Disabled PS4 Fans Stunned By Free Console Gift At EBGames Expo
Peter Donnell / 10 years ago
The EBGames Expo has run its course, bringing Australia its first in depth look at next-gen hardware from Sony and Microsoft. There have no doubt been many interesting stories and personal tales from the show, but one stood out just that little bit extra than the others, the story of a group of disabled gamers who were using wheelchairs at the event.
Sony and Microsoft both made the mistake of setting their demo units up stairs with no wheelchair access, although having not been to the show this could have been due to space limitations or just the layout of the exhibition centre in general. What is interesting is the way that Sony and Microsoft handled the situation. I’m not up for trolling Microsoft or anything either, but it does seem like they just can’t catch a break in terms of PR recently.
Sony decided that since they couldn’t get disabled gamers up stairs, the gave their disabled fans a special ticket that will get them a free PlayStation 4 on release day! How awesome is that!
Check out the full story below, but you know these kids were hoping for a free Xbox One from Microsoft when they headed over there, can’t blame them for trying.
Personally I think this is pretty cool of Sony, it sounds like they realised their mistake prior to any gamers turning up and had a contingency to make sure all their fans left happy. I know a free PlayStation 4 would certainly put a smile on my face!
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