Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play a virtual reality game? Or do you want to play exhilarating games on the PlayStation 5 and learn tips to make the most of the console from an expert from Sony? Join us from August 18th to September 24th at one of our PS VR2 and PS5 in-store demos and experience cutting-edge technology firsthand. Book your slot today so you don’t miss out on this incredible experience. 

Embrace the future of play with PS VR 2 and PS5

Take your gaming experience to the next level and get transported to new dimensions with the latest gaming technology. At our in-store demos, you’ll have the opportunity to play Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain, or Beat Saber on the PS VR2 and the PS5 so you can experience state-of-the-art technology for yourself. Do you have any questions about the consoles? A Sony expert will be there to assist you and guide you so you can use the tech to its fullest potential to beat your opponents.  

How to participate

Multiple stores across Canada will be holding demos from August 18th to September 24th Friday through Sunday. Take a look at the list of participating stores below, select a store near you, and sign up for a demo slot at the time that works best for you! The demo will last 20 minutes per customer. Make sure to also check out the frequently asked questions below to prepare for the event.

Participating stores

PROVINCECITYLOCATIONSign up link
ABCalgaryDeerfoot MeadowsRegister
Sunridge MallRegister
 Edmonton West Point CentreRegister
   
BCLangley200th St. & 66th Ave.Register
RichmondLandsdowne CentreRegister
West VancouverPark RoyalRegister
  
ONBramptonBramalea City CentreRegister
Burlington1200 Brant StRegister
EtobicokeSherwayRegister
OakvilleWinston ParkRegister
OttawaCoventry RoadRegister
NepeanRegister
TorontoBay and DundasRegister
 Leaside East YorkRegister
  
QcLavalCentre LavalRegister

Demo schedule

As mentioned above, each demo will take approximately 20 minutes. To participate you must register on the website using the appropriate link above. These are the times when the in-store PlayStation demos sessions will be scheduled between August 18th to September 24th.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

  • When can I demo the PS VR2? Reserve your demo experience by selecting a store location, date and time that works for you between August 18th and September 24th on Friday through Sunday.
  • Are the PlayStation VR2 demos free? Yes, PlayStation VR2 demos are free and only available for a short period of time. Try one at select Best Buy stores now!
  • How many people can sign up for a single time slot? Only 1 person can register and experience the demo per 20-minute time slot.
  • What if I am late or cannot make my reservation? Each demo is allotted 20 minutes; there is a 5-minute grace period for late arrivals to your scheduled demo. Anyone arriving later than 5 minutes will forfeit their reservation.
  • Can I participate in a demo without a reservation? Subject to availability, walk-ins will be permitted if there is a vacant timeslot. Please see the PlayStation Rep in-store for more information.
  • Can I reserve for the event while in-store? Yes, a reservation can be made while in-store by visiting the Eventbrite website. Should you require assistance creating a reservation, please visit the PlayStation representative while in-store.
  • How long are the demos? The demo will last 20 minutes which includes check-in and setup.
  • What games are available to demo? Games available for the demo are Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain & Beat Saber.
  • Do you have to be a certain age to participate in the demo? Yes, the participants must be 12 years or older to demo.
  • What are the health and safety guidelines? If you are susceptible to motion sickness, please advise the attendant before participating. If you experience any motion sickness, nausea, disorientation, blurred vision, or other discomfort during the demo, stop playing immediately, raise your hand and close your eyes to alert the attendant.
  • Who should not participate in the PS VR2 demo experience? Anyone under the age of 12, anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and anyone who is feeling unwell or has an impaired sense of balance.

Are you planning to attend one of the PlayStation demos at a Best Buy store near you? Tell us in the comments below what you are hoping to learn or get out of this amazing experience?

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