It looks like Sony has their Doritos and Mountain Dew moment as they have partnered with Taco Bell to give gamers the opportunity to win a PlayStation 4
ahead of its launch in November.
To enter all you have to do is go to a participating Taco Bell and buy a $5 "Buck Box" which will come with a special code. Then you text that number in and you're signed up for the program. There's no word on if you have to actually eat the "food" but this does seem like a good opportunity to score a free PS4 ahead of launch. You can find all of the details online
if you want more information on the program.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA AND TACO BELL® OFFER FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PLAYSTATION®4 BEFORE NOV. 15 LAUNCH
Beginning Sept. 26, Purchase a $5 Buck Box at Participating Taco Bell Locations and Enter for a Chance to “Play the Future First” with a Winner Every 15 Minutes
Sept. 24, 2013 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Taco Bell® today announced a co-branded, six week “Play the Future First” promotion, beginning Sept. 26, that will give away PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment systems to winning participants.
The “Play the Future First” promotion runs in the U.S. from Sept. 26 to Nov. 10, and gives fans the chance to win the highly-anticipated PS4™ system before it hits stores nationwide on Nov. 15. During the promotion, each PS4 branded Taco Bell $5 Buck Box or Big Box – which includes a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or Crunchwrap Supreme®, a Burrito Supreme®, a Crunchy Taco and a medium fountain drink – will provide a unique code for consumers to text in for a chance to win a PlayStation 4 prize pack. The prize pack features one PS4 system, one copy of the exclusive PS4 game, Knack™, and a one-year membership to PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus).
“Our fans enjoy gaming, and gamers eat Taco Bell, so teaming up with PlayStation for the second consecutive year to give consumers first access to the next generation system before it hits retail was an exciting decision for us,” said Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer, TacoBell Corp. “We strive to give our customers a little more, each and every day, in everything we do. Through the ‘Play the Future First’ promotion, we are delivering on our promise to Live Más – and now play más – with a gaming experience like no other.”
SCEA and Taco Bell partnered in 2012 to give fans the chance to win a PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, before it launched in North America on Feb. 22, 2012. With the upcoming launch of the PS4 system, the “Play the Future First” promotion kicks off a multi-year partnership between SCEA and Taco Bell that will continue to bring innovative gaming experiences and craveable food to fans across the U.S.
“Following the positive response from the gaming community for the PS Vita campaign last year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Taco Bell to tap into the excitement as we prepare to launch PS4 on November 15,” said Guy Longworth, senior vice president, brand marketing at SCEA. “PlayStation and Taco Bell both have some of the most loyal fans in the world, and this promotion rewards them by providing an extraordinary opportunity to get their hands on a PS4 before it hits stores.”
The PS4 system will launch in North America on Nov. 15, and will be available at major retailers for $399 (MSRP). The PS4 system delivers rich and immersive gameplay experiences that feature powerful graphics and speed, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.
Consumers can also request a code without purchase by mail or online. Prize packs will be shipped on or around Tuesday, Nov. 12. PS4 branded $5 Buck Boxes or Big Boxes will be available at participating locations while supplies last.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Promotion begins at 12:01 AM (ET) on Sept. 26, 2013, and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Nov. 10, 2013. Promotion open to legal residents of the United States or D.C. (excluding Hawaii); consumers must be 18 or older to win. See Official Rules at www.tacobell.com/winps4 for details on how to enter, free method of entry, prize details, restrictions, and terms and conditions of participation. Message and data rates may apply for each text message sent and received. Check wireless plans for details.