Win a Sony Playstation Vita, plus a chance to be a Playstation Vita reviewer

July 24, 2014

This week Sony is giving away a Playstation Vita and the game Ratchet & Clank Trilogy which you want because:


– The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) is an awesome handheld game console manufactured by Sony

– PS Vita has a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear.

– With GPS, you can locate, connect and play with friends wherever you are. Location-based apps like ‘near’ and gifting features mean you can find people playing in your immediate vicinity and anchor items like weapons and power-ups in real-life locations so your friends can find them.

– The PS Vita has front and rear cameras so you can transpose your surroundings, and even yourself, into the game you’re playing, creating a whole new world every time you play.
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– PS Vita features two analog sticks which enable a wider range of game genres such as shooters, action games, and fighting games.

– With wifi and 3G connectivity, PS Vita allows users to  “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are.

– You can download brand new games, demos and loads of other great content whenever and wherever you are. You can also connect with friends and compete against them online. Best of all, there is no additional charge for signing up.

– With the parental controls, you can set up your PS Vita to prevent your kids’ access to games and apps that you aren’t age- or content-appropriate.

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– The must-have Ratchet & Clank series is a brilliant franchise of video games, comics, a movie and further merchandise based on a series of action platform video games about Ratchet and his companion Clank. 



Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, which hit South African stores earlier this month, has over-the-top weapons and high-tech gadgets – including the Bomb Glove, Suck Cannon and the Devastator. The wise-cracking mechanic Ratchet and his robot sidekick Clank as they go from unwitting heroes in their first adventure, to becoming the baddest baddie-blasting duo the universe has ever seen.



 How to enter

To enter to win a PS Vita console and Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, simply answer the questions below, and you’ll be entered into the draw. There are no right or wrong answers – we’re just curious to see your thoughts.  The total prize value is R3 000 which include the PS Vita console and Ratchet & Clank Trilogy game. You can purchase a PS Vita at leading retailers including online.

Q: If you could be any character in Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, who would it be and why?!

Q: What makes the PS Vita a MUST HAVE for you?

The competition closes on Thursday 31 July at 9am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed. The competition is open to South African residents only, and the prize cannot be exchanged for cash or anything else.

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Want to review a Playstation Vita? We’re looking for four reviewers

You can enter to win the prize, plus you can also enter to be a reviewer of the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy and PS Vita. Sony is looking for four Joburg moms who will try out the console with their kids for two weeks.

All we require is that you video record your child’s reaction to the console and the game, ask them a few questions about their experience. All Sony and Rattle and Mum ask I return, is to feature your reviews or pics/videos of your kids on our social media platforms with your consent.

As a thank you, each reviewer will receive a little  hamper that they can keep, which comprises branded merchandise including a cap, T-shirt, lanyard plus a PS Vita game to the value of R500. If you’re keen, simply comment below and mention you’d like to be a reviewer.

For more information, head to the PlayStation website here.


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  • Jassika Sheikh

    Oh wow what an awesome prize. I would be Ratchet – from being alone and then meeting an awesome person, creating awesome adventures, relates so much to my life.

    The PS Vita is an awesome console, love the OLED display and LCD screen. I am a gamign fanatic. This would be so awesome.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:38 am Reply
  • Christie Bester

    No! LOL! I’m a mom in Bloemfontein with a game-loving child and I would have loved to film her and write a review. Maybe I should move to Johannesburg for the two weeks review …

    July 24, 2014 at 6:38 am Reply
  • Karen

    Wow. I most certainly would be mom of the year if I won. Big little been nagging me for one! Would love to review… Just not sure if big little would give it back 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply

    Favourite Character: Angela Cross
    Reason: It’s a must have as its something my gamer son will LOVE. I cant afford it so winning it will be AWESOME!!!!

