You Will Like Gran Turismo 5’s Release Date

August 2nd, 2009 by Jordan Greer

santa-clausDon’t tell anyone, but GTPlanet has learned the tentative release date for Gran Turismo 5 through an unofficial but extremely reliable source.  Since the date has not been officially published and Sony could still change it at their leisure, we will not be saying anything specific to keep from eating an unhealthy dose of crow.  What we can say, however, is that a 2009 release is almost certain, and the much-publicized date of December 29, 2009 is incorrect.  As it stands at the moment, it is likely the official date will be announced at GamesCom Cologne during Sony’s August 18th press conference.  Stay tuned for more information, and remember: he’s making a list and checking it twice…

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  1. Aug. 3, 12:27am

    Holy Cheez and Crackers!, thats something i Did’nt Expect.

    Now Lets pray for a 2009 Worldwide Release. OMG OMG OMG…cant wait, I’ve been waiting sine 2006….. :drools:….

  2. Aug. 3, 12:12am

    Oh my, oh my almost fell of my chair reading this. :)

  3. Aug. 3, 12:05am

    WOw, can’t wait for it, now T10 will pay for what they said about PD. GO Gran Turismo 5 the Ultimate simulator!

  4. Aug. 2, 10:47pm

    No, if there are engine swaps it won’t be cross-brand due to license issues. You might however be able to put the V8 from a mustang and put it into a Fusion.

  5. Aug. 2, 10:41pm
    Robert Hughes

    But whenever it’s released (I bet in time for 14 days shopping before Christmas), will GT5 let me take the V8 out of a Mustang and shoehorn it into an Elise?

  6. Aug. 2, 10:12pm


  7. Aug. 2, 10:03pm
    Tenacious D

    I can’t believe it…
    I was sure that GamesCON wouldn’t be the place to reveal GT5 news, but I guess SONY are finally wising up after the huge net riot over GT Mobile taking center stage, and FW3 being hyped all out of stupidity by Wicrosoft.
    It’s about time SONY fired its biggest bullet across a certain big mouth monopoly’s empire.
    And yes, I noticed it too… Amar has been conspicuously quiet lately…

  8. Aug. 2, 9:46pm

    @jack_uk @walsall (sp?) Top Gear Series Finale: Sad indeed. BRING ON GT5!

  9. Aug. 2, 9:45pm

    Made my day!

  10. Aug. 2, 9:37pm

    Thanks Annonymous.

    I can’t wait for it

  11. Aug. 2, 9:03pm

    AMERICA! **** YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Such fantastic news…..

  12. Aug. 2, 9:02pm

    Enough speculations!why can´t they just tell us the release date now?

  13. Aug. 2, 8:27pm

    I am also predicting a December ’09 release date…look at the past games’ release dates (Japan Release Date):

    GT1 – December 23, 1997
    GT2 – December 11, 1999
    GT3 – April 28, 2001 <—only exception :p
    GT4p – December 4, 2003
    GT4 – December 28, 2004
    GTHD – December 24, 2006
    GT5p – December 13, 2007

  14. Aug. 2, 8:04pm

    I can confirm from a European source that the date is Dec 11th. I’m not saying who it was incase they dont tell me anymore info. Stop denying it and just admit. DEC 11th EVERONE!!!!!!!! Oh also MAG is looking to join the slew of Mar 2010 delayed games. You heard it from me.

  15. Aug. 2, 7:52pm

    I’ll support that note to Santa, where do i Sign… well-well at least there is some other titles to freak about in September, and a couple of months forward.. DirT2 does shake my Mind a bit, But damn, The rally section for GT5 is by far the best ( hopefully)

    Dream Extreme

  16. Aug. 2, 7:49pm

    I can’t wait. And Jordan, do you know who the person using the nickname of “lol” is?
    Is he some source or just some normal person making a good guess?

  17. Aug. 2, 7:19pm

    I’m sorry, Dracwolley, but I cannot reveal who provided the information at this time.

  18. Aug. 2, 7:18pm

    Well, he stated an “unofficial” source, so it’s probably nobody affiliated with Sony or PD.

  19. Aug. 2, 7:05pm

    Jordan, what WAS that “highly reliable” source?

    That Amar guy? Someone on the inside of Sony or PD?

  20. Aug. 2, 7:01pm

    I just hope this source is correct, because i’m desperate for a release date for gt5!

  21. Aug. 2, 6:59pm

    December 11th is the (tentative) release date.

  22. Aug. 2, 6:39pm

    GT5 will have 800 cars like the psp version.

