Gran Turismo 5 to Launch New Years Day?

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

While we’ve seen many e-retailers do this before, both Target and Amazon have updated the release date of Gran Turismo 5 to show January 1st, 2011 and December 31st, 2010 respectively. It sounds as if they plan on releasing the game at midnight on New Years Day, or this could just be Target and Amazon’s way of playing it safe since Sony did somewhat promise us that GT5 will be released around the holiday season and before year’s end.

Whether or not this will play out to be true, we’re going to guess many of you out there are still clinging onto your pre-orders and hoping that the game will come out during the holiday season so you don’t have to take any more sick days off to collect your licenses and build your garages with over 1,000 cars in the game. Will GT5 really live up to its hype? We only have a couple more months to wait… we hope.

Worth noting is that the above image seems to be an official game disc along with the box art out in Europe. Rumor has it that some European gamers are already playing through the game.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • AdamBoy64 AdamBoy64 on Nov 09, 2010

    Well, the thing to remember is that both the 31/12 and 01/01 are typical placeholder dates. I also haven't heard of a game launching on a Saturday before.. I think you're pretty spot on with Target and Amazon putting in those dates to play it safe...

  • Parker Parker on Nov 09, 2010

    Plus, January 1st is a Saturday and games are never released on Saturdays. November 30, and December 7 are the most legit ones I have heard so far.