A Much-Improved Version of Gran Turismo 5 Hits Stores January 17

If you were one of those driving fans that passed up Gran Turismo 5 at launch in favor of waiting for a more complete edition of the game at a lower price, your patience pays off January 17 with the Gran Turismo 5: XL Edition.

The XL Edition of Gran Turismo 5 is the ultimate compilation of features and fixes, with a little free downloadable content thrown in for good measure. You get the original game, all of the free updates released up to and including Spec 2.0, plus a voucher good for $20 of downloadable content. Priced to move at $39.99, it's like getting the entire game for $20 and then making a series of ill-advised DLC purchases afterwards.

Did anyone wait for this? I purchased the game at release. Then I traded it in a week later after realizing I'm not particularly fond of the series. This happens a lot.

Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition Hits This Month for $39.99 [PlayStation Blog]