As the slogan said - "It's Official".
On the morning of March 27, 2010, I trekked over to the Glorietta 4 Activity Center, nestled in the heart of the Ayala Mall establishment. Inside was not just an event that called for simple presentations and stage performances, but rather a launching event that was long overdue... and possibly one of the finest moments local gamers in attendance have ever witnessed.
At long last, Playstation has officially hit the Philippines!
It's a known fact that the PS3 and PSP have been out for long time already, but this event marks the beginning of a everything official, expanding Sony's local market and opening new doors for potential markets that have yet to witness the power and entertainment that Playstation products can offer. Being an avid gamer and Sony console enthusiast myself, I wasted no time to get into the grind and join my peers in the gaming community, especially since I had to cover the event too! I met up with friends like G, Mark, Billy, Relly, Jomz, Vince, Lance, and plenty of others prior and during the launch itself, so all was good and dandy.
Sometime after lunch, the program finally started, and representatives from Sony Asia talked and presented the power that is Playstation, introducing the console to the press and public with a brief history, description, Q & A time, and finally, trailers of the latest PS3 products games out right now, with highlights on Final Fantasy XIII and God Of War III!
To excite the crowd even more, a handful of cosplayers dressed as Kratos, Sackboy, and the FFXIII gang, and everyone was off to a great start on the show floor! Afterwards, the entire activity area was open to the public, and people were allowed to try out PS3s and PSPs set up several booths, all displayed in powerful Bravia HDTVs!
Overall, the event was pretty good than I expected, and with tournaments lined up for the second and final day, it's a good time for gaming to make its mark and be on the local RP scene. Welcome Playstation!