PlayStation Canada Wants to See You on October 5th!

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Hi everyone! This is my first official PlayStation.Blog entry, and I’m here to invite all the Canadian PlayStation fans out to a great event…an annual event…an exclusive event…

PlayStation Holiday Preview Event Canada

Yes, unbelievably, it’s that time of year again and we are rapidly approaching what many PlayStation fans look forward to all year: the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event party!

This year’s event will take place on October 5 from 5pm to 9pm at the brand-new Sony Centre in downtown Toronto (formerly the old Hummingbird Centre). We’ll be the second event to open up the centre, and everyone is welcome.

What titles are you looking forward to playing? Killzone 3? Gran Turismo 5? SOCOM 4? What about LittleBigPlanet 2? Have a few titles in mind that aren’t first party? That works too, because we are giving you, our fans, exclusive access to all the hottest titles before they hit the retail shelves this holiday season.

Partying at our own ‘centre’ is great, but it wouldn’t be a party without some third party developers. Activision, Disney, Konami, EA, Namco, Ubisoft, Warner and many more will be on board to show you what games they’ve got up their sleeves.

While we can’t guarantee a Kevin Butler appearance like we had at E3, we will provide you with hands-on time with all your favourite titles, live DJs spinning, and delicious food. Because everyone knows that the way to a gamer’s heart is through the games they play and the food they eat!

October may not be cold enough for toques and mittens, but what you can bring are your friends, family members, and frenemies if you like. So if you’re not too busy on a Tuesday evening, come down to the Sony Centre and find out what we’re up to this year.

RSVP to the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event, and please visit our Facebook page for more information.

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  • Oh Canada..theres you some love.

  • Hooray, They’ll be happy for all of 5 minutes lol.

  • Whaaaat! American never get anything…. *pout pout*


    Glad to see that our Northern Brothers are getting some love from Sony, as well. You’ll have an awesome time, Canada. PlayStation knows how to throw a party!

  • Toronto… :( how about Vancouver for a change

  • Finally! I can’t wait… I’m going to have to ask for the day off but it will be worth it! Any plans for giveaways?

  • You say RSVP, is there a limit to the amount of people allowed and a guest list to get in? Obviously there are fire regulations and such, but I just want to know if it will be limited to say, 50, 100, 500 people etc.

    Only reason I ask is because I’m not sure if I can go yet, and I wouldn’t like to RSVP and take someone’s place who’s able to go.

    • We can fit a lot of people. RSVPs aren’t binding – we wouldn’t hold a space for someone who might not come.

  • What about Mexico?… oh, nevermind, that’s Spanish!

  • Oh yea, it’s also nice to see Sony showing us Canadians some love, it’s a really nice gesture and really makes me feel like an appreciated consumer. Let’s hope we can have more equality (feature and even wise) with our American brethern more often.

  • So glad that Sony Canada thinks that ALL 32 million of us live in Toronto. Not surprised though.

    • We were going to do this in Medicine Hat, but reconsidered.

      Seriously, that’s where our headquarters are, so isn’t it the most sensible choice?

  • Yay I’m going lol.

    And Vancouver always has the better conventions and events compared to Toronto >_> We usually get shanked with half ass work.

    I’m sure Sony will bust out an even better event in Vancity later in the year.

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Canada??? Never heard of it until just now!!

    This is greatttt news. So any1 can just walk in or do ppl need a special access or invites to attend the show??

  • Screw TO. Come to Vancouver. Then I’d be able to consider going.

  • Please give us access the the comics store, then us canadians be really happy.

  • Please go to Vancouver as well! I can’t afford to go to the other side of Canada just for 1 event! There’s over 33 million of us, and fact is not all of us live in eastern Canada! If you don’t go to vancouver though, please at least record the highlights of the event for the blog :D!

  • Why’s Sony always hatting on us Yanks!Canada gets everythinggggggggggggg!!!!


  • Sure Toronto is awesome, but if you REALLY want to party, you gotta come on over here to Vancouver.

    Anyways, if you’re going to be in Ontario, you’re going to need to have Scott Pilgrim there as a special guest. What? He’s a real guy…right?

  • WHAT!? No Vancouver!?

  • I sure as hell want to attend. Glad we finally get something on this neck of the woods

  • P.S Is this by invite only or you able to come in? Is it free or is there an admission price?

  • Can you guys please come to montreal. PLEASE!!!!!

  • oh wow really nice, might go there

  • Sweet! finally some T.O. love

  • Gotta get my hands on inFamous 2 and Ratchet & Clank (If it’s there). Is this free or is there an admission price?

    Free or not, I’m gonna be there :D

  • Pity that I won’t be able to make it to this year’s event, but there’s always hope for next. Gotta save that vacation time for a trip to the States.

  • What about Montreal-_-… well there’s always next year ;)

  • It’s a free event, but for the past 2 years i’ve went, it’s at random studios and we had to RSVP through email as only the first 100-150 people can get in. So I’d also like to know how we can RSVP or is it just an opened event.

