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Gran Turismo series hits 55m sales

PS2 titles lead the way.

GameSpot has figures from Sony's latest financial reporting showing that the Gran Turismo series has cumulatively sold over 55 million copies.

It was pushed over the milestone by the recent Gran Turismo for PSP, which has sold 1.8 million copies since its release in October last year. That's a healthy performance, but small fry by the racing series' standards.

Even cut-down PS3 release Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has sold an amazing 4.65 million copies, with the main instalments in the series reliably pulling in some 10 million sales apiece since its inception in 1997. It sold best on the PS2, however, with Gran Turismo 4 the second-biggest seller at 10.98 million and 2001's Gran Turismo 3 A-spec far out in the lead with 14.89 million copies sold.

55 million sales is not quite enough to propel GT into the top ten game franchises of all time - yet. Chances are that the much-delayed Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 will achieve that, displacing Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series in the process. That's if it ever comes out.

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