I was chatting to our good friend Dawid Venter over at G.E.A.R magazine this morning and the topic of Gran Turismo 5 came up. So I headed on over to the massive online retailers and was shocked to see the new release dates which are being listed.
Unfortunately the local sites don’t have any specific release dates listed but EBGames in the US has revised their expected release date and according to them we can only expect Gran Turismo 5 on the 1st of January 2011.
However it’s not all bad news with Amazon.com slightly more optimistic with a listed release date of the 31st of December 2010. The German Amazon however has a release date listed for the 8th of December so I guess for now we are hoping the Germans are right for once.
One thing this shows is that Sony haven’t yet communicated a release date to any retailers yet and the longer this takes the less chance we have of getting GT5 this year and the marketing and retail space would need to be secured quite far in advance.
The question here is whether we want Sony to get the game into stores before Christmas no matter what or rather get everything in order and then release it in February 2011 instead?
Last Updated: October 25, 2010