Gran Turismo 5 Races Out In Japan

Yesterday, Gran Turismo 5 went on sale in Japan. And when it hit retailers, there was a line of gamers waiting to pick it up.

At the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, there was a line of over a hundred gamers waiting to purchase GT5. Last week, Microsoft held its Japan launch for Kinect at the same retailer.

The line for Kinect was longer (150 strong compared to the 100 or so here). However, the Kinect event had famous people at it. This launch did not. It had Gran Turismo 5, people waiting for it and orange cones.

Gran Turismo 5 Races Out In JapanS

Unlike the Kinect Japan launch, the GT5 retail debut did not only draw lines at the Yodobashi Camera. According to Famitsu.com, there was a line of 50 people or so at the Bic Camera in Tokyo's Shinjuku. So that's 150 people — just like the Kinect launch!

Though, something tells me Gran Turismo 5 is going to fare better in Japan than Kinect did. Call it a hunch.

PS3『グランツーリスモ5』発売…秋葉原では100名以上の行列 [Yahoo! News]