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First Image of PS4 Retail Demo Station At Home Depot

Here is the first image of PS4 retail demo station at Home Depot.

Home Depot has a full Playstation 4 demo Kiosks set up ready and is allowing players to get try their hands on PS4 early. (PS4)

Update The source is updated with the official PS4 Retail Demo Station image that was share Sony (Germany) via their Facebook Page.

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jujubee88  +   295d ago
Right next to the epoxy. Noice!
RyuCloudStrife  +   295d ago
Home Depot??? o.0
PS4isKing_82  +   295d ago
Exactly my reaction.
KwietStorm  +   295d ago
Yea, I can't...I don't know.
LordDhampire  +   295d ago
Lol wut?
sinjonezp  +   295d ago
My thoughts exactly. Can we line up for pre orders at home depot? Will they have some kind of paint simulation game on display? Lol . guys, please make me understand what Sony's plan is with this marketing tactic.
Kingthrash360  +   295d ago
i woulda let them demo it at my house, makes more sense than homedepot.
HugoDrax  +   295d ago
My reaction was

"looks like I'll be making a trip to Home Depot tomorrow" muhahahaha (evil villain laugh)
Fairchild Channel F  +   295d ago | Funny
Let's see, what do I need here.....

Sheet metal screws......can of Rustoleum deck restore.....Ryobi scroll saw.....ceiling tiles.....Playststion 4........garden trowel.....solar powered walkway lights....

Hey! There's a hotdog stand!
FamilyGuy  +   295d ago
A PS4 in your house would DEFINITELY quality as a "home improvement" so it makes some sense. LOL

Yeah but really, I was confused too as a first thought, my second thought matched AuricGoldfinger's. Third thought... Can we pre-order PS4s at Home Depot!?

When are these gonna pop up in the places we expect? You know, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Target, GameStop. How the hell did Home Depot get it first?
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Crazay  +   295d ago
I can see the conversion now..."Honey... Since I just bought you some new flooring and a crap load of paint... Thereby making my next 2 weekends ruined... I think I'm treating myself to a ps4"
sync90  +   295d ago
The more shops selling ps4 the better. no?
Army_of_Darkness  +   295d ago
Contractors and construction workers do make pretty good money ;-)
after a hards day cutting, lifting, building and shoveling dirt and gravel at work, why not chill and relax with a PS4 when you get home.
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JoGam  +   295d ago
And will they be selling the PS4 too on Nov 15th? Very odd. Guess I'll be at Home Depot for the midnight launch...lol

Let me get a PS4, Drive Club and some floor tiles. Lol
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SilentNegotiator  +   295d ago
Are you saying I can get one of the best hotdogs I've ever had, a drain snake, AND a PS4 at Home Depot?

Sheesh, HD, you're just a home improvement shop...no need to be that awesome.
Sono421  +   295d ago
home depot worker- "I know what i'm doing on my break" ;)
GribbleGrunger  +   295d ago
Jesus, I hope that casing has decent ventilation.
LordDhampire  +   295d ago
To suck up all that saw dust and fail?!?!? Why would you wish that
joeorc  +   295d ago
@sinjonezp"

"My thoughts exactly. Can we line up for pre orders at home depot? Will they have some kind of paint simulation game on display? Lol . guys, please make me understand what Sony's plan is with this marketing tactic."

Oh' you do not know why?

wow i thought people know this, Sony did this very thing back in early 2007.

Many times like on shows on PBS home improvement they have "how to install a home home theatre system"

well can you guess which game console they are mainly using in the demonstration?

example: with belemont in a standard home theatre system of Sony's

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

but here is example from Home depot

http://reviews.homedepot.co...
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PoSTedUP  +   295d ago
ahem, well, tell my wife i took a run to home depo, ill be back in a few weeks.
jujubee88  +   295d ago
They usually have a snack stand out in front of the local one here. And the bathrooms have a water fountain by the side. They also have a nice little garden patio section with comfy seetings.

Damn, it would be a scene if people flash mobbed Home Depots around the area. The new "hang out spot". HAha.

I'd pay just to see the culture clash of our generation. Home Depot regulars vs Extreme Gaming Enthusiasts. :D
orakle44  +   295d ago
I dunno about this, this does not make sense at all. Home Depot? and if you read the article they say that its going to be set up in lawn and garden??? I dunno about the stores where you guys are from but my local stores lawn and garden are outside.......im just not believing any of this.
Blaze929  +   295d ago
"He said they will be setting them up in Lawn & Garden in the coming week"

lolwut? Home Depot? They won't even be selling PS4s. Sony marketing at work smh. I mean really lol, can someone explain how this might make marketing sense?

