Gran Turismo 6 First Week UK Sales Five Times Lower than GT5
Big ticket racer’s British debut well behind the pace set by its 2010 predecessor.by Luke ReillyDecember 9, 2013
UK Chart-Track figures have revealed that Gran Turismo 6’s first week sales are lagging considerably behind those of Gran Turismo 5. Chart-Track points out the latter sold “close to five times the amount shown for GT6.”
GT6 entered the All Formats Top 10 at 8, eclipsed by Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV, GTA V, LEGO Marvel and Just Dance 2014. GT6 entered the individual formats Top 10 at 3 behind Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and on PS3 (at positions 1 and 2 respectively). GT6 was the only new entry.
Several factors to consider are that GT5 was released on a Wednesday in Europe (November 24, 2010) and GT6 was released on a Friday. Also, GT6 was released a week after the launch of PS4. Still, it’s quite a deficit.
Gran Turismo 5 has exceeded sales of 10 million units. Almost half of those sales have been in Europe.
I wouldn't say GT5 releasing on a Wednesday was a positive boost for it's sales. If anything it'd be the opposite. Overlooked by next-gen hype I guess?