The rumors surrounding Gran Turismo 5’s release date has taken yet another turn. Days after Sony announced that the game would be due out in Japan on March 2010; Polyphony Digital - a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. - said that the game could make its highly-anticipated release at the start of 2010.

According to PD boss Kazunori Yamauchi, the US and Europe release dates shouldn’t be too far behind the Japan release, a turn from the traditional practice of having Japan get its hands on new games months before any other region in the world. Yamauchi also said that the GT5 release date would all depend on Sony’s marketing campaign for the game.

We find it unfathomable to believe that Gran Turismo 5 – a game car nuts have been clamoring for the past couple of years – needs any more marketing. Isn’t it a foregone conclusion already that as soon as it hits the stores, it’s going to be swooped up in mere seconds?

These guys need only to look at how sales of GT5: Prologue went to know that the game doesn’t need any more marketing. It markets itself already.

Nevertheless, we’re all still guessing as to when the actual date really is.
While Sony did say that March 2010 was the date, it’s not like Polyphony Digital doesn’t have any credibility either. They are, after all, a subsidiary of SCEI so their comments should have some weight in them too.

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Source: Joystiq

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