Gran Turismo on the PSP is doing wonders on the PSP. After many years of delay the game has been a huge success on Sony’s portable console. Polyphony Digital, the Japan-based studio behind Gran Turismo, has just released the latest sales numbers of the franchise. Released in October 2009, Gran Turismo PSP has shifted over 1.8 million units both on UMD and via digital download.
If you have a copy of Gran Turismo for the PSP, you will be happy to know that a free car pack will be available to download from the PlayStation Store today. The car pack included five new cars for you to race around in, including the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari ‘02 Giallo Modena and Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘74 Arancio.
Most games these days are multi-platform, and you may be wondering if Gran Turismo will ever be available on the Nintendo DS or even the iPhone. According to Sony, Gran Turismo is only possible on the PSP and PlayStation 3. While there hasn’t been an official comment from the developers, the latest Gran Turismo advert (see below) clearly states it’s “only possible on the PSP and PSPgo.”
As many of you might know, comedian and nightly talk-show host Jay Leno is a gearhead through and through. His passion for cars is legendary, and so is his vast garage. It was in this very garage that the Qorespondent Audrey Cleo caught up with Jay to talk about his inclusion in the upcoming Gran Turismo title for PSP.
At GamesCom Sony announced that early adopters would get a free copy of Gran Turismo PSP within the first 10 days of launch. We now have more details about the promotion to share with you. First of all, you will need to be in a participating country and have a PlayStation Store account. Once you login into the PlayStation Network on your PSPgo, proceed to the PlayStation Store and download the Gran Turismo XMB theme and you will automatically receive your voucher code via email.
Gran Turismo for the PSP launches this Thursday, after years of waiting. Stephanie Toshimoto, over on the PlayStation.Blog, has posted the TV ad campaign for everyone to view (see below). The advert centers around the Corvette ZR1 vs. PSP racing against each other on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. And be sure to check out our newly re-designed Gran Turismo website that launched last week where you can find the latest news, trailers, and content.
The new PSP and Gran Turismo are out in less than a month. Sony has revealed two special versions of Gran Turismo for hard-core fans: the Gran Turismo PSP Collector’s Edition and the Gran Turismo Edition PlayStation Portable console, both of which will launch on 1st October alongside the standard edition. The Collector’s Edition game features an extra vehicle that hopefully needs no introduction to the petrol heads amongst you – the 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in black.
As you may already know, Gran Turismo is coming to the PSP on October 1st when the PSPgo launches officially. For the first time, you can take your favorite racing game with you on the go with an unprecedented 800+ car roster from the world’s top manufacturers and 35 tracks. If you’re interested in an incredible value and exclusive downloads, be sure to check out the new Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack.
Have you pre-ordered your PSP Go! yet? Sony has announced that gamers who register their PSP Go! during the launch week will each receive a free digital copy of Gran Turismo for PSP. Andrew House (CEO of SCEE) announced at GamesCom that registering your PSP Go! between the 1st and 10th of October will get you a free downloadable copy of the game.
Looking forward to Gran Turismo PSP in October? Pre-order your copy now and Sony will send you a voucher for one exclusive car, redeemable on the PlayStation Store. Your choices are the 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari in Giallo Modena yellow, the iconic 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 – in Arancio Orange, the 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V in metallic blue or the 2008 Citroen GTbyCitroen.