Gran Turismo Sport: It Sells Well, But The Initial Performance Is Not Perfect!

Polyphony Digital‘s latest game isn’t in the best situation in Japan.

In its launch week (October 16-22), according to Japanese firm Media Create, Gran Turismo Sport sold 150286 physical copies, which is over three times the amount of second-placed City Shrouded in Shadow. During this week, the PlayStation 4‘s sales also saw an increase (PlayStation 4 Slim: 25075, PlayStation 4 Pro: 6203), which barely topped the Nintendo Switch (31092). Digitally, the game also ranked first this week, beating Dead Rising, which led the charts for two weeks. (We don’t understand it either…)

Media Create”s analysis says 66.14% of the initial shipment was sold, which is better than December 2013’s Gran Turismo 6 figures (55.92%). However, from the aspect of clear sales, GT6 won (204784 sales during launch week), as well as in pre-orders (116 thousand vs. 92 thousand). Media Create added that the comparison isn’t exactly fair: GT6 launched during the holiday season, and GT Sport‘s always-online „requirement” is not seen in one of the last major PlayStation 3-exclusives.

However, this is just the local market, but let’s not forget that Japan is just as important as North America and Europe, especially for Japanese devs and publishers (plus for Nintendo and Sony)!

Source: DualShockers, DualShockers, DualShockers

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