I visited a Target store earlier today and while browsing the video game clearance section I was greeted by a Sony PlayStation sales rep, and this is what happened.
A surprising sneak approach like something from the movie Mr.Deeds is how my friend and I were greeted by the PlayStation Rep at Target today. After the awkward greeting, we decided to allow the rep to manipulate us by pretending like we had no idea what a PS3 even was. The PlayStation Rep was answering every question we had about certain games and consoles and later revealed that she was actually a sales representative for Sony PlayStation.
Apparently, Sony sent out a team of sale’s reps to Targets and Walmart’s all around the country to help shoppers with any PlayStation related questions or advice they may have this holiday season. The PlayStation Rep also told us that this is the first year that Sony has sent out this team to retail stores.
Looks like Sony is trying to win over the customers and the holiday sales. I have to admit, I’m very impressed. Sony sure sent out a secret weapon to retail stores and having this help for shoppers with no gaming knowledge is definitely a smart move. If all of the PlayStation reps are as nice as Deborah, Sony may in fact get the sale numbers they are seeking.