Friday, November 10, 2006

Sony Expo 2006

Just a quick note for those in Cape Town: the Sony Expo 2006 is being held at the Market Square (it's behind all the takeaway restaurants) at the V&A Waterfront until Sunday and it is open to the public. I attended the media and industry preview on Wednesday night and will be writing a more comprehensive article for my web site in the next few days but if you're in the area you should definitely go and have a look if you're into gadgets and home-theatre systems.

The expo is showcasing a large range of new and soon-to-be-released Sony products and includes playable PSPs (highlight: MotoGP) and PS2s (highlight: B-Boy, and Monster house for the kids), a dummy pink PlayStation 2 unit, Sony Handycams, 40-inch BRAVIA LCD TVs, Cyber-shot cameras and docking station, PictureStation photo printers, speakers, the new Walkman, VAIO notebooks, the new alpha digital SLR camera, and components from the Xplod Car Audio system installed in two cars.

The disappointment of the show is that there are no demo PlayStation 3 machines, only dummy models, so don't go expecting that to be your highlight for November. Unfortunately the demo units are only arriving in the country in a few days, so we will have to wait a bit longer. There is, however, a show reel running on a number of BRAVIA TVs with new gaming footage of about eight upcoming and in-development games for the PlayStation 3, including Afrika (working title), F1 06, Genji (a (visual) highlight), and Getaway.

(Find truly useful information about the expo here.)

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Anonymous kyknoord said...

You must have been in your element :-D

Friday, November 10, 2006 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy J Watson said...

While in the giant warehouse event area waiting, with a crowd of over 200 people, for over an hour, at a table by myself (because I am socially inept, and didn't know I'd be waiting for over an hour), for the surprisingly brief speeches to be made: no.

In the expo area with all the toys: yes.

Friday, November 10, 2006 1:49:00 PM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

The last part - that's what I meant.

Friday, November 10, 2006 2:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Katt said...

You are such a tease! *sigh* I can't go!

Do you think they will come to the armpit of civilisation?

Monday, November 13, 2006 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mandy J Watson said...

Well, since they (repeatedly) emphasised that this was the first time the Expo was being held in Cape Town, I think *we* were the armpit of civilisation until last week.

I'll let you know when I've written the article for my web site, and then you can ogle my photos.

Monday, November 13, 2006 11:53:00 AM  

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