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GT5, LBP2 Collector's Editions Already Big Sellers

If you haven't decided whether or not to grab the Collector's Edition for Gran Turismo 5, you might want to figure it out soon.

The game isn't slated to arrive until November 2 and yet, pre-orders for the hefty special edition continue to rise at a rapid rate. At Amazon, the Collector's Edition has risen 28% in the past week, which places it at #60 in the retailer's video game branch. If you didn't already know, this edition features the game, an exclusive limited edition 4:3 scale die-cast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom GT livery, a key chain, a 300-page guide for all hardcore car enthusiasts, a numbered certificate of authenticity, a voucher for five exclusive cars with custom GT logos and performance upgrades and of course, that custom packaging. You can have it all for $99.99 if you're so inclined.  Typically, such editions are reserved for those who are really big fans of the game/series in question, but if you qualify, the rewards can be significant.

Oh, and remember how they just announced the LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Edition? It's already sitting pretty at #2 on Amazon's best-selling video game list, you can grab that one for only $79.99 and you get a horde of great stuff. Who's ready to crack open the wallet?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gran turismo 5, gt5, collectors edition

7/24/2010 10:35:31 AM Ben Dutka

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Alienange
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 10:56:09 AM
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GT5 CE looks like a godsend for those who like it. I know a guy at work who's not a huge gamer, but he's definitely getting this one. Bought his PS3 three years ago in hopes for GT5. I'm glad fans like that can get something special like this. They deserve it.

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bmxmad
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 9:19:35 PM

I've got a few friends who have ther PS3s still in ther boxes just waiting for GT5.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 10:57:53 AM
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Sony better have enough PS3 ready for November because it's gonna sell every single PS3 available on November.

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Highlander
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:22:50 PM

I have a suspicion that Sony may try to limit supply a little until October and then release the floodgates.

Build demand, launch tons of awesome games in multiple genre, create irresistable bundles and open the floodgates. The result? Monster big sales.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:09:31 AM
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I'm holding out for the Ultimate Edition. Just waiting on the details. Already have LBP2 CE ordered.

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Highlander
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:21:26 PM

As soon as the Ultimate Edition is announced I will probably go for it too. My wife wants a copy of GT5 for herself, so I'll get both, give her the game and keep all the extra goodies for me...I love being married to a gamer.

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tes37
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 8:23:21 PM

Is there any news of an Ultimate Edition? Or are y'all assuming there will be one? I'm not being a naysayer, I'm just curious because I would be interested in one.

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Highlander
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 10:17:00 PM

There has been some rumor of it appearing in Europe, but nothing definitive yet. I'm happy to stick with the CE in the meantime, and if there isn't an ultimate edition, the CE will be perfect.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, July 25, 2010 @ 6:21:31 PM

It has been discussed that there will be an Ultimate Edition. One of the senior level managers from SCE France commented on it. He said it would be a lot of stuff relating to cars and racing but that he didn't have the specifics on it. No proper announcement yet and not sure what regions will get it. I'm just hoping something is announced for North America. We've got plenty of time until November comes.

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IronFace2
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:09:55 AM
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And after a while you will find all those things on ebay really cheap...
I'm off only with the game. It's been 5 years and I still can't wait for it. Happiest year since PS3 launch.

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Maggot666PL
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:17:46 AM
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I must say that 4:3 scaled model of Nissan GT-R is going to be pretty damn huge. Better start making some space for it :]

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Alienange
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:24:55 AM

Ha! Nice catch. It's a 1:43

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Shams
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:51:08 AM

Holy smokes! A toy replica 3 quarters the size of the real car (4:3)?...But then look at those game boxes! They must be taller than a 3 story house! Where the heck am i gonna keep those?!?! LOL!

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rossinator_99
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:42:54 PM

its been a while since i did math, but i believe first number is actual size.... meaning 33% bigger than actual car. that means super huge model for only $20 extra!

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Luiscosmo2
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:30:17 AM
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Few quianity? Aww.. Its gonna take me a while to get cash for LBP2 limited edition..Sony better me bluffin..Limited Quianty...Pfft..

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tes37
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:37:06 AM

If you know someone with a credit or debit card you could pre order it from Amazon. They don't charge the card until it actually ships. That would give you time to pay the person before the release date.

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Luiscosmo2
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 1:22:05 PM

Thanks fam, thats convient...Thanks Ima try to do that.

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PAKINIPS
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:30:51 AM
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I want lbp2 collectors edition to come to the uk

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tes37
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:32:06 AM
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I pre ordered the CE's for both of these games.The GT5 is mine and the LBP2 is for my daughter. She should be surprised by what comes with the LBP2 CE, so I'm keeping my mouth shut about it until it arrives.

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Highlander
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:23:30 PM

LBP2 CE is going to be coming here too. pre-order time...

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BikerSaint
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 8:57:51 PM

TES37,
You're a great dad!!!!!!!!!

BTW, if you order one for me too, I'll let you adopt me....
(although it might be a bit hard trying to explain how your brand new son has gray hair & is probably twice as old as you)LOL

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tes37
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 9:10:35 PM

LOL, BikerSaint.

