A couple of weeks ago we talked about Playstation 3 sales and whether the release of Gran Turismo 5 would help bolster sales on the run up to Christmas. Well it seems Sony believes that the launch of GT5 will drive PS3 sales.
David Wilson, Head of PR at Sony UK, Said Gran Turismo 5 “will serve as a true driver of new console purchases” following “one of the strongest years in recent memory”.
In an interview with MCV, Wilson revealed “2010 has been one of the strongest years in recent memory for quality game releases, and we have culminated the year with the launch of Gran Turismo 5.”
He continued “We are confident that Gran Turismo 5 will do great business between launch and Christmas.”
Gran Turismo 5 has had a mixed start managing chart topping sales despite glitches with data installation and the need for a patch that was released last Saturday. It’s still unknown when a fix for the intermittent bugs Signature owners are experiencing.
However, understandably the game is and will continue to be popular. Is it strong enough to sway people to buy a PS3? We will have to wait and see.
Do you think GT5 will help increase Playstation 3 sales this Christmas?