PlayStation Vita Vodafone Charity Challenge

July 17, 2012 by  
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Thursday, 12 July 2012, 7:16 pm Press Release: PlayStation

Che Fu and Alan Bell take OutPlayStationVita Vodafone CharityChallengeAuckland, Thursday 12th July 2012:After a pitting their gaming skills against some ofthe nation’s best-known sports names, musicians and media,Che Fu (musician) and Alan Bell (NZ Gamer editor) have beennamed the winners of the PlayStationVita Vodafone CharityChallenge.

Che and Alan were up against three rivalteams (Manu Vatuvei and John Lai, Ben Matulino and SiobahanKeogh, and Thomas Abercrombie and Gerard Campbell) yesterdayin an ‘Amazing Race’ style contest that played out atAuckland’s Viaduct. each team had to carry out a series ofchallenges featuring a range of thePlayStation®Vita(PS®Vita) games and 3G enabled socialapplications including you Tube, Facebook, Twitter andSkype.

After an intense competition and fiercerivalry, Che and Alan came out on top. they took home notonly bragging rights but also a $1,000 cheque for theirchosen charity, Canteen which supports young people livingwith cancer.

“I’m really chuffed to take out thePlayStationVita Vodafone Charity Challenge. Racing roundthe Viaduct doing tasks like playing the augmented realitygame, Reality Fighters, was awesome. it was really cool thatwe could use the Vodafone 3G connection and social apps toget clues and give people live updates on Twitter andFacebook about what we were doing” says Che Fu.

“I’m really happy that this win will provide Canteenwith a donation” he adds.

David Hine, Director ofSales and Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealandsays, “The PlayStationVita gives users the bestimmersive, portable gaming experience on the market and thefour teams competing yesterday had a blast battling it outwith the PSVita.”

“With social gaming andconnectivity at the heart of PlayStationVita,Vodafone’s award winning high speed 3G network is vital toensure users have a high quality experience so they can beconnected with their PlayStation life, friends and games,wherever they are” states Graham Wright, Head of BrandEngagement & Sponsorship, Vodafone NewZealand.-ENDS- Notes toEditor:• Vodafone is the preferredprovider of 3G connectivity for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)in New Zealand.• The high speed and extensivecoverage of Vodafone’s market leading network ensures thatPS Vita users have a great, connected experience whereverthey are.• Vodafone’s high-quality networkassists in enhancing the portable gaming experience andallows PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi users to unite with their friendsand the world around them.• With Vodafone 3Gconnectivity users can stay constantly connected to theirPlayStation world and their gaming friends using PS Vita’snative gaming and social network applications.

Contestants participating in thePlayStationVita Vodafone CharityChallenge: FirstPlace:• Che Fu (Musician) and Alan Bell(NZ Gamer)Second place:• BenMatulino (Vodafone Warrior) and Siobhan Keogh (U TV / PCWorld)Third place:• ThomasAbercrombie (NZ Breaker) and Gerard Campbell ( /The Press)Fourth place:• Manu Vatuvei (Vodafone Warrior) and John Lai (Social MediaNZ / Blogger) About Sony Computer EntertainmentNew Zealand:Based in Auckland, Sony ComputerEntertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) is responsible for thedistribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3,PlayStation®2 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) softwareand hardware in New Zealand.

Since the PLAYSTATION 3launch on 23 March 2007 in New Zealand, over 175,000consoles have been shipped and after many years as NewZealand’s favourite game console, over 530,000 PlayStation 2consoles have been shipped. PlayStation Portable has alsoenjoyed strong results in New Zealand with shipments nowexceeding 200,000 units making it the number one console forportable gaming in New Zealand. For global figures, pleaserefer to the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe informationbelow.

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