Playing with PlayStation Portables for the airline market

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I’m not a regular player of video games. After overcoming a slightaddiction to Super Mario Bros in my late teens (God, I loved Yoshi), Imust admit I have steered clear of gaming in my adult life.

But I’m increasingly becoming part of the minority. My daughter is already showing signs of serious video game interest. Many of my friendsand family are well and truly hooked. And I know many of yours are too!

That is just one of the reasons why Thomson Airways’ decision to rent PlayStation Portables (PSPs) to passengers makes sense. Supplied by IFE Services, the PSPs are available for rent from 14 UK airport bases at a price of £7.50.

During last year’s World Airline Entertainment Association’s annual conference and exhibition in Palm Springs, I had a chance to meet with the good folks of IFE Services, which distribute PSPs that are tailored with content for the airline market. The PSPs are light and compact, boast good sound quality and an array of different gaming and movie options.

A perfect distraction should you need one on your next Thomson Airways flight.






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5 Responses to Playing with PlayStation Portables for the airline market

  1. fitz February 2, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    hi there, tall cool one!

    I know a few people who’s sanity and kids could benefit from this. Europe has such cool ideas, the u.s should learn a thing or two from them. finally, a distraction from a packed plane! no more noisy kids!

    by the way, those guys look like munchkins next to you.

  2. Mary Kirby February 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    The 5in heeled boots probably didn’t help :)

  3. fitz February 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm #

    didn’t help them, u mean!

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