.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I never knew what this really was. It was just the ABC's. Of GT5 right? GT5 is all the way from A to Z off course.

Just a demo?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

No, it was a full game, it even has online racing. It's just not the complete GT5, but it was at least something to tide us over. It has a fraction of the courses and cars that GT5 has, but it still more or less matched all the other racing games available at the time in terms of the number of cars and courses, and of course it came with online racing too…

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

See i wish i knew that, my buddy gave me some DLC and i saw he had GT5 prologue, i wAs going to take it but i thought it was some Ps2 game…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

A lot of people thought that it might be a re-compile of GT4 with less content, but it was a completely new engine and included working online. It was barebones as far as the career mode play when you compare it to GT3 or GT4. But it had the core gameplay and content right.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

Target mislabeled Prologue at 9.99 so I certainly couldn't pass that up.

With those kind of sales numbers I'd be very surprised if GT5 doesn't surpass Prologue. The interest is obviously still very strong.

wolfsinner
wolfsinner
9 years ago

Released today? Wait, I thought it released tomorrow?

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
9 years ago

Tomorrow is the official North American release date but people have already found the game in-stores today and are playing the game right now.

wolfsinner
wolfsinner
9 years ago

Oh, I see. Still, it didn't release today.
Thanks for clearing that up anyway. 😛

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Holy flapping duck sh*t! That's a lot of sales! I suppose now we see how well the main game stacks up. Is anyone expecting it to surpass the numbers of Halo?

And it was a demo… I rented it for a day, and played it for about eight hours… Three of which were spitscreen against my sister. She was actually quite good. I thought it better to wait. And with the game only two days away… I'm really not enjoying having to go and work in the rain. I have games to finish damnit!
Peace.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

It's a beautiful game, it really heightened the level of realism.

As for me, loved the Prologue, the way the created/recreated some of the race tracks were amazing.

The cars are extremely beautiful.

By the way, the Nascar tracks are actually fun lol.