1001 Video Games
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
Although Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec
is more advanced in the graphics department than Gran Turismo 2
featured around 500 cars and 27 tracks. GT3
has 19 tracks and around 150 cars. This was due to time constraints; the extra detail that developers went to when developing vehicles and tracks for GT3
made the scope of GT2
an unrealistic goal.
According to developer Polyphony Digital
, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec
sold 14,890,000 copies worldwide since its original release, making it the best selling title in the franchise at the moment of writing.
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