    July 24, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply
  • janmel

    Wow! Would love to review this! Not sure my 10 year old would actually let me near it, but I’m prepared to fight him for it!! 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 6:43 am Reply
  • @Fareed_M

    oooh, Clank, the sentient. It’s mobile and I can play the Vita while standing in queues instead of Twittering 😉 Entertainment and my phone’s battery would the actually last an entire day.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Angelique Steyn

    I would like to be Abercrombie Fizzwidget, because he is the boss of the Megacorp company and that is my goal to one day be a boss of a company.
    My daughter keeps on taking my phone to play games on which meens that I constantly have no data on my phone for myself. Winning this will mean I can surprise her with the
    console and get my phone back for myself

    July 24, 2014 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Cally

    I would love to be Clank, he is super cute! I would love the VIta as with 3 kids I know they will love this!

    July 24, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply
  • MrSmithMachine

    1.) I’d definitely be Ratchet. I’m way more side-kick than “Main Man”. I stay in the shadows, Thinking, planning… analyzing. Wait… I sound like Batman.

    2.) I have a PS3 and have just installed WiFi in my house. The PSVita would be the perfect accompaniment to my PS3, to play on- and off-line. Unfortunately, I am sure that mini-me is gonna “borrow” it from me, permanently. Hopefully between Barney and myself, we taught him that “Sharing is Caring”.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:49 am Reply
  • Christie Bester

    Not being in joburg, I’ll enter the competition and hope my daughter and I can play for hours and hours 🙂 That will be SO much fun! Ratchet & Clank is one of my favorites and I loved playing it on Playstation 2 YEARS and YEARS ago! Such a child friendly game that is parental friendly too (hehehehehe!).

    1. I would be Clank. He is just SUPER cool. He is small BUT I’ll even feel save if he’s on my side!
    2. I held it once … and I LOVED it because it has analog sticks! How cool on such a small device! And I love that you can download games. Loving the technology! Woohoo for WiFi AND 3G!

    Here’s to hoping for some PS Vita FUN!

    July 24, 2014 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Linda Laing

    I would be Rachet. He has been through some amazing phases in his adventures that one can relate to. Also love the wacky weapons and hilarious story.
    The PS VITA is just so cool with its LCD screen and just having the convenience of being able to play where ever you are is awesome. AND for my boys I love that I can block age restiction games.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:51 am Reply
  • Marlene Timm

    Favourite Character is either Ratchet himself or Sasha Phyronix! She is so sassy!
    PS Vita is a must have for me and my 4 boys! They all loooove games!

    July 24, 2014 at 6:52 am Reply
  • janmel

    If I could be a character it would definitely be Ratchet – always optimistic, ever-hopeful … and cute too!!!
    Who couldn’t love a game console that you can take anywhere (I mean, that your KIDS can take everywhere!!! of course!), Loads of opportunities to download – and the parental control allows this to be done within reason. Also, for kids on the autism spectrum (and I know I might get criticised for this), it offers them platforms to engage with others electronically which is more comfortable for them. The vital aspect of this, is for parents to always be vigilant, to know what they’re playing, and with whom your kids are engaging.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:52 am Reply
  • MeeA Parkins

    I’d be Clank. I love the idea of being able to gadget my way out of tight spots!
    A PSP Vita would be the PERFECT thing for my family as the kids are forever fighting about who’s turn it is to play on Mom’s iPad, the Leapster and big brother’s phone. We would love to review it, too, please! 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 6:57 am Reply
  • speedbird059

    I would chose Ratchet – he looks feisty and no-nonsense. A real kick-ass character.

    The PS VITA becomes a must have when travelling with kids and needing to keep them occupied amidst all the usual games. I also like the fact one can download new games and content for them so there is never time to get bored and they can play against other kids for extra challenge.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply
  • Andrea

    I would want to be Ratchet, he has such super fun adventures .. who wouldn’t want to experience a bit of fun through his eyes. Plus if I was that active, lol, I’d be a super mean slim and trim machine
    I have always wanted the PS Vita, it’s portable so I can take my gaming anywhere I want and fill up my dead spaces with super adventure and action wherever, whenever.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply
  • Laurika Duff

    I would want to be Talwyn Apogee: She is clever and strong, best of both worlds.
    I LOVE the fact that the PS Vita has wifi and 3G connectivity, able to connect with friends and download loads of games.

