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Rick de Klerk
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14 Dec 2013
11:54 pm

PS4 launches in South Africa

Rick de Klerk

So for many, today marks the beginning of a new era – the PlayStation 4 is now officially launched and available, and no doubt there’s going to be a lot of busy stores.

Rabih Sabra shows off his new PS4 at the AnimeWorX midnight launch at the Bright Water Commons in Johannesburg on 14 December 2013.

However, some eager fans weren’t going to wait for something as mundane as “standard working hours”. Yes, I’m talking about the ardent fans who attended the AnimeWorX midnight launch at the Bright Water Commons.

According to staff, the consignment of 140 consoles was completely sold out, and almost every person who had pre-ordered had come through to pick up their console.

As the lines opened and people started queuing for their respective bundles, Robert Van Zyl was first out the gate to receive a PlayStation 4, picking it up with Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. “I pre-ordered the console in February already,” said Van Zyl . “I’m a long-time PlayStation supporter.”

One of the inevitable questions most pre-orderers had to ask was, “Which game should I pick up with it?” For Rabih Sabra, that answer was, of course, all of them. “You can ask the [staff] here, I’ve been keen since I heard about the PS4. I’ve been making deposits month by month. I wasn’t going to pass up on any of them.”

Gaming enthusiasts show off their new Playstation 4's at the  AnimeWorX midnight launch at the Bright Water Commons in Johannesburg on 14 December 2013.

Gaming enthusiasts show off their new Playstation 4’s at the AnimeWorX midnight launch at the Bright Water Commons in Johannesburg on 14 December 2013.

 

This article first appeared on NAGonline