Gran Turismo 5 Delayed in Japan

Polyphony Digital's driving simulator Gran Turismo 5 won't make its planned March 2010 release in Japan, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed today. nope The terse announcement did not include a new release window, but did offer an apology for the inconvenience. A playable "Time Trial" sample of the PlayStation 3 exclusive can be downloaded from the online PlayStation Store until January 25.

As for North America and Europe, Sony told CVG that the delay only applies to Japan, though that means little considering the most we have go on is word that, circa December 2009, Sony was targeting a summer 2010 release for North America.