Sony promotes Xbox 360 racer?

PSP video download site plugs Gran Turismo HD trailer with Project Gotham Racing image.

Here we see the image on Sony's site...
Here we see the image on Sony's site...

It's not uncommon for gamers who don't care for racing sims to look at the Gran Turismos and Project Gotham Racings of the world and wonder what the difference is.

Apparently it can be hard for the companies themselves to distinguish between the various franchises, judging from the art for today's featured download (pictured, right) on Sony's PlayStation Portable video download site.

The download, a new preview trailer for the downloadable PlayStation 3 offering Gran Turismo HD, features art from a game that isn't Gran Turismo HD. As Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb pointed out on his blog, it's actually a screenshot from the Xbox 360 game Project Gotham Racing 3 (pictured, below right).

 And here it is on the PGR3 developer's Web site.
And here it is on the PGR3 developer's Web site.

Sony released Gran Turismo HD as a free download on the PS3's online store last month. Project Gotham Racing 3 was released for the Xbox 360 in time for the system's November 2005 launch.

As of press time, the Project Gotham Racing shot had not been pulled from the Connect Web site, but a Sony Computer Entertainment America representative told GameSpot that the Connect team was being notified of the issue.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 671 comments about this story