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Submitted by Abriael 456d ago | news

The First Two Owners of a PS4 Outside the Industry Are from Dubai

Quite a few industry professionals have a PS4 by now, or at least a dev kit, but what about normal dudes? Looks like the first two PS4 consoles have found a warm home, and they have done so in Dubai.

As part of a contest during Game 13 Expo in Dubai, two lucky guys got their hands on the console early. (PS4)

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HolyDuck  +   456d ago
Wonder how long it takes them to get stolen.
Abriael  +   456d ago | Well said
considering that the crime rate in Dubai is very low, probably won't happen.
grassyknoll  +   456d ago | Funny
Very true. As much as I want a PS4, it's not worth possibly losing your hands for!
seanpitt23  +   456d ago
Yes because everyone is rich there is no need to steal.
nirwanda  +   456d ago
@grassyknoll
I could still use the touch pad with a stump
Godlovesgamers  +   456d ago
Of course not, Dubai probably has the largest population of million and billionaires in the world.
Kleptic  +   456d ago
^Shanghai has the highest population of millionaires per square mile...so the highest density...but Dubai is up there...
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ShinMaster  +   456d ago
@seanpitt23

Dumb comment.
Just because you're not rich, doesn't mean you would steal it, would you?
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zeee  +   456d ago
No guys, it's true. I have been to Dubai and even though I can't stand the heat, it's gotta be one of the most safest places on planet earth. Seriously! You could walk with tons of Cash in broad-daylight and you won't feel scared.

But the heat!!! Oh dear lord! It's like summer in Vegas all the time!!! And I can't stand the way they show off their money there. I mean, yeah Ok, so you got oil and crapload of money. Stop flaunting!
Dagobert  +   455d ago
It's true. I mean they got a fucking place where theres a billion stores all selling gold and they're open until 23:00 with like only one security walking around. When I asked if it was safe the store owner told me he could leave the store unattended right now and no one would dare try to steal due to the consequences. It's pretty safe there.
0ut1awed  +   455d ago
Slave labor is at all time high though.

That's how the place has really thrived.
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pixelsword  +   455d ago
@ zeee:

I used to live in Arizona, and the first summer I was there it was the hottest summer they had in 17 years, with many days over 100, and a few days in the 110 range; so I would love to try Dubai.
WorldGamer  +   456d ago
D@mn man, you are by far one of the most negative people on this site. Your avatar says it all I guess. It's Friday man, get it together.
Omran  +   456d ago
you are stupid !
there is law in dubai
it is not like GTA so you
can steal what you want

it's not like that
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gaelic_laoch  +   456d ago
That is exactly something someone who would steal one would think! ROFL
HolyDuck  +   456d ago
28 Disagrees for a joke, oh dear. Lighten up.

Yes, I am a thief.
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Brazz  +   456d ago
i will give ya a bubble for this last comment. i laughed a lot because of your last comment, but face it, your 1st comment was immature, judgmental and stupid! lol
just joking, without personal offenses
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grumpc  +   456d ago
I like my jokes funny usually...
malokevi  +   456d ago
It's the fact that your always so hung up on agrees/disagrees that keeps people coming back to disagree with you.

Learn to let go, brah.
Beastforlifenoob  +   456d ago
Your profile image makes you look like an immature kid and your joke was so stupid. If it said the first two owners of a ps4 outside the industry are from Norway you wouldn't have said anything. Also considering the United Arab Emirates is one of the safes countries in the world and considering the fact Dubai isn't blazing in debt as many other countries are there citizens are more relaxed and don't have to worry as much about their governemnts incompetence effecting their lives.

But you must likely care about none of that as you propably still live in your mothers basement.
onyoursistersback  +   455d ago
Duckface is just trolling all articles, but never a Microsoft article....
.....lol!!!

"You just lost a bubble"
GT67  +   456d ago
Millions of dollars rich arabs in DUBAI im sure they can buy ps4 under the table. i dont believe they won anything but paided for it in black market. Arabs dont play ps4 not worth having your hands cut off.
you right Abrial

that is the reason crime rate is very low in DUBAI no one want their hands cut off.
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SaturdayNightBeaver   456d ago | Offensive
FlameBaitGod  +   456d ago
Um you do know that in Dubai crime is almost nonexistent right ? You know that they slice ur hand when u do a small crime and that's y you see how no 1 locks their cars or even have their car windows up.
nosferatuzodd  +   456d ago
lol lucky bastards news like this just get me depress..
solid_snake3656  +   455d ago
@Kleptic here in America we have the highest number of obese people per square mile.
KonsoruMasuta  +   455d ago
But it is not the fattest country. Mexico recently took first place. America is #2.
Run_bare  +   455d ago
Have you been to Dubai, they are rich people there, they can ask Sony for PS4 if they want too.
They are probably billionaires..
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yellowgerbil  +   456d ago
Hey friend, how bout I come over and hang out, maybe play some games...
Beastforlifenoob  +   456d ago
It was probs the 2 poorest in Dubai, they were the poor peasents who only got ferraris instead of Bentleys and got Ps4's instead of Ps5's. How sad for them.
red_HULK  +   455d ago
Bubbles. You DA man!
mafiahajeri  +   455d ago
There are Hardly any emiratis living in Dubai, their all expats. And Dubai don't have that much oil. Abu Dhabi does. Dubai actually got bankrupt and Abu Dhabi had to help them out. Abu Dhabi are the ones that have oil. Dubai make their money by tax. They have a huge pier that a lot of boats pass by and pay tax.