    July 24, 2014 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Claire van Apeldoorn

    How awesome! I have never heard of the game before, but it looks and sounds amazing!!! Id love to be Ratchet..he looks like a super cool character! If I won this for my kids, id be mom of the year!! i know my kids would love this and what a great teaching that you can download games and stop kids from playing games outside their age group! thats fantastic! both my kids bdays are coming aug and sept, this would make the perfect bday gift! man..i can already hear the squeels of excitement and look of pure happiness on their faces.. would be awesome!

    July 24, 2014 at 7:02 am Reply
  • Sandra

    I would be Ratchet. I love the entertainment value

    July 24, 2014 at 7:10 am Reply
  • Elaine van Huyssteen

    would have to say Ratchet….he has loads of cool gadgets and weapons. I would love to win this for my son, coming from CT and now living in JHB we travel most holidays to visit family. for a child to sit still in a car so long is a absolute nightmare!!!! if he had a one then he would be entertained for hours, playing games and watching movies.

    July 24, 2014 at 7:16 am Reply
  • melissa jane cook

    I would be Sasha Phyronix, the captain of the Starship Phoenix and the daughter of the Galactic President. She is strong and powerful. The wifi and ability to play with friends, bring on the popcorn and fun!

    July 24, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply
  • Megs Hartwig

    OOH LA LA….Such a FABULOUS GIVEAWAY! Hello!? Oh please please please pick me? I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs)! I’d be Clank because I love how he has so many gadets that help Ratchet out and Clank is one of the more memorable video game robots due to his dry sense of humour and wit, which compliments Ratchet’s brash and eager personality. It’s a beautiful system…Great graphics, lovely touch screen and many more exciting features… The must have for gamers like my daughter Zoe! Fingers crossed! xxx

    July 24, 2014 at 7:34 am Reply
  • kim Mari

    hello, very keen to be a reviewer of the PS Vita with my boys?

    July 24, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply
  • Jackie Katzen

    Q: If you could be any character in Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, who would it be and why?
    A: I would love to be Sasha Phyronix – she is the captain of the Starship Phoenix – need I say more – girl power 🙂

    Q: What makes the PS Vita a MUST HAVE for you?
    A: The PS Vita is a must have for me because it has wifi and 3G connectivity – this is a big bonus.

    July 24, 2014 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Lea-Anne C

    q1: If you could be any character in Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, who would it be and why?
    A: I would definitely be Rachet, his story is beautiful… esp how he met Clank & their many adventures together!

    Q: What makes the PS Vita a MUST HAVE for you?
    A: I love the fact that you can connect to wifi & be gaming on the move 🙂

    July 24, 2014 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Marie du Plooy (@marieduplooy)

    If I could be any character in Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, who would it be and why, you ask? I don’t suppose it will knock any of you people off your perch to read that I would like to be Clank if I could drop from the clouds as any character, or as a small defective, Sentry-bot robot. Yes, I have this point of view. It is more single-minded, perhaps, than that of a follower of any other calling. Clank protects the universe from numerous evil-doers and becoming legendary heroes who always have each other backs. He takes you up, joggles your vertebrae and transformed as Giant Clank, he shoots missiles from his arms, launches energy bombs, and punches enemies. Is the worst a wicked one may expect a chemical reaction, perhaps?

    I can so relate to Orvus saying: “Have I ever told you about my son? Remarkable boy. Quite smart! He was born in a robot factory in the Solana Galaxy, but to be precise, he was created much farther away. My son’s name is XJ-0461, but the universe knows him as Clank.”

    A pleasing hypothesis, but for sure here lingers yet some of the old, goodly, imaginative terror of orthodoxy, choosing between a diverting tragedy and something less serious to inaugurate the pleasures of the universe.

    A PS Vita a MUST HAVE for me, for myself? I’ll make sure not to miss out on the PS Vita console and Ratchet & Clank Trilogy game, really.

    You see, I am an “old dinosaur” but can’t bear the idea to stay behind and I must admit I love technology and the PS Vita console . I’ll take the time to configure it correctly, because I am convinced it is more than worthwhile! It will be incredible, amazing, unbelievable – (in my opinion) a superior experience. The PS Vita console will fit me like hand and glove. Thank you! With the PS Vita Console I can express the joie de vivre with which “old dinosaurs” become the remarkable one, the envy of the young ones. Thanks!

