After months of waiting, finally on 9 January 2014 on Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom, Pacific Place Jakarta Sony officially release their latest console, Playstation 4 (PS4), in Indonesia. True to Playstation 4’s tagline, Greatness Awaits, this launching event – started after lunchtime –finished successfully. The event was opened by a speech by Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, Hiroyuki Oda and Head of Marketing Division Sony Indonesia, Hiroshi Sakai. Other than explains what are the great features await in PS4, Oda also announced an interesting fact about this game console. By 28 December 2013, PS4 sold 4.2 million units, making it the highest-selling game console worldwide, he claimed.
The event then continued with Sony Product Marketing MDR IC Recorders and Game Business, Astrid Ramadina and Head of Sony Indonesia Consumer Audio Visual Product Marketing Department, KentaroHatanaka, demonstrating “The Playroom”. This feature had previously installed in the console’s HD and the demonstration also utilizes two other PS4 main features, Playstation Camera and PS 4 Wireless Controller, with the color Wave Blue and Magma Red.
The closing of the event was marked by the doorprize awarding.Three lucky gamers that previously pre-ordered PS4 each presented a Playstation Vita TV and free subscription of Playstation Plus for 10 years while three lucky guests awarded two PS Vita TVs and a PS4.
Other than PS4 and PS Vita TV, Sony also introduces several of its latest products in this event such as HMZ-T3 Head Mounted Display and Playstation Vita Wi-Fi, PCH-2006 series. Sony also provides 9 PS4 game booths, 2 PS Vita Wi-Fi game booths, 2 PS Vita TV game booths, and 3 PS3 game booths where guests can try and get the feel of playing game using those consoles.
Sony also promoted two PS4 Bundle Pack, Battlefield 4 (Rp 7,499,000) and Killzone: Shadow Fall (Rp 7,399,000), both can be bought on the spot.
To you gamers that cannot wait to get your hands on this cool console, you can buy it at Sony Centers in Jakarta. You can get a PS4 with PS Camera only for Rp 7,399,000 or a PS 4 non Camera for Rp. 6,999,000. However, if you also wanted a PS Vita TV, you still have to wait until 16 January 2014 to be able to play it. If you miss this event and wanted to try PS4 again, don’t worry since Sony Indonesia will also hold a road show event at:
Jakarta: 11-12 January 2014 at Gandaria City
Tangerang: 18-19 January 2014 at Living World
Surabaya: 25-26 January 2014 at Surabaya Town Square
So gamers, get your PS4 experience right now because the future of gaming is finally here!