Hong Kong International Airport Adds PS3’s For Passengers

It Sure Beats Staring At The Tarmac

January 25, 2010 – Waiting at the airport can be a drag. It appears that the management at Hong Kong International Airport knows this as they have added fourteen PS3 kiosks throughout the airport which travelers can use for free.

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, ranking fourth in international air traffic. According to an article at The Moodie Report, passengers at Hong Kong International regularly wait for three hours after passing through security. The addition of PS3’s throughout the airport, then, should help make the wait much, much easier.

The PS3’s feature Uncharted 2, Assassin’s Creed 2, Final Fantasy XIII and James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. The promotional picture also shows the PS3 sporting Gran Turismo HD Concept.

Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport installed 14 PS3 kiosks in addition to 80 PS2s in 2007. I had a chance to play on one of those PS3s while waiting for my flight to Montreal and can attest to the fact that gaming always trumps staring at the planes on the tarmac. Hopefully Sony will make deals with more airports in the future to bring gaming to bored passengers. Imagine how quickly a 27-hour delay would go if you could play through Uncharted 2 while waiting?

Source: The Moodie Report via Kotaku