Gran Turismo Concept

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Gran Turismo Concept
Gran turismo concept 2001 pack.jpg
European edition cover
Developer(s) Polyphony Digital
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Designer(s) Kazunori Yamauchi
Series Gran Turismo
Engine modified Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec engine
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sim racing
Mode(s) Single-player, iLink 2-player mode
Distribution 1 DVD-ROM (single layer)

Gran Turismo Concept (グランツーリスモ コンセプト Guran Tsūrisumo Konseputo?) is a racing video game of the Gran Turismo series for PlayStation 2 which is developed by Polyphony Digital. It is essentially a short version of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, but with concept cars that ended up in Gran Turismo 4.[citation needed] It was released in 2002 in Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Europe.[1] For undisclosed reasons, the game was not released in the North American market, although a stripped-down version of it was released in form of Gran Turismo: Nissan 350Z Edition.

This short version title followed the release of the full-length version Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec in 2001 and was eventually followed by Gran Turismo 4.

Versions[edit]

2001 Tokyo[edit]

The 2001 Tokyo version features Tokyo Motor Show 2001 concept cars including the Nissan GT-R Concept '01. It was released in Japan and Southeast Asia on January 1, 2002. As of April 2008, Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo has shipped 430,000 copies in Japan and 10,000 in Southeast Asia.[1]

2002 Tokyo-Seoul[edit]

A second version, 2002 Tokyo-Seoul, was released in South Korea on May 16, 2002,[1] to celebrate the PlayStation 2 official launch in this country. It featured cars from the 2001 Tokyo version plus additional models unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show. This game introduced South Korean automakers, like Hyundai, in the Gran Turismo series. As of April 2008, Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Seoul has shipped 90,000 copies in South Korea.[1]

2002 Tokyo-Geneva[edit]

A last version, 2002 Tokyo-Geneva, was released in Europe on July 17, 2002.[1] It featured all the cars from the 2002 Tokyo-Seoul version plus new models unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show including the Volkswagen W12. A Chinese/English NTSC version was released in the Southeast Asia on July 25, 2002,[1] it adds 30 cars to the 2001 Tokyo version released earlier in this area. As of April 2008, Gran Turismo Concept 2002 Tokyo-Geneva has shipped 1 million copies in Europe and 30,000 in Southeast Asia.[1] 2002 Tokyo-Geneva is the definitive version of GT Concept, as it has the most cars, including the Ford GT40 LM Edition.

Reception and sales[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the 2001 Tokyo version of the game a 33 out of 40.[3]

As of April 30, 2008, all versions of Gran Turismo Concept combined have shipped 430,000 copies in Japan, 1 million in Europe, and 130,000 in Asia for a total of 1.56 million copies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i ""Gran Turismo" Series Software Title List". Polyphony Digital. April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Gran Turismo Series Shipment Exceeds 50 Million Units Worldwide" (Press release). Sony Computer Entertainment. 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  3. ^ プレイステーション2 - グランツーリスモ コンセプト 2001 TOKYO. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.70. 30 June 2006.

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