Gran Turismo for PlayStation Vita Mentioned in Sony Survey

A Gran Turismo game has been released for every single piece of PlayStation-branded hardware to date, with the notable exception of Sony’s latest hand-held device, the PlayStation Vita. That may be about to change.

In an official customer survey conducted by Sony, participants are presented with the following, as reported by IGN:

“You told us earlier how interested you would be in buying the PS Vita version of the latest Gran Turismo game. Knowing that you might be able to get a discount on the PS3 version of the game, how interested are you now in the PS Vita version?”

Though it’s not confirmation that a Gran Turismo Vita title is in the works (it’s worth noting there have been no other rumors about a GT title for the platform), this does clearly indicate such a game is on Sony’s radar.

The PlayStation Vita itself has faced an uphill battle since its release, with many high-profile franchises like Gran Turismo conspicuously absent from its content library.

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Comments (109)

  1. TheCrazySwede

    I, for one, would love a GT Vita title. There is no driving/racing sim on portable devices worthy of its name (not even the previous PSP GT, which sucked). If they manage to pull off a GT Vita game, worthy of its title, then it would be filling a gap in the gaming world! I have a CSR Elite wheel setup at home when I play GT5, but I would love to have a game that has realistic physics, good graphics and accurate tracks on the go, for those times when you’re bored and just want a quick automotive fix. I bought Uncharted for the Vita, and since then, haven’t touched the console since. This would definitely make me want to play the Vita again!

  2. Turkey :D

    The Vita’s only future is with hombrew, which Sony apposes. I consider the device a flop. Why make Gran Turismo for a dying system?

  3. Donald Rumsfeld

    I wrote a long rant about Sony wanting to kill GT5, but I think I will go with this instead:

    :( x 100

  4. TokoTurismo

    Sony is forcing PD to make GT on their Vita just becausethe Vita didn’t sell well. Poor PD and GT. :( I hope to hear about GT6.

    1. Quakebass

      Not necessarily; we don;t even know if the game exists, and who knows? Maybe PD had a change of heart.

  5. Blessorship

    I sincerely hope no time is spent by PD working on a Vita title. Is much rather have more content for GT5 or just let them keep working on GT6. No more handheld titles, PLEASE!

  6. RTSolvalou

    It’s not about US being interested, but SONY being interested, as they are headed towards bankruptcy and need to pull as many rabbits out of hats as they can, and here they are posing like they ‘may’ give us something we ‘might’ be interested in, with a ‘hmmm’ grin on their face, when the reality is that they absolutely cannot afford not to deliver a GT on PSV because it needs all the help it can get.

    Business Face.

  7. dylpro

    That’d be great. I bought my Vita first day used it for the first 2 weeks and now it’s in a drawer gathering dust. It’d give me a reason to use it.

  8. nsxracer

    Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 is my favorite game so I was really disappointed about how GT for PSP turned out. It was terrible and all it had was time trials, come on Pholyphony digital. Can GT for psvita really be that much better?

  9. TEK9[R]

    I love my Vita. I thought the PSP was amazing but this is in some ways better than my PS3. I have to admit it is expensive, but if UMVC3 matches were 25cents each, it has paid for it self and them some. Asphalt: Injection works great with the controls of this mobile device. I have no doubt ANY GT would work…mabey even GT5.
    The question is how much is your PS3, with you anywhere, truely worth?
    Since Vita came out I’ve only PS3 game I’ve liked is GT Academy 2012…smh…please make GTVita! (and put all of the old GTs on PSN!)

  10. Quakebass

    I won’t be able to get “GT Vita” if it’s made; there’s no way I’d have enough for a Vita. Any console I purchase in the near future will be a PS4 or a 360, but I’d fully welcome a “GT Vita”, despite not being able to get it. I kinda agree with this guy;
    \/ (leeson65)

    It would almost feel like a waste of resources for a “GT Vita”; I thought PD would make the biggest games possible on the most powerful machines possible… Though the Vita is pretty dang powerful for a Portable system, but nothing compared to a standard home console.

