Could Gran Turismo 5 be joining the Playstation 3 ‘Platinum Range’ in less than a year? That’s the suggestion offered by a new product listing on the Amazon France website.
Although heading for a budget price in the Platinum Range less than 12 months after finally being released might come as a bit of a surprise to Gran Turismo fans, there is some logic in the idea, even if Amazon details and dates can’t be taken as an official sign it’s on the way.
For starters, it’s unlikely that anyone who was thinking about buying the full retail release of Gran Turismo 5 hasn’t already taken the plunge, so a reduction in October might boost sales nicely, particularly pre-Christmas. And should the timing be right, it means that a bargain Platinum Gran Turismo 5 will arrive just 6 days before the launch of Forza Motorsport 4 on October 15. Given that one is a PS3 exclusive and the other belongs to the Xbox 360, there’s not likely to be a massive crossover, but it’ll at least generate a bit of extra publicity off the back of the Microsoft/Turn 10 game.