Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 Gets Holiday '09 Release Date
Update: French site http://www.jvn.com/jeux/articles/gran-turismo-5-pour-no-euml-l.html reports that Gran Turismo 5 will hit Europe on December 11, with http://www.game.fr/acatalog/GRAN_TURISMO_5_PLAYSTATION_3.html 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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BSA1C6 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 http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/gran-turismo-5-dated-for-christmas-489813 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.