The emirates basically translates to "the states"

They don't cut of your arms, for the ignorant guys above that's only in KSA.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   456d ago
How about upload some videos of your ps4´s and show us the UI, etc!
Abriael  +   456d ago
bet you they had to sign some thick NDA afterwards.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   456d ago
probably :( but sony wouldnt do that to their fans would they??? hopefully not!
Sharius  +   456d ago
true, but to be able these PS4s i can even sign the deal with evil
Eonjay  +   456d ago
Awesome
AceBlazer13  +   456d ago
Lucky bastards
sevilha82  +   456d ago
Not lucky,very very rich,pulling the strings rich,imagine who they have to know and socialize to get this...petrodollares for the win.
DragonKnight  +   456d ago
I think Gabriel Iglesias can explain how rich they are much better than any of us can.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
_LarZen_  +   456d ago
Not envy at all!!

Who am I trying to kid.....
MysticStrummer  +   456d ago
Cue the dedicated gamer...

http://aslathedirt.files.wo...
ALARM-clock  +   456d ago
Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai.
wtopez  +   456d ago
Thanks! Where can I have a beer? WHAT!?
mafiahajeri  +   455d ago
You trying to imply that there's no beer in Dubai? Lol, you know zilch about Dubai if that's what you mean.
sigfredod  +   456d ago
Actually i don´t envy them, at least i have to wait for the release and is normal, but i could not withstand to have it on my living and not able to put any game on it, not able to sign up since the PSN for the ps4 is not up yet neither the store, that will torture for me lol
black0o  +   456d ago
and no games
Beastforlifenoob  +   456d ago
They found a PS4 I am almost sure if they got the whole dam console early they could get away with getting a game early
The Meerkat  +   456d ago
Well its good place to find out if there are any overheating problems.
black0o  +   456d ago
there's things called central air conditioner
Dagobert  +   455d ago
Lol UAE has air conditioners literally everywhere.
mafiahajeri  +   455d ago
Meerkat sorry but that was a really stupid comment.
Roper316  +   456d ago
lucky SOB's, wish I had mine already
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   456d ago
Oh man I would sell that baby so fast!!! 10k starting bid
Beastforlifenoob  +   456d ago
Why would they sell if for 10K. They probably have 10K lost in their enormous kingly couches
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   456d ago
Well I guess its a good that that I said that "I" would sell it starting at 10k cause I sure as hell don't have 10k lying around.
Majin-vegeta  +   456d ago
*Books flight to dubai*.
SeraphimBlade  +   456d ago
Time to invade Dubai!
pixelsword  +   455d ago
Nah.

:)
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Destrania  +   456d ago
Too bad they don't have anything to play yet. Games won't be released for another month and a half haha.
nosferatuzodd  +   456d ago
they have a few indie games on it reso gun deep down drive club blacklight retribution all install on their hard drive lol
sher123win123  +   456d ago
i dont know why but they dont even have an xbone pre order here in dubai..
sephy  +   456d ago
if the world dont end soon then we should be alright i guess....
qzp  +   456d ago
that oil money
Goku781  +   456d ago
I would like to get their opinion on what they can gauge from the system so far.
ShinnokDrako  +   456d ago
Lucky ones ;( What are they going to do with it tho? I guess the games aren't out untill the right day? Or maybe not... Whatever, i want mine here, NOW!!! ;_;
I_am_Batman  +   456d ago
I'm so hyped I would probably spend a whole day unboxing it, set it up and looking through the menus.
tigertron  +   456d ago
Not sure what the point is if there aren't any games available...
Mister_G  +   456d ago
Agreed. Would still love to have a play with it anyway, even if it's just the UI :)
Welcome2Die  +   456d ago
Funny, the people bitching about not having Arabic in the console are the first to get it...

They just cant resist the greatness that is the PS4.
Jamaicangmr  +   456d ago
I wonder if the network is up already? Still cool that they got it though.
PiperMCFierceson  +   455d ago
Hope they gave them games to play
GentlemenRUs  +   455d ago
As long as its under a NDA where they can't post anything on the internet... I'm fine with it!

Roll on 29th Nov!(Sucks to live in the UK)...

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