    1. another_jakhole

      Everything you wrote is how it is for me. Same goes for PD making the biggest games possible on the most powerful consoles possible. I’m only saying that they should make a GT for the Vita for all the people that do want it. If nobody wanted to play a GT game on a handheld, the number of people who bought GT PSP wouldn’t be as much as it is. Over 3.5 million of them have been sold. Honestly, I thought it was more like 2 million.

  11. leeson65

    You can’t play a game like Gran Turismo on a little handheld device. It’s just not right. Waste of resources for Polyphony. Boo.

    1. Orkbulrog

      I agree. Concentrate on gt6 n ps4….. Most people will buy both I know I would. I rather hear about a new Sony Ericsson with gt5 game in phone with powers of vida vita w/e.

    2. Obli

      Have you played a game on the Vita? It’s quite capable of re-producing a Gran Turismo game. As an owner of a Vita, and a fan of GT, I’d love to see a version. Hopefully they base it on GT5 and address the most common issues raised by the fans (and critics!) of GT5.

  12. GTP Famous

    I would buy a PS VITA only if they released a Grand Turismo Game. Until then not buying one. Lol

  13. Youngun

    One thing i can see this being good for with cross play is b-spec mode if they keep it, using the vita as a low power option to control your driver(s), setting up cars and buying and spraying and photomode options (maybe over cloud). That way you could do it while doing something else, leaving ps3 free for another game while the 24r vita race finishes, or in other terms, easy cash too

  14. Quakebass

    Considering all of the cross-play features of the Vita, I wonder if GT5 or 6 could semi-cross-play with “GT Vita”… if “GT Vita” will ever exist… The coming months are getting more interesting…

    I’m going to keep my hopes low in order to reduce chances of disappointment.

    By the way, I swear PD had stated they had no plans for a GT game on the Vita… Here’s one claim I wouldn’t mind them breaking, much like the “We won’t be upgrading any standard cars to premium”.

    1. another_jakhole

      They never said they won’t be upgrading standards. This is from the last interview that it was talked about in.

      November 2011
      “GTP: There has been much discussion and debate in GTPlanet’s community regarding GT5’s Standard and Premium cars. Could you explain how you came to the decision of which cars would be Premium and which would remain Standard, such as the Bugatti Veyron?

      KY: It wasn’t a matter of making a decision, we just didn’t have time to do it! There is still a possibility that some Standard cars may become Premium in the future.

      GTP: In an interview last year, you mentioned that some Standard cars may be upgraded to Premium status in the future. Do you still have plans for this, or will GT5’s future DLC focus on adding new car models to the game?

      KY: I think that we should focus on adding new cars to the game.”

    2. another_jakhole

      To reply to the topic at hand :p

      I think cross play for this is essential. That’s the first thing I thought about when all the information about the Vita came out. To me, cross play is a must for this.

    3. Quakebass


      Well, your statement proves that they went against their own claim; they said they should focus on new cars, but upgraded a standard anyways.

      And I actually wasn’t quoting anything, I was just making a point… Sorry, I see now that it looks confusing… :P

    4. another_jakhole

      Well if anything, I made it confusing, but that’s why I made the second comment.

      By upgrading, I figured he meant “improve” like they have been doing without making them DLC and how the Chrysler Prowler is nearly a premium. The fact the the XJR-9 is a historic car and is a Standard kind of makes me re-think it, but then since they’ve improved the standards, it all keeps making me second-guess.

    5. Quakebass

      ^ Some games are compatible with both the PS3 and the Vita, and people on PS3’s can play against people on Vita’s while getting the same experience more-or-less. I’m not sure if “semi-cross-play” even exists – in my eyes it would be like two separate games (sort of) but shared just about all of the same content and features, but only some would be transferable between the two consoles… I really just meant it would be nice to have GT5 or 6 cross-play onto the Vita.

    6. TokoTurismo

      Dude! We so need a GT capable for both PS3 and Vita. I think GT6 is going to be that. If so, than BADASS! :D Sony’s Vita would so sell like hotcakes. :)

  15. peccio

    I think this survey hides the upcoming release of GT6 on ps3, a discount is helpful to increase sales of GT6, GT5 don’t require a discount. Let’s see what happens to Gamescom…

    1. RB26 2jz

      Yeah and the PSP version was gay… So what will you do when the Vita version sucks equally as much as the PSP version

  16. ChicoMaloXD

    They should have another studio to make GT games for Handheld’s. I feel they wasted too much time and resources making GT PSP.

