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New Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack

Kristin Neirinckx's Avatar Posted by Marketing Manager, PSP

As we announced at E3, Gran Turismo, the franchise that has revolutionized the racing category by offering true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, is coming to the PSP system on October 1. 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. Experience the best and most authentic high-speed racing game ever created in the palm of your hand—and it’s only possible on the PSP system.

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.

GT PSP 3000 Bundle

Available at participating retailers on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP), the entertainment pack will include:

  • Mystic Silver PSP-3000 system
  • Gran Turismo PSP game on UMD
  • PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, a color not available in the game and is exclusive to this entertainment pack
  • 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher – title TBD
  • Sony MusicPass voucher good for 10 downloadable songs – available to U.S. residents only. Choose from hundreds of thousands of your favorite artists from Sony Music Entertainment.

The stand-alone Gran Turismo game will be available in digital and UMD formats on October 1.

For more information on the new Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack, check out the announcement we made today (below). For more information on Gran Turismo, check back regularly at the Gran Turismo web site.

Enjoy!

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION GRAN TURISMO® PSP®(PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) ENTERTAINMENT PACK

Consumers Can Now Hit the Road with the Complete Gran Turismo Game on the PSP System

FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 2, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the upcoming Limited Edition Gran Turismo® PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP) at participating retailers in the United States and Canada. Developed by Polyphony Digital, Inc. specifically for the PSP system, the launch of Gran Turismo marks the first time the famed racing series is available on PSP. Blending the high-speed racing action of Gran Turismo with the high caliber entertainment experience of the PSP system, the new entertainment pack features an exclusive PlayStation®Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—a color not available in the game and only offered in this hardware package. The limited edition entertainment pack also includes a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system; Gran Turismo game on UMD®; PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher (title to be announced); a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™; and a music voucher good for 10 downloadable songs from Sony MusicPass. A stand-alone version of Gran Turismo will be available on UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation Network on October 1 for $39.99 (MSRP).

The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise has shipped more than 52 million units worldwide. With its true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers and 35 tracks – all this is only possible on the PSP system.

SCEA Launches New Gran Turismo® PSP Entertainment Pack

“Gran Turismo is one of the most successful gaming franchises in history, so what better way to mark Gran Turismo’s premiere on the PSP system than by offering it with the only portable device that can deliver its rich, true-to-life graphics and unrivaled driving experience,” said John Koller, Director, Hardware Marketing, SCEA. “Featuring Polyphony Digital’s famed graphical prowess, tons of fun automotive content—including the ability to trade and share vehicles—and an exhilarating racing experience created for the PSP system, Gran Turismo is again poised to take racing games to new heights.”

The Limited Edition Gran Turismo Entertainment Pack features a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system, along with the following:

  • Gran Turismo – Developed exclusively for the PSP system by the internal team of designers and engineers at Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers (over 4,500 total paint variations) and 35 tracks (60+ total layouts)—including famous world circuits, city courses and other environments. Seasoned Gran Turismo fans will recognize the depth of content and unparalleled visuals the series is known for, including graphics running at a stunning 60 frames per second. Additionally, a first in the Gran Turismo series is the ability to trade and share unlocked vehicles with others online via ad hoc mode, a feature that is not available in any other racing game on the PSP system. Rated “E” for everyone.
  • Exclusive car download – Includes an exclusive PlayStation Network voucher to download a white version of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for Gran Turismo, the same car featured on the cover of the game.
  • PlayStation Network movie voucher – Consumers can easily download a movie from the PlayStation Network to their PSP system. Title to be announced.
  • 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo – Leverages the PSP system’s multimedia functionality by storing photos, music, videos, and game saves.
  • Music voucher – Consumers can download 10 free songs onto their PC or Mac using Sony MusicPass. Available to U.S. residents only.

From the hardware to games, videos, music, memory and more for $199.99 (MSRP), all PSP entertainment packs offer incredible value to consumers.

SCEA Launches New Gran Turismo™ PSP Entertainment Pack

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Visit us on the Web at http://www.us.playstation.com

“PlayStation”, “PSP”, “PS one”, UMD and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks and “PS3”, is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick PRO Duo is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

Gran Turismo® © 2009 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners.

