We've often said at PSXE that we don't believe Gran Turismo 5 will hit store shelves this year, but in all honesty, the theory is based more on personal preference. …if it does come out this year, it's even less time we'll have!

Last month, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi caused a big stir by saying they could release GT5 "whenever they wanted," and that they were fine-tuning and tweaking the production until it got as close to perfect as humanly possible. Obviously, everyone wanted to believe that this indicated a 2009 launch date, but we've heard no release updates since. One would think Sony has big plans for pushing such a huge PlayStation 3 exclusive, so any legitimate news would come with a big ol' banner headline. However, while we don't have that, we do have a date from Amazon.com , which clearly lists December 29, 2009 as the official launch date for GT5. Now, as PlayStation LifeStyle notes, the fact that December 29 falls on a Tuesday is a good sign; most games do release on that day. Still, it could be just another placeholder date and in fact, it's pretty darn close to 2010. It may seem odd to release a blockbuster the week after Christmas, but it has certainly been done before.

Sony isn't likely to comment on this – they "don't comment on rumor and speculation" – so we're just going to have to wait for the official word. We'll let you know what transpires.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

Sweet, if true..

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

Better looking visuals than forza 3? Sorry, I couldn't resist asking.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

Duh.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

GT5 is better in all what Forza 3 does even GT4 is superior

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

Yeah, but will it drive like crysis?

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

I'm with PS3addict GT5 IS the hotness

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Well Amazon is never famous for their accurate predictions.

BTW what im more interested is any information on WKC2!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'd settle for info on WKC1

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

VROOOM!!!!!

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

It still makes no sense to why they would release it after Christmas and Boxing Day.

big6
big6
11 years ago

Well, if they can release GT5 "any time they want", and choose to release it at the very end of this year, then should we, the consumers, be expecting to play a racing sim devoid of flaws and glitches? Somehow, I think not.

Therefore, they should really be releasing a public BETA of some sort *before* this release date.

Some things I just KNOW they will need to address online are:

1. Losers disconnecting before the race ends, and not registering a LOSS on their record. (HATE THIS)
2. Party mode? (your group of friend stay together)
3. Same group stays together after a race ends, so you can quickly restart a new race?

Did I miss anything else?

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

I remember reading somewhere that all the things you mentioned are getting fixed or implemented for the full release.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

they already have a beta out, and they have had it out for some time now. It's called GT5 Prolouge

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

if this is true i got on thing to say

WOOO WOOO WOOO
u know it !

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

if this is true i got on thing to say

WOOO WOOO WOOO
u know it !

ShadowRunner
ShadowRunner
11 years ago

I hope they release it a month earlier

booze925
booze925
11 years ago

looks like prologue… which sucked. ill go buy grid over this piece of crap.

Frenchy17
Frenchy17
11 years ago

LMAO

King James
King James
11 years ago

In the words of World:
"Oh, u kids and your drugs."

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

haha, kids say the darnedest things.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Go back to Mario Kart

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Since you apparently played GT5 already,I am wondering what's the total number of cars.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

superlol @King James

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Don't feed the troll.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I don't get why any one would try so hard to be hated in a video game blog., what is it that you are trying to gain mr/mrs/ms booze925.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

He's gaining nothing..

apart from our desired reactions 🙁

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Well, GT PSP is coming October 1s… I think its possible that the PS3 version will release this year but if it doesn't, I think it might release in January or early February.
If Sony releases it in March, I might have to take a bank loan for the games alone 🙂

Give Morne GT5!! 🙂

King James
King James
11 years ago

I'm buying it whenever it drops, so I doesn't matter to me.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

Mmmmmmm, yessssssssssss.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Morne's salivating again.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

*feels the wind rushing by his clean super model car*

YEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Gran Turismo!

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

It was bound to happen.

Forza 3 is being released on 2 DVDs.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

lmfao! owned!

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

LOL

Im surprised they ain't calling it "Forza 360"

You know, to sound less inferior to GT5 (which it is)

King James
King James
11 years ago

2 DVDs?! pwnage!

They're so behind GT, they don't even notice. GT stopped multiple disc junk after GT3.


Last edited by King James on 7/29/2009 11:14:30 PM

Darth Koth
Darth Koth
11 years ago

Here in England Play.com have it down for the 4th of Dec. even if the Dec dates are true now, we all know it will get delayed into 2010

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

This would be awesome if it did. Another reason to convince me to buy a PS3 really really soon.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Why in the world would they do that?That means it would eliminate itself from being GOTY; as soon as 2010 hits it would technically become a last year's game.

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

GT2 shipped around the same time. GT games frequently ship in the winter time.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

I think this is a great idea. With all the gift cards and money being given out as christmas presents these days, most people will be able to afford it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

good point.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Best year ever.

King James
King James
11 years ago

til next year, right?

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

GT5 will release on October 27. Sony hasn't announced a release date yet so microsoft won't delay forza 3 out of pants-sh*ting fear.


Last edited by Kangasfwa on 7/29/2009 11:19:28 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick, BOOOM!

GT5 FTW!

Must…pre-order…Gran Turismo…5…

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Man that would be great my hubby really wants this for christmas if i can get it a few days after oh well at least he has a great christmas present.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Vrrrroooooooooooooommm!!!

Christmas time would be even better.

___________
___________
11 years ago

all will be revealed at TGS.
just be patient.
if you can wait this long (how long has it been 5 years?)
im shure you can wait an extra 4 months.
but i doubt it because most sites have it as 2010.
and to back up the 2010 date EB game HBHIFI had the game listed as nov 2009 now they all have TBA 2010.
so obviously they got some info recently that told them a 2010 release date instead of 09.
which does not supprise me.
all they need to do is delay uncharted 2 and R&C ACIT and theve delayed all the games i wanted later this year till next.
the year that was suppose to be the best year for games, has been.
but for the wrong reasons……………….

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

Wasn't it the 31st of December or the 1st of January at one point?

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

If we see a 2009 release then sweeeeeeeeet. But if its ready to release on the 29th Dec then surely they could push the release up a week or two, say 15th or 22nd. This would maximise sales for both the game and consoles since I imagine there will be a GT5 bundle available. Either way though Im sure it will fly off the shelves.