    Thanks to that GT5 was full of “Standard cars” and had so little to offer.

  17. Lambob

    I’m considering getting a vita, but I wouldn’t want GT for it, some games just don’t belong on it.

    1. Lambob

      there is a youtube app coming to Vita, now PD should consider getting GT5 replays converted to youtube via the VITA, that would be worth some money, as a side-expansion to GT5, along with garage management, telemetry, logging, leaderboards, messageboards, just stuff to do while at work, once in a while.

  18. Radracing

    If it has a feature that would integrate with the PS3 GT game as a second or multiple monitor option and use it as side mirrors or a dashboard for the car like gauges and telemetry. It would be a big hit for the hardcore Sim racers as an extra option to their Simulator Rigs. Plus they are the ones with the spending money to buy this expensive toy. They should also add a feature were you can use it for your real track car to pickup you telemetry just like the feature Kaz was talking about with matching an actual track run to the PS3 GT game.

  19. BIOHAZARD9519

    If it does come out, it will be my only reason to get a Vita. However, I think more time should be spent finishing up GT5 and working on GT6.

  20. JackC8

    So “The Real Driving Simulator” makes one appearance on the PS3 this generation, and two on handhelds where its physics are totally wasted. Meanwhile the other guys are looking forward to their THIRD Forza game on the 360 this gen. Guess I will be too, I’ve had enough of this nonsense. It would be one thing if the Vita game was in addition to the console versions – plural – of the game, but it’s getting increasingly obvious that there will be no GT6 this generation.

    1. RobDoggy05

      Im afraid Im starting to agree with JackC8, Im not a hater of GT5, I love it, but like JackC8, Im also sick n tired of the disappointment every time something new happens in GT, and Im sorry to say but it WILL catch up to PD sometime, going to Forza (which Ive never played before, only to have watched videos of it so in no means am I comparing or choosing it) but every time something happens in Forza, its always something that I wish GT had, and majority of the time something happens in GT, it makes me sad.

      Gran Terismo + Forza = one fantastic, fan listening, creative, PROPER Driving Simulator which exists in my dreams…


    2. Quakebass

      If this game even exists, then it still won’t be two games on ONE portable system; there’s one for the regular PSP, and if this game is made, then one for the Vita; tow entirely different systems. And we’ve had 5 or 6 (if you want to include GT5P) games on consoles… two on the PS3 (including GT5P). AND, if GT Vita is made, it could have cross-play between PS3/PS4. It really doesn’t MATTER how many games come out per console; there isn’t any schedule. And We already know the reason why T10 gets content out quicker than PD; their MASSIVELY larger workforce.

      So my BIGGEST request for PD: Invest in more workers.

      Oh, and Uppmas? A MAJOR reason why Gran Turismo is fun is because of it’s amazing physics… So that point doesn’t make much sense…

    3. Uppmas

      @Quakebass Gran Turismo is popular because of it’s roots. When the first game of the series came out, it was something people haven’t seen on consoles. It was the only one in it’s class, so people had to take it. But… there has been games that have better physics than GT series. For instance, Enthusia professional racing (2005) had way better physics than GT4, but because GT franchise was much more popular, GT4 heavily surpassed Enthusia Professional Racing. That trumps that fact. GT is popular because of it’s history, not because it has outstanding Physics.

    4. Pit Crew

      Jack how is it obvious there will be no GT6 this gen? From latest news seems Kaz is leaning toward PS3. Also the GT on Vita story is speculation.

    5. Quakebass


      Well, GT has been famous for it’s incredible realism for it’s time… So partly the history, but this history includes the brilliant physics. This is why NFS is going down the drain; it’s physics are TERRIBLE compared to the early games (pre-2004), which had some of the most fun physics around (when I say “physics” I don’t necessarily mean “realism” for this case) of the time. So GT’s and the old NFS’s incredibly great/fun physics are what made the game fun, therefore giving it the history. They’re intertwined. So if you remove the great physics, sure people will buy it due to the history, but they’ll likely stop playing it if the physics are all wonky or the gameplay doesn’t feel right; which is very possible on a handheld system.

