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Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:11

GT5 moves 6.3 million units?

Written by David Stellmack
y_analyst

No clue exactly what this means
Gran Turismo 5 developer Polyphony Digital has released figures claiming that GT5 has moved 6.3 million units since its arrival in November. The key point is what they mean by the word “move”; and that is something that many analysts that we spoke with claim might not be internally accurate.  Apparently, it depends on how you define the word “move” according to our discussion with retailer sources.

It all boils down to whether you define “move” to mean the number of copies of GT5 that have shipped, or to mean the number of GT5 copies that have been sold. Sources we spoke with seem to think that the 6.3 million number has to be the number of copies of GT5 that have shipped.

As one analyst we spoke with told us, “I just don’t see 6.3 million copies being sold worldwide. I do think it is possible that they have shipped 6.3 million copies, but it is unlikely that they have worked though all of them, as the title is still available in good numbers on dealer shelves.”

We think that statement pretty much says it all.


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+1 #1 Super XP 2011-02-22 14:42
The only way they had a chance to sell 6.3mil units of GT5 is if it was available for all current platforms (XBOX 360, Wii, PS3, PC and the hand helds... and seeing that it comes from SONY, there's no chance for it to be available anywhere but PS3, and once again NO they did not sell 6.3mil. Don't think so SONY but nice try lol.
 
 
+3 #2 cb 2011-02-22 18:11
Quoting Super XP:
The only way they had a chance to sell 6.3mil units of GT5 is if it was available for all current platforms (XBOX 360, Wii, PS3, PC and the hand helds... and seeing that it comes from SONY, there's no chance for it to be available anywhere but PS3, and once again NO they did not sell 6.3mil. Don't think so SONY but nice try lol.


Given the history of the franchise this is certainly possible:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Turismo

The overblown demo for GT5 sold nearly 5 million units so GT5 proper selling 6+ million is entirely possible. Super XP, head out of sand - now!
 
 
+2 #3 Warrior24_7 2011-02-22 21:42
While possible, its unlikely. They were careful in their choice of words when they said that they "moved" 6.3 million units instead of "sold" 6.3 million units. While trying to give that impression, they did not say that they sold that many "units"! Does that include demos too? This same terminology is used by the hardware manufacturers when talking about the product that they have "moved" or "shipped" to retailers.
 
 
+5 #4 123s 2011-02-22 22:18
^even he got that.
 

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