Ever since Gran Turismo 5: Prologue was announced earlier this year, North American gamers have been anxiously awaiting news of a release date for their region. We've known for a while that it would arrive for the Japanese PlayStation Store on December 19, but we had no idea when it would hit the US PlayStation Store…or even if it would come, for that matter.

However, if the recent post from the PS3Mods blog can be believed, Sony has revealed a North American release date for the hotly anticipated GT5 demo: February 19, 2008. Now, we're going to search for the official word from Sony, but it certainly sounds plausible. We were hoping to have it in time for the holidays, but so long as we get it at some point, we're happy. However, we're still wondering how much the demo will cost (if anything), and whether or not it will also appear on standard Blu-Ray disc. We think it'd be a darn good idea to give this sucker away to anyone who pre-orders Gran Turismo 5 next year, so we could always hope for that. If you recall, they did this for Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction .

If we hear anything confirming or refuting this report, we'll update you ASAP. For now, let's just say we're overjoyed to see the biggest demo in the history of mankind (you know it is!) is coming to North America. In all honesty, how could Sony ignore us? Right?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

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