UPDATE: To accommodate for incoming readers from Kotaku, I changed this article to something more readable 😉 Thanks for reading!
Playstation 3 is coming. If you haven’t kept yourself updated – this gaming console/multimedia computer is incredibly sought-after and caused enormous lines in Japan were it was released on the 11th. The PS3 units are now being sold for more than double the price online by “entrepreneurs”. Well – that is just Japan. PS3 will be released in Hong Kong on the 17th of November, the same day as in US. However, Hong Kong is before US in time and therefore will be the second place in the world, after Japan, to get PS3. Rumor has it only a small amount of units have been confirmed for Hong Kong delivery. My plan is simple – I will queue for it, among other fanatics (yeah, I have suddenly become one). If everything goes as planned, I will queue from the evening of the 16th to the morning of the 17th to get my PS3. I will certainly keep you posted if I become the first (?) Swedish citizen to lay my hands on PS3.
UPDATE: And I got back from queuing a few hours last night. I was too far down on the waiting list to gamble a night’s sleep. But I took a lot of photos and some video, as well as getting some info. Kotaku.com, the gaming blog, published my experiences. So take a look there for a more detailed account. Now with a good night’s sleep I might add that my account of the event is based on what I saw and what my girlfriend could translate for me – there might be misunderstandings and errors. I hope the ones that chose to wait the whole night actually got their PS3 and that they can have some real fun with them. I just got a mail from Sony about the next batch of PS3s, so soon we can all be happy 😉
NEW UPDATE: Ok, so I got an email from Sony at 3:37 PM. A second batch of PS3 for sale on the 24th of November. I clicked on the registration link somewhere around 3:45-3:50 PM. The whole batch were sold out. Ok. Great. How many did they release this time? 10? But I must say I am very much impressed with the speed of my fellow Hong Kongers! I have much to learn yet, in order to control the force of quick web registration.
And now, for some non PS3-related stuff:
Otherwise, there is a lot happening here now. Not specifically in Hong Kong, but specifically for me. Tomorrow I am leaving for China on a shopping trip with Shirley’s family. Not just any kind of shopping trip – I will go to a trade fair with Chinese electronics, toys and other stuff. I have not mentioned it yet, but I am evaluating the possibility to start an import business of Chinese goods to Sweden. I will certainly know more about it’s feasibility when I get back on Wednesday – maybe with a couple of boxes of gadgets 😉
Finally- I have started the process of looking for jobs. I will graduate in February, if everything goes as planned. Soon, I will start working – an amazing thought. I am first and foremost looking for work in UK as Shirley will study for her MBA there, but I am also looking in Sweden. I do not want to have too high expectations, but I can say that I already have had one phone interview for a London IT-consulting firm, as well as an invitation to an interview with a Swedish computer game producer. It will be interesting, to say the least, to see what the future has in hold for me.