“Gran Turismo 5 2013 Edition” Announced for Asia

December 6th, 2012 by Jordan Greer

Sony Computer Entertainment has just announced Gran Turismo 5: 2013 Edition for Asian consumers.

As with GT5: Academy Edition released in Europe earlier this year, 2013 Edition includes  the game’s Spec 2.0 update and along with previously released downloadable content. Unlike other special editions, however, 2013 also includes Twin Ring Motegi.

The press release also confirms a “GT5 2013 Edition Special Challenge” will be held in the game’s Seasonal Events, starting on December 20, 2012 through January 10, 2013. It will feature Kazunori Yamauchi’s Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy ’12 on the London circuit, and will earn players “double credits”.

The 50 fastest contestants in the event will also receive PlayStation Store vouchers, though the competition appears to be limited to 2013 Edition players.

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  1. Dec. 15, 5:55am

    Oh LOL here we go again, It’s deffo Laugh of the day – Sony is Still squeezing the last drops out of this old Game, Christmas is a good friend i guess, and another generation is coming every year –

    How can anybody believe that FOnY will give it all to Make The GT6 the most fantastic game ever, it’s going to be the same old song with GT6, and that’s a promise, we will get a ½ game, and the rest will be spread out over several years, making another huge income for Sony – I’m almost speechless to read all these Sony/PD Positive defending Comments..

    The only thing Ive got to do with GT5 now and have for a long time, Is coming here and reading The good work that GT’planet is putting in, to keep this Game alive, because that is great and tough work to be honest..

    I do understand that lots of People still are having a great time Racing online, and thank ? for that, otherwise it would have been a dead fish for sure.. So i salute you Drivers..

    Yep you are right, I’m to old for this clever business heheh..

    Ohh almost forgot!! Merry Christmas to all :o)

  2. Dec. 11, 6:29pm

    I think you guys should put the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento in the PlayStation Store for GT5! What do you guys and girls think?

  3. Dec. 7, 9:45pm

    Darn, pretty sure this means there is no spec 3.0 planned. Although, maybe it means GT6 could be getting close…

  4. Dec. 7, 8:47am

    Well…. this is definitely not good for those of us who were foolishly hoping for a Spec 3.0 update.

  5. Dec. 6, 7:34pm

    How can you milk A 2 year old game * or any game , you can only milk a game and or dlc*… This game sells because its a fantastic game..
    If PD milked GT every patch would have been a new freaking game with a improved hud and slight changes..

    • Dec. 6, 10:32pm

      Oh god. Figures someone would question my comment. Move along little doggie, move along.

    • Dec. 7, 3:13am

      If you didn’t want aynone to reply, why make a comment? Look up ‘milking a product’ and this isn’t it – either in profit terms or by releasing multiple versions of the same game. It’s just the same game for those who don’t have it yet – cheap and cheerful.

    • Dec. 7, 9:49am

      The more profit they make from GT5 the more money they can pump into GT6. Everybody wins.

  6. Dec. 6, 6:23pm

    I was really stoked about the seasonal, until I read the last line.
    Ah well. America gets it better than alot of other countries so I won’t complain.

    • Dec. 6, 6:35pm

      I still haven’t used my Academy Ed. Special Challenge Code.
      Probably just gonna sell it for a couple quid.
      : )

    • Dec. 7, 3:53am

      Exactly. If they don’t buy it first time just keep releasing it until they do.

  7. Dec. 6, 5:59pm

    Why are people STILL complaining about standard cars and the sounds and such. Its been over two years now, give it a break people. There’s not going to be anymore major support for this game. Get over it people. You bought it when it came out because you like the series. Love it for what it is, don’t hate it for what it isn’t. Any true fan would look past all this nit picking and just play the damn game. I swear I didn’t even hear this much whining and complaining about Duke Nukem Forever. Either play the game or don’t. But don’t flood every news article about how you hate the same crap. We all get it.

    • Dec. 6, 6:06pm

      And by the way, I’ve been a fan since the 1st one, and still have all four. Plus had this one preordered for over two years. And ended up paying $120US total for the collectors edition, tax and overnight shipping which was preordered and paid for the day it was announced, and you still wont here me complain about sounds or that a 2 year old standard edition game is $100 cheaper then what I paid for it before realese.

    • Dec. 6, 6:17pm

      Even though I haven’t complained about the lack of 100% premium cars, I do understand where they are coming from. I kind of feels incomplete. However, it hasn’t kept me from loving the series. Just think of it as constructive criticism or user feedback. I also see where you are coming from…sometimes the way people go about it does seem a bit like overly bitching.

