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Amazon Gives GT5 A December 29, 2009 Launch Date

We've often said at PSXE that we don't believe Gran Turismo 5 will hit store shelves this year, but in all honesty, the theory is based more on personal preference. ...if it does come out this year, it's even less time we'll have!

Last month, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi caused a big stir by saying they could release GT5 "whenever they wanted," and that they were fine-tuning and tweaking the production until it got as close to perfect as humanly possible. Obviously, everyone wanted to believe that this indicated a 2009 launch date, but we've heard no release updates since. One would think Sony has big plans for pushing such a huge PlayStation 3 exclusive, so any legitimate news would come with a big ol' banner headline. However, while we don't have that, we do have a date from Amazon.com, which clearly lists December 29, 2009 as the official launch date for GT5. Now, as PlayStation LifeStyle notes, the fact that December 29 falls on a Tuesday is a good sign; most games do release on that day. Still, it could be just another placeholder date and in fact, it's pretty darn close to 2010. It may seem odd to release a blockbuster the week after Christmas, but it has certainly been done before.

Sony isn't likely to comment on this - they "don't comment on rumor and speculation" - so we're just going to have to wait for the official word. We'll let you know what transpires.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

7/29/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (59 posts)

PS3addict
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:47:00 PM
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Sweet, if true..

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Andysw
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:53:50 PM
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Better looking visuals than forza 3? Sorry, I couldn't resist asking.

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sticklife
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:55:58 PM

Duh.

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Naga
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:45:45 PM

GT5 is better in all what Forza 3 does even GT4 is superior

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JofaMang
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:02:02 PM

Yeah, but will it drive like crysis?

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Titch1794
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:00:23 PM
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I'm with PS3addict GT5 IS the hotness

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godsman
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:09:06 PM
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Well Amazon is never famous for their accurate predictions.

BTW what im more interested is any information on WKC2!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:19:11 PM

I'd settle for info on WKC1

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:13:38 PM
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VROOOM!!!!!

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dlte
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:22:55 PM
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It still makes no sense to why they would release it after Christmas and Boxing Day.

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big6
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:51:50 PM
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Well, if they can release GT5 "any time they want", and choose to release it at the very end of this year, then should we, the consumers, be expecting to play a racing sim devoid of flaws and glitches? Somehow, I think not.

Therefore, they should really be releasing a public BETA of some sort *before* this release date.

Some things I just KNOW they will need to address online are:

1. Losers disconnecting before the race ends, and not registering a LOSS on their record. (HATE THIS)
2. Party mode? (your group of friend stay together)
3. Same group stays together after a race ends, so you can quickly restart a new race?

Did I miss anything else?

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The Stig
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 9:58:35 AM

I remember reading somewhere that all the things you mentioned are getting fixed or implemented for the full release.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 4:50:04 PM

they already have a beta out, and they have had it out for some time now. It's called GT5 Prolouge

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 5:10:52 PM
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if this is true i got on thing to say

WOOO WOOO WOOO
u know it !

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 5:12:06 PM
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if this is true i got on thing to say

WOOO WOOO WOOO
u know it !

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ShadowRunner
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 5:20:34 PM
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I hope they release it a month earlier

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booze925
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 5:25:01 PM
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looks like prologue... which sucked. ill go buy grid over this piece of crap.

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 5:41:11 PM

LMAO

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King James
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:24:45 PM

In the words of World:
"Oh, u kids and your drugs."

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:50:22 PM

haha, kids say the darnedest things.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 7:02:39 PM

Go back to Mario Kart

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Hexen
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 8:20:50 PM

Since you apparently played GT5 already,I am wondering what's the total number of cars.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:20:25 PM

superlol @King James

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:29:21 PM

Don't feed the troll.

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Hexen
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 1:07:36 AM

I don't get why any one would try so hard to be hated in a video game blog., what is it that you are trying to gain mr/mrs/ms booze925.

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Banky A
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:57:10 PM

He's gaining nothing..

apart from our desired reactions :(

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Karosso
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:09:13 PM
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Well, GT PSP is coming October 1s... I think its possible that the PS3 version will release this year but if it doesn't, I think it might release in January or early February.
If Sony releases it in March, I might have to take a bank loan for the games alone :-)

Give Morne GT5!! :-)

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King James
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:25:32 PM
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I'm buying it whenever it drops, so I doesn't matter to me.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:26:34 PM
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Mmmmmmm, yessssssssssss.

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King James
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:11:59 PM

Morne's salivating again.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 7:03:53 PM
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*feels the wind rushing by his clean super model car*

YEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Gran Turismo!

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 7:37:20 PM
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It was bound to happen.

Forza 3 is being released on 2 DVDs.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 8:02:36 PM

lmfao! owned!

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b3mike
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 9:33:48 PM

LOL

Im surprised they ain't calling it "Forza 360"

You know, to sound less inferior to GT5 (which it is)

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King James
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:14:21 PM

2 DVDs?! pwnage!

They're so behind GT, they don't even notice. GT stopped multiple disc junk after GT3.

