Who said video games are only for kids? Many generations in Saudi love to play video games. However,this post is not about Saudis who find their joy in playing video games. I will not talk about video games in general, it’s specifically about the one and the only game console that has been dominating every house in Saudi for decades… allow me to introduce the Sony PlayStation. The Sony PlayStation is the game console that every Saudi kid dreamed about and strived to get A’s in his classes in order for his parents to buy them one.
“BLAY” Station became a must in any Saudi household…it is one of those necessities that is a must have for a Saudi household… like TVs, dining table, sleeping beds, etc. PlayStation became so popular that people started referring any video game console by calling it PlayStation. Mention XBox to Saudis and they will think that you are talking about a new coffee shop in town. Walk into any bachelor pad in Saudi, you will witness three entertainment aspects every one has in common; people playing cards (Bal’ot), hookah, and PlayStation. Don’t be surprise if you see a bunch of Saudis reading Japanese. They mastered the language by playing the number one game on PlayStation for years, which is Winning Eleven (a Japanese soccer game).