    • Dec. 6, 6:45pm

      ^ Agreed. I’m okay of having constructive criticisms, I mean I complained a lot from before too but got over it, UNLIKE SOME OTHERS, but hopefully the criticisms are helpful to improve GT’s future.. Even though this game feels incomplete and I highly agree and understand that, it’s also great that PD has been SUPPORTING this game for two years now, UNLIKE OTHER RACING GAMES THAT GOT DROPPED FOR THEIR NEXT GAMES WITHOUT SUPPORTING THE LAST GAME. Maybe GT5 is reaching to its end soon? Honestly some useless complaining is rather annoying… >_>

    • Dec. 6, 7:15pm

      “Any true fan would look past all this nit picking”

      …It isn’t quite “nit picking”… There’s so much unfinished and “thin” content in the game. But the reason people complain is because they aren’t ABLE to enjoy the game due to it’s many flaws. They can’t just “get over it” if it prevents them from having fun. The also complain so that PD doesn’t make another overly ambitious product again. I think that’s the issue with GT5 – it was too ambitious – too much was wanted to be done in too little time. And because of this, we got plenty of features, but they were spread thinly with low quality – so the issue with GT5 is it’s quantity over quality aspect. Now the reason people are getting upset is because PD only seems to be focusing on the quantity still. We’ve gotten SLIGHTLY improved sounds, SLIGHTLY improved shadowing, SLIGHTLY improved AI, and a TINY bit of extra options for standard cars. Only ONE standard car has been mane premium. Very few cars have had their engine sounds fixed. But PD has been adding FAR more quantity (cars and tracks) than it has quality (fixing features). And that’s why people are getting fed up – because while the new cars and tracks are nice, other improvements would have been FAR better for the game instead. And “play a different game” isn’t the best argument, either. Some people can’t find enjoyment in another series, or can’t afford a console switch. Some people don’t like Forza’s physics as much. People complain because they know PD could’ve done better, but didn’t. And they continue to complain the way they do so that they aren’t disappointed again. Do you want the next GT game to have PS2-equivalent car models? Do you want it to have inaccurate audio? (in a simulator, of all things!) Do you want it to have very thinly supported features like how GT5 supports Drifting, Rally, NASCAR, etc? I doubt it. GT has always been about being an amazing game in EVERY way, no disappointments, and everything is extensively supported. Now, I get that there wasn’t time to make GT5 this way, but even so, PD should’ve dropped some stuff to save time for other parts to make the complete. If GT5 had been a complete game, there would be no standard cars, audio models would be at LEAST improved, every track would have weather and maybe time change, and that’s just basic content. Drifting would’ve had it’s own series, along with Rally, Karting, NASCAR, GT500, etc. – we only get a few (at most) events containing these cars, so it doesn’t feel like they were meant to be there. It drastically shows how little time PD had.

      SO – people DO have a right to complain. People wanted to purchase a product, not an incomplete product.

    • Dec. 6, 9:54pm

      @moparmanmike: Stopped reading as soon as you started spouting that “true fan” garbage.

    • Dec. 6, 10:53pm

      See here’s the thing. Of course people are going to complain about the flaws of any game, especially givin the high standards of gran turismo. But while I was also disappointed by some aspects of it, I haven’t been crying about it for the past two years. Also you have to realize the tremendous pressure PD must have been under to not only deliver something bigger and better, but its also the 1st title for this generation console. A title that suffered from countless delays that was suppose to be a launch title and was widely criticized for its delays. This I’m sure caused them to rush a product out that could have used a bit more polish for those same people that complained about the delays to complain about it ” not being finished”. And my comment was also directed towards those who think its unfair that a 2 year old game has a price drop. Like really? Do you expect a game to be 60 bucks forever? Guess what, that’s what happens. If you want the newest thing out there your going to pay full price. If you don’t want to pay full price then wait. But don’t complain when you had to have it the day it came out and years later its cheaper then what you paid. That just doesn’t make sense and just shows that people will b**ch about anything.

    • Dec. 6, 11:00pm

      ^ 1,000,000,00. Hands down an honest post right here.

    • Dec. 7, 5:29pm

      The main difference between PD and other game developers is PD only makes GT. It’s kind of difficult to compare them to the likes of EA, Activision, and other companies. How many games per year do they make? It has to be dozens. So I’m glad PD still supports GT5, as should be expected. The day they stop should be the day GT6 is released. But PD does do some quirky things, so who knows.