While I don't have a son, and the offer is tempting, it's the food bill that's the kicker.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 11:50:52 AM
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Beautiful!

These two games are gonna define the holidays!

Both games are rated E
Basically anyone can enjoy these two games

Amazon's CE kinda sounds better than Gamespot's. I'll definitely pre-order it from Amazon ASAP. I think the 500 page manual > Carbon fiber McLaren. The more information/tips, etc. you can obtain for GT games the better off you'll be.

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Radical Gordon
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:02:25 PM
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Will the GT5 collectors edition be available in the UK?

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Mamills
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:20:46 PM
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already got my GT5 SE ordered, but this is the first time im hearing about LBP2's preorder collector edition.
very interesting, if i have the money i'll proberly get it as well.

Anyone know if the previous costums from LBP 1 will work with part 2?

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 2:48:30 PM

@mamills

Media molecule said that everything from lbp1 will work with the sequel with improved graphics and what not but everything from lbp2 won't work with the original. Hope that helps!

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CharlesD
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:31:25 PM
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I will not be getting the collectors edition, I might not even be getting the game O_o simulators were never really my thing but if I have the time and money I wouldn't mind adding a decent one to my collection.

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Alienange
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 12:34:42 PM

That's how it is for me too. I'm balls at racing sims but I'll be damned if Prologue isn't in my collection. Thanks of course goes out to WalMart for the pricing error on that one.

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Snicket
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 2:31:39 PM
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Yesterday the LBP 2 collectors edition was #1 on amazon, ahead of all shooters and even Starcraft 2, pretty dang impressive for only being on the site for a day.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 2:49:45 PM
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Everytime I see the pic Ben used at the top of this article.. I get impatient. LOL

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StangMan80
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 3:18:53 PM
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I can't wait the the GT5 ce to show up. I just hope Sony has planty of PS3 on store shelves. Because both these games are going to sell like crazy and move what Sonys PS are left on the shelves.

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kraygen
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 3:42:35 PM
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Both of these games are going to be absolutely amazing and the best part is, it's only on the console that does everything.

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 3:53:12 PM
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Got both games set :D. On a different topic I was browsing the internet when I came about an article about infamous 2. Boy does Mr.Sterling and those folks over there hate the series itself. In their eyes Cole is a douche and will forever be a douche.

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tumbletunnel
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:14:41 PM
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GT5, LBP2, Killzone 3, Last Guardian, Infamous 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse....all day 1 purchases for me. November will push the sales of PS3, no doubt. Hope America will come from Limbo (saw Inception movie yesterday) and see there's more than Halo, Fable or Gears

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rossinator_99
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:47:52 PM

thanks for not saying d1p... everytime i see that i read dp (double penetration) lol

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Highlander
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:50:44 PM

Dude....get your mind out of the gutter! LOL!

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 4:45:24 PM
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I still havent gotten down to gamestop to preorder my GT5 CE. I must have it!

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StangMan80
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 5:02:29 PM

Why gamestop? I Pre ordered my GT5 CE from Amazone with releaese date shipping(cost $115 w/ tax). I can't wait for Nov. 2nd to finaly be here . I just now have to get a 3D tv and G25 racing wheel in time for it's arrival.

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 9:45:22 PM

Idk, i just usually preorder at gamestop. Doesnt Amazon not accept PayPal?

I have a DFGT wheel and i dont plan on updating any time soon. G25s are pricey and i just dont care enough about the extra features to justify the price.

I'm not going to 3d any time soon. Or ever if i can help it. The 3d fad needs to die a quick lonely death. Maybe then we'll see some good action movies that arent ruined with post-process 3d.

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StangMan80
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 10:38:56 PM

I think they do, they even take checks.
Amazon has free 5 day shipping, But I went for the Day release date shipping with GT5. I just can't wait for it to be here I been waiting years and years for it.

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FxTales
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 7:48:18 PM
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Ah! I want that LBP2 pre-order. Is this offer exclusive to Amazon? I'm in New Zealand and it's awfully pricey with sipping plus the exchange rate. If it became available here I would buy that, no hesitation.

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 8:27:32 PM
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Yes, I must pre order these soon too.

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Condemnedsoul23
Saturday, July 24, 2010 @ 9:44:44 PM
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GT5, LBP2,MVC3,Infamous 2, Bulletstorm, Street Fighter X Tekken,K3,Fallout 3, Dead Rising 2,Castlevania? I'm going to have to get a part time job just for games.

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DazeOfWar
Sunday, July 25, 2010 @ 12:20:41 AM
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LBP2 is a definite for me but GT5 I'll most likely pass on. Game looks good but never been a fan of the series and not big on racing games either.

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___________
Sunday, July 25, 2010 @ 6:09:40 AM
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i hope they release the LE here id love to get it!
though im waiting till its almost out, EB always waits till so late to list their preorder offers plus i probably wont be here by the time it releases!
like they just listed their mafia 2 preorder offers yesterday, only 4 weeks and 3 days before release.

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Robochic
Monday, July 26, 2010 @ 1:57:13 AM
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Going to preorder LBP2 for my Son he loves the first one and I know he'll love the collectors since he'll have his very own Sackboy.

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