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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 Reilly
December 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.

 

You can check out our review of Gran Turismo 6 here.

 

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/12/10/gran-turismo-6-first-week-uk-sales-five-times-lower-than-gt5

 

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?

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Considering it is for PS3.. I am not surprised.  Most people now are purchasing PS4 games.. or used PS3 games as they are cheap.

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I'd put money on it being passed over since due to next gen hype.

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I'd put money on it being passed over since due to next gen hype.

 

I agree, and whilst it's another platform Forza 5 for XB ONE will be taking a lot of the real driving fans away from this title IMO

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