Another day, another obligatory Gran Turismo 5 update.
The more we see and hear, the more it becomes likely that a new release date will be finalized this week. Firstly, several sources are reporting that Sony will provide everyone with a new launch date in only a few days time. Secondly, the Sony Style store still gives GT5 an approximate "on or about November 30" date, which goes along with a few other retailer expectations. Thirdly and finally, we now hear from a European source that Sony has shipped – or is planning to ship – 550,000 copies of the hotly anticipated game…to France alone. That's 450k of the standard version, 100k of the Collector's, and 5k of the Signature edition, and if we understand the translation correctly, the implication is that the delay was so Sony could really flood the market with copies. By comparison (again, if we're understanding correctly), Activision intends to send/sell 650,000 copies to France, which is merely 100k more than GT5. Of course, GT has always been super crazy popular in Europe so perhaps that isn't a big surprise.
Okay, so maybe it's only a matter of days. And when that date finally shows up at our doorstep, all the anxiety and fear will end…you know, provided it really is coming out this year.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5