On 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.