• Sep 22nd 2007 at 12:33PM
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The Gran Turismo series is one of the most successful franchises in all of gamedome, and the racing game's fifth installment will be available in Japan on December 13, just two weeks before Christmas. If that seems like a long time to wait for GT5's release, we have some good news. Demos of the game with the same great graphics as the final version will be sold on the Sony store, but they cost a despicable $43.10 on Blu-ray. If you want to go cheap, you can download the game from the Sony store for only $38.95. We remember back to a time when demos were given away for free to entice potential customers to buy the full version. If the demo is worth $43, we're sure that the full game will be worth skipping it in favor of the real thing, even if it takes until Christmas.

[Source: PS3 Fanboy]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Autoblog should just give up on reporting video game news because they seem to always screw it up....... ugh....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Obviously, only get it if you're desperate for GT5.

      ... if not, play around on GT4 for a while longer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To correct the news post, GT5: Prologue is coming out in December in Japan. The full GT5 will not be out until at least Summer 2008, but knowing Polyphony the more likely date is the 2008 holiday season.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Holiday 08 would make it nearly 3 years since they'd announced a version of GT for PS3, and this is already building on top of the other GTs.

        High hopes here, guys.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They do have a free GT5 Demo for download on playstation store NOW. That has 1 track and about 20 cars. As mentioned before prologue will have more cars and more tracks, and the cars/items/money from prologue will go into the real version with no problem.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just restating that djSyndrome is correct. There will be a FREE demo of GT5:Prologue coming next month. Did I mention it will be FREE??

      GT5 Prologue is what is being released in December. I've heard it will have 5 tracks and I don't know how many cars, plus online play.

      The full GT5 will come out in 2008.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd say this game is more than a demo.... Gran Turismo HD was a demo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, way to spread misinformation, Autoblog. Just about every word of this article is wrong.

      1) 'Prologue' isn't a demo, it's a slimed-down version of the final game. Prologues have been available for Gran Turismo in Japan in the past and have generally run around 3,000-4,000 Yen, so this is nothing new for them.

      2) The prices you quote are conversions from the Japanese prices - which historically are higher than North American ones. NA pricing has not been announced yet.

      3) There will be a free demo for Prologue available in October that people can download for, well, free.

      4) GT5 is *not* coming in December - Prologue is. GT5 does not have a release date yet, but it is expected sometime in 2008.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Prologue is pretty much a full game, since they will have downloadable cars and stuff. Who knows mayb GT5 will just be a $20 add on for GT5 prologue. So GT5 will have online play and stuff.
        • 8 Years Ago
        when/is it coming to the US??

        its my reasoning whether to get a ps3 or a 360.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DJSyndrome nailed it spot on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Seems like the idea of a "Beta" these days (you get to play the game way in advance), but man, $43? That's weird. They'll surely want at least $60 when it comes out for real, I'd expect 70 to be honest. That means, if you get the "demo," then you would end up spending around $110 on this game. Maybe they include a credit for the full game? Probably not- Sony needs every penny they can get these days. How the mighty have fallen.
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