Gran Turismo 5 Launching March 2010 In Japan, And That's Official

Mike Stevens | Sep 28, 2009

NUMEROUS LAUNCH DATES for Gran Turismo 5 - rumoured, promised and proposed - have come and gone, but publisher Polyphony Digital announced at the Tokyo Game Show this week that a March 2010 launch in Japan is the real deal.

The March launch date puts the game six months out from the release of the handheld Sony PSP version. A US release for GT5 is likely to come a month after the Japanese launch, followed by European and Australian dates.

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Oddly, online retail giant Amazon last week posted a product page for the game - the fifth instalment in the long-running Gran Turismo franchise - listing a December 29 release date.

Amazon has yet to update the GT5 product page, but given Sony and Polyphony's official announcement this week, an update will likely occur when the US time zones roll around to Monday.

Diehard GT enthusiasts may still have the wood over fans of its competitors when Gran Turismo 5 finally launches: Sony has confirmed that over 1000 different cars will be available, eclipsing the already generous 400 or so on offer in Forza Motorsport 3.

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  • Godspeed says,
    5 years ago
    GT5 still looks like a pearler. I'll wait and see what kind of new features it has over and above GT4 though. The GT formula was starting to get a bit 'old' at GT4, what with all the bloody license tests and all.

    I gotta say as good as the Forza graphics are now looking for FM3, the paint still tends to look a bit 'plasticky' especially compared with the latest Gran Turismo.

    The PS3s still aren't cheap though!
  • Tom says,
    5 years ago
    Really look forward to GT5, Prologue has barely kept my racing sim appetite appeased. PS3's aren't cheap thats true, but they are the same price as the 360 Elite, which is the one you want, so with all the extra stuff it can do, its pretty good value.
  • Takumi says,
    5 years ago
    GT5 has the rights to WRC and Nascar so should provide a lot more than GT4 ... So tempted to get Dirt 2 but with the WRC element in GT5 I'm going to hang in there ...
  • Mog says,
    5 years ago
    Release on the 29th of December? No chance....

    That date is just there to cover their own backsides I reckon.

    You can expect it to arrive late November to Early Deceber, along with GT5 PS3 Slim Bundes ready for the final mad dash to christmas.
  • Super Smash Bros. Fan says,
    5 years ago
    Personally, I think releasing the game after Christmas is a very bad decision. This is the reason why I'm planning on getting a Playstation 3 this Christmas, good thing it hasn't been confirmed, let's hope at the Tokyo Game Show that it's release date is confirmed there, and before Christmas.

    That way, if I get a PS3 this Christmas, I can start off with what is potentially one of the best games this generation, right up there with Super Mario Galaxy.
  • Dale says,
    5 years ago
    I can't wait that long!
  • Ben says,
    5 years ago
    get on the need for speed shift!

    its awesome and plenty enough to hold out till GT5 comes out
  • abc says,
    5 years ago
    i dont think it will ever come out,, how many years have we been waiting?
  • treva says,
    5 years ago
    im gutted about the news from tokyo, im just clinging 2 the very slim chance that we could get it december, like everyone's been sayin its on the amazon site but its also in my new littlewoods catalogue sayin its to be released december and thats the xmas speciel catalogue so ya never no we could get lucky..................some miracle might happen!

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