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.
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.