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Sony Electronics opens sixth store in Singapore @ Wisma Atria

Friday, September 30th, 2016

The new store is the second store along Orchard Road in Singapore, and is located on the 3rd floor (#03-01/01A) of the popular mall Wisma Atria.

Sony Store Wisma Atria is the brand’s sixth retail outlet in Singapore.

Sony Store Wisma Atria is the brand’s sixth retail outlet in Singapore.

The new store will showcase the latest consumer electronics from the Japanese company.

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Sony Store Wisma Atria will be opened to the public from 1 October 2016, from 10:30am to 9:30pm daily.

These include the recently announced top-of-the-line Z9D series of BRAVIA 4K TVs, as well as the new flagship range of Signature Series High-Resolution Audio (HRA) products.

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New arrival: Sony PlayStation VR hits Singapore on 13 October

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The PlayStation VR is priced at S$599 in Singapore. The PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera bundle will also be available in Singapore at a suggested retail price of S$649.

Sony PlayStation VR will be launched on 13 October in Singapore, with pre-orders beginning from 30 July.

Sony PlayStation VR will be launched on 13 October in Singapore, with pre-orders beginning from 30 July.

More than 60 PS VR software titles are confirmed to be launched in Asia, and 13 of those titles are developed by local developers.

“I am so delighted to announce that PS VR will be available from 13th October, simultaneous with Japan, Europe and North America, demonstrating how we think highly of gamers in Asia” said Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia.

These include Mortal Blitz VR (SKONEC Entertainment Co., Ltd) from Korea, Stifled (Gattai Games) from Singapore, and O! My Genesis (XPEC ENTERTAINMENT INC.) from Taiwan.

Pre-order of PlayStation VR will be available at selected Sony Centers and PlayStation® Authorised Dealers from 30 July 2016.

Customers can preorder PlayStation®VR or PlayStation®VR with PlayStation®Camera, while stocks last.

A free PlayStation®VR Demo disc will be available at both Sony Stores and PlayStation Authorised Dealers, as well as the PlayStation® Network Store, allowing PS VR owners to enjoy a variety of exciting content from the first day of purchase.

Check out more details from the press release here.

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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Anime Festival Asia 2014 announces updates on regional plans

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Collaborations with key industry heavyweights will see AFA debuting in Thailand as part of SEA’s largest popular culture festival in May 2015.  Photos in this article are courtesy of Anime Festival Asia 2014.

(from second left to right) Koichiro Natsume (CEO, Aniplex Inc. and Founder of Anime Japan); Shawn Chin (SOZO’s Founder, Managing Director and Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director); Ongard Prapakamol (BEC-Tero True Visions’ Managing Director); and Hidetoshi Takigawa (South East Asia Region Head, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch).

(from second left to right) Koichiro Natsume (CEO, Aniplex Inc. and Founder of Anime Japan); Shawn Chin (SOZO’s Founder, Managing Director and Anime Festival Asia’s Executive Festival Director); Ongard Prapakamol (BEC-Tero True Visions’ Managing Director); and Hidetoshi Takigawa (South East Asia Region Head, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch).

Industry partners spoke during the press preview for AFA 2014 in Singapore which takes place at Suntec City starting tomorrow till Sunday (5-7 December).

Key announcements include:

  • AFA: AFA announced a partnership with BEC-Tero True Visions (BTTV), a joint venture company formed by Thailand’s largest pay TV operator True Visions and the country’s largest concert and live events promoter BEC-Tero – to grow the popular culture markets in Thailand and Indonesia. AFA Thailand will be held with Bangkok Comic Con in April 2015, with an event in Indonesia slated subsequently.
  • Sony PlayStation: PlayStation is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and has unveiled the limited PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition and an online contest.
  • Anime Japan: Anime Japan 2015, to be held on 21st and 22nd March 2015, will work together with AFA to cross-promote and introduce AFA to visitors during the event. Anime Japan 2015 will feature a new area to target trade visitors keen to discuss business collaborations and programmes.
HoriPro artistes May’n and Hayato Kakizawa, who plays Light in the musical Death Note that's premiering in Japan in 2015.

HoriPro artistes May’n and Hayato Kakizawa, who plays Light in the musical Death Note that’s premiering in Japan in 2015.

Below are more details from the press release.

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Sony announces PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Only 12,300 units of the limited edition PS4 will be available worldwide. It will be priced SGD689 in Singapore, IDR7,399,000 in Indonesia, RM1,779 in Malaysia, PHP26,999 in The Philippines, and THB20,990 in Thailand.

Update from AFA 2014 (4 December, 2014):

There will be a “PlayStation 20th Anniversary Online Contest” for customers in Southeast Asia to get a chance to win a purchase pass to buy the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition.

The contest will be held from 4th December to 21st December, 2014.

Customers can log in to the “PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Website” from now on and register to participate in the contest within this period.

The participants will need to use their creativity to express why they should be given the purchase pass to buy the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition.

They can share any photo or video on Instagram to celebrate PlayStation 20th Anniversary with a specific hashtag.

The themes can be:

  • Your special PlayStation collection
  • Your best moment with PlayStation
  • PlayStation related cosplay
  • Anything you can think of!

All winners will be determined by the number of likes on Instagram (50%) and selected by a judging panel according to creative, inspiring and styling factors (50%).

An appearance reminiscent of the original PS: The PlayStation 4(PS4) system, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4), PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and the mono headset all come in “Original Gray,” a limited color that replicates that of the original console.  The PS family mark labels are on the PS4 system, DUALSHOCK 4, and PlayStation Camera. The combination of colors is similar to that of the original PS.

