Speaking during an interview at the SEMA tradeshow, the father of all things Gran Turismo claims that not only will Gran Turismo 5 ship this year, but the discs are currently at the manufacturing plant and being stamped now.
Despite the reassurances from Kazunori Yamauchi, we remain unconvinced (as do many others) that his information is accurate. With the release date of GT5 being all over the place and rumors of additional delays, we are just not that confident that GT5 will arrive in any market but Japan before the end of the year.
Sources continue to insist that the timeline is tight to get it released in all markets before the end of the year. The comments from Yamauchi do seem to be running counter to everything we are hearing from other sources.