The latest Gran Turismo 6 from Polyphony Digital released last week on the PlayStation 3 amongst the excitement of next-generation hardware. Such an occasion would make the sale of any last-gen title challenging and if the studio were hoping to cash in on the franchise alone, they were wrong.
The latest UK all-formats chart reveals that Gran Turismo 6 debuted at eighth place this week, selling around five times fewer than its predecessor Gran Turismo 5.
Sony’s latest racer was the only major release this past week but failed to spark any interest from the community. It though is necessary to mention that the chart monitors retail sales only and it’s unknown as to how much GT6 sold digitally compared to GT5.
Call of Duty: Ghosts took first place, followed by FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and then Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It’s amazing to see Battlefield 4 in the top three when remembering how the game is plagued with various issues, making the gameplay for some a most tedious experience.
Grand Theft Auto V took fifth place, followed by Lego Marvel Superheroes and Just Dance 2014. PlayStation 4 exclusive Knack, the game that got dumped on in every review, is still outselling Super Mario 3D World. You know there’s a disturbance in the force when next-gen starts disrespecting the plumbers.
Polyphony recently teased that the next Gran Turismo title is going to be on the PlayStation 4 and will see to a release in the next couple of years. In fact it could very well happen next year as well.
So, what do you make of Gran Turismo 6 sales? Did you like the game or not?