  23. Aug. 2, 6:27pm

    Okay people, just calm down, released 1st December or 32nd January, we must wait really, really long. If someone doesn’t know how to speed up your days, play some older GT or like me, I’m right now playing Enthusia, very smilliar to Gran Turismo. And I’m cold. Until December.

  24. Aug. 2, 6:26pm

    The date is 11 december :)

  25. Aug. 2, 5:51pm

    It may be a Christmas picture but that doesn’t mean anything… it could be like the evil B-Spec Bob and be a trick. Which would be good because we could get it earlier.

  26. Aug. 2, 5:28pm

    Awesome tidbit, looking forward to 18th.

    Shame that all other releases have had much more info prior to a pre-xmas release…

    PD aren’t animals of change either…

    I’m taking this tidbit with the tiniest pinch of salt as any other rumour.

  27. Aug. 2, 5:20pm

    December 1st for sure ( maybe with ps3slim.. but i dont’ give a fuck about ps3slim)

  28. Aug. 2, 5:05pm

    29 dec is my birthday

  29. Aug. 2, 5:02pm

    @Jack_UK I’ve seen them all and will be watching 7 soon ;) No real biggie for me, I know where to find them. We still don’t have BBC America HD anyway. The PS3 does a nice job of upscaling

    I wonder when Sony plans on announcing the Slim PS3…

  30. Aug. 2, 5:00pm

    I think we should take notice of the main headline “You Will Like Gran Turismo 5’s Release Date” It must mean its very near

  31. Aug. 2, 4:46pm

    @ Wasim and Morshed

    You’re both ridiculously stupid, perhaps you should date one another.

  32. Aug. 2, 4:46pm

    ^^ unlucky its been A good series. Don’t worry I won’t give anything away ^^

  33. Aug. 2, 4:34pm

    @walsall @Jack_UK Over here in the US, BBC America still has not started Series 13 :( Those who are savvy know they to use the internet.

  34. Aug. 2, 4:32pm

    Yo not all American cars are crap, that’s a highly subjective opinion. And you can’t compare the two games that aren’t released yet, but if going by history, I’d say GT5 would win in this gen.

  35. Aug. 2, 4:31pm


    are u abnormal???

    Forza 2 sold 2m copies lifetime on Xbox (a flop console)

    GT4 sold 12m copies

    GT5 will sell between 15m-20m copies lifetime
    F3 would reach 4m lifetime if MS gives it away for free with every X360

    dont compare a crap unknown and flop franchise like FLOPZA 3 with GT5

    also WASIM

    thanks for posting the facts..what an embarrassment for F3 — a racing game in 2 discs in the era of BLU RAY

  36. Aug. 2, 4:27pm


    GT5 will outsell FLOPZA 3 based on just 1st day japan sales

    GT5 will do 15 m copies lifetime this gen

    FLOPZA 3 wont even reach 2m lifetime . ofcourse when PS3 SLIM launches MS will quit console war

    there is just no comp between F3 and GT5

    GT5 has 700 cars
    F3 has 400 cars mostly being DEFECTIVE AND CRAP american cars

    GT5 runs at 1080p
    F3 runs at 720p

    GT5 has 16 cars per track
    F3 has 8 cars per track

    GT5 has weather and night racing
    F3 has RROD only

    GT5 has 95 REAL TRACKS +NASCAR and WRC tracks
    F3 has 50 REAL TRACKS only

    GT5 will outsell all XCRAP 3FIX ME games lifetime

    GT5 is the biggest franchise in EUROPE –a place where PS3 will sell 60m-100m lifetime. PS2 sold 65m units in europe

  37. Aug. 2, 4:23pm

    ralph89 Actually that makes sense what you are saying.

  38. Aug. 2, 4:17pm

    They are waiting for Forza 3 to be released so they can make adjustment just like T10 did with GT4 on their Forza :). PD got sucker punched by T10 back in 2004 now PD need a knock out punch this next gen. :lol:

  39. Aug. 2, 4:13pm

    I wonder if they will release it sooner then December perhaps October? Would be a great surprise. But if it comes out this year then there is nothing to complain about for me. It maid my day I’m happy. With these kind of news even though it’s not official. But Cheers :)

  40. Aug. 2, 4:12pm
    Walsall FC


    It sure was

  41. Aug. 2, 4:09pm

    ^^Sad ending to top gear :( ^^

  42. Aug. 2, 4:05pm
    Walsall FC

    Oh my bloody god! I just discovered this post as i was watching the last show of top gear in the new series! so exciting!

