The first PlayStation revolutionized the world of video games, achieving enormous success all over the world and marking the debut of some historical series that continue strong even today. Many great classics have managed to sell millions of copies, becoming iconic titles of Sony ‘s first home console .
But have you ever wondered what is the best-selling game on the first PlayStation? This important distinction belongs to the first Gran Turismo from Polyphony Digital (then still known as Polys Entertainment ). The classic of racing games placed a total of 10,850,000 copies , incredible numbers for the time. It must be said, however, that at the time the title was also sold for a period in a bundle with the console, which could therefore have given a considerable boost to sales. However, this does not detract from the great result obtained by the first Gran Turismo.
On the second step of the podium we find Final Fantasy VII , the first chapter of the Square series in 3D and the first not to come out on a Nintendo console. The adventure of Cloud Strife has placed in all 9,800,000 copies, making it one of the biggest episodes of the series also on the commercial level. In third place we find him again, Gran Turismo: the second chapter of the` series has in fact reached 9,370,000 units, a slightly lower number than the progenitor but equally impressive.
The arrival of the seventh chapter on PS5 and PS4 is now awaited : Gran Turismo 7 has been postponed to 2022, thus becoming one of the most desired games of next year. In the meantime, let’s retrace the history of Gran Turismo together .