Celebrate Lunar New Year with an Ape Escape Red Pocket

By Spencer . January 28, 2008 . 4:53am

scearedp.jpgOn Lunar New Year parents traditionally present their kids with a red pocket, a lucky envelope with some money inside. Plenty of stores sell empty envelopes, but Sony is giving out free Panda Suit Saru pockets to people who purchase unannounced PlayStation products. I suppose Sony chose to put the Saru in a Panda suit because it’s indigenous to China and the costume is much cuter than a Saru wearing a rat pelt. On the other hand, the latter may be more appropriate.


Also between February 1st and February 31st anyone who buys a PlayStation 3 in Asia gets a limited edition PlayStation umbrella. New PSP owners pick up a PSP holder during the same promotional period. While an umbrella doesn’t sound lavish considering the price of the PS3, it’s better than nothing. If by some odd chance it’s a Panda Suit Saru umbrella I’ll be scouring eBay for one.

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  • Aoshi00

    I wonder what exact stuff do we need to buy from Sony to get the Panda-Saru red envelopes (or is it only for Asia), I seriously crave them as I sort of have a spot for anything panda-related, not to mention to put it on a monkey, hilarious :)

  • @Aoshi00 – it’s only a promotion for Asia (i.e. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. but not Japan) and Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong hasn’t said anything beyond purchasing “related products”. I’m hoping they mean a game and not a console!

  • Aoshi00

    Figures, since Jpn doesn’t really celebrate Lunar new year.. Yeah, I hope it’s something affordable, want to get my paws on these panda-saru :)

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