If you're one of many who have already pre-ordered the Collector's Edition for Gran Turismo 5 , this unboxing is just for you. If you missed out on pre-ordering and GameStop has none left…well, here's what you'll be missing.

That very sweet Collector's Edition has been unboxed and fully detailed over at the PlayStation Blog . For the relatively agreeable price of $99.99, you will receive a copy of the game (some fans would pay a hundred bucks just for this), a collectible Diecast Car (it's a 1:43 scale 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V), exclusive "Apex" Car Guide (300 pages of driving techniques, automotive history, track reference material, and more), and no less than five exclusive DLC cars. Oh wait, there's one more thing- a nifty custom-etched Gran Turismo key chain, which of course must be used for your car keys. …just don't forget that your car probably isn't as capable as those in the game, and the roads aren't the best place to practice. To top it all off, just to prove you're better than your friends, you'll get a numbered certificate of authenticity, which you may as well have framed. Sure, there are lots of great games available now but when it comes to racing, only one game matters this week.

Oh, by the way, if you scroll down through the Comments at the Blog, you'll find that custom soundtracks have been confirmed…and you even get a Trophy for using them. 😉

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

Cool stuff but it's not worth 100 bucks.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

sigh, yeah, if only the free toy car had impact damage.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 11/22/2010 9:36:24 PM

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

Totally disagree but to each his own I guess. Any die hard gt fan will love this. That 300 page book is golden. I cannot wait for mine!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

The book alone is something true GT fans NEED to have. There's no 2 ways about it.

And 5 cars specifically customized/designed by Polyphony, that's worth some!

hald
hald
9 years ago

Cool stuff indeed. But 99,99$ is the price for the normal edition in Denmark – I can't find the price on the CE, but it will probably cost 150$.. 🙁 And therefore I will not get it..

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Disagree. I not only bought the CE for myself, I bought the regular version for my sons. Gotta raise them right after all…

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Excellent….Wednesday approaches…

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

I think I might change my pre-order to this, if it is not to late. I know just one thing…

This is going to be the longest 25 hours and 22 minutes in my life.


Last edited by sirbob6 on 11/22/2010 9:41:56 PM

Mamills
Mamills
9 years ago

sorry to say though bud, only way to get that collectors edition now is to win it on ebay. gamestop no longer takes preorders

Soultaker
Soultaker
9 years ago

can't freaking wait for this! I'm not a HUGE racing enthusiast or anything but I know my dad is and I still have fun with the GT games regardless and hopefully GT5 will get my dad to play my ps3 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

If not he can page through that book while you play.

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

I cannot wait for this special edition. That 300 page book sealed it for me. That and I usually get all first party special editions:)

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Oh yeah!!
Imma get that on ma hands!!

Anyone else watched the "Now Playing" of Gamespot?
They totally picked the wrong guys to do it as they were not so excited and no enthusiasm for it.

But I gotta say, the load times will be frustrating if you don't install it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Did they pick xbots?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

GameSpot is teh suck.

Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

If they did bad choice , If you put me to play GeoW3 or Call of Duty I would make them look like the mos boring pos ever.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/23/2010 1:54:07 PM

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

ESSENTIAL FOR RACING FANS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting a racing wheel for this one, but not sure which one I should go for.

Any suggestions?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Logitech Driving Force GT for Gran Turismo

^That one, or you can try to get the G27 ($300+), yeah…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

The G25 & G27(the upgraded G27 being considered as the best of the best of wheels), but both of them are very pricey, running in at a couple, to a few hundred $$$

There's also another wheel that was actually made for one of the earlier GT's, but I don't at the moment, I don't remember the name of it, or it's cost.

Plus there's a few wheels in the low to mid $100 range, but I'm not sure how good they are.

Anyway, my best guess would be to go Google, YouTube, and Yahoo it for more info on wheels & then also research each one individually too.

___________
___________
9 years ago

dont waste your time or cash with the G27.
id get the fantec GT3 wheel, its a replica of a real Porsche GT3 wheel.
much more comfortable swade instead of leather, bumps behind the wheel to hold your fingers and the pedals have much more resistance.
best of all everything customizable, unlike the G27.
also the G27 requires developers to add features to there games, for example allot of games dont use the G27 shifters but you wont have that problem with the GT3.
more or less the same price as the G27, but much much better!
plus logitechs reliability is not the best, my Z5500 speakers broke 2 days after use had to wait 4 months to get my replacements!

Gordo
Gordo
9 years ago

I've got the Logitech Driving Force Wireless wheel which is a step down from the G25/G27 wheels but has the advantage that it sits on your lap and doesn't need clamped onto anything. (ooer missus)

A cheaper option but it is still a Logitech wheel and I've played it fine on GT5:Prologue and Dirt 2.

You still need to plug it into the AC mains to power the thing but it connects to the PS3 using a wireless USB.

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Hey thanks all of you for your suggestions.

I must say the GT3 seems to be a brilliant option, but they're not available at any retail outlets where I live, and the cost of ordering it from elsewhere is just unreal – I could buy a new set of allot=y wheels for my real-life ride for that much!