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ssmcp137 said:

September 2nd, 12:32 pm

awesome gt ftw

Cloudburst-- said:

September 2nd, 12:32 pm

Can’t wait for this. I’ve already bought a PSP for this game . . .I don’t know whether to buy it on UMD or Download. I have an 8gb card. . .does anyone know if running the game off UMD saves battery / increases load times as opposed to UMD?

JimmyHACK said:

September 2nd, 12:32 pm

Cools, glad you kept cheaper psp slim for the pack too

Sigmakan said:

September 2nd, 12:33 pm

That sounds like a really good bundle. I like the look of a silver PSP.

colonel007 said:

September 2nd, 12:33 pm

No PSP Go bundle like Europe?

I need a reason to buy a PSP Go at a higher price!

FIRST!

xI-Red-Ix said:

September 2nd, 12:35 pm

I would of love if this was with the PSP go…

LukaX23 said:

September 2nd, 12:35 pm

All this with the PSP 3000 and the PSP Go is $250 alone?

gold5225 said:

September 2nd, 12:37 pm

Hey Im wondering what this means by a music pass voucher for 5 free songs does that mean we are getting a music store?

gold5225 said:

September 2nd, 12:38 pm

@ 8 I mean 10 free songs

Gringo234 said:

September 2nd, 12:39 pm

Why not make a bundle with the new PSP GO?

LukaX23 said:

September 2nd, 12:39 pm

@ 6

Agreed. I would pay $250 for that.

JeepnDave said:

September 2nd, 12:39 pm

did this just confirm a PSN MUSIC STORE???????

ROYALWCHZ said:

September 2nd, 12:39 pm

I would like a Psp Go bundled with DL GT. That would be AWESOME. I’m getting one anyways, BTW Firmware 3.0 is AWESOME

rbanke said:

September 2nd, 12:40 pm

Grml, I’m wanting a PSP go, but you guys are making that a really hard decision.

Lets compare:
-EU gets the PSP Go with a free voucher for PSP Gran Turismo
-US Gets a PSP 3000 with a free copy of Gran Turismo for $200
-US customers who want a PSP Go get…A (near) demo..for 250 (add another $40 for those of us who want GT)

Plstcsldgr said:

September 2nd, 12:40 pm

a music store would be SWEEET! Go medium! i wish i could talk to ghosts the would be SWEEET!

ROYALWCHZ said:

September 2nd, 12:41 pm

WAIT WAIT? Sony Music Pass? Music Store on the Horizon? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, give me another reason to spend another $500.00 On the PSN :) LoL. But No Seriously

rbanke said:

September 2nd, 12:41 pm

I meant ‘A(near)demo of Rock Band’

almighty-slayer said:

September 2nd, 12:41 pm

Only possible on PSP?

LOL

Axumblade said:

September 2nd, 12:43 pm

Yeah. I want it but I already have a PSP-2000. I want a PSP Go WITH Gran Turismo. Rock Band Unplugged Lite will not cut it at all. :( :/

reson8er said:

September 2nd, 12:43 pm

Cool, but I’m still waiting for a reason (pack in game) to justify purchase of a PSPgo. Wake me when that happens ;)

almighty-slayer said:

September 2nd, 12:45 pm

Wtf they didn’t confirm a music store, they said there’s a voucher for free downloads off their download service – Music Pass

zombie9 said:

September 2nd, 12:46 pm

Looks like a better deal than updating to PSP GO.

Folkenhellfang said:

September 2nd, 12:47 pm

I think we are all wanting a PSP Go bundle, not a PSP bundle. Close but not quite.

T3mpr1x said:

September 2nd, 12:49 pm

No guys, I don’t think this is any sign of a pending music store for the PSN…

http://gift.musicpass.com/

Stoffinator said:

September 2nd, 12:49 pm

Would of been cooler if you guys branded the PSP with the GT logo. Other wise its not really anything special.

MS3Boy said:

September 2nd, 12:49 pm

How come the only PSPs we got with designs on them were the Star Wars ones?

The Japanese Gran Turismo PSP bundle was announced a little while ago, and while the design isn’t extreme, it at least has the GT logo on it.

Why are the “Limitied Editions” in the US only coming with ‘plain’ (OMG Lilac PSP not withstanding) PSPs? Doesn’t feel very “limited edition” to me.

T3mpr1x said:

September 2nd, 12:50 pm

Scratch that, it’s actually http://www.sonymusicpass.com

TERWALLACE said:

September 2nd, 12:51 pm

@#2 I can’t say much about load times, but I suspect it would increase battery life. The UMD drive is something of an energy hog.

