Gran Turismo 5 collector's edition announced

E3 2010: Premium pack to bear $100 price tag; includes 300-page car guide, diecast Nissan GT-R Spec V, branded key chain, voucher for five in-game cars, and stamp of authenticity.

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LOS ANGELES--At Sony's press briefing, the company dated Killzone 3, PlayStation Move, and a PlayStation Plus premium subscription service, but the revelations didn't end there. Sony also revealed a release date for Polyphony Digital's racing sim Gran Turismo 5, which it first teased at E3 2005.

When GT5 arrives November 2 exclusively on the PlayStation 3, a $100 Collector's Edition will be available alongside the standard ware. In addition to the title, packed inside "premium packaging," the limited bundle will include a 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V designed by Polyphony and produced by collectible car-maker Kyosho.

Will the wait be worth it?

Additionally, racing fans who pick up the premium pack will receive a 300-page "car lover's guide," penned by the developer. The contents of the book include bits of automobile history, including the history of the present day automobile, as well as relevant Gran Turismo 5 reference materials.

The pack will also include a redemption key for five in-game vehicles with "performance upgrades." It was not announced which five vehicle models will be included or what the upgrades will be.

Following the car theme, the Gran Turismo 5 Collector's Edition will come with a GT5-branded key chain, as well as a numbered authenticity certificate.

For more on the racing sim, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview.

Discussion

87 comments
Raephius
Raephius

My friend got the collector's edition, and I flipped through the book it comes with. It's got some very interesting stuff in there, explaining drive configurations (FF, FR, MR, RR, 4F, 4R), engines (Straight-#, V#, W#, Flat-#, and rotary), as well as guides to proper driving techniques like clipping the apex of corners. Oh, and the most useful bit: A full car list! So you can mark (or put a little sticker on) all the cars that you've collected so far. I would buy the book if they sold it separately.

msp19
msp19

Here in holland, the copy i pre ordered has the following: Exclusive special edition artwork on the cover The apex race guide five collector edition cards with exclusive artwork Chromeline car pack for ingame use Dynamical theme for use with ps3 xmb And that all for 79.99 euros that is 109.154 USD and 68.3111 GBP I think you americans do have more content for your money then we do.. Or do you all think im mistaken?

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Collector's editions are a lie. This one especially. My opinion, but I can't see what people would really get out of this. A 300 page book of car porn sounds nice, but it being a "book" in general totally defeats the purpose of gaming, we play to socially avoid and and lock our selves away to our systems and not read or talk alot. Once this game comes out, people will think I died, because I wont come out for years. LoL! Just kidding, I think if you have to money to throw away, go do it. I will stick with the regular edition.

darealg
darealg

the 5 cars are the only things i want from the collecters edition but the car guide might be cool to look at

alfaresalasmar
alfaresalasmar

after waiting 4 five years, y does it seem so difficult to wait 4 one week???

MrKyleKatarn
MrKyleKatarn

There is also a signature version that is shipping everywhere but the US, it's like the collector's edition except the model with the signature edition is an orange Mercedes SLS.

MrKyleKatarn
MrKyleKatarn

Yall should see the Racing Pack edition of GT5 which is exclusive to Japan. They get a blue PS3 with blue controller and a "limited edition copy of the game" We get a bundle with a model car and so on. It's $420 US too(currency conversion).

Gioh
Gioh

Skip the negatives. Its for the lovers. Nothing wrong with that. And its not a toy car but a collectors ed. car. Nice quality and accuracy. @enoslives I assume your not a modelcollector? @division9 chack out the ferrari cockpit (was it thrustmaster?)...prtty cool setup. Very tempting. Tho my grilfriend finds it childish for a grown-up.

taplok
taplok

For the first time, i'll be getting a collector's edition of a game...

division_9
division_9

Why do collector editions exist?, So a small group of gamers can say theyre bigger fans of the series. Dont compare $40 with the extra's you get, Collector editions arent value packs designed to give you more value in what you pay, they're premium branded editions of the game to make you look more elite by making you pay more for less. This is the same with every game, Halo, Gears of War, Fallout 3 and ofcourse Gran Turismo 5 I just hope I can find a driving wheel for this, its why I bought my PS3.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

it says 5 in game cars , i dont think thats dlc i think its cars already in the game but you ll need to buy them , or what not , , if you get the le you get emfree , if it is dlc it will be on psn duh

dhuyd
dhuyd

What I want to know is if you get the standard edition, will you be able to buy that DLC? That's the only extra I want from that list.

shaunn191
shaunn191

better option than getting the CE would be to get GT on the psp in my opinion, apparently the cars will be able to be transferred from psp to the ps3 i think they stated awhile back

Gundamforce
Gundamforce

Finally a release date. Which reminds me that i have to complete Forza 3 so i can putt my full racing game attention on this one. As for the collectors edition, the content looks pretty interesting, although money will sure be an issue and i have quite a few games in the fall i plan to buy.

big-boss-91
big-boss-91

i gave up on this game after 5 years or was it 6?

enoslives7
enoslives7

an extra 40.00 for a keychain, toy car, and a thin book......hmmmmmm

Askanishkillo
Askanishkillo

can't wait to get it, after 5 years is finally here!!!!!

