Gran Turismo Franchise Surpasses Major Milestone – Still Going Strong After 20 Years

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20 years since the first game in the series was released, the Gran Turismo franchise has now surpassed a major sales milestone. It appears the series is still going strong and will continue to do so for a while more.

Gran Turismo Franchise Surpasses Major Milestone

Gran Turismo Franchise Surpasses Major Milestone

The folks over at Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared an interesting piece of information. The Gran Turismo franchise have officially surpassed 80.4 million units in sales.

For those of you who aren’t aware, the series has been around for 20 years now, first releasing on the PlayStation 1 with a game simply known as Gran Turismo.

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise and President of Polyphony Digital Inc., had this to say about the milestone:

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.

Gran Turismo Franchise Surpasses Major Milestone

The latest entry into the series, Gran Turismo Sport which is available exclusively for the PlayStation 4, is currently hosting the FIA Gran Turismo Championships 2018 in partnership with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. The tournament will see competitors race in a series of races to be the ultimate winner of the championships.

It has also been mentioned that details of the upcoming “Online Season” will be announced sometime in the future but no particular date has been specified at the time of this writing.

Pokdepinion: Congratulations, Kazunori Yamauchi, for one hell of a milestone. Now to take the game series to even greater heights.