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Initial post: Jan 17, 2012, 3:18:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2012, 3:26:13 PM PST
Johnny Sokko says:
Apparently this title, with an announced January 17 release, has been delayed despite no official announcement. Most sites still indicate release today but either do not offer it for sale or have no quantities listed; indeed Amazon says it releases today but takes 2 to 4 weeks to ship. Best Buy's site likewise shows today's date for release but says it's backordered and no copies are available in any store. Walmart offers a preorder with shipping tomorrow, and GameStop now shows a January 31 release date. GS has been pretty accurate with release dates so I'm inclined to believe them. But it's just frustrating when release dates come around and there are no copies available and no news about delays (it's happened before though I can't recall specific examples). Oh well, time to play the waiting game.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 4:50:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 18, 2012, 5:26:51 AM PST
M.Stranger says:
I'd like to know this too. Every site that I visited yesterday said it was sold out.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 7:49:11 AM PST
Gamestop is showing the ship date at 24 hours.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 8:50:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 18, 2012, 10:02:59 AM PST
Johnny Sokko says:
Update: Thx, analogking. Yes, GS is now showing 24 hrs shipping, however, there are no stores with any inventory. Likewise, Best Buy shows it backordered with no store inventory, Walmart indicates it's out of stock and Target and Toys R Us do not even have a listing for it.

As far as any news, still nothing. A Google search only found a similar discussion thread at Gamefaqs but it had no additional info.

Update 2: I forgot to check Amazon! LOL. This site is showing it in stock with 11 copies left! Unfortunately, I'm waiting for Best Buy as a gift card and certificates will net it free for me, if they ever get their shipment. ;)

Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 9:47:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 18, 2012, 9:59:42 AM PST
M.Stranger says:
Over at Gamefaqs (really don't trust them) someone said it's been delayed till the 31st.

Also... The only thing that I really found about being delayed was your N4G story but that was for 5 back in 2010.

Edit

It seems that Gamestop has changed the listing too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 10:04:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 18, 2012, 10:05:16 AM PST
Johnny Sokko says:
Thanks, C. Boltz. Upon closer inspection (cached story), it IS about the original retail delay as well as Sony's decision to not release the XL edition on PSN. I edited my previous post to omit that reference.

As far as Gamefaqs, I believe the reference to the 31st is related to GameStop's previous site information.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012, 4:01:43 AM PST
Amazon already has it in stock, mine is shipping soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2012, 8:10:29 AM PST
Johnny Sokko says:
Yup, thanks. I noted that earlier. As of last night, Best Buy also now has it in stock. Looks like Sony or their distributor got their shipments out late.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2012, 11:58:05 AM PST
Peter G. says:
"Looks like Sony or their distributor got their shipments out late." Wouldn't be Gran Turismo without something like that.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012, 8:33:00 PM PST
Joel Fahey says:
Same thing happened when Gran Turismo 5 originally released. Wasn't in store until two or three weeks after release. Drove me crazy.
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