Sony Computer Entertainment Asia announced their plan to get PlayStation 3 users into the PlayStation Home beta. One of them is a quick way way to access to all of those virtual Namco arcade machines. If you spend $60 HKD ($7.70) or $12 SGD ($8.50) in a single transaction during August 29 to September 12 you will automatically be included into the PlayStation Home Closed Beta Test. So, if you buy a PlayStation Network game like Bionic Commando: Rearmed or the Last Guy in the next two weeks you get access to PlayStation home this fall. Access information to PlayStation Home will be sent through e-mail.
This could be a path for adventurous gamers in other regions to get access to PlayStation Home too. If you want to try your luck you need to sign up for a PlayStation Network account in Hong Kong or Singapore, purchase PlayStation store credit for the region, and buy a game. While this should work it’s not guaranteed to work for other regions.
Sony Computer Entertainment Asia will also provide free access to PlayStation Home with the help of local newspapers, magazines, and an online survey for the first 100 who PS3 owners living in Hong Kong or Singapore to fill it out.
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