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Sony Playstation 4 Officially Launches in Singapore

By James Lu - 19 Dec 2013

Sony Playstation 4 Officially Launches in Singapore

Sony's Playstation 4 console (read our full review here!) officially launched in Singapore today with Mr. Aaron Tan being the first person in line to pick up his pre-order set after queuing since 5AM this morning. For his efforts, Mr. Tan received a free PS Vita TV as well as a ten-year membership to PS Plus.

This is not the first time Mr. Tan has queued for a Sony event, having also waited in line at Sony's Playstation 3 launch back in 2007, however he was not first in line on that occasion. This time around, Mr. Tan beat everyone else by arriving at 5AM this morning before Sony officials had even set up the designated queue area. He stated that he placed his pre-order on 13th November, the first day of availability, for a PS4 with the PS Camera bundle. Mr. Tan says he will be purchasing Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag for his new PS4, but that most of the games he is looking forward to playing will only be released next year, naming Watch Dogs and Metal Gear Solid 5 among others.

According to Sony officials, Playstation 4 pre-order response was very positive (we are awaiting official numbers at this time) however, stocks will still be available for purchase at Sony stores islandwide for $639 starting today.

PS4 consoles and games are also available for the public to demo at Sony's pop up Playstation store outside Wisma Atria shopping center from today until 1st January.

A shipment of Battlefield 4 bundle PS4s arriving in their cage.

The Sony staff hard at work unloading all of the PS4 pre-order sets.

To kick off the event, a dance troupe performed a lively routine choreographed to one of Sony's official Playstation 4 soundtracks.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Deputy President, Hiroyuki Oda, was at the event to thank the crowd for its support and to congratulate Mr. Tan for being the first person in Singapore to locally purchase a Playstation 4.

Mr. Aaron Tan was the first person in line to collect his PS4 pre-order today.

Mr. Tan also received a free PS Vita TV and a ten year membership to PS Plus.

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