An appearance reminiscent of the original PS: The PlayStation 4(PS4) system, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4), PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and the mono headset all come in “Original Gray,” a limited color that replicates that of the original console. The PS family mark labels are on the PS4 system, DUALSHOCK 4, and PlayStation Camera. The combination of colors is similar to that of the original PS.

The number 12,300 reflects the launch date of the original PlayStation on 3rd December, 1994.

The PS4 itself as well as the surface of the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s touch pad are embossed with the  “△2○×□” pattern, a special arrangement of the “△○×□” logo mark with  “○” resembling the number “0” to indicate the 20th anniversary.

The PS4 itself as well as the surface of the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s touch pad are embossed with the “△2○×□” pattern, a special arrangement of the “△○×□” logo mark with “○” resembling the number “0” to indicate the 20th anniversary.

The limited edition PS4 – which resembles the original PlayStation – and included accessories will come in “Original Gray” colour, packaged in a special commemorative box.

The original PlayStation was the first home console in video game history to reach a milestone of over 100 million units in cumulative worldwide shipments.

The limited edition PS4 offers a sense of nostalgia to long-time PlayStation fans, while also providing a fresh experience to those who never picked up the original console.

The PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following:

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Sony launches flagship store at 313@somerset and new gadgets

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The latest and flagship store in the heart of Orchard Road in Singapore is the largest in South East Asia and features the latest innovations, gadgets and contents from the Sony group of companies.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The 9,902 square feet flagship store is located at Level Two of 313@somerset mall and puts under one roof offerings from Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and Sony Computer Entertainment.

“The new Sony Store 313@somserset truly embodies the ‘Be Moved’ experience. At this new Sony Store, we intend to showcase a new lifestyle that only Sony can offer,” said Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Centre, Sony Electronics (Singapore).

Besides being a showcase for the latest and most innovative technology Sony has to offer, from digital imaging, gaming and mobile, the store will also be used by Sony Music and Sony Pictures to host meet-and-greets with its local and international artistes and screenings of exclusive trailers and sneak peeks.

With a prominent video wall mounted on its store front, customers are invited to step into the wide and open entrance of the store with the dazzling and captivating visual displays.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

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FIFA 14 PlayStation 4 Bundle Pack available from 1 May ($659)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The S$659 bundle will include the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system, PS4 software title “FIFA 14”, One-Month PlayStation Plus membership and PlayStation 4 One-Year Extended Warranty Service.

Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net.

Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net.

With features that inspire fans to dictate the tempo of a match and build play through the midfield, “FIFA 14” plays the way great matches are contested.

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Sony PlayStation 4 exclusive title inFAMOUS Second Son

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusive title “inFAMOUS Second Son” (English & Chinese Version) will be released on Friday, 21 March 2014.

RRP for Standard Edition: S$69.90 (disc), S$63 (download).

A PS4 Bundle Pack will be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest.

A PS4 Bundle Pack will be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest.

The pre-order bonus for “InFAMOUS Second Son” includes four originally designed vests that Delsin, the main character of Second Son, wears in the game.

The Collector’s Edition includes a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers. Actual premium items are subject to change.

The Collector’s Edition includes a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers. Actual premium items are subject to change.

Initial order will come with two sets of downloadable content – Cole’s Legacy, an additional scenario that uncovers the story between inFAMOUS 2 and Second Son, and another in-game costume, Legendary vest.

A special Collector’s Edition (S$89.90) comes with various limited premiums including a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers.

A PS4 Bundle Pack (S$699) will also be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest as well.

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Sony PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Both the Regular and Limited Edition expected to be released on 16 January, 2014. Prices below.

PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version: Regular Version (left) and Limited Version (right). Both to be released on 16 January 2014.

PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version: Regular Version (left) and Limited Version (right). Both to be released on 16 January 2014.

Prices for the PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version (Regular Version):

  • Game Card Version: S$62.90
  • Download Version: S$56.99

The Limited Version for the game (Game Card Version) is S$79.90.

Meet the devilish yet lovable Monokuma at every corner of the campus.

Meet the devilish yet lovable Monokuma at every corner of the campus.

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Sony PlayStation 4 to be launched in Singapore on 19 Dec 2013

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) will be available in Singapore for S$639 on 19 December. 3 bundle sets and 23 launch frame software titles will be released on the same day.

Update (19 December, 2013):

PlayStation fans who pre-ordered the PS4 queued up at Sony’s pop up store at Wisma Atria today to collect their purchases.

Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia & Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Center presented the PS4 set and PS Vita TV to the first and second pre-order buyers.

Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia & Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Center presented the PS4 set and PS Vita TV to the first and second pre-order buyers.

The first 30 pre-order buyers waiting in line received a PlayStation Vita TV, while the next 30 pre-order buyers waiting in line received a 10 year PlayStation Plus membership.

The next 100 pre-order buyers waiting in line received a limited edition AAPE Tee + Cushion.

Sony PlayStation 4 pop up store outside Wisma Atrium will be there from today till 1 January 2014.

Sony PlayStation 4 pop up store outside Wisma Atrium will be there from today till 1 January 2014.

The PlayStation 4 Roadshow at Wisma Atria will be held until 1 January 2014.

Those who pre-ordered the PS4 at the focus shops can collect their orders from the respective shops they ordered from.

Queue at the pop up store before collection commenced at 2pm.

Queue at the pop up store before collection commenced at 2pm.

* All photos in this article are from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony PlayStation 4 with DualShock 4 and PSP camera.

Sony PlayStation 4 with DualShock 4 and PSP camera.

The 3 bundle sets, comprises a PS4 system and a selected PS4 title or PlayStation Camera.

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