Gran Turismo 5 is a tremendous accomplishment and one that deserves to be rewarded.
Of course, we still have to deal with the shipped/sold argument – even when it comes to official press releases – but the numbers are encouraging, regardless of how they're interpreted. According to GamersMint citing Polyphony Digital's website, GT5 has sold 6.37 million copies in its first 6 weeks of availability. Some time ago, it was announced that 5.5 million were "sold" in the first two weeks, although many claimed that was a ship number. GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi has gone on record saying that the team will continue to provide support for GT5; it's a "marathon" rather than a race. As evidence of this support, you should check out all the updates and enhancements offered by version 1.06 . This is one game that deserves all the attention it gets, regardless of those who are…well, lacking in the realm of car and racing knowledge.
We're also hoping Sony fixes the GT Academy issue where cheaters were ruining the experience for everyone…but when it comes to online play, it seems cheating is the common cold of the game world. It'll go away for a little while but it will inevitably return and there is no real cure.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5