UK Retailer Predicts Gran Turismo 5 to be Huge Success

November 15, 2010Written by Zak Islam

Once the new Gran Turismo 5 release date was announced, sales went through the roof in the States. Now, a large online retailer has shown that the UK’s reception of the news was very similar.

The UK’s fastest growing online retailer ShopTo.Net has predicted that Gran Turismo 5 will be the biggest selling PS3 game of the year – something which is expected from what is probably the most anticipated PS3 title thus far. Also, the retailer said it has become their current biggest selling pre-ordered title with still over a week to go until the game’s release. ShopTo Marketing Manager Philip Driver told Gamasutra:

“We’ve never seen anything like this before. As soon as the new release date was announced the sales just went through the roof. This is a game that most PS3 owners have been waiting a long time for. Luckily we have prepared well and will be able to get GT5 to everyone that orders for release day.”

Gran Turismo 5 is scheduled for a launch on November 24th. For those who plan to pre-order the racer with ShopTo take note that everyone that pre-orders the game is automatically entered into a prize draw to win a supercar race day worth £900.