From its humble PlayStation origins Sony have confirmed the "'alternative' racing game" has sped past the 50 million mark over multiple PlayStation platforms.
Gran Turismo was released in May 1998 for PlayStation, seems a lifetime away.
"Initially, Gran Turismo was an ‘alternative’ racing game, kind of an outsider in the genre," said 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.
The latest Gran Turismo is 5's Prologue which has met with the delight of fans. The 'full' game is expected to be released next year - let's hope the thirst stays strong for the series.
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12 May 2008 | By Jamie Davey