TwiztedR3DHead said:

September 2nd, 12:51 pm

DAAAMN i wish i bought a psp 1 year llater i got stuck with 1 man shooter lol *sigh*

Jetup said:

September 2nd, 12:53 pm

What is Sony music pass? But I’m getting this bundle.

gmk218 said:

September 2nd, 12:54 pm

makes no sense with the pspgo so short time out geesh i gues they r tryn to get rid of inventory

GAT305 said:

September 2nd, 12:56 pm

like everyone else said make this for the psp go!

rAdIOhEad73 said:

September 2nd, 12:56 pm

Doesn’t this game come free with the PSP GO in Europe?
lol SONY wants to get rid of old PSP stock in USA with this “shady” offer…

tagout said:

September 2nd, 12:58 pm

PSP Go + Gran Turismo = $249.99

Is it that hard for Sony to understand?

DTXSFC said:

September 2nd, 1:00 pm

@8 Sounds like a music store anouncement coming soon..

Music voucher – Consumers can download 10 free songs onto their PC or Mac using Sony Music Pass. Available to U.S. residents only.

WooHoo!

FE_RR said:

September 2nd, 1:00 pm

$H!T…so i have to buy a brand new psp if i want that corevette in color white???…this no seems to be the all time gran turismo used to be…but oh well..

Wiscompton said:

September 2nd, 1:04 pm

There is still a white elephant in the room regarding GT PSP’s big brother. I won’t pick this up until a release date is announced. Help me out. Announce a date, and get a pre-order immediately thereafter. Deal?

Axonn said:

September 2nd, 1:09 pm

I have long waiting for this news! Ideal new bundle for me after red Kratos. But SCEA, can you give me really good reason to buy PSP-M1000 vel GO! ? PSP GO! is really tempting, but I can’t imagine live without ehm… poor UMD. On PSP Go! I can’t rental or sell my game library, so it’s most expensive. Hard decision to me and I think most of PS players…

Mr_Honda said:

September 2nd, 1:09 pm

Now this is a bundle I would have bought when I was shopping for my PSP.

Regardless, I’m still excited about GT PSP!

HatmanTc said:

September 2nd, 1:11 pm

tha music store would be nice. but that would mean another PSN Store icon in the music section. i dont understand why there isnt a music store in the 1st place.

Sylvrfonic said:

September 2nd, 1:23 pm

What a cool bundle! Could you make it any harder to purchase a PSP Go! in the United States?

JukeboxAddict said:

September 2nd, 1:23 pm

Great! More unnecessary crap to buy. And still no actual response to the Firmware 3.0 reception.

You people have no true perception of what your customers want, do you?

TuxBobble said:

September 2nd, 1:24 pm

Oh…you mean that game that should have come with the US release of the PSP Go? But you’re putting it on a bundle for a system that’s already on the market?

…I guess that’s one way to do business…just wish the download would have come with the Go. Or at least the free movie voucher…something…for focusing on digital content, you’re requiring quite a bit from people at the initial time of purchase, Sony…

rxeight said:

September 2nd, 1:31 pm

Honestly where is the GT PSP Go Bundle. At least give us a choice. GT or Rock Band and how are we going to transfer our umd’s to the go. It’s about a month away and I am really ready to cancel my preorder.

THE_LIGHT_05 said:

September 2nd, 1:38 pm

THAT’S. HOW. THEY. ROLL.

MAN… This is just awesome! I gotta get this or GT5!

guitain said:

September 2nd, 1:39 pm

That cover does look sweet…

evildude683 said:

September 2nd, 1:43 pm

they should have this bundle with a PSP Go in it!!!
then I’ll buy it

Zookey said:

September 2nd, 1:46 pm

Why is all your ‘limited’ edition PSPs as of late just a normal PSP in a pack? We want tattoos on the back of the logos/characters! Japan got a rockin’ Dissida PSP–why not us?

Either way–I am getting a PSP Go so I won’t be getting this package–but nice for you guys to show support to both PSP fanbases!

Alex_dlc said:

September 2nd, 1:48 pm

wait, so no pspgo users will ever be able to have a white corvete. thats unfair

TailsTheCat said:

September 2nd, 1:51 pm

PSP2000 please.

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