Competition Winners: Anniversary PS4, December VIP


Win a PlayStation TV with NZGamer VIP!

If you're already a registered member of, you may know that every time you leave a comment, post in the forums, or contribute to the site via a blog or reader review you get Reputation Points. You get points for a variety of actions, plus your forum posts and comments can gain extra points when other members give them a 'thumbs up'. Likewise, you will lose points each time you get a 'thumb down'.

Your points are more than just a nice number though - they also give you real benefits. As your VIP rank goes up, so do the prizes such as voucher codes for Xbox Live and Playstation Plus. And, you'll be able to gain additional entries to competitions, including entry into this monthly VIP competition.

December's VIP prize was a PlayStation TV micro-console with three PS4 games: LittleBigPlanet 3, The Last of Us Remastered, and inFAMOUS Second Son.

We're pleased to announce that the winner is... Vicx! 

Win a PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Console

Thanks to our friends at PlayStation NZ, we've got one of the limited PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition systems to give away to a lucky reader! The console won't be available in stores, so this competition will be one of the only ways to get your hands on one in New Zealand.

We had over 500 entries, with people sharing their most cherished PlayStation memories, making the decision for who wins the competition a tough one. However, the folks at PlayStation have drawn a winner from some of the best entries, and that winner is... Silvon!

Here's his winning entry:

My favourite Playstation memory is back when Final Fantasy VII first released. I didn't have a Playstation back then, I'd been using a Sega Mega Drive and suddenly friends at school were telling me about this amazing game that had just released on Playstation. I went to a friend's house where I managed to watch him play through the first half an hour or so of the game and I absolutely had to have the game. 

I was 12 when FFVII released and I'd wanted a Playstation but never had the money. After seeing FFVII though I was determined to have it, and so I started doing any odd random job for any family member or close friend that would pay me for it, saved everything I got and pooled everything I already had and a month later (which to me seemed like forever) managed to get a Playstation and FFVII. I played FFVII a lot over that Summer, talked about where I was up to with friends, how they were doing, what we were struggling with, how to defeat the optional bosses and really had a great time with it. 

What was also cool was that knowing how hard I'd worked to save and buy the Playstation, my parents also let me choose one game to buy when we went away on holiday over the Summer, and so after an hour searching through a large gaming store (I lived in Invercargill which had no gaming stores at the time, so this was a huge novelty) I finally went with Suikoden and fell in love with that game too which has lead to me owning every Suikoden game released in the West and it becoming my favourite series, which continued on into PS2 as well. :)

That's my favourite PS memory, a glorious Summer with two of the best RPGs on PS1 which lead to even more great memories on future PS consoles. Good luck to everybody else as well, great competition!!! :)

Congratulations to both our winners, and thanks to everyone for reading and making these competitions possible!



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Comments Comments (41)

Posted by predatorhunter
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:08 AM
congrats you lucky devil silvon
Posted by PE0PLEKN0WME
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:14 AM
Congrats! Awesome prize man. ENJOY!
Posted by foxko
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:20 AM
Wow congrats. Awesome a FF fan won with Type-0 and FFXV on it's way. Amazing.
Posted by argsy
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:34 AM
Congrats Silvon and Vicx, a couple of nice belated Xmas presents there!
Posted by drunk_monk
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:42 AM
Congrats Silvon and Vicx, I am so frickin jealous of both of you.
Posted by ModifiedSoul
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:52 AM

congrats guys
Posted by tom_nz
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 11:56 AM
Lame. I'm not even going to pretend to be happy for either of you my jealousy levels are too high right now.
Posted by thetechnition20
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:03 PM
Congrats Vicx
Posted by Daniel5000
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:07 PM
Oh well done
Posted by Shoel
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:07 PM
Congrats winners!
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:12 PM
Silvon, if you decide gray just isn't your colour, PM me...

