Hong Kong, 15th May, 2018 –Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that the global sell-through for the popular Gran Turismo franchise have passed 80.4 million units*1 in the 20 years since the game was launched.
Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., commented:“It’s hard to imagine that 80.4 million copies of Gran Turismo have been played during the 20-year history of the franchise. It makes me really happy to think of the immense amount of time that has been poured into playing our games! I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the community, as well as our close friends and supporters within the automotive industry. We would like to continue our efforts in achieving the best possible expression and creation of cars and scenery, as well as bringing the highest level of excitement and fun through racing in the years to come.”
The latest installment of the Gran Turismo franchise, Gran Turismo Sport, is hosting FIA Gran Turismo Championships 2018, in partnership with the Fédèration Internationale de l’Automobile where competitors will take part in a series of races to be the ultimate winner of the championships and further details of the upcoming “Online Season” will soon be announced.
*1 Global sell-through data as of May 5, 2018.
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