The positioning of Gran Turismo 6 was always a little odd, as the game was released on PlayStation 3 in the wake of the PlayStation 4’s launch. This timing seems to have backfired on Sony and Polyphony Digital, as court proceedings in America have revealed that the game managed to sell just 2.37 million copies.
A legal battle surrounding the unlicensed appearance of VIRAG branding in Gran Turismo’s replication of the Monza track in Italy, with both GT5 and GT6 in the crosshairs, led to the release of these figures through court documents. They paint a dim picture of GT6’s sales figured, which are less than a quarter of the 10.89 million copies of GT5 sold.
Though this might be generally disappointing, GTPlanet noted that it still manages to eclipse the sales of games such as Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 5 and potentially even Project CARS – last seen passing 1 million sales back in June – which have all released on the latest generation of hardware.
With Gran Turismo 7 in the works for one of Sony’s best performing game series, they will doubtless be hoping that this was just a blip.