It was made available for PlayStation 2 as a boxed retail game, but was localised with an aimed release within the Japanese market.
Changes include Japanese dubbing, localised car model branding, and seven exclusive Art Factory vinyls which replace some of the Unique vinyls.
- The standard release features 23 magazines, while the J-Tune features 27, although it doesn't have online mode.
- Splash screen was changed.
- Features seven exclusive vinyls, which ended up replacing a few Unique vinyls.