Garfield360UK
Garfield360UK

Looks quite an interesting bundle. If they offer it at the right price in the UK I may get it otherwise I will get the standard edition. Same with the Dead Space 2 collectors/limited edition.

jaozin92
jaozin92

I am soo getting it, GT is GT I waited five yearsfor this game and I will get it with style

XanderZane
XanderZane

I'm not paying no $100 for a collector Edition. What they are giving isn't even worth that amount. If they included a collectors GT anthology with ALL the other GT games and some bonus exclusives tracks and cars, plus all the other stuff they are given, then maybe I'd consider it. As is, this is only work $79.99. Polyphony can kiss my royal ***. I'll just stick with the standard edition. I have a feeling it's going to be more of the same though. I'm just hoping the online racing is really good.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

the god of war ultimate edition was supposed to be $100 but even after converting to pounds, UK retailers were selling it for over £100.... WTF! i know same will happen with this so i'll just get the standard version.

prodrive82
prodrive82

get ready cause the best racer is about to start. 100 quid sounds like a bargin for all that you get. GT5 rocks

richioso
richioso

I'm not raggin on the CE because it actually looks alright.... but I just want to play the game.

richioso
richioso

I just wanna get the game.

GSX1118
GSX1118

while it does interest me it will be difficult justifying $100

cameio
cameio

Oh my god i love this Collector's edition Day one purchase for me :D

HappyBB
HappyBB

The content of the Collector's Edition does not interest me that much. It's expensive, though.

gtone09
gtone09

More than $100 here at NZ. I bet it'll cost about $150 or so.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

100 bucks? i would have taken this fr 80$ maybe....

BloodMist
BloodMist

A hundred bucks for that?The only thing remotely interesting there would be the book.Absolutely lame.Much like people waiting for what will basically be GT4 with much better graphics and thinking there will be anything actually new about it.Also lame.

MrKyleKatarn
MrKyleKatarn

"For all the haters out there: I looked on Kyosho's website, their 1:43 models go for around $40 just by themselves. So, if you want to think of it this way, you're getting a 300-page book, premium packaging, a branded keychain, and a DLC pack for free." Not to mention the fact that you can't get this version of the Spec V outside of the collectors edition.

MrKyleKatarn
MrKyleKatarn

Fritter, that's what I've been saying all along. Obviously some people can't appreciate a good diecast model.

jm3811
jm3811

Bunch of immature kids who cant accept that some dislike their toys and ask for a reasonable deal. When a game costs half the price of the console and gets a standing ovation I remain bemused to read words of contempt or childish remarks such as "haters", Get a life. It's not only about buying phones and games. Do you even pay for your food?

fritter7
fritter7

@tyeman64 Read my comment right below yours. The 'toy car' alone is worth the extra $40. If you don't like having a high-quality model car to display, then don't get the CE. But just because you don't like something doesn't diminish the actual value.

icekids
icekids

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tyeman64
tyeman64

@freema First off thanks to all the fanboys that thumbed down my comment. The game is gonna be awesome no doubt, but what Im upset about(Which maybe didnt get expressed clear enough) is that you get a toy car, pretty much a double car magazine, and some basic dlc for an extra $40 plus tax. My complaint has nothing to do with the game but the extras included for price. Alan Wake did a better job with extras and it was cheap. Besides the lenght, its a great game. Hopefully GT5 doesnt get delayed again. I am a car person as well.

fritter7
fritter7

For all the haters out there: I looked on Kyosho's website, their 1:43 models go for around $40 just by themselves. So, if you want to think of it this way, you're getting a 300-page book, premium packaging, a branded keychain, and a DLC pack for free.

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Holy crap they managed to put together a $100 package that I might actually consider buying???!

Minders
Minders

Just remember that most of the GT videos are usually shown from the replay feature, and that looks slightly better than when you're actually driving edit: while still being "gameplay fotage"

freema
freema

1080p resolution? Holy crap! There is no doubt now in my mind that GT5 will be the bestselling ps3 game so far. If all the eyecandy they've been showing is exactly how the game looks and performs then it will easily blow away that Forza 4 Kinect game as well as any other racing game coming out in near future (with the exception of the inevitable GT5 DLC)

M3ran
M3ran

another news on GT5 that you guys might not have heard is that apart from the 1080p render(first ever game on ps3 that has been rendered this resolution). it is gonna be in 3d too ^.^ i also am really looking forward to this game,it will be bought.

RogueShodown
RogueShodown

Don't you think Sony should have announced this at their press conference? That would've been better if they took a minute to announce small things like this instead of talking about stuff we know, showing montages, or unveiling their new advertising campaign.

icekids
icekids

GT was the best selling game on the PS1 and PS2, will not be different on the PS3 ^_^

wexorian
wexorian

it's 3rd E3 that they are anouncing game features lol :D

IndianaPwns39
IndianaPwns39

@ The_crapgamer Halo Reach's Collector's Edition might be worth getting. The book it comes with might be worth the extra $20, and the Elite armor bonus is cool. But the Legendary edition? Who in their right mind would spend $150 on a plastic toy, a box, and an in game flaming helmet? Unless you really, really wanted that in game armor to show off that you spend nearly double the price for it. That armor piece won't be nearly as special as it was in Halo 3. But this I'll probably end up getting. An extra $40 for a big book (Books cost a lot of money, btw), a great model of an awesome car you could easily sell to a collector, and in game stuff that will actually effect the game? Oh, and the keychain is a neat little bonus. It isn't 360 vs PS3, it's just a good collector's edition vs. a bad one. And even then, Reach's isn't bad, it's the $150 price tag for seemingly no reason.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I want this soooooo bad! There are so many games coming this fall it's gonna be rough on my pocket