Free Gran Turismo PSP deals Europe-only

This morning, Sony headlined its GamesCom press conference with the long-rumored debut of the PlayStation 3 Slim, saying the streamlined 120GB device would be available worldwide during the first week of September. The conference was reminiscent of Sony's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo press...

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This morning, Sony headlined its GamesCom press conference with the long-rumored debut of the PlayStation 3 Slim, saying the streamlined 120GB device would be available worldwide during the first week of September. The conference was reminiscent of Sony's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference, if only because the publisher used its time in the limelight to unveil a similarly spoiled overhaul for its handheld, the UMD-less PSP Go.

When the PSP Go launches on October 1, it will do so alongside Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo PSP, a game that was first teased way back in 2004. Today, Sony announced a plan to incentivize early adopters of the new handheld, saying that those who register their PSP Go between October 1 and October 10 will receive a free copy of Gran Turismo PSP. Gamers can also pick up a free copy of Gran Turismo PSP by preordering Gran Turismo 5 for the PlayStation 3.

Unfortunately, Sony US has confirmed to GameSpot the Gran Turismo PSP/Gran Turismo 5 preorder deal is valid in Europe only. "The offer is not valid in all other territories," a Sony rep told GameSpot. The rep did not indicate whether other regions would receive their own, unique incentives.

For more on GamesCom, check out GameSpot's continuing coverage live from Germany.

Discussion

54 comments
shemau
shemau

I will believe it when I see it. Got a PSP-1000 6 years ago for GT Mobile. Got a PS-3 and pre-ordered GT 5, due within 12 months. In the mean time XBOX 360 has released, Forza 2 has released, Forza 3 has released. Spoiled Sony got what, Prologue out the door. Hate Microsoft... but Sony you are just messing it up! Next gen will be Microsoft and Forza for me. Even this story appears to pure fiction. Anyone know where to order GT5 and get GT/PSP free? Thought not.

bluechuy
bluechuy

sony has been after europe lately

biagio55
biagio55

grand turismo is one racing game i actually like playing so i hope they do it right for psp and ps3

geomyr
geomyr

wow this so nice gran turismo on the psp this is so nice

cube-gage
cube-gage

I really dont see the PSP Go being a success. The PSP hasnt exactly had the support and purchases sony thought it would get, and simply rejigging it and adding an extra £140 to the Price is a recipe for disaster. Especially as a PS3 is gonna be around the same price. Sony should of released an iPhone killer that incorporated PSP, Walkman, VAIO, Sony Sat Nav and Sony Ericcson brands into one device. I thinks its an attempt to root out PSP Piracy, although I think the Go will be cracked also. People are not gonna pay that much for a device that is essentially doing the same thing it was 6 years ago.

lloydy-46
lloydy-46

I don't care that GT5's taking forever. A game every 4/5 years like with MGS or GTA just means it'll be amazing and full of detail.

jasper061992
jasper061992

I can only say its a good thing, considering how europe always got the short end of the stick of anything related to videogaming. At Least we get some form of compensation for once...

blues94
blues94

Im still waiting for gt5.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Only in europe? I think that's the first time I've ever heard it.

gtracer65
gtracer65

oh just release gt5 already! we're so tired of waiting. or else everyone, but me, will turn to Forza 3!!!

Doolum
Doolum

GT5.yes.yes.yes.yes.yes

Phoenix534
Phoenix534

If this happens in the US, I'll pre-order GT5, even though I don't have a PS3 yet :P

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Needs to be done here in the USA

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

i'll pre-order gt5 the next day after I hear that this deal will happen in the US as well.

mpchitown
mpchitown

I am still confused over this game. Are these videos really going to be how the game looks on the psp?

XanderZane
XanderZane

I'm glad I live in the U.S. and hopefully Sony will give us a better deal. But GT5 for the PSP and get the GT5 for the PS3 FREE. I could live with that.

davytiger
davytiger

Like "3giL"- Where can we preorder GT5 from? (For free GT5 PSP)

3giL
3giL

Who can I pre-order the PS3 GT5?

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

im happy to shell out 40 bucks for a game that's worth about 50 bucks. even if i don't live in the UK

JETTEC1992
JETTEC1992

Now im so happy with living in Europe. Now Europe is getting these things that USA got in the past. :)

InsultToInjury_
InsultToInjury_

Quite a nice little deal shame not really into GT titles but suppose they need to sweeten the deal to get people to buy a 250GBP handheld.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

I'm glad i live in EU! :D

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I love living in the EU. Stuff like this just sweetens the deal.

raverrozza
raverrozza

sniper and bodboy nice to see some people are with us over here. its not like you cant get the game and its nice some incentivised things are being shown here. plus its also because europe and esp the UK are some of the biggest buyers of GT

sniper2k0
sniper2k0

Good deal this. Europe and especially the Brits always get the short end of the stick so getting freebies like this once in a while would be great

Bodboy466
Bodboy466

Listen to SciFiCat on this one. As Americans, we are spoiled freakin' rotten on so many accounts, while Europeans are screwed over, left out or plain ignored (Canadians too, but that's for another time). 'Tossin' them a frickin' bone here' shouldn't be that big of a deal.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

WHAT THE EFFF i would preorder GT5 in a HEARTBEAT if i got GTPSP for free!

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

Europeans are car fanatics, they love Gran Turismo so this will spike PSP GO sales through the roof.

NuKkU
NuKkU

man im not gonna lie Sony is genius not they are FINALLY getting there head in the game Gran Turismo is one of the world's best known racing franchises and with that deal many will buy the PSP Go! Kudos to Sony for finally getting there head in the game and kudos to Polyphony for helping Sony out big time

Kris024
Kris024

Sony what the heck? Oh well I better start saving now.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

eh let em have their deal, I'll pay cash money for any GT game.

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

Since Europe gets royally ripped off with overpriced hardware and games, a freebie once in a while is appreciated.

jordis5
jordis5

dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit dammit i was going to cancel all my preorders for this long awaited reasons for my ps3 game

dukerav
dukerav

Wish that deal also applied to the US, oh well.

Wings_008
Wings_008

it's not really free if you pre-order another game

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

what the hell nobody ever cares about europe and now all of sudden they get a good deal, but oh well as long as gran turismo 5 finally comes out i dont care

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

Great. Sony keeps slapping the loyal US fans. Do they expect us to do a 360 and buy a PS3? :)

Colsworl
Colsworl

Oh man, pre-order GT5 and get GT PSP free? I'm loving that deal. Finally us Euros get a great deal for once. :)

kweeni
kweeni

so i'll get a free copy of gtpsp if i pre order gt5??? man this is awesome, i'm soo gonna try and pre order that game :-D finally europe gets some good stuff

Ryguy4738
Ryguy4738

Wait, will the register thing still happen for US?

Ryguy4738
Ryguy4738

Wait, will the register thing still happen for US?

danthegamer32
danthegamer32

awesome, I wonder which shops will be doing this? Game I presume actually...

lilmp89
lilmp89

"Gamers can also pick up a free copy of Gran Turismo PSP by preordering Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3." awww =( But glad for Europe to get some goods. I wish we had that deal too though =)

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Well works for me :) think i'll pre-order GT5 and get the PSP version! Not interested in the GO though