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Sony Grasps European Concept

Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec derivative on its way!

Although some importers will happily take lots of money for a copy, Gran Turismo Concept is not readily available in Europe. This Japanese oddity features an array of concept cars from the Tokyo Motor Show, and retails at a wallet-friendly price. Despite consisting of largely the same elements as Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec, and lacking a great deal of that game's structure and discipline, GT Concept flew off the shelves in Japan, and now SCEE is hoping for a repeat in Europe. The newly announced PAL version of Gran Turismo Concept will offer a choice of some 80 vehicles including numerous prototypes from the Tokyo Motor Show, and from similar exhibitions in Europe, Korea and America. Meanwhile, the Japanese get Gran Turismo Concept Geneva, based specifically on European concepts. The PAL version of Concept will feature a modest five circuits, Sony reports, although these will actually be rejigged versions of popular tracks from GT and GT3, and in light of the game's low quotient of original content will be priced at a lower standard RRP. Look forward to hearing more from GT Concept, without fighting your way past obscure importers and through endless Japanese menus, when the game hits the streets this summer. Although Polyphony could not be reached for comment, we heard them shouting from the hills: this is not Gran Turismo 4... Roger that. Related Feature - Gran Turismo Concept 2001 Tokyo preview

Source - PlayStation.com