GT5 Prologue Price and Date

From the official PlayStation site:

It’s official – SCEA announced today the April 17 North American ship date for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available exclusively for PS3. Developed by famed Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download via the PLAYSTATION Store.

The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called “Beyond the Apex”. This video will offer some awesome access to the folks at Polyphony and give some background on how they are able to create such a realistic and beautiful driving simulator.

So there you go all you GT5 officianados. Less than three months to go. Though I have to say that I think $40 is a bit steep for what is really a glorified demo.

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  1. #1 by Gary on January 29th, 2008 have it down for March 23rd and priced at £17.99 (RRP £24.99).

  2. #2 by bunnyhero on January 29th, 2008 [ 1850 Points ]

    i agree, $40 is a bit much.

  3. #3 by Emrah on January 29th, 2008

    At 30 usd, it would sell like hot cakes, now, it is going to sell like slightly colder cakes.

  4. #4 by Segitz on January 29th, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]

    25 Pound Sterling (I have no strange brit keyboard^^) would equal about 32.5€, which is ok (round it to 30€ like with Warhawk) and it is a must buy for me… I sincerely hope, we don’t have to wait though

  5. #5 by Specter on January 29th, 2008

    Agreed Henning. $40 is a bit much. If this was released along side the Japanese store back in December I would have purchased it, but this game is basically marketed as a demo for the real deal. To make matters worst, it’s coming out in April? Why is the time gap between Japan and the rest of the world so huge? And why pay $40 bucks for a demo of demos when GT5 is due later this year? I would rather import GT5 from Japan than to buy this for $40 only to buy GT5 later for another $65. Should Sony reduce the price for GTP due to the late release on the PSN then I’d invite them to the card table.

  6. #6 by John on January 29th, 2008

    $40 is like 30€, which is okay, stop complaining you bunch of cheap yanks 😉
    But if they convert those $40 to to 40€, then that’ll be quite steep.

  7. #7 by matt on January 29th, 2008

    $40 plus $60 = $100 for ONE game in a 7-8 month span. The extra $40 doesn’t buy new tracks or more cars. Just a preview of the final product. If they can figure out a way to reduce the final cost with the real GT5 then I would pick it up.

    It seems like yesterday that the Xenos, PS3, and Revolution were the future. Now we are years into this generation and I have no idea where the time went. I have no problem waiting the extra few months. It will be here in no time at all.

  8. #8 by mcloki on January 29th, 2008 [ 2355 Points ]

    It would be nice if the demo came along with a $20 coupon for the full game, Or 20$ worth of credits for DLC in the retail game. But I’m more worried about getting enough cash for a force feedback wheel.

  9. #9 by Jast3r Rogu3 on January 29th, 2008

    Finally, 1st day purchase for me, cant wait the online modes are gonna be freaking insane.

  10. #10 by John on January 30th, 2008

    $100 is 67€, that’s LESS than the normal price of ONE game here on the euro side, so I don’t see what’s wrong with it, matt.

    Since it appears we euros can’t get US prices, maybe it’s time that yanks start paying euro prices? j/k

  11. #11 by huschke on January 30th, 2008

    that’s **** ridiculous! i bet the price in europe is going to be 40€! and honestly i don’t understand why the price for the blu-ray equals the price for the downloadable version… that makes absolutely no sense!

    [Edited for bad language.]

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