Last edited by King James on 7/29/2009 11:14:30 PM

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Darth Koth
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 7:48:37 PM
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Here in England Play.com have it down for the 4th of Dec. even if the Dec dates are true now, we all know it will get delayed into 2010

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 8:13:43 PM
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This would be awesome if it did. Another reason to convince me to buy a PS3 really really soon.

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Hexen
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 8:16:51 PM
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Why in the world would they do that?That means it would eliminate itself from being GOTY; as soon as 2010 hits it would technically become a last year's game.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 9:46:48 PM
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GT2 shipped around the same time. GT games frequently ship in the winter time.

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GuernicaReborn
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:03:16 PM
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I think this is a great idea. With all the gift cards and money being given out as christmas presents these days, most people will be able to afford it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:21:56 PM

good point.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:22:18 PM
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Best year ever.

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King James
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:12:19 PM

til next year, right?

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Kangasfwa
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:19:06 PM
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GT5 will release on October 27. Sony hasn't announced a release date yet so microsoft won't delay forza 3 out of pants-sh*ting fear.

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Highlander
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:29:06 PM
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Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, BOOOM!

GT5 FTW!

Must...pre-order...Gran Turismo...5...

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Robochic
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:35:04 PM
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Man that would be great my hubby really wants this for christmas if i can get it a few days after oh well at least he has a great christmas present.

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Banky A
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:49:55 PM
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Vrrrroooooooooooooommm!!!

Christmas time would be even better.

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___________
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 3:38:14 AM
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all will be revealed at TGS.
just be patient.
if you can wait this long (how long has it been 5 years?)
im shure you can wait an extra 4 months.
but i doubt it because most sites have it as 2010.
and to back up the 2010 date EB game HBHIFI had the game listed as nov 2009 now they all have TBA 2010.
so obviously they got some info recently that told them a 2010 release date instead of 09.
which does not supprise me.
all they need to do is delay uncharted 2 and R&C ACIT and theve delayed all the games i wanted later this year till next.
the year that was suppose to be the best year for games, has been.
but for the wrong reasons...................

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ceedot
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 5:52:21 AM
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Wasn't it the 31st of December or the 1st of January at one point?

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The Stig
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 10:07:40 AM
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If we see a 2009 release then sweeeeeeeeet. But if its ready to release on the 29th Dec then surely they could push the release up a week or two, say 15th or 22nd. This would maximise sales for both the game and consoles since I imagine there will be a GT5 bundle available. Either way though Im sure it will fly off the shelves.

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FFXIIIon360
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 4:35:30 PM
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I don't see why everyone is getting so excited over GT5, the original was the only great one. But I'm looking forward to Forza 3. After all Forza 2 got better reviews than GT4.

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Mornelithe
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:26:22 PM

I disagree, Forza has already shown it will be much less of a product than Gran Turismo 5, simply due to the lack of Rally racing. Gran Turismo has everything Forza has, except...more cars, more tracks, higher resolution and framerate, a much much stricter adherence to the design/makeup of the cars themselves. Anyway, enjoy Forza, I'll give it a whirl if it comes out on PC...but GT5, I paid $700 dollars to be able to play. And I will certainly be playing the dogmeat out of it come launch.

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dlte
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:03:16 AM

Oh yeah, cuz a 90 and an 89 out of 100 is huge difference.
Forza 2 also came out two years later than GT4 on a more powerful console. You can't really compare them.
But if were doing comparisons, we could compare Forza and GT3, which received 92/100 and 95/100, respectively. We can only really compare them to each other when they actually come out. They both should be great though.
(The scores were from metacritic)

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Mornelithe
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 6:39:18 PM

Sorry, I prefer to look into my own games and actually do my own research. I never, ever, look at 'reviewers' in any way shape or form to influence my purchasing decisions. So, go ahead and compare GTA-3 to Forza 2, using metacritic. Equally as useless, but, also quite damning, is that Forza 2 has sold 3.99 million copies, while GTA-3 has sold 14.87 million copies. Looks like I'm not the only one who cares little for reviewer opinion. (Not to mention that metacritic is also quite often guilty of using sites of questionable merit in their overall scoring).

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smileys_007
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 4:48:07 PM
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@FFXIIIon360

GT5 is gonna be a LOT more better than Forza 3. That's why everyone is getting so excited, and you should too.

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Banky A
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:54:40 PM

Don't reply to him.

He's not 1337 like us.
^_^

Notice how he had to stoop low enough to bring up review scores (of previous games), which aren't related to the games at hand.

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dlte
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 11:40:50 PM
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They should release it on January 1st and make it a new years release party. That would be awesome.

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dveisalive
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 6:43:40 AM
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I have been saying it all along Holiday 2009!

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mk ultra
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 8:38:45 PM
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picked up a G25 wheel for this game, can't wait.

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