Acer Global Merchandising (AGM) just announced that it is now the sole distributor of PlayStation in the Philippines. Specifically, AGM was named the sole distribution partner in the PH by Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore (SIES).
With this new partnership, Acer Global Merchandise (the official distributor of Acer and Predator in the Philippines) is now the distributor of PS5, PS4, and PlayStation accessories, as well as physical versions of game software. They will handle distribution of these products to retail outlets in the country.
“PlayStation is already a very popular gaming platform in the Philippines and we’re very happy to grow the market further,” said AGM Business Operations Manager Anjelo Paguntalan.
So, what does this mean? Well, it won’t really change much for gamers in the country as PlayStation hardware and software should still be readily available in authorized retailers. Warranties should also be unaffected.
What will probably change is that we might see an increased PlayStation presence in retailers. Acer and Predator are consistently one of the top-selling laptop brands in the country thanks in part to their strong presence in retail stores. So, it should make sense that we see a bigger push for PlayStation here in the country soon.
To be clear, this distribution partnership is with AGM and not the main Acer company. Given this, the new partnership doesn’t mean we’ll see Acer and PlayStation co-branded devices anytime soon.
“We at AGM are very honored to be in this partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore and to distribute PlayStation and their products in the Philippines. The public can be assured that what AGM will bring to this partnership is the same level of excellence that Acer is known for,” said AGM Board Director Sue Ong Lim.
For more info on PlayStation in the PH, visit the official website.