@jeremiah06 what i meant is, its not a national holiday, im sure there is some people who celebrate christmas in Iraq...doesnt mean its a holiday, thats all i meant :P
Online Japanese retailer DMM.com shows December 23 release for Gran Turismo 5; listing later removed.
Source: Japanese gaming news site Andria Sang.
What we heard: Despite the seemingly ironclad release date of Polyphony Digital's long-awaited racer Gran Turismo 5, publisher Sony unexpectedly pushed back the title from its November 2 release date earlier this month. Claiming that the last-minute "executive decision" was made in order to put some of the finishing touches on the title, both Polyphony Digital and Sony said the game would still ship in 2010.
It looks like this claim may be true. Japanese online retailer DMM, as translated by Andria Sang and confirmed by GameSpot AU, has posted a Gran Turismo 5 entry with a release date of December 23. Although the original product listing is no longer available, GameSpot AU tracked down a cached listing showing the same release date. The latter listing is for a GT5 racing pack, which includes a PS3 console and a copy of the game for 35,980 Japanese yen (US$446.09).
According to Andria Sang, the original listing was just for the game, priced at 7,980 Japanese yen (US$98.93); this also included a 308-page booklet and a download code for five cars.
Both listings have since been removed from DMM's website.
The official story: Sony has not yet confirmed a release date for GT5.
Bogus or not bogus?: Looking not bogus, particularly because Sony was so adamant that the game would still be released "this holiday season," despite its recent delay.
December 23rd is a holiday in Japan so it makes sense (not 25th, though everybody gets chicken at KFC). Anyway, I'm guessing they will release the game on time for holidays (in Japan there are at least 1 week holiday that most companies observe for new year, my coworkers use it for playing games). At any rate they will come with a patch later, like they always do anyway.
@Oldboy08 How false that is... There is Christmas in Japan. They have about 2 million Christians there. Their celebration isn't huge like it is over in the west but they do celebrate it...
@Oldboy08 yeah but the rest of the money making world does my friend, Sony has its fingers in all the mince pies....OldBoy!!! what a great, great film.
It can take another year in dev for the least i care.I have waited long and i can wait longer as i am sure the end product will make other racers bow in front of its awesomeness. Hail GT
you all realise that in Japan they don't celebrate Christmas right? guess you'll just have to suck it up guys. December 25th is just another day of the week for them.
I was really looking forward to getting GT5 this week... at least the new Call of Duty is coming out to pass the time.
I just hope this game is worth the wait. It's been toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg. For Pete sakes, just release the damn game.
always liked gran tursmo some of my fondest memories was with GT2 way back in the day. I don't mind waiting for the next edition to out I have all the time in the world...
Probably just a placeholder, Gamestop Canada says November 16th or something. They would be fools to wait that late to release it though, too many people have already done their shopping/are out of town/don't want to fight the crowds of last minuters. Plus, most people have spent alot of money on things by then, there won't be alot of impulse buys that time of year.
@OmegaGear - Where do you have it pre-ordered? I called my Gamestop because I figured it might come out while I'm away over xmas and they told me they would hold it as long as I told them a day I would come to pick it up.
@SonOfKira PD said that GT6 won't take near as long as GT5 to be produced and released. So don't worry about that. My guess is around two years... Maybe a bit more. But what the heck, GT5 will last about that long, if not longer. Just look at how long GT4 has lasted!
If it takes this long 2 release GT5,one can only imagine how long it'll take before GT6 is released..
This is bull!!! I was planning to buy this Nov. 2 because Target has a buy 2 get 1 free deal!! It was gonna be GT5, Fable 3 and get Goldeneye 007 free!!
I'm not actually bothered by the delay. this game is a classic and will sell whenever it comes out. Xmas or not. for me its not playing it, its having a brand new one in my collection that matters a lot more.
23rd is a bit late in December to release the game. Maybe the first week of DEC when everyone is out buying Christmas presents.
So what? You could look at ten different online retailers and find ten different release dates. None of it means anything, they're just guesses or placeholders.
Hopefully Sony know what they are doing, because to miss the Christmas rush would be a monumental mistake, this will be the fastest/Biggest selling game of all time but you gotta hit Xmas boii!
I've already replace my PS3 laser once and the new one is starting to play up. I was hoping to play the game before the next patch comes out and it stops working all together. I can guarentee that my PS3 will be bricked before this gets release. So sad too... I was looking forward to it and I am not going to spend another $110AUD on another laser or $300 on a Sony fix job.
If it slips past xmas sony is going to miss out big time. 23 dec is to close for it to be a xmas seller.
could this be the new duke nukem forever?...i hope not but im starting to doubt we will have it this year
While it's good to ensure the game is as polished as possible, if Sony/Polyphonic is not ready to give an exact release date then I think they should just follow Blizzard's policy of using 'TBA' (*cough* Diablo 3 *cough*). At least they aren't giving false promises.
People that thought it was not going to get delayed the last time,have just lost faith or will never give up... P.S It will get delayed again lol
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