    • Dec. 7, 9:16pm

      I dislike that… more for Japan. Whoopie-Ding…

    • Dec. 7, 9:20pm

      Don’t forget about tourist trophy. Really want a sequal!

    • Dec. 7, 10:21pm

      More what for Japan?

  8. Dec. 6, 5:04pm

    Milk milk, milk milk, milking it all the way, oh what fun it is to milk this series all day.

    That’s my crappy Christmas jungle. Don’t like it? Oh well, I don’t care.

    • Dec. 6, 5:20pm

      @HarVee GASP!!! I never knew you were a song writter!? Do make more, but positive for GT6 though. >:) lol

  9. Dec. 6, 4:28pm

    Hey PD, when are you going to stop re-releasing the same content from 2 years ago and start working on your new game? If it took you 4-5 years or whatever timeframe it was, you surely didn’t use your time wisely. Examples include poor sounds and a huge majority of the cars are STANDARDS. NOT PREMIUMS. If you think you can get away with this in GT6, you will permanently lose a customer.


    • Dec. 6, 6:00pm

      They are working on GT6!!!!!

    • Dec. 6, 6:45pm

      ^ What he said, since 2010 mind you. :sly:

  10. Dec. 6, 3:59pm

    give us Stealth and chrome line cars in some DLC bundle for money you bunch of……… :-\ I want complete my garage but I definitely dont wanna buy any other edition of GT5

    • Dec. 6, 6:19pm

      Nope, the Chrome and Stealth cars were part of the pre order bonus or collectors edition. If you wanted the stealth or chrome line cars that bad then you should have pre ordered or bought the collectors edition.

    • Dec. 7, 12:45am

      here, in Taiwan, you still can buy first version with full set of Chrome and Stealth vouchers. Probably, you can buy vouchers separately because i’ve saw pack of these vouchers in one store (may be they give it only with game, or may be separate as well).
      Spec 2.0 also comes with these vouchers and available in stores.
      My game is EU version, and i neither preordered nor bought collector edition. I’ve just bought vouchers separately on ebay long time ago.
      What i wanna tell is: if you really want vouchers, you could buy it long time ago!

    • Dec. 8, 2:53pm

      @Hentis you rly didnt get me … I said that I dont wanna buy other edition of GT5 and you recommend me to “BUY” collector’s edition..wow..impressive logic man :)

    • Dec. 8, 2:55pm

      @sorg Im waiting for them to make a move to distribute them like DLC bundle or something like that… and when I was about to buy GT5 I had absolutely no idea there are collectors and signature editions…

    • Dec. 9, 12:31pm

      I think Hentis is saying that the Chromeline cars, as pre-order bonuses, should remain obtainable only in that way.

  11. Dec. 6, 3:55pm

    I’ll complain because I live in austalia, yet we have no competitions, and to the person who said they should get the stealth cars no you shouldn’t i payed alot of money for the signature addition to get the stealth cars, it pisses me off that people refused to pay for the premium version of the game and now expect the extra’s for free, it also pisses me off that I pay extra for dlc that is now included for free in a much cheaper GT5. AND GIVE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND GT ACADEMY!

    • Dec. 6, 4:21pm

      Sony is a private company and as with all private companies their goal is to run their business with a profit. A game that is two years old will not sell for the same price as when it was new, if they want to sell more copies (which they want as it is their goal to earn money) they have to sell for a lower price. It’s exactly the same with any other products on a free market.

    • Dec. 6, 5:06pm

      I feel your pain about GT Academy mate. I’ve made a post in the GT Academy (EU) thread about how we can campaign to get it back here in Australia/New Zealand and it might be worth giving it a peek – http://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?p=7846818#post7846818

    • Dec. 28, 1:30am

      Will it ever come out in oz?

  12. Dec. 6, 3:48pm

    I fail to see why some must complain.

  13. Dec. 6, 3:19pm

    I was really stoked about the seasonal, until I read the last line.

  14. Dec. 6, 2:52pm

    Creativity of Seasonal Events = Creativity of GT5 Editions

    • Dec. 6, 3:33pm

      How is that even logical? The editions, except Spec 2 are just the same game we all have with the DLC bundled. It’s not a new version of the game…

    • Dec. 6, 3:52pm

      It was sarcasm about another package and different title for the same old pathetic game.
      Nothing new in GT5 2013 Edition, neither in repeatable Seasonals without any logic of cars selection and tracks which dont even close match the vehicle pack and stile.

