As of 6 December, more than 5.5 million units of Gran Turismo 5 have been sold worldwide. This remarkable figure has pushed the series past the 60 million units mark since the series first launched on the PlayStation around 12 years and 11 months ago, back in December 1997.
The Gran Turismo franchise has been a genre-defining racing game for many years. The ninth installment of the world’s best-selling racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 system, features a completely new physics engine for an improved feel for steering during turns and drifts, delivering a more intuitive driving experience than ever before.
The game also features an impressive line-up of more than 1,000 licensed cars from the world’s top manufacturers. Other highly anticipated features include stereoscopic 3D support, real-time car damage, dynamic weather effects and a deep online and community feature set where players can race online with up to 16 players through PlayStation Network. With the widest scope and depth of gameplay options in the Gran Turismo series, Gran Turismo 5 offers users an entertainment experience that is only possible on PS3. Gran Turismo 5 will further continue to contribute to the expansion of the PS3 platform.