PlayStation SCEA and the great crew from PlayStation Blog threw a smashing community event, Thursday, December 1st 2011, in San Francisco, CA. They held it at (what they dubbed) The PS Vita Social Club. Fancy huh? You bet it was. Now you’re wondering, what is the event about? C’mon…it’s in the name! Hands on with the highly anticipated PlayStation Vita!
Fans and community members of PlayStation gathered together in anticipation for the doors to open at 5pm. The first ones in line was a couple that drove up all the way from San Diego to participate. While people waited, members of the PlayStation blog greeted their fans and showed off a little sliver of what they could expect when they got in.
Cheers rang out as the doors finally opened. Upon entering the “Club”, you’re greeted at a concierge desk and given the club rules and a breakdown of what you’d be experiencing. The décor was amazing! The look and feel of the place really played to the theme in which this whole event was about….social, exclusive, premium, classy. Like an old skool cigar club. You were walked to your seat, and they would wheel out the PS Vita units on silver platters as they handed it to you individually.
Seven different games were on hand for your enjoyment, Little Big Planet, Hot Shots Golf World Invitational, Reality Fighters, Wipeout 2048, Little Deviants, Sound Shapes and of course…..Uncharted: Golden Abyss! Each game utilized the different functionality of the PlayStation Vita and basically showed off how versatile the device is. They even had Uncharted 3 on hand, that you could play… in 3D.
While everyone was having a good time with the hands on experience, a raffle would be held and PlayStation prizes were given out to the lucky winners.
I was told that San Francisco was the pilot for this Social Club. They are rolling it out to other cities as well, like New York and Chicago. The PS Vita Social Club will be open through February clear after the launch of the PlayStation Vita. Keep an eye out if they’ll be coming to a city near you. If you’re in the Bay Area, swing on by and experience the PS Vita Social Club first hand. They’re open from 11am-9pm, seven days a week.
PlayStation Vita will be released, 2/22/2012 and retails for $249.
For more information on the PS Vita check out PlayStation Vita
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