    1. Quakebass

      Well, C’mon, we don’t know if this game even exists. Kaz had mentioned that he had no plans for a Vita counterpart for the GT series. It WILL be VERY disappointing if this IS what they’ve been working on for all this time, though…

  21. omgitsbees

    I’ve been told by a source that has a lot of contacts within Sony, that GT Vita is almost definitely in the works. But that’s all anyone outside of Sony really seems to have to go off, which is basically nothing at all to be honest. It does feel like the chances of a GT Vita are pretty high though.

  22. TokoTurismo

    Well this is nice news if I’m honest. My younger brother has a PS Vita. ;) Maybe GT6 on both PS3 and Vita? If Vita alone then I’m cool.

  23. fureddo

    This is good news!
    Two things to bear in mind still. First, this is just a survey. Though officially conducted by Sony itself, this is no official announcement. Second, this is PD we’re talking about. Those guys aren’t famous for quick launch windows, so don’t expect anything new before a couple of years. No sarcasm nor trolling here, I just try to be realistic. GT5 took 5 years to be released, GT for PSP took ages as well, GT4 suffered many delays… Let’s just enjoy GT5 for the time being and rejoice ourselves when a new GT shows up…or not!

    1. TokoTurismo

      ^ Weren’t you banned. You say anything aggressive like you did before I’ll report you again RB26 2jz. Don’t start anything with me.

    2. Quakebass

      Why does EVERYONE have to bring up T10, either insulting them, or using them against PD? I don’t see what’s wrong with them, and I don’t see how they overpower PD in any way, aside from their significantly larger workforce…

    3. another_jakhole

      Or when they say “that other game”. It only reminds people of it and prolongs the irrational battles between the games’ fans. Say the name “Forza” or “Gran Turismo”, dang nabbit!

  24. Tvensky

    I dont want any handheld simulation games.. I want proper simulation GT series on PS3/PS4.

    I want them to focus purely 100% on GT6 on PS3!

    1. Quakebass

      Well… Maybe they’ll allow connectivity with the G27 and other major racing wheels…?

      XD I’m kidding…

      But I’ rather have GT6 on PS4, despite the price. There’d be so much more breathing room for content.

  25. MarcoM

    I still play GTpsp on the Vita on a daily basis. So yes I would buy a native version of GT for the Vita instantly. I would offer 100 Euro for it. Perhaps even more.

    1. Tvensky

      you can play PSP games on PS Vita?… didnt know that..

      then why the hell we need another small version of the game…

    2. another_jakhole

      A GT for PSP would be nothing compared to a Gran Turismo for Vita. The Vita is to the PS3 what the PSP is to the PS2.

    3. Tvensky

      I dont think that its like PS3 not even close.. there just isnt enough space… its powerful, but not enough.. the only thing it has more is RAM, all other stuff es worse.. but due to its small size still looks good!

    1. Dooblewasur

      If you need a good reason, watch someone playing LBP Vita Beta.
      Even if you’re not an LBP fan, you’ll see just how powerful this machine is.

  26. KilzoneStrife

    …Vita.. what a wasted investment by Sony..
    With the next gen on the arrival..
    Sony needs GT6 as a launch title for PS4 to get a brilliant Install Base at launch…
    The Vita is selling so badly at the moment, they need to focus on lowing the manufacturing price so they can reduce its price. The work they expect of PD… they need to higher more staff !!!

    1. another_jakhole

      The next gen will probably be some 3-5 years after GT5 released. PD would have had enough time to work on it if they’re making the game for PS4 which will seems like it’ll be the last of the next gen consoles to be released. The Vita selling badly has nothing to do with wanting to make a GT for Vita. Lowering the manufacturing price to lower the Vita’s price? I highly doubt that’ll happen.

    2. Quakebass

      ^ Sony would want PD to make a high-end game on the Vita to increase sales – so yes, it actually
      COULD have something to do with the low sales… but it wouldn’t be PD’s fault. And you can’t just lower the manufacturing price; that happens all on it’s own as production becomes easier – I agree.

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