Sony’s SingStar…In Afrikaans?

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If ever there was any evidence that Sony, as whole, took South Africa just a little more seriously than Microsoft as a viable territory for video gaming, you’d imagine it would be the implementation of PSN day and date with the PS3’s local launch. Yes, the PSN was functional on Sony’s console right out of the box; no 4 year wait for local services like Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Still, that’s not it.

No. What’s most impressive about Sony’s attitude to South Africa is their imminent release of a localised version of their Karaoke title, Singstar. In what’s likely to become a smash hit and party game of choice across JHB’s east rand and the whole of Pretoria, Singstar will be available in Afrikaans.

No disrespect to our Afrikaans readers; I’d rather eat broken glass from the floor of a public restroom than play it , but you guys? You’re gonna love it. List of artists whose songs will be featured after the jump.

Blackie Swart
Bobby van Jaarsveld
Bok van Blerk & Robbie Wessels
David Fourie
Die Campbells
Die Campbells
Ge Korsten
Gerhard Steyn
Gerhard Steyn
Heinz Winkler
Jak De Priester
Jak de Priester
Jakkie Louw
Juanita du Plessis
Juanita du Plessis
Juanita du Plessis
Karen Zoid
Kurt Darren
Kurt Darren
Liani May
Pieter Koen
Ray Dylan
Robbie Wessels
Steve Hofmeyr
Theuns Jordaan

The game will be available in March for the PS3, at a rather reasonable R295.

Source : BT Games

[Thanks to spl0it_za for the tip]

Last Updated: January 17, 2011

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