I guess it's gonaa have to be G27 then…

___________
___________
9 years ago

you checked the fantec site?
its exactly the same price as the G27 here, so i assume it would be the same everywhere else.
there pricey, but if you intend to get everything out of GT5 there definitely worth it!
otherwise, check off ebay i was going to buy one off there for 500 AUD but by the time i got paid it had already sold.
🙁

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Double post, sorry!


Last edited by swapnilgyani on 11/22/2010 10:18:32 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

swapnilgyani,

OH BTW, you can save yourself some Googling time, by checking out the two G25 & G27 wheel reviews that Arnold already did right here at PSXE…

https://temp.psxextreme.com/scripts/ps3-reviews/reviews.asp

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

Is it just me or does all this feel so.. Surreal?! You mean to tell me that I'll finally get to play the.. THE official Gran Turismo?! Damn. I never thought I'd say this, but I really wish I could blow off work and game all damn day!!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I can give you a virtual slap if you want 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Oh man, I'm gonna be the only one posting on PSXE for like a month while you guys get your fill.

There should be an editions with a GT steering wheel. Or cockpit. 🙂

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

thats what it was like after uncharted 2 came out. it seemed like noone was on here for months lol

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Getting it!

Though those who don't get the CE should be fine and should not feel cheated at all.

The only real reason I'm getting the CE is for the 300 page book.

But yes, this game will be sick!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I want the book, the model and the keyring. I want it all, and I want it now!

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

Oh gawd, I so want this, No money :'(…..Only if I can grow a money tree *Looks Up*

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

mail me your money and I'll plant it for ya, I've got special soil you see…

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Damn,
Neither my state's Power Ball Or Mega Millions lotteries would fund GT5 & a G27 steering wheel for me.

Those stinkin' bast*rds!

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I have a question, there is also Signature Edition, is this only for Europe?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I had to trade a kidney for it though…

SayWord
SayWord
9 years ago

I really hope gt5 gets 10s on all gaming sites. And I really think it will be. 🙂 oh mam its just so good… Heh

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

I'm pissed!
I preordered the Collector's Edition back on July 24th, changed my Shipping address and now I have to wait five days for it… I paid for release date shipping… I can't wait that long. I've called amazon trice and they seem to not be able to change it back. I'm going to run by gamestop and Best buy tommorrow, In hopes that they an't sold out. If neither of them have it. I'll have to try Wall mart. I don't no why I didn't so that in the first place, then I could just go to the store and pick it up rather then dealing with all this bull…
GT5(GOTY) countdown: 1 DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Aww… You broke the page.

Sucks that you're going to have to wait for it that long because of some BS online shipping problem.
Peace.

___________
___________
9 years ago

cant wait to pick up my signature edition tomorrow!
picked up splatterhouse today, and OMFG i thought GOW3 was going to be the goriest game of the generation!
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!
jigsaw eat your heart out!

Bjorn77
Bjorn77
9 years ago

O yes I got mail that the game has been shipped! The TNT postal strike is 25th and 26th. If it hits the mailbox tomorrow I am busy jumping up and down and doing some ridiculous dancing… for at least during the installment of the game.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Apparently the game has a progressive installation if you don't want to wait initially. It installs segments as you load tracks and cars for the first time. How cool is that?!
Peace.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Can't wait 'til Friday night. I won't get home until probably 8pm… And my sister's kids will be here, so I won't be able to play much then. Saturday is going to be awesome though. Getting my mitts on that Obsidian Black steelbook case of the Signature Edition is going to be all sorts of satisfying. Over three years of official waiting, and now there are only days left.

Once this is over I'll be glad to get amped up again for LBP2. And I know that Arnold is reviewing it, but when can we expect it to be up, because although the result is almost a given, I still want to read what you lads think of it. Another question: How many members are thinking of doing a User Review? And one final comment: If the poll results thus far are any indication of the overall PS3 owner demographic, we can expect twenty million sales within the first week of release, with upwards of thirty million in the lifespan of the game! That's ridiculous, and we all know it isn't going to happen.

Yes, I am excited enough about GT5 to be pulling random calculations like that out of my rear end.
Peace.

alcrowley
alcrowley
9 years ago

I would definitely drop the $99 for this if I lived in North America. Nice, very nice indeed.

NoOneSpecial
NoOneSpecial
9 years ago

Yay for custom soundtracks! now i wont have to listrn to the my chemical romance or whatever else they have


Last edited by NoOneSpecial on 11/23/2010 5:34:57 AM

JackC8
JackC8
9 years ago

Tuesday morning and my Amazon pre-order is still "not yet shipped". Grrrrrr.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Mine hasn't shipped yet either. Boooo!

Orvisman
Orvisman
9 years ago

One of the editors, the racing guru, over at GameSpot recorded his first hour of play ( he sucks) and, through his commentary as he played, had nothing nice to say about GT5.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
9 years ago

Just ordered my CE. Wasn't sure if I was going to get it as I'm not big into racing games but it just looks to sweet to pass up.