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Gran Turismo series clocks up 50 million

Milestone for Polyphony Digital's highly-regarded racing titles

Sony has revealed that the Gran Turismo series has shipped over 50 million units on multiple PlayStation formats.

The original title for the PlayStation was released just over 10 years ago, while last March Gran Turismo 5 Prologue made its debut on the PlayStation 3.

"Initially, Gran Turismo was an ‘alternative’ racing game, kind of an outsider in the genre,” commented Kazunori Yamauchi, producer of Gran Turismo. “And we made it thinking that it would be okay as long as it reached out to ‘the select few who would agree with us'."

"I would really like to thank all the fans who have supported the Gran Turismo series over the years, for all their passion and love of the game. We’d like to continue making every effort to create cutting edge, high quality games, so that we don’t disappoint anyone’s expectations,” he added.

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