  43. Aug. 2, 3:46pm

    Amazon was dead wrong about GT5P coming out and they are dead wrong about GT5.

  44. Aug. 2, 3:29pm

    GTPlanet should do a raffle of what date in december is right and give away a premium membership to who gives the right date lol

  45. Aug. 2, 3:19pm

    LOL, i wasn’t joking. Yesterday i checked and the site had a TBA but now it has 25 september, i not just guessing and this date can change but im certain that its a better date than guessing.

  46. Aug. 2, 3:19pm

    You made my day!

  47. Aug. 2, 3:15pm

    Thats great, soo now all we need is a reliable source thats close to gtplanet to give us the release date lol. I wonder if they got there info from that Amar guy? Anyway Hopefully its soon and all Polyphony Digital efforts and Work pay off.

  48. Aug. 2, 3:12pm
    Canadian STIG

    Yes “POOP, December 1st is what I’m guessing. When I went to my local EBGames/ Gamestop, they said December the 1st was when they would get their shipment. It would also give GT or PD. time to market the product efficiently while raising awareness towards this epic game. 1 month ought to do it, so Dec is likely.

  49. Aug. 2, 3:11pm

    I’m going to guess December 22 :)

  50. Aug. 2, 3:03pm

    December 1st!!! Remember this.

  51. Aug. 2, 3:01pm

    hardvibes, thanks for the wake up call and i would laugh if it really does come out on that date.

  52. Aug. 2, 2:59pm

    Like many others I think I did feel a bit of wee touch my keks….

  53. Aug. 2, 2:57pm


  54. Aug. 2, 2:51pm

    wake up notorious, gt5 cant be released before gt mobile and during TGS. As Jordan picked a christmas picture december is definitely the month of happiness

  55. Aug. 2, 2:49pm

    I’ve got a question that isn’t relevant to the release date but to gt5.

    Will all cars feature and show damage?

    The suspence is killing me!

  56. Aug. 2, 2:39pm

    I think its 25/09/2009 54 days from now.

    this is the release date this article is most likely talking about but i dont believe this date, i mean will Sony really release a title such as GT5 without a massive announcement and give it some time to build up preorders. I mean it will be pretty stupid but im still getting it.

  57. Aug. 2, 2:36pm

    Here’s hoping its somewhere between september and october to coincide with need for speed shit ( lame ) and Forza 3 ( evil ).

    or am i dreaming!!

    c’mon PD its been 4 years……give me hope….please

  58. Aug. 2, 2:34pm

    I’d like to drive the NASCAR COT on Silverstorne when GT5 comes out. If that did happen, I’d be as giddy as Britney Spears during a “fake singing” convention.

  59. Aug. 2, 2:31pm

    hell yea, gonna be awesome!

  60. Aug. 2, 2:24pm

    About time! I kinda expected a release around Dec. Any sooner would be a bonus. I already told my fam. that when it DOES come out, bills, work, all go out the window and the big screen IS MINE!!!! I want to drive the NORDSCHLIFFE AGAIN!!!!

  61. Aug. 2, 2:20pm

    DEMO??? HELLO…we’ve been playing the demo since Dec. 2007, aka GT5P. My question is, when is it time to break out GT4 & GT3 to brush up on other tracks? Don’t want to be caught with your pants down!

  62. Aug. 2, 2:07pm

    lotta cool games comin up later this year, uncharted, GT5….gonna have to do thumb-ups to strengthen up & get ready for the onslaught :)

  63. Aug. 2, 1:48pm

    Waiting for gamescom

  64. Aug. 2, 1:48pm

    Gamescom: Release date
    TGS: demo?
    Christmas: GT5?

  65. Aug. 2, 1:44pm


    I suppose you work for Sony then?

    And just because I’m intentionally trying to be a prick; you might want to check your grammar usage there.

  66. Aug. 2, 1:44pm

    final nail in the coffin of CRAP BOX 3FIX ME ala CRAP BOX RROD PLEASE FIX ME

  67. Aug. 2, 1:36pm

    Although this is very positive, everyone don’t get your hopes up too high just yet. just relax and see how it goes.

  68. Aug. 2, 1:36pm

    It will probably released close to christmas bundled with the g27 =D

  69. Aug. 2, 1:32pm
    L. Taylor

    OMFG, u’re being soooo cruel – “GTPlanet has learned the tentative release date for Gran Turismo 5” and then “we will not be saying anything specific”.

    COOOME OOOOOON, u’re killin us 2and-a-bit weeks left…
    Made my day though….

