Gran Turismo 5 Delayed In US Until November?
Prepare to be a little confused, then disheartened.
A reader sent us a link to the EB Games website, which clearly depicts Gran Turismo 5 with a February 2, 2010 launch date. Obviously, we were excited but at the same time, extremely skeptical; after all, the game has been officially announced for a March release in Japan and it couldn't possibly come out here earlier. Therefore, we contacted several local GameStops in the area and came away with an unfortunate piece of news: it seems the date has been changed once again, and they all tell me that GT5 won't release until November 2, 2010. Now, the retailer is well known for providing consumers with false "placeholder" dates in order to secure early pre-orders but if it's a placeholder, why move it back from the previous date of May? And how do you make a giant mistake and list it on your website as February? What's going on? This is causing some definite confusion on our part but all we can get out of GameStop is that it's coming in November, and that's that. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said the game would arrive in North America "not much later" after the Japanese release...but this sounds like a lot later.
In all honesty, the first three or four months of this year are so freakin' crowded, I almost don't mind this if it proves to be true. After all, we've got Final Fantasy XIII to deal with in March, and that can suck up 100 hours for RPG enthusiasts the same way GT5 can absorb 100 hours for racing aficionados. ...and I'm kinda both. GT5 would also be a bad-ass holiday title. But even so, a bunch of people really won't like this...
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
1/2/2010 10:34:41 AM Ben Dutka