Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 Gets Holiday '09 Release Date
Update: French site JVN.com reports that Gran Turismo 5 will hit Europe on December 11, with Game.fr now confirming the release date as well. It's rumored the date will be officially announced at GamesCom Cologne during Sony's August 18th press conference.
Gran Turismo 5 creator Kazunori Yamauchistated last month that Polyphony Digital will give a GT5 release date for PS3 soon.
That being said, if Amazon is correct then Yamauchi definitely wasn't kidding.
According to Amazon's official listing for North America, Sony will release Gran Turismo 5 on December 29th, 2009.
To quote: The fact that this date falls on a Tuesday only adds more credence since game publishers typically release their titles to retailers on Tuesdays. Oh, and you may remember this little tidbit spilled by SCEE chief executive James Armstrong last December.
Even though this isn't an official release date from Sony, most games on Amazon get just a "available for pre-order" tag and/or an estimated fiscal year release date if the actual date hasn't been officially set.
Unfortunately, for now, we'll have to peg this as a rumor until we get official confirmation from Sony.