    • Dec. 6, 6:33pm

      Even as sarcasm it didn’t make sense. So if you don’t like the game, why hang about?

      The creativity ofthe complainers is the thing that is truly lacking here.

  15. Dec. 6, 2:45pm
    Fire Yoshi

    I wish they would distribute Stealth cars instead of unneeded new versions of this game. X)

    • Dec. 9, 2:19am

      second that. would get sony millions (and ebay-guys would offer them for a reasonable price)

  16. Dec. 6, 2:18pm

    Crazy how we ended up paying over $100 for this game and all DLC only to have them give it away for $25 or less now… Great job on giving your loyal custumers the middle finger PD!!

    • Dec. 6, 2:37pm

      Its called depreciation, happens with everything.

    • Dec. 6, 4:29pm

      That’s how the market works. It has nothing to do with loyal customers, because your loyalty doesn’t give them any money. Their only way to run the business with a profit is to sell more products, and if they try to sell for the same price as when it was new they will not sell many copies. The only way is to adjust the price according to the demand for the product.

  17. Dec. 6, 2:17pm

    I wonder how many more people they think will buy GT that haven’t bought it yet. Obviously there are enough gamers out there, according to the PD/Sony marketing departments, in order to justify making new editions of the game two years after its release. I’m just curious as to what that number is. They wouldn’t do it unless they planned on making money on it in the future.

  18. Dec. 6, 2:08pm

    Tonight Marty……We go back to the future!!!!!!

  19. Dec. 6, 2:02pm

    LOL how many Editions of this 2 year old game have come out now? maybe they need more funding for GT6…

    • Dec. 6, 4:22pm

      they could have had that funding twenty times over, had they just released timely DLC car and track updates, on the Sony store.

    • Dec. 6, 6:43pm

      I think that they have enough funding for GT6 and the reason that we rarely had DLCs on GT5 because most of the money that they’ve earned so far went to the GT Academy. I know, it”s Kaz’s money so he can spend wherever he wants to but that’s why PD & Sony keep bringing out the special editions to generate as much money as they can.

    • Dec. 7, 10:27pm

      Yes, the main reason why most people do things in business is to make money. But it’s more than that. It’s to keep the franchise popular. The more people keep playing the longer Kaz can bring his art (video games are art) to the masses.

  20. Dec. 6, 1:59pm


    It’s a two-year old game! You don’t see FIFA 11 or MW2 getting new maps still. I know those two games are not comparable to GT but they should just get on with GT6…

    • Dec. 6, 2:01pm

      They are getting on with GT6

    • Dec. 6, 2:58pm

      ^ What he said, since back in 2010 they started on GT6.

    • Dec. 6, 7:18pm

      i think it’s more useful for people without internet connections – they wouldn’t be able to get the DLC and updates otherwise.

    • Dec. 6, 7:19pm

      *forgot to capitalize the “I”, dang it…

  21. Dec. 6, 1:46pm
    Johnny Lomax

    NEWSFLASH!!! I am drinking MILK…. Spred the word….

  22. Dec. 6, 1:26pm

    Instead of making editiona how bout giving the usa all the cars we haven’t received that other countries have gotten way back when also fix the probs in the game

  23. Dec. 6, 1:20pm

    Running out of ideas? xD

  24. Dec. 6, 1:18pm

    You guys are strange. It’s only releasing in Asia. Don’t have a cow…

  25. Dec. 6, 1:10pm

    GT5 Spring edition, summer edition Autumn edition Christmas edition.

    • Dec. 6, 2:00pm


  26. Dec. 6, 1:02pm

    GT5 January edition?

    • Dec. 6, 1:28pm
      e30 freek


    • Dec. 6, 2:02pm


  27. Dec. 6, 1:02pm

    OMG this is getting pathetic now!

  28. Dec. 6, 1:00pm

    They really know how to milk it. Wonder what the next edition will be.

    • Dec. 6, 1:24pm

      GT5 : Blood from a Stone Edition

    • Dec. 6, 2:19pm

      How is it milking? It’s not for the people that already have it to rebuy it, it’s to make it easier for newcomers so they don’t have to download 10gigs of updates and DLC seperately. Sounds like a good offer to me, much easier to get into the game.

    • Dec. 6, 6:47pm

      ^ +1000

  29. Dec. 6, 12:55pm

    435. edition of GT5, here we go again

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