Congrats winners, great to see two regs win some big prizes.
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:20 PM
Congrats ot both the winners hope you enjoy your prizes. Cheers NZG and sponsors for the chance to win you are all awesome.
Posted by strawpeople
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:30 PM
so jealous about the ps4 but CONGRATS x10000!!!!
Posted by Silvon
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:35 PM
Wow....I've been sitting here staring at this for the last 10 minutes processing that it's actually my name there. Thanks NZGamer, staff and members for making such an amazing site and community that's a blast to be a part of and having such great competitions for us.

Thanks as well to Playstation of course, amazing games and amazing consoles. This is definitely something I'm planning on keeping for life...precious...
Posted by SpeediePetey
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:48 PM
Congrats dude. Nice story there too.
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 12:51 PM
Grats Silv and Vic
Amazing prizes. Love hardware comps, just wish I could win one.
Posted by KiwiSharp
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 1:06 PM
Congrats you lucky buggers!
Posted by atipuss
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 1:41 PM
congrats silvon!!!!!! :)
Posted by toner
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 2:07 PM
Congrats to the winners! Silvon: it looks like that PS4 will be loved, well done!
Posted by birdman
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 3:25 PM
Nice work - NZG'rs FTW for once!
Posted by woollywol
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 3:36 PM
Congrats to both Vicx and Silvon!!
Posted by JDogg
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 3:59 PM
Congrats guys, that PlayStation is so awesome!
Posted by Dvst8u
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 4:18 PM
congrats guys awesome prizes again , enjoy
Posted by nenz
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 5:15 PM
Congrats, so jealous!!
Posted by lax1
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 5:28 PM
congrats guys - cool memory too, Silvon!
Posted by Bappernz
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 5:36 PM
Grats guys, very jealous right now
Posted by AudaciousGnome
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 6:59 PM
Congrats Vicx. Awesome gamer to play with in BF4. Well deserved prize.
Posted by Gonzala
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 7:05 PM
Congrats - very lucky
Posted by Falcone0
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 7:31 PM
Grats guys, enjoy!
Posted by RSNZ64
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 8:38 PM
Congrats!!!! Enjoy your awesome PS4
Posted by supabowl
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 8:55 PM
Congrats guys
Posted by Srassy
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 9:49 PM
Congrats Vicx and Silvon! I really hope you enjoy your prizes. :)
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 9 Jan 2015 10:49 PM
Wow, super congrats you guys!
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Saturday 10 Jan 2015 12:03 AM
Congrats bro :) Hope you enjoy it haha
Posted by Vicx
On Saturday 10 Jan 2015 1:22 AM
I had no idea until Byrdman told me in the PvZ thread and it still didn't click as these VIP comps are passive. Haven't won anything in years, let alone hardware, so this is a real surprise. SO stoked as I actually wanted these games, however I just bought TLOU a month ago yet I still haven't played it, if only I knew. Was also planning on buying inFamous after completing First Light from PS+ so that's another tick. As for LBP3, definitely stoked to finally get a decent local co-op game. Unfortunately I just sold my Vita but PSTV will definitely come in handy for some PS4 remote play.

When others win things I want I take solace in knowing they appreciate it, so know that I'm oozing gratitude right now. Thanks NZGR!
Posted by Brentos14
On Saturday 10 Jan 2015 10:06 AM
great memory to have, congrates to everyone who won :) I'm sure we all have our own memories like this one !!!
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 12 Jan 2015 7:08 AM
OH! I know these people! What a good time! Congrats guys :)
Posted by FishFishmongerr
On Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 12:19 AM
Lucky lucky
Posted by rcvillamor3
On Thursday 15 Jan 2015 7:51 PM
Congrats guys you deserve it!
Posted by MattTheHuman
On Saturday 17 Jan 2015 12:13 PM
Congratulations to both of you SIlvon and Vicx both of your prizes are really awesome and I'm kind of jealous. Have a lot of fun with your prizes.
Posted by Unfathomable-Ruination
On Sunday 8 Feb 2015 2:36 PM
Just curious, did you open the PS4?