  70. Aug. 2, 1:28pm

    “we will not be saying anything specific to keep from eating an unhealthy dose of crow.”

    lol because you know nothing…
    I’ll tell you, it’s December 11… Note this comment and remember my message for the next Sony’s conference

  71. Aug. 2, 1:25pm

    Please tell us the date you think it is. You wont be eatin crow if its wrong, your source will.

  72. Aug. 2, 1:24pm

    I wish it can be released in 2010. Why? Because K.Y. said that they can release GT5 anytime they want so it would be good to work on the smallest details and stuff than is needed.

  73. Aug. 2, 1:24pm

    Hi all i would goto Gamesstation and ask for there new release list. if you look on it its been change from 2010 to You ready for thsi 24th Sep

  74. Aug. 2, 1:15pm

    THANKYOU JORDAN!!!!!!!! Its really made my day. Can you reveal the source?

  75. Aug. 2, 12:56pm

    Nice, nice, and nice.

    Assuming it’s 110% true – Hell Yes.

  76. Aug. 2, 12:43pm

    Jordan, please… my heart can’t take it… i’ve become used to accepting that Prologue is all ill ever play of GT5 for the past(since launch of my ps3 60gb)…

    If you’re wrong…… i swear im going to destroy you and your website with the power of my mind alone. ;)

  77. Aug. 2, 12:32pm

    My birthday is Nov. 29. It would be cool if it comes out BEFORE my birthday :p Thanks Jordan for ‘confirming’ that this will be gaming’s Year of the Racer!

  78. Aug. 2, 12:08pm

    Dream…..this year only GTPSP.GT5 2010 100%:(

  79. Aug. 2, 12:05pm
    Brad McClaren

    Great. So now I gotta be nice for the rest of the year?

    Great head’s up. I just hope your source isn’t pulling our collective legs.

  80. Aug. 2, 12:05pm

    Just making sure…

  81. Aug. 2, 12:00pm

    It would have to be a world wide release, cant see them favouring one region over another

  82. Aug. 2, 11:58am

    Yo Jordan, is it confirmed to be a simultaneous world-wide release?

  83. Aug. 2, 11:54am

    Here in Holland we see Santa in the Coca Cola commercial in a big Truck..we dont want that..we wanna see Santa in a Nissan Skyline this year :D

  84. Aug. 2, 11:54am

    Launch title for PS3 Slim for sure. 8)

  85. Aug. 2, 11:39am

    It’s killing me – ARGH! I’m assuming that after the 18th with the release date revealed and all, we’ll get some gameplay videos at TGS – in which we would be able to tell what’s available.

  86. Aug. 2, 11:36am

    Good news. Only a few more months of playing the same 5 tracks in GT5:P. I wonder what other information will be released at that gaming convention? Car Damage? Tracks? Cars? The official Playstation website says it will be the most comprehensive racing simulation ever. To me that means there will be car damage, day/night transition, weather, and smart AI that doesn’t run on rails, LOL. I can’t wait 16 more days though!!! I want to know now!

  87. Aug. 2, 11:33am

    I knew it.

  88. Aug. 2, 11:31am

    december 2nd PLEASE, it’s my birthday

  89. Aug. 2, 11:28am
    Canadian STIG

    The suspense is death defying!

  90. Aug. 2, 11:26am

    About bloody time

  91. Aug. 2, 11:18am

    Don’t worry, caribbeantopdriver, I will keep the site updated-to-the-minute while watching for news out of the conference.

  92. Aug. 2, 11:15am

    santa i been good all year……. 18th of this month press conference…… hey jordan we want info as soon as the sony conference is over…. hoping for a release date…. i would take a trailer in october. :)

  93. Aug. 2, 11:14am

    It’s time to go on an extreme budget I guess.

  94. Aug. 2, 11:12am

    Im going to guess the 11th…..

  95. Aug. 2, 11:10am
    Canadian STIG

    Life seems so much brighter despite only receiving a minuscule piece of information. There is hope, I knew it!! Who needs Coca Cola anyways?? St. Nicholas ought to keep his eye on that list and not the fizzy beverages. Thanks for the update Jordan, kudos and cheers.

  96. Aug. 2, 11:06am

    I just peed my pants a little.

  97. Aug. 2, 11:03am

    Nice picture. =)

  98. Aug. 2, 11:01am

    All the same we will wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. Aug. 2, 11:01am

    its 1’st april or what???

  100. Aug. 2, 11:00am

    You know you just made my day right? Actually make that year.

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