Developer Polyphony Digital and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment released "Gran Turismo" (Italian for "Grand tourer" or "grand touring") in 1997 for the original PlayStation. The game has since been a PlayStation exclusive and has been such a successful franchise. The game has lived up to its name as the "real driving simulator."

In 2015, "Gran Turismo Sport," the thirteenth title in the series was announced in Paris Games Week. The game was first seen in Japan on December 21, 2016, and was introduced worldwide on October 17. "Gran Turismo Sport" is referred to by Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the racing video game series, as the first title in a new generation of "GT" games.

Newer games nowadays tend to be more expensive, video games that have better graphics and gameplay will cost more. Players would not mind paying a little extra for a premium experience. With the escalating costs we see in the video game industry we find it common nowadays for publishers and developers to put together extravagant packages with one of a kind content and collectibles to either compensate or increase the game's perceived value.

This week, we saw Sony Interactive Entertainment put up a "Super Bundle" for the release of "Gran Turismo Sport."

Real driving simulation

GTS' latest bundle includes a few minor add-ons like a copy of the game itself, a PS4 Pro, a PS VR rig, and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription.

Sony upped its bundle game by allowing players a physical, tangible simulation of the game through a Thrustmaster T-GT steering wheel controller, an APIGA AP1 racing chair and a Bravia 4K HDR OLED television.

To top it all of, Sony wanted fans to have an authentic, legitimate, bona fide driving experience, so they throw in a real automobile.

A 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata. A limited edition vehicle with a “soul-moving red” paint job complete with authentic PS4 branding on the grille.

A good buy

The bundled package was the idea of Taiwan Sony Interactive Entertainment. An expensive piece of gaming technology, it costs 1.4 million New Taiwan Dollars, about $46,300 in U.S.

currency. No price is too high for a devoted fan for a collector immediately bought the "Super Bundle." Many would argue the price Sony had placed on the package since the total actual retail price of the bundle after a price breakdown will sum up to about $36,218.99 USD.

Though amidst the unnecessary calculations, the premium price of $10,000 is a small amount to pay for owning a one of a kind collectible, a licensed machine that would turn heads just about anywhere you go.