With Gran Turismo 7 on the horizon, the series celebrates its 24th anniversary today in Japan! Gran Turismo released 24 years ago back on December 23rd 1997 in Japan for the original PlayStation. The game was revolutionary for introducing high fidelity simulation racing to the platform. Creator Kazunori Yamauchi and development team Polyphony Digital introduced the real driving simulator with over 140 cars across dozens of tracks. Over 10 million copies were sold worldwide and spawned a fan-favorite franchise of racing games across all PlayStation home consoles and even PSP.

Gran Turismo 7 releases March 4th 2022 for PS4 and PS5. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!

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Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: [email protected]