Amazon: GT5 Launches In Europe On September 30?
Okay, now that we know Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed in Japan, we have to keep trying to dig up evidence that points to the actual release date...for any region.
European site PS3Gen says they've received an e-mail from Aamzon (presumably the European branch), which provides a ship day of October 1, 2010. Previously, we had learned that GameStop's US launch date was November 2, so perhaps a fall release is coming into view, here. You can check Amazon.com if you wish but we already have; the North American branch is apparently behind the times and still lists GT5 with a March 31 release date. As for Sony or Polyphony, we only have word from SCEE, which confirmed the Japanese delay yesterday; we've heard nothing concrete since that time. There is the possibility that given the huge PlayStation 3 exclusives slated for the first quarter, Sony may have been looking forward to the holiday season with glum faces. Perhaps they needed something to fill a void there, so they decided it should be GT5. Remember when series creator Kazunori Yamauchi said it's almost entirely up to Sony, that they could finish GT5 whenever they wanted...?
That may have been jumping the gun a bit on his part, but it also might not be far from the truth. The PS3 enjoyed its single biggest holiday season ever last year and it was due in large part to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Maybe Sony just wants to insure that another big exclusive title is in place for the PS3, come the 2010 holidays. Just a theory.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
1/14/2010 10:24:51 AM Ben Dutka