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Wednesday, 13th January 2010
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Sony delay Japan launch

Gaming giant Sony has announced it is to delay the launch of a new game in Japan.

The game, Gran Turismo 5, is for the Sony Playstation 3 and was originally due to be released in March but now looks more likely to appear in the summer.

According to Sony, problems with production have led to the delay of the release of the new game, which is the latest in a long-running franchise of first person games based around car racing and missions.

March is the last month of the current business year so the delay has led some market analysts to take Sony's reason with a pinch of salt - according to the Times, some believe that the delay may actually be part of a strategy to help Sony achieve a "strong games pipeline" over 2010.

Fellow Japanese gaming firm Nintendo was recently celebrating after securing record selling figures in the US during December.

Written by Mark Smith.

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