With all the hype, many wondered if Gran Turismo 5 would become the best-selling PlayStation 3 exclusive to date. Well, early indications are that such a feat is well within the realm of possibility.
According to GamrFeed citing VGChartz, GT5 has sold 1.8 million copies in its first two days on the market in the Americas and EMEAA territories (this also counts one day of sales in Japan). Total first week sales are expected to be around 2.5 million, which would just about equal to the first-week sales of its predecessor, GT4, and place GT5 in the top five PS3 openings of all time behind Call of Duty: Black Ops , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , Final Fantasy XIII , and Grand Theft Auto IV . Ah, but you may notice that all of those games are multiplatform; if GT5 does indeed sell what's predicted, it'll be the fastest-selling PS3 exclusive out of the gate. The hotly anticipated racer also set records in several locations in Europe. The franchise is always huge in the European territories and one can certainly expect big sales numbers in Japan as well.
Also, be on the lookout for that patch this weekend; it should help to deal with the online struggles many have reported. The servers were simply choked with people trying to play during the first week.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5