Gran Turismo 5 release to drive Christmas PS3 sales

GT5 to help push PlayStation sales for Christmas rush

Sony has announced that it expects the recently released Gran Turismo 5 to be a lead driver in PlayStation hardware sales in the lead up to Christmas.

According to David Wilson, Head of PR at Sony UK, Gran Turismo 5 “will serve as a true driver of new console purchases” following “one of the strongest years in recent memory”.

Speaking with the gaming folks at MCV, Wilson declared: "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 added: “We know it has been a long wait, but we genuinely believe that fans of Gran Turismo will not be disappointed. We are confident that Gran Turismo 5 will do great business between launch and Christmas.”

Despite having knocked Call of Duty: Black Ops from the top of the UK gaming charts, Gran Turismo 5 has not had the smoothest of releases since hitting stores last Wednesday. Following reports of a delay hit single player mode, owners of the pricey Signature Edition of the game where dismayed to find the exclusive content redeem codes were invalid.

Has the recent GT5 release tempted you into buying a PS3? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via:CVG

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