Here's Something You Don't Usually See at Japanese Console Launches

Over the years living in Japan, I don't ever recall seeing anything like this at a console launch.

Here's Something You Don't Usually See at Japanese Console Launches

Nope. I've never seen a group of young people in glow-in-the-dark hockey masks, waiting for a console. Not once.

Spotted by Japanese site Inside Games, these are actually pop music singers.

Here's Something You Don't Usually See at Japanese Console Launches

They're members of a new idol group from Alice Project called Game Girls that's filled with idols who are into games.

Here's Something You Don't Usually See at Japanese Console Launches

Each member of the group is into a certain type of games. So, for example, member Yuki Sakura is the "FPS Supervisor," and she's into Call of Duty and Killzone. There are also a "Fighting Game Supervisor," a "RPG Supervisor," an "Action Game Supervisor," and a "Sports Game Supervisor." Member Misa Kubota is the "Other Game Supervisor." Huh.

The group were waiting because they wanted a chance to meet Sony Computer Entertainment honcho Hiroshi Kawano at the PS4 launch event. Hey, who doesn't want that?

すでに長蛇の列 銀座ソニービルにてPlayStation 4先行販売手続き開始 ― 現場にはゲームガールズの姿も [Inside Games]

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