Gran Turismo 6 Experiences Flop Sales, Selling 80% Less than Its Predecessor

Call of Duty: Ghosts still remains the number one sought-after title

By on December 9th, 2013 13:18 GMT

Call of Duty: Ghosts is currently still holding on to the top spot in the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart. Behind it we find popular titles FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5.

Gran Turismo 6 is only at the number 8 position, apparently facing an unsuccessful launch. The franchise's earlier titles have been well received, both critically and financially, but this year's launch only managed to sell a fifth of what its predecessor did three years ago, at launch.

An explanation for this unfortunate event could be the game's release at the end of the PlayStation 3 life cycle, as VideoGamer points out.

Other titles like WWE 2K14 and Just Dance 2014 managed to climb quite a few positions, most likely due to retailers’ price promotions.

PlayStation 4 titles Killzone 3 and Knack have experienced quite a slip following their second week of existence, each of them falling five spots, to number 9 and 18 respectively.

Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One titles are ranked at places 26, 29 and 35 respectively.

A strong reason for the next-gen games' unfavorable placement is the low market penetration the new consoles have for the time being.
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