  • Count me in.

    (if i could rsvp, which i cant seem to.)


  • I’m hoping Ashley Beaulac is still around to answer some questions? :-]

  • What no west coast PS love?? Don’t forget the west coast next year please thanks!

  • Wait can we just walk in and play stuff? for free? whenever we want? Im coincidentally in Toronto on that day for a concert, but i obviously wouldnt miss the concert lol.
    Also do you need to be over 18 if you have a guardian that is over 18? D: Pleeease respond. :D

    • Just RSVP on the Facebook event page and you’re all set. You’ll receive a wristband at the door and unlimited access to the event. You don’t need to be 18 and over.

  • FINALLY! I really hope to play some of the amazing AAA titles that sony is known for! I went to fan expo… but it was quite the disapointment (especially compared to last year having uncharted, GOW, and ratchet).
    I will for sure RSVP! Thanks SCEC :D

  • Confused to see something about Canada on the United States PS Blog?

  • Wtf is the tiger thing in the pic?

  • Syrup eh? Does that mean you will be there Jeff? Be awesome to finally meet some of you guys from the blog.

  • I can’t go. If my boyfriend wasn’t going on business around that time I could go. Curse you and your choice of date. D:

  • at 32 thats Invizimals for the PSP

  • Well how about you guys make the 2 hour drive to Vancouver next time :) considering how big game development is in Vancouver… ahemm Blue Castle Games, EA Canada, UFG, Radical, Hothead, Big Sandwhich, etc

  • Btw Jeff.. did you get to try JapaDogs?

  • Can you please take a few minutes to explain what you mean by “RSVP to the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event”? Where do you do that and how? do you need facebook acc for it?

    and what do you mean by the answer to my question “Any of you can just come, per the invitation.”

    i have no idea of the correct details to attend the event guaranteed. i hate to just show up at 4pm there and be not allowed in with my friends.

    • Just click through to the link and register…you do need Facebook access. All the details are on the Facebook page. If you do show up at 4 p.m. with your friends, I will make sure you all get in.

  • oh and p.s I forgot Propaganda Games

  • For people complaining that this should be in Vancouver. Firstly, you are a very close drive to Seattle (where PAX takes place) and a lot closer to California than Ontario. And on top of that, BC consistently has more gaming events than Toronto does. It’s actually quite rare for anything like this to happen in Ontario, and with the huge videogame fanbase here it only makes sense to finally do something in Ontario that centres around videogames. Sony and MS do this only once a year, and its so under publicized that I rarely know its even going on.

    As someone who is 24 and has been writing/covering games and been an active member of the greater videogame community since I was in high school, this will actually be the first videogame event that I’ll be attending. Which just goes to show that events like this so rarely happen here.

    You will see me there and I’ll undoubtedly have some hands-on impressions of SOCOM 4 at and

    A question for Jeff, have any invitations been sent out to websites like IGN, or is this strictly a community driven event?

  • people shut up about the vancouver thing… im in mississauga an hour away from the party… im just happy we got something going on in canada… they’ll do it in vancouver next time… thanks jeff

  • Great to see some Canadian lovin’. I can’t go because I live in Montreal but I hope everyone in the Toronto area has loads of fun at the event.

  • How do people without facebook rsvp?

  • I read the title all happy and realized it was only in Toronto. :( And Saskatchewan is no where near Toronto.

  • Will there be any cool Announcements planned for this event, Jeff? :D

  • do u have to be canadian

  • @Jeff Rubenstein #13

    but it’s not Vancouver… and that was back in april…

    Anyways, there are so many game devs for playstation in vancouver. EA Canada, UFG, Radical, Hothead, Big Sandwhich, Blue Castle Games, etc etc. Vancouver seems like such a logical choice to me… Seattle just isn’t the same thing. not to mention we have to cross the border which is easier said than done (on a usual day about 20-45 min.)

  • For me it would take a lot longer to get to Seattle. I’d love to see you come to Vancouver myself, as an avid Canadian PS buyer.

  • Why did Ashley post and run while Jeff is replying to people?

    Why is this the first Canadian Blog post in 9 months?

    Why is the facebook page used for nothing other then spamming locations where the truck is going to be once a month?

    Why is hardly ever touched?

    Why does have a consistant rotation of different contests for US citizens but gets like one maybe two contests a year?

    What does SCEC actually do? Because from over here it looks like you do nothing.

    Are you new Ashley? If so please tell me you’re going to fix all these problems.

    I caught Matt’s attention a few months ago and he said he would fix things but nothings happened yet :(

    • Hey,
      Jeff is the main man for posting and running the blog, and he and I are actively replying to everyone.

      Yes, I am new, four months in now (almost five) and working hard on being more involved in the blog and the Canadian community! SCEC is a division of SCEA, and we do a heck of a lot here.

      Happy to hear you out krae_man – will I see you at the event?


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