Kazunori Yamauchi has announced that Gran Turismo 5 has seen players accumulating 36.4 billion miles in the racer's online multiplayer component.
Around 63 million miles per day during online is the average of the aforementioned figure, which sees players racking up 2.6 million miles per hour or 730 miles per second. To put the 36.4 billion miles figure into perspective, a few equivalents are shown below:
- GT5 players have driven the distance from the Earth to the Sun. And back. 200 times -- or the distance from the Sun to Neptune and back. Thirteen times.
- In under 2 years GT5 players have driven three times further than Voyager 1 has managed in 35 years.
- It would still take 1,367 years to drive GT5 to our nearest star, Proxima Centauri.
Gran Turismo 5 remains one of the PlayStation 3's best-selling games with over six million copies sold since its 2010 launch.