PS3-Sense writes:''There has been a lot of drama last days about the release date of Gran Turismo 5. The game was planned for a release on the 2nd of Novembre. Now it seems the game has been delayed to 2011, according to the retailer Zavvi.com.''
nope, its coming in december, my crystal ball told me!
Wonder when people will understand that retailers' release dates don't mean anything.
Retailers have a LOT more information about release dates then the general public has. In fact it was Russian retailers moving the release date back that first broke the story on the Nov 2nd delay. Of course nobody believed them either.
Is that why all of the retailers have completely different release dates?
December seems likely. A big holiday release would see sales shoot through the roof. It doesn't seem likely that Sony wont have a big holiday release.
"Retailers have a LOT more information about release dates then the general public has." that might be true for your regular games but this is GT5, the only game in recent memory where the publisher themselves don't know the release date.
Kevin_Butler "Wonder when people will understand that retailers' release dates don't mean anything." just like your opinion about it funny how the people who sell you the game have lees credibility than you the costumer
Retailers are in the dark just like us. I work at a retailer, and we don't know a thing.
Some people don't know about retailer placeholder dates... (-_-)
The closer we get to November… with no updated release date and no further information that the game has gone gold or that no reviewers (i.e Paper publications needing at least a month in advance) have their copies then I do start to wonder if it will make the December slot. Surely it would have to be released in the first or second week of Dec and that means there a lot that needs to happen in just 5 weeks? LBP is Jan KZ3 in Feb Sony may also not release two massive IP's in the same month.
Retailers don't actually. They estimate. Amazon and Play have adjusted their release dates on many occasions for GT5 alone, they have to adjust on most games. They are as much in the dark as me and you.
Basing dates from retailers is stupid. If you're gonna base dates from zavvi, then why not base dates from shopto.net who has it listed for december? Just trying to get an article out of nothing. No one knows but Sony has "guarenteed" it will release before the holidays so that's the best info we can all go on, not some random shops random place holder date
gamestop has it "street dated" for january 1st 2011
Gamestop are the worse. Their employees don't even know about their own promotions.
I would suggest walking into a Gamestop sometime this week and asking about the January 1st, 2011 release date for GT5. If you can't do so, the 1/1/11 date is simply a placeholder till the developers can finalize a release date, then the number will be changed accordingly. Assuming that the placeholder is the release date is rather baseless. Even the manager of the Gamestop I went to, told me that the 1/1/11 isn't the street release date.
@nyc and thats the employees fault that gamestop does not inform them?and what does that have to do with release dates? @leon what I can tell you is that GS does not normally Street date a title if they give it a placeholder release date. I don't need to walk in to any gamestop I know them better than most on this site, I guarantee it. I am fully aware of placeholder dates I was just making a statement I did not back it up with tons of facts about how its coming out for sure that day. I just said what gamestops pre-order screen says (not online). but thats fine I really don't care abut any of this we are seriously talking about the release date of GT who the hell knows when its coming out regardless of what sony says. When they announced the "official release date" I remember I told my co-worker..."ill believe it when its on the shelf"...fancy that Im still not believing anything they ssy nor is it on the shelf.
All I want is a PS3 gt5 bundle(if they do that will be huge) I think that why they delay the release date but just me.
My senses tell me it will be delayed once again for an another year, but we'll wait, I'll be more than happy to finish Uncharted 2, and Killzone2 over again...Ohhh who am I kidding I want GT5, hurry up Sony...
ready for xmas ;)
the only confirmation of the release date will be when i'm shoving that gt5 disc into my ps3.
I thought it was confirmed for Nov. 20th?
I hate this kind of journalism..
No PS3 exclusives for holiday 2010! GameStop also has a release date for January. Well, guess the PS3 wont catch the 360 this year after all. As some podcasts & analysts ridiculously predicted.
Gamestop's date also happens to be 1/1/2011, a Saturday... Trust GS for all your game release dates, right? And even so, just take a look at the list of exclusive games coming next year for PS3...>:-)
. As I want so much for this rumor (?) is untrue... I'll wait for the official announcement (again) whenever that is. --------------------------- From the article: "Echter heeft een andere retailer, Zavvi.com, op zijn website geplaatst dat Gran Turismo 5 pas op 27 januari 2011 in de winkels zal liggen. --------------------------- 27th January 2011? : /
Stupid google translate sites.
