After much anticipation, and delays, Gran Turismo 5 is now available in shops, bringing with it a vast array of cars and a racing simulation experience previously unheard of on any console - in no small part ot its 3D gameplay.

And to coincide with the launch of the game, Sony has decided to stage the Sony BRAVIA Gran Turismo 5 3D gaming tournament, which will see a raft of Sony BRAVIA 3DTVs being installed in HMV stores around the UK to facilitate a nationwide 3D gaming tournament.

Gamers will then battle it out to be crowned the UK’s ultimate 3D GT5 champion.

Although the release date for Sony Computer Entertainment’s Gran Turismo 5 is the 24 November, the event will start on Saturday 27 November in HMV stores, and run for 10 days. Meaning you'll have a valuable couple of days to get back into the GT groove before the competition.

The fastest two players from each region will win a place in the grand final, which will take place at HMV Oxford Circus, London, on 15 December.

As an aside, if you're feeling particularly flush, Sony centres are currently doing a deal for a copy GT5, a PS3, 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a 3D transmitter completely free, when buying any Sony 3DTV from 24 November to 5 December.

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