Gran Turismo

PSX PlayStation Gran Turismo Black Label Retail Release

Double Jewel Case Release with Two Manuals


April 30, 1998
Polyphony Digital
7 11719 41942 6
Sony ID:
1 to 2 Players
5 to 15 Blocks
Analog, Vibration
Everyone No Descriptors
Box Copy:

Feel the Power of 140 Authentic Sports Cars!

Welcome to the most advanced racing game ever created. Encounter exhilarating high-speed racing in 11 stunning environments. Feel handling agility and throttle response so convincing, the car seems to be an extension of yourself. Experience the extraordinary world of Gran Turismo!

“Comprehensive and complex, this racing simulation is unrivaled.”  ★★★★★ – Next Generation

In-Depth Simulation Mode -Purchase new/used vehicles as well as vehicle parts
Realistic Vehicle Physics -All cars replicate actual performance, handling, drive-train and real engine sounds
Customization – All vehicles are totally customizable

  • 11 Highly Detailed Tracks
  • 2 Player Racing
  • Save your customized vehicle to a memory card and race a friend
  • Revolutionary 3D graphics
  • Arcade Mode with jumps and power slides





The original Black Label release had a reprint where the Sony 800 Number information at the bottom of the disc was changed to blue.

PSX PlayStation Gran Turismo

Variant with Blue Text at Bottom

It was also released as a Greatest Hits.

PSX PlayStation Gran Turismo Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits Release



There’s a misprint of Gran Turismo where the main manual was miscut, causing the top edge to be cut off.

PSX PlayStation Gran Turismo Misprint

Misprint – Main manual is cut off.




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  • There was a long standing rumor / myth that the reason for the covered car on the front of the manual was to avoid having to pay additional royalties or to avoid conflicts between manufacturers. The first 3 Gran Turismo games all feature ‘obscured’ views of their cover cars.
  • The 2nd manual is actually a reference book for all car types, tracks, and driving skills featured in the game. Both books are full color.
  • Gran Turismo requires you to essentially take 3 different Driver’s Education courses to earn the required licenses needed to race in simulation mode.
  • The creator of the game started off with Motor Toon Gran Prix.
  • If you hang back at the starting line, you can watch all of the A.I. controlled cars line up in single file like a Nascar race.


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