Home Depots and Taco Bells lol. What's next, Payless shoe store?
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rainslacker  +   294d ago
Home Depot gets over one million customers a day across the US, and twice that much on the weekends. The majority of people that shop there have money to pay for stuff like improving their homes. Floor advertising space is valuable there.

I do question the Lawn & Garden section part. When i worked at Lowe's, that section was pretty dead in the winter. Unless it's on the interior part, which is typically right next to the entrance...the most valuable real estate in the entire store.
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TAURUS-555  +   295d ago
lol home depot
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   295d ago
So they finally show one in public. Finally without a PC inside.
neoMAXMLC  +   295d ago
Excuse me, sir. That line is reserved for the Sony fanboys, sir.
Eddie20101  +   294d ago
This is a joke(as in not real meant to be a joke), this looks like some schools shop class.

A dumb joke has gotten this many hits, amazing.
trancefreak  +   294d ago
Of course the ps4 an exclusive item @depot right next to all the sh1t you need to build your man cave.
The_Infected  +   295d ago
Gamestop needs to get a PS4 kiosk. I walk into mine and they got Xbox One displays in the front of the store and no PS4 displays! Just racist if you ask me!
FlameHawk  +   295d ago
Its that Microsoft $$$$, what a waste if you ask me, no wonder they have no exclusives lol. They could spend that money to make a game.
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HighResHero  +   295d ago
People might figure that out eventually.
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nukeitall  +   295d ago
@howk:

Well at Home Depot, it is dat well spent Sony $$$$!

Why complain about one company doing it, while not the other?

Because you perceive one as an attack against you, while the other furthers your agenda!
LordDhampire  +   295d ago
Wut? No exclusives....where have you been
G20WLY  +   295d ago
^Nuk, how much do you think it cost MS to get Gamestop to side with one brand over the other? Quite a lot? Agreed.

Sony: So we'll just leave a PS4 demo here, okay?
Home Depot: A what? Whatever man *carries on mixing paint*

I jest, of course, but I don't think there will have even been close to the same financial outlay from Sony to make this happen.
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karl  +   295d ago
We know the xbox one doesnt many exclusives... no need to bring that up...
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   295d ago
Wow.. look at this sony favored place rock. This flame hawk says that MS has no exclusives, yet is rocking them at launch. He gets 24 agrees and 12 disagrees... probably a "well said" is in coming as well.

Then you get LordDhampire call him out and ask "what? no exclusives, where have you been" and is bombarded with the disagrees from the Sony faithful.

Uhm.. there's Ryse, Forza, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising, Crimson Dragon... But ya, Flame hawk and all his bubbles are right.

Sony Son!
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rainslacker  +   294d ago
Don't feel bad. At my regular GameStop they have the Sony stuff right next to the door, including demo station. The Xbox stuff you have to wade past the PC, DS, and meaningless stand that no one looks at, to get to. They don't even have an Xbox kiosk of any kind, but do have one for the Wii U, PS3, and Vita. Not sure about the PS4...didn't notice when I picked up Beyond yesterday.
cl1983  +   295d ago
Its great that you can go into Home Depot and test it out. However I'm confused on why its at a hardware store and not a game store.
Outsider-G  +   295d ago
I thought the same thing. Also, why would they set it up in the "Lawn & Garden" section? Lol
rainslacker  +   294d ago
Lawn & Garden is right at the entrance. The plants and stone stuff is kept outside at every one I've seen, but everything else is there right when you walk in. It's the most expensive part of the store for vendors to buy to set up displays. I think registers are the 2nd most expensive.

Why home depot? Because they have over 1 million customers a day, and twice that much on weekends. Contractors, laborers, dad's being dragged there by their wives for that weekend home improvement task, typically with their kids in tow.

I don't think it's genius or anything, but I can't see that the exposure will hurt. Probably costs a lot less than the Toy's R' Us top 15 list.

Who knows, maybe Home Depot wants to branch out into electronics. They already sell appliances.
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PositiveEmotions  +   295d ago
Maybe bc ps4 is a gaming hardware console? Lol idk
cl1983  +   295d ago
Bad Bad Positive no more puns for you.
Bathyj  +   295d ago
I cant think of any other Hardware Id rather buy
Campy da Camper  +   295d ago
Agreed. I'm actually thinking they might be promoting a build it yourself home entertainment center and if you buy it you get a ps4 forfree. That would actually be a good idea.
HighResHero  +   295d ago
That's Sony's marketing team for you
RyuCloudStrife  +   295d ago
Genius and Flawless as always.

