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The future of gaming


Gamers and PlayStation enthusiasts rejoice as Sony Philippines recently launched the most-awaited game console of 2014, the newest Playstation 4. The event, hosted by seasoned radio jocks Gino Quillamor, Riki Flores and Aaron Atayde entertained an excited crowd at the packed Glorietta Activity Center, where several launch frame titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and numerous third party software developers and publishers around the globe were featured. The January 14-15 launch was held in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SCEH) Singapore Branch.

During the program, a fun demonstration of the PS4 opened doors to an incredible journey through immersive new gaming worlds and connected the gaming community in astounding levels. The 2-day event also saw celebrity showdowns from some of the hottest UAAP basketball players, local actors and other favorite athletes. This segment featured PS4 games NBA 2K14, Just Dance and Need for Speed, also showcasing the all the new cool features what the PS4 has to offer.

“Sony has always been in touch with what the gaming community needs and wants. We have always strived to give consumers the best experience in home entertainment, which includes the thrilling roster of PlayStation. It is with great pride that we bring the newest Playstation 4 in the market today,” said President and Managing Director of Sony Philippines, Mr. Yasushi Asaoka.

PS4 is a next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive game play with powerful graphics, speed, deeply integrated social capabilities and innovative second-screen features utilizing devices such as Playstation Vita (PS Vita). By utilizing PS Camera, users can expand gaming ways of PS4 and enjoy different gaming experience.

The new PS Vita system, featuring a more streamlined form factor and an 1GB internal memory card, is 20-percent slimmer and 15-percent lighter than the original version, making the portable entertainment system even easier to carry.

Along with the official launch of the PS4, the PS Vita TV has become one of the most anticipated Sony products. It’s a new sleek device that looks like an external hard drive, and it’s packing some serious firepower for the gaming community. PS Vita TV is a new entertainment system within the Playstation family that will allow users to easily access various content on their TV at home. The new system adopts chip sets and system software of the PS Vita and its size is 6.5cm × 10.5cm, smallest of all PlayStation platforms that connect to a TV. To continue servicing the gaming community, a separate retail launch will be held for the Vita TV.

There will also be a wide range of peripherals for PS4 that will be introduced on the same day such as the color variation for the DUALSHOCK 4 in “Magma Red” and “Wave Blue”, PlayStation Camera, DUALSHOCK 4 Charging Station and PS4 Vertical Stand.

SCEH also has a new plan on the warranty service for 6 South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Customers who purchase PS4 are entitled to have an additional ONE YEAR WARRANTY COVERAGE in countries where the product has been officially launched (including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia), and the warranty will be valid throughout these countries. Wherever the customers are, they can also have the repair service for their products.

For more details on PlayStation and other Sony products, visit the nearest Sony Centre.

You can also log on to www.sony.com.ph, www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines and twitter.com/SonyPHInc.