Gran Turismo 5 Still Expected to Win the Race

October 14, 2010Written by Kishen Patel

Over two years after the release of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, the full version of Gran Turismo 5 was finally officially dated for November, but sadly, the title was delayed. As anyone could imagine, dedicated fans and PS3 skeptics, alike, were quick to predict the downfall of both the game and even the console itself. However, according to industry analysts, the game is still set to race into victory lane.

In the words of Capital Research’s Jesse Divnich:

“I don’t believe a GT5 delay impacts Sony’s current momentum. GT5 is such an anticipated title that delays are unlikely to impact consumer’s purchase intent. Whether released a week later or the last week of December, sales will be astronomical.”

Capital Research is not the only firm that has faith in Gran Turismo 5‘s untarnished success. Everyone’s favorite analyst from Wedbush Securities, Michael Pachter, had this to say about the delay.

“Without knowing the date, it’s impossible to say. If it’s a week, no impact. If after Need for Speed, they could lose some momentum.

In all honesty, we have to agree with the analysts. Looking back at the history of the Gran Turismo series, the super-realistic racing simulator has never failed to set sales records thanks to its huge audience and fanbase. Gran Turismo 5 is set to release this holiday season. Keep up with PlayStation LifeStyle for news on the latest release date and more.