Japanese retailer posts new GT5 release date?

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.

Just in time for Christmas?

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.

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56 comments
Oldboy08
Oldboy08

@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

profurio555
profurio555

i heard that the game is delayed again to Q1 2011, sorry guys. i'm really mad at sony.

niktiktante
niktiktante

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.

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

@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...

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

@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.

Doolum
Doolum

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

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

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.

poseidion
poseidion

GT5 is a game??? With so much development time I though it was a next-gen console.

360player_eq12
360player_eq12

I was really looking forward to getting GT5 this week... at least the new Call of Duty is coming out to pass the time.

MadSkilz_Anno
MadSkilz_Anno

I just hope this game is worth the wait. It's been toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg. For Pete sakes, just release the damn game.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

dam it, I hate last minute delays. Especially for games i planned on buying.

sekia37
sekia37

all of you complaining about the game... and in the end you end up buying it

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

@Alex Yeah, I pre-ordered at gamestop. Guess I'll talk to them about holding it until 2011 lol.

Cillerboy
Cillerboy

oh cool i'll wait til after xmas it'll be cheaper then i think :P

UnknowGamer
UnknowGamer

i cant count the times that this game was been delayed. I hope it comes out this year

MW2GhoST
MW2GhoST

So by December 23, 2010 they obviously mean October 14 2012...

Col-Struckin
Col-Struckin

NOOOOOOOOO! I hate last minute holiday shopping!

ger14
ger14

@thrasher510 thats exactly what sony and PD wants to hear.

ger14
ger14

Phuck you sony and PD!

XtC86
XtC86

2 days before christmas, u fukbags!

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

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...

Crashbox45
Crashbox45

But it could just be for Japan, and NA would soon follow in the new year.

Crashbox45
Crashbox45

2 days before Christmas? That doesn't seem like a good day to release GT5.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

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.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

@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.

ambridget
ambridget

@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!

DarkBuhamut
DarkBuhamut

lets hope its all a big joke and all our pre-orders turn up tomorrow

SonOfKira
SonOfKira

If it takes this long 2 release GT5,one can only imagine how long it'll take before GT6 is released..

Guy2059
Guy2059

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!!

thrasher510
thrasher510

Cool still in time for me to get it for Christmas, maybe.

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

Dec 23? Sweet. I'll be out of town visiting relatives and lose my pre-order.

MightyWings
MightyWings

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.

seanbrandowen
seanbrandowen

At least they are not going the Fallout nv route.and I am sure there will be no bugs here.

SteelCurtainX
SteelCurtainX

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racing1750
racing1750

23rd is a bit late in December to release the game. Maybe the first week of DEC when everyone is out buying Christmas presents.

Leefx
Leefx

did they mean dec 23rd 2011? lol

Jackc8
Jackc8

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.

blackappolo
blackappolo

im waiting big time for this game!!!

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

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!

dale_cahill
dale_cahill

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.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

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.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

December 23 is fine by me, it gives me time to get thorugh AC Brotherhood first.

alek_73
alek_73

Still some printed advertising in Italy, speak about November 3rd

therealsomeguy
therealsomeguy

could this be the new duke nukem forever?...i hope not but im starting to doubt we will have it this year

zeifel
zeifel

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.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

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