No GT5 offical release date is November 2035
depends if they would add 3d trees , which would delay it another year.
How can a placeholder date put down by zavvi.com inspire someone to write an article on GT5 being delayed to 2011?
Welcome to game journalism.
Re: "How can a placeholder date put down by zavvi.com inspire someone to write an article on GT5 being delayed to 2011?" Because the author is an idiot just like the people who approved this "news." Re: "Welcome to game journalism." Pretty much, yeah.
hits....this shouldn't have been approved
We want a perfect experience PD... Thank you Mr. Kazunori San
Goddamn, when will the torment end.
Sony has to release GT5 this year. 2011 is already full of great PlayStation 3 Exclusives.
Didnt they say that for November 3rd too? Dont believe everything you hear.
Im gonna die before
I dont think Sony can lose out on any extra sales during the XMas period. So I'm sure it will be out before 2011.
Im pretty sure after 5 years, it doesnt matter when this game comes out, and Im also certain they dont really care about getting the game out this year. Ive been saying 2011 for over a year, so Im pretty confident im right on that.
"according to zavvi.com"? o...k i'd rather hear from PD and Sony themselves
Well I said over a year ago it isnt coming out til 2011, which I was flamed for. I never believed the 11/2 date.
Oh wise one! You're gonna look like a douche when it hits in December then ...
well,its best for it to be all it can be and beyound instead of a game that under performs and peeps slag it off.
It better NOT be delayed until 2011...
people need to stop listening to retailers. I had a marketing email from hmv.co.uk a few hours ago, offering GT5 pre-order bonus, stating release date as 1st December. retailers are all saying different, ignore until something official is announced
Firmware was the only problem with GT5. 3.41 updated to 3.50. It will be out this year. Black friday.
Sony's not that cruel. Putting GT5 down for release on Black Friday would make it a game to die for. Literally. LMAO!
Not true they could have corrected it with an update..
I don't buy that 'We just want to make GT5 as perfect as possible' line now. I believe we are at that point where further delays create much more bad feeling in the customer base than releasing it with some infinitesimally-small detail not at 100%. Most of us bought a PS3 to play games, not to watch as some analy-retentive developer polishes every damn blade of grass surrounding a track.
your right, and the last EBC made a good point about trying to achieve perfection in a game like this. you go for a perfect game but you'll never get the game released because you will always find something that isn't %100 or something that bothers you as a developer.
you can play the game in the afterlife ;)
I preordered at blockbuster last week and got told feb 2011. i hope they are wrong!
Already made a statement it will make it by the holidays. It will prob release like first or 2nd week of December.
Because they didn't make statements about the release date in the past =P I'm not going to believe a thing they say until I have it in my hands. <3 Which, will hopefully be sometime before the rapture.
Sony best interests in every way to release it before the holiday Im 99% sure they will stick to a early-mid dec release date and they will let us know probably in 2 weeks.
Dude the holidays run into 2011 in Japan where is SONY based? Japan and PD is based in Japan.. It won't release until 2011-??????????????.
Again holy shit WTF. I'm losing interest in this game now. It doesn't make sense at all.
2011,2012,2013,2014, Ps4. Who knows!?
I dont care how long it takes, I know this is going be special and theirs plenty of games to keep me busy till the release date comes whenever lol.
They shouldn't even bother having a release date. Just randomly ship them out. No one can believe a street date that they put out anyways. They've proven that time and again.
Gran Turismo Forever Lmao
The damn thing is taken forever!!
Amazon has 12-31-2010 release date and Gamestop has 01-01-2011. At this point anything could happen.
Following dates from retailers is stupid. Example - gamestop website still has the Conduit 2 for the Wii coming on 11/2. But its not coming until early next year.
by the time this game will release it will be a history game. It will show our grandchildren what vehicles we used to move around while they laugh and mention the superiority of flying cars.
I thought Sony were announcing the release date before november anyway, easy b4 x-mas methinks.
I don't know why they would push it back. Apparently if you release a fame full of bugs and fix it with patches it will get acclaim from everyone, as long as you have a beloved franchise anyway.
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