Long. Live. Play.
LordDhampire  +   295d ago
Trying to get dem casuals and parents son

Only douchebags go to game stores and they probably have already decided what they want so a kiosk is redundant
WeAreLegion  +   295d ago
That's...odd.
M-M  +   295d ago
Home Depot lol?
SactoGamer  +   295d ago
Wait....Home Depot?
NatureOfLogic  +   295d ago
This will make some switch their Xbone pre-orders to PS4.
ZBlacktt  +   295d ago
Home Depot???? This is a full on hardware store for doing landscaping, home repair and construction projects. Zero electronics are ever sold here. Maybe they built the cabinet, lol.
cl1983  +   295d ago
They do sell noise cancelling radio headphones.
ZBlacktt  +   295d ago
I'm going to stop by and ask about this story....lol.
rainslacker  +   294d ago
They actually do sell electronics. HDTV's and speakers at least. I don't recall ever seeing them in my local home depot, but I usually go to Lowe's, and I don't typically go to hardware stores to pick up electronics.

Maybe there is some other promotion brewing.
Majin-vegeta  +   294d ago
I'm going to stop by and ask about this story....lol.

So did you??:P
RyuCloudStrife  +   295d ago
I guess home depot is the place to go for gamers LOL
Cryptcuzz  +   295d ago
Really Home Depot?

I've been in a lot of different Home Depot's in my lifetime since my dad is in the construction business and have never ever seen any gaming related kiosks there.

Where ever this Home Depot is at, it will always be the best one to me.

My hardware store gaming cherry has been popped Lol.

Get a life Cuzz! I'm just playing around!
Sarobi  +   295d ago
I guess from all the buzz PS4 gathers they figure it'd bring attention to their store.
UncleGermrod  +   295d ago
I doubt that this is real. I can't say the display shown is fake, but I doubt that it's at a home depot. Also, why would it be set up in lawn and garden? Idk about any of this. I have been wondering if there would be any pre-launch kiosks and where. But i doubt if it will be here.
showtimefolks  +   295d ago
lol good one sony, i guess they have us the gamers so they are trying to reach the casuals whichever they can

a lot of parents go to HD to buy home appliances and other stuff they need for their homes, so i guess walking around some will see ps4 and may buy it for their kids
Soldierone  +   295d ago
Can you even buy a PS4 there? This makes no sense in any way shape or form.....
Lockon  +   295d ago
What the f***? I work at a Home Depot! O_O
PS4isKing_82  +   295d ago
Something about this story is just too weird. I mean I saw the pic but why home depot??? But Sony does have their new marketing team since last year and tons of husbands and fathers are always shopping there for home repairs and other things. Lets see if this new marketing pays off.
fghtrer3fb5erg  +   295d ago
Look at that sexy thang! OMG too sexy for my pants!
moodymofo  +   295d ago
this marketing is ingenious cause ive got projects that ive been putting off around the house now ill go to home depot tomorrow to check out the ps4 and pick up the things i needed for the house while im there . great job sony ,thanks
AceBlazer13  +   295d ago
It's either a dumb idea or an ingenious one.Gamers already know their choice so it's time to capture all types of casuals, lol maybe a kiosk at Barnes and noble next?
joeyisback  +   295d ago
Guess ill be going to Home Depot soon :-D
Kaiou  +   295d ago
I'm sorry ?
the411  +   295d ago
It'll all make sense when we see an Xbox One at Lowe's next week. lol
kingPoS  +   295d ago
Home Depot is last place that comes to mind when gaming's involved. What's next - Ace Hardware. lol
Kevin26385  +   295d ago
I can't remember back to 2005/2006, but did Sony/MS ever have kiosks playable before launch for the PS3/Xbox 360?
barb_wire  +   295d ago
Home Depot, for real?

Seems such a random store for it to be in, I guess they'll show up at barber's or nail salons next.
sigfredod  +   295d ago
Of course you can purchase the PS4 + the tools and the materials ehat they use to build the kiosk lol
crowsticky1234  +   295d ago
Home Depot?? Unexpected. But what can construction workers build with a PS4, but this is a great move and it can give them more sales, besides of focusing on one market, they're attempting to advertise it in other markets. I can see these in H&M and that wouldn't be a bad idea.
rainslacker  +   294d ago
Construction workers make pretty decent money. It makes sense to market to people who make decent money. Particularly those that work tough jobs all day. They also get all the random casual do-it-yourselfers on the weekend who get dragged there by their wives.

When dad has to sit there picking out curtain patterns for 3 hours, I can see his mind wandering to the PS4 kiosk he saw when walking in.
etownone  +   295d ago
Looking forward to trying it out. Testing the new controller.

And seeing next gen graphics.
bigboirock  +   295d ago
is it me or dose the ps4 look alot bigger then before
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GraveLord  +   295d ago
I wonder if the Home Depots in the US will have these too. Do the Home Depots in Germany normally have a gaming stuff?
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