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Peter Dille's Avatar Posted by Senior Vice President, Marketing & PlayStation Network

PlayStation Nation,

In just six short days, the franchise that revolutionized the racing category as we know it will be making its exclusive debut on PlayStation 3. Gran Turismo 5 will be racing onto store shelves this coming Wednesday, November 24. This highly anticipated installment will no doubt raise the bar on the franchise’s unparalleled graphics, presentation and gameplay – bringing you an experience so life-like you’ll find it hard to distinguish from a live race.

While we think features such as the all-new Course Maker, an expansive online racing community built right in, stereoscopic 3D compatibility and more than 1,000 cars from the world’s top manufacturers, including karts and select NASCAR cars, speak for themselves, we still couldn’t resist giving one of our most anticipated and loved franchises the “Kevin Butler” treatment. In this latest ad, we find Kevin Butler taking a call from a devoted Gran Turismo fan anxiously waiting for the game’s release. In between showing off his own real-life GT garage and some serious stuntman skills, Kevin fills us in on just how many amazing features were added to GT5 in order to bring you the greatest racing game of all time.

As always you’re the first to see the new ad here but you can also check it out when the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots on CBS this Sunday as well as on some other great NFL match-ups and many of your favorite shows in the weeks to come.

With the holidays just around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome GT5 into a robust product lineup that includes PlayStation Move and an exciting roster of Move titles, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition, The Sly Collection, and much more. There’s something for everyone so spread the word and get PS3 on as many holiday shopping lists as you can.

See you in stores on Wednesday and more importantly online in GT5!

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Andrefpvs said:

November 18th, 6:00 am

Mr. Butler is a professional VP experienced in Adding More Awesome. Do not attempt to escape from GT5’s awesomeness.

Chuckbait said:

November 18th, 6:04 am

That move commercial with KB…the distractions one, is just stupid. Tiger Woods patched with Move is going to convince people to buy the device? And at the end how it shows all those move games in background…there’s like 6 games that just keep repeating….

KB…not very funny anymore. What is funny is that those rediculous kinects are selling well.

Good luck with GT5

lcmnick said:

November 18th, 6:05 am

Better than I was expecting. Nice job, Sony.

neostardust said:

November 18th, 6:06 am

Well hopefully this will sell good for the closeing of the year

MK24ever said:

November 18th, 6:06 am

Very nice indeed.

l_ShortCircuit_l said:

November 18th, 6:07 am

So just how many of those cars are owned by Kevin?


November 18th, 6:07 am

No doubt. KB is a class act. No matter how many commercials he’s in. God bless you KB.

Mobius_124 said:

November 18th, 6:08 am

Wait? did it just say Midnight Launch in the Background?

pgsdi said:

November 18th, 6:13 am

Touché Mr. Butler….

Surfaced said:

November 18th, 6:13 am



Nicely done, SCEA. This will suffice.

Gatonejo said:

November 18th, 6:15 am

Kevin Butler is the best. Best ad campaing ever.

axhi246 said:

November 18th, 6:19 am

That was definitely hilarious. Loved all of the “Reserved for Kevin Butler” signs in the parking lot.

MoneyMaker110 said:

November 18th, 6:21 am

love the laugh

LiQuiZoN said:

November 18th, 6:25 am

Win. Win. Win.

Playstation for Life! Been part of the PSFamily since the beginning, once nintendo refused to evolve. Sony provides the best content and services to the consumer.

Don’t fall into the Microsoft trap. Keep to your buisness ethics PLEASE. I don’t want to pay more and get less. Be loyal to yourselves and you’ll have life long fans.


Mosh_Pit said:

November 18th, 6:26 am


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November 18th, 6:26 am


Scarface3010 said:

November 18th, 6:29 am

I love these commercials. GT5 should be the biggest launch title this year!

dFUSE said:

November 18th, 6:31 am

God damnit KB, you just sold a copy of GT5!

