$200 Gran Turismo PSP bundle coming Oct. 20

Limited edition will include silver PSP, game UMD, 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo; downloadable bonuses include Corvette, PSN movie, 10-song voucher.

Though Gran Turismo for the PSP is launching alongside the PSP Go on October 1, PSP-less fans wishing to pick it up may want to wait. Today, Sony announced a limited-edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack will go on sale on October 20 for $199.99 in the US and C$199.99 in Canada.

$234 worth of stuff for $199? Sure, why not?

As the name implies, the bundle includes Gran Turismo for the PSP (in UMD form) and a PSP--a "Mystic Silver" PSP-3000, to be exact. Also boxed in are a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo and vouchers for a series of downloadable goodies: an as-yet untitled PlayStation Network movie and a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a color not available in the regular game. Bought separately, the game and handheld would cost $209.98, with 2GB Memory Stick Duos selling for as low as $13- $14 and PSN movies costing $9.99-$14.99. US residents will also get a 10-song Sony Music Pass voucher.

Today's announcement will be one of the last before Gran Turismo finally arrives on the PSP. First announced in May 2004 for a spring 2005 launch, the game has taken a long and winding road to release. After suffering several delays, the game was rolled out and given a hard release date at Sony's press briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this past June.

For more on why Gran Turismo took so long to get to the PSP, check out GameSpot's E3 interview with Polyphony Digital's perfectionist-in-chief, Kazunori Yamauchi.

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106 comments
Fists1
Fists1

I'm interested but not sure if its worth it with GT5 for the PS3 just around the corner, probably put that money towards a logitech G25 for my PS3 instead.

jeffv541
jeffv541

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geedotherodian
geedotherodian

@blues94 the PSPgo doesnt have a umd drive so they would have to bundle the umd version with the 3000... maybe they'll put a voucher with the PSPgo later on

jpfondeur
jpfondeur

@zidan4000 Accelerating and braking on the triggers is for chumps!!! Everyone knows that's where you switch gears!!! ...also, I can't wait for this to come out!!!

zidan4000
zidan4000

i really really wanna get this game but theres a big damn problem if you ever played a racing game on x360 or ps3 then you have used the triggers to acclerate and brake and here comes the problem psp doesnt have doesnt have the same type of triggers and acceleration and braking wouldnt be precise and thats not good considering gran turismo as a racing simulator , i dont want to worry much about it as i didnt play the game and i may be wrong when the game launchs .

geomyr
geomyr

heheheh nice one more month to go its racing time gta :)

blues94
blues94

why dont they include a psp go instead?

blitzboy10
blitzboy10

sony needs to stop havin trying to give us bundles that they consider "values" b/c the reality of it they are just selling the system for the exact same price.....ppl that don't have psp would only buy a psp if the price is cheaper same goes for ps3

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

should have included a psp go instead.

FstBrk342
FstBrk342

i might get it seeing as how i gave away my old 1st gen psp, but only if i have the spare cash

chazy035
chazy035

you think that the PSP go doesn't use the UMD anymore they would consider breaking the 1.7gb limit and make it a much larger game since we waited for so long...

beel-kun
beel-kun

I hope they improved the physics

carios23
carios23

PSP Go with GT for $250 would be a decent deal. At the price, it is the same price as current generation consoles. Kinda high imo.

jumpy46
jumpy46

Why can't there be a GT PSPgo bundle here in the U.S.?

Bog101
Bog101

I think burnout legends will still be my favorite psp racer even after this comes out

TheDere
TheDere

if they released it in 2005 i would have got it. now im not so sure...

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

its a good bundle, but seriously a new color for one car?? that'll get the kids lining up out front of best buy for sure

Fransir
Fransir

if i comes in a better colour ill get it.Like a dodge viper.YELLOW

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

I have a 2000 PSP model, and I plan to get a GO but only when the right bundle comes along. I waited a while for that Daxter PSP bundle. GT looks amazing but I'm for something more my style like maybe a Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep bundle.

RakinR
RakinR

GT better be goood ...

KAISERKONG
KAISERKONG

My old 2000 model needs a replacement and I can't see shelling out $250 for the PSP-GO alone with nothing extra. This might be my new toy :D

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

Looks like a great bundle, but i wish Sony would stop throwing 2GB Sticks and at least move up to 4GB at the least. I have a nice collectio of 2GB Sticks now.

EmperorSamoth
EmperorSamoth

This is a good deal. I would like to see something nice for the PSP Go since I already have a silver PSP.

Buttons1990
Buttons1990

I might get this thing... I still have my original PSP1000 and it runs like poo after all of these years... Might get this one or the Assassin's Creed one...

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Still got my fat psp so I dont need this bundle. The game would do just fine

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

@ MiiOnWii why u comparing the price of a PSP to a PS3? their totally different products and have a different target market. its like saying who buys a 32GB iphone for £500 when u get get a PC or laptop for a lower price which does waaaaaay more??? doesnt make sense does it??

Beltsu
Beltsu

Meh... it's not black. :/

BatrozX
BatrozX

@MiiOnWii The PS3 may cost $50 more than the PSP Go, but there's a reason to that. You need a TV for the PS3 to work, but for the PSP, you just need to buy it and you can play anywhere you want. Plus Sony said that they were going to keep ad campaigns for both PSP Go and PSP. Also, if you ask me, their marketing and business plans right now are far better than Microsoft's and Nintendo's.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

@punkdsk8erdude - Well retailers aren't going to push the Go since they will make no money from software sales which is where the bulk of their money comes from. A lot of the advertising for games/hardware comes from the retailers rather than the manufacturers so.......

snake2215449
snake2215449

The PSP Go will be in my hands this fall and so will that Dodge Viper in Gran Turismo! :D

MiiOnWii
MiiOnWii

why would sony put out a bundle with the old psp while trying to promote the new pspgo? and also $249 for the pspgo, why not pay 50 bucks more to get the ps3 slim, this is why sony is losing so much money, bad marketing and business plans.

monson21502
monson21502

lets hope pspgo is a no go and sony makes the psp 2 instead!!!

monson21502
monson21502

cmon sony give it up. no one wants those stupid psp bundles at 200 bucks. we want a psp 2!!!

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

great bundle, but why not include the PSP Go instead? Is Sony trying to compete with themselves? Honestley, I've been seeing a ton of marketing and great reasons to buy a PSP lately, but I haven't seen anything on the PSP Go outside a few articles here on Gamespot. What gives?

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Sony is slowly creeping toward making the PSP go, unnecessary.

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

Why would they put all this effort into a the PSP Go then release the old version with the GT bundle?

coolkid93
coolkid93

This game looks good. You get a good game, a new 3000, and some other stuff for $200? That's a good deal. Cheaper than the psp Go!

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

looks pretty good but my psp 1000 still works fine