TLSBill said:

November 18th, 6:35 am

Great commercial, KB is always FTW! I’ve been a GT fan since the beginning (yes I still have my GT1 save games) but all the delays have left me feeling “meh” for 5. I mean, it’s been 5 freaking years, with delay after delay after broken date. Meanwhile Forza has filled the void quite well, and I’m not sure it’s worth dropping it to buy GT5.

EatDeath said:

November 18th, 6:38 am

Wow Peter Dille needs to make more blog posts, that opening paragraph was just awesome! It pumped me up even more for the game!

NCWildcat said:

November 18th, 6:39 am

Great commercial. KB, will you be my Dad?


November 18th, 6:41 am

The Race is ON!!!

Butters360 said:

November 18th, 6:41 am

That was one awesome commercial! VP of Add more Awesome! Classic. I can’t wait for this. Oh, and nice way to play off the emotions for all those truly hardcore GT fans. How long was that guy holding the line?!

Maurisio said:

November 18th, 6:41 am

“When they said they needed the test cars back i said Hahaha” that was awesome good way to start my day.

shaney2007h said:

November 18th, 6:44 am

Dayum KB, is there anything you can’t do?

PriestCoke said:

November 18th, 6:46 am

Wait!…. no Jack Tretton picture? Something is fishy…

NoGodsOnlyMan said:

November 18th, 6:50 am

“When they said they wanted the cars back i said hahaha”

lmao that was classy
that alone will sell the game, this will be a mjor global event lol

NEOpunisher said:

November 18th, 6:56 am

HAHA KB for president!

subbed said:

November 18th, 7:05 am

Mr. Butler is a professional driver on a closed course. Do not attempt. – Love the small details!

SPARDA said:

November 18th, 7:08 am

this made my day…….LOL

taurus82 said:

November 18th, 7:11 am

My brother hasn’t been on his PS3 for 9 months, GT5 will definitely get him back on it. We’re both in the UK by the way.

Alcohog said:

November 18th, 7:17 am

@ PriestCoke:

Look closely…Tretton is in there in the background.

utopianacht said:

November 18th, 7:18 am

lol… awesome ad kevin :P and thnx for releasing gt5 before xmas :XD

TheForbiddenOne said:

November 18th, 7:21 am

“When they said they needed the test cars back I said lol” *Drives off*

Sekoku said:

November 18th, 7:22 am

No subs. :(

mastorofpuppetz said:

November 18th, 7:22 am

Its sad kinect is selling so much betetr then Move despite being garbage compared to MOvE, Sony, your marketing is atrocious.

Rinaldus91 said:

November 18th, 7:23 am

That laugh, that majestic laugh.

juanpipe said:

November 18th, 7:23 am

*Mr. Butler is a professional driver, do not attempt.*

Haha, he does everything.

rawstory said:

November 18th, 7:29 am

You should have resisted and just featured the game instead.

Thirteen year old boys who think that clown is funny and the Qore girls are hot are a tiny demographic.

Darkedson said:

November 18th, 7:29 am

pure awesome KB, finally, That Is All.

GJD21 said:

November 18th, 7:30 am

BTW, the game comes out on Tuesday, not Wednesday like the post says. You may want to change that.

i_like_toast said:

November 18th, 7:32 am

6 more days…is there any way i can use the cell to speed up time?

twooh said:

November 18th, 7:33 am

“When they said realistic damage was impossible, I said make it work”.

Well, they def made unrealistic work.

Cause GT5 doesn’t have “realistic”. Unless that’s what the last 3 delays were for.

twooh said:

November 18th, 7:34 am

BTW: On a positive note, KB is awesome. The laugh was great.

Carl-G said:

November 18th, 7:38 am


Frejim said:

November 18th, 7:39 am

Just EPIC!!!

judalation said:

November 18th, 7:44 am

Kevin butler should be the next stig…

ycole11 said:

November 18th, 7:47 am

I love the way he came off of that truck (even though that wasn’t really him).

Maraku90 said:

November 18th, 7:48 am

@GJD21 The 24th is a Wednesday. OT another great ad by Sony and KB.

TooLoud said:

November 18th, 7:52 am

Isn’t that Jack Tretton(sp) running after KB with the big guy at the end

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