    July 24, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply
  • cat@jugglingact

    1. Clank the robot
    2. I love that it has parental control and i think our little family with diverse kids and one special needs game obsessed kid will be great reviewers too.

    July 24, 2014 at 10:43 am Reply
  • Gaelyn Cokayne

    I would definitely be Clank, I am a natural leader and rescuer!
    I have never owned any sort of game gadget, and think Zoe and I could have lots of fun learning how to play these awesome games on such a cool device. The fact that it has a parental control feature really appeals to me, as we are very strict about what Zoe is allowed to play and watch.

    July 24, 2014 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Robi

    I would LOVE one of these and I would totally be Clank. He’s SO cute and obviously the brains of the operation.

    July 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Pierre Smal

    Ratchet, because he is the hero! I loved this game on PS2 – UPGRADE!!! The 3G capability of the Vita is quite cool.

    July 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm Reply
  • Rehana Seedat

    Rehana Seedat I would be Clank. He is just Super Cool. Clank protects the universe from numerous evil-doers. 2.PS Vita has Wifi and 3G Connectivity, able to connect with friends and download loads of games

    July 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm Reply
  • Emy Clarke

    I would be Clank, because he is such a cute robot! I love that the Vita has Wifi connectivity, a big plus!

    July 25, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply
  • Leila

    I would love to be Clank because he is super cute! I would love the Vita (Wifi, great) with a son whom I know will just love this to bits!

    July 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Rentia

    definitely Ratchet – I wanna be the hero!!
    PS Vita is something you can take with you wherever you go and have fun all the time!!

    July 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Tony D

    My son is 14 and just loved Ratchet an Clank since forever…. I won’t get him off the Vita!

    July 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm Reply
    • Tony D

      He would be Ratchet and I love the fact that it is mobile unlike normal gaming consoles

      July 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • Esda D

    My kids would love it – all three of them! Please send us 3 for review LOL
    I like Clank. The mobility is my favourite feature

    July 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Sibahle

    My love for gadgets makes me want to be Clank and go on an awesome adventure with a wise friend like Ratchet. Clank is just awesome, I love that he can fight in outer space and just have fun doing what humans cannot do. The Wifi and 3G connectivity as well as the fact that its mobile with GPS makes it a must have for me as it will fit perfectly in my bag. As a gamer I’m also fascinated by the two analog sticks which will allow me to enjoy a wider range of game genres but mostly action games because those are my favourite.

    July 27, 2014 at 5:56 am Reply
  • Beth_N

    I’d love to be Clank, his the smart one and his cute as well.
    Wi Fi Connectivity is a great plus

    July 28, 2014 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Rabe

    Q: If you could be any character in Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, who would it be and why?!
    A: I would be Ratchet because I am tech-junkie and also love ‘fixing’ things 🙂

    Q: What makes the PS Vita a MUST HAVE for you?
    A: For me, definitely the wifi and 3G connectivity. Can’t live without my wifi LOL

    July 28, 2014 at 6:26 am Reply
  • Karen at MomAgain@40

    1. Ratchet
    2. We have a little one (and older ones) who would love to get their hands on this! It is great that we can take it with us when going out or on holiday!

    3. Would love to be a reviewer!

    July 28, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply
  • Lisa Randall

    Ratchet – because cats are awesome. The PS Vita would be amazing to keep kids occupied on long trips and long waits in general 🙂

    July 28, 2014 at 7:49 am Reply
  • Ruth Tanser

    1. Clank, definitely!!
    2. Wi Fi total bonus!!

    July 28, 2014 at 7:52 am Reply
  • Ruth Tanser

    Clank – definitely!!
    Love the Wi Fi – bonus!!

    July 28, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Adele

    oooh, this would be amazing!! I think i would be Clank, i make an awesome sidekick, always ready to lend a hand! looks like a fantastic device, would include hours of entertainment and fun! Easy to take with wherever we go

    July 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply
  • Latasha Slavin

    Awesome prize. I would be rachet. Love the sony ps vita. Would love to win it for my boys !

    July 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Michelle Hercules

    I would be Clank as he has ALL the gadgets and is really handy in tough situations and his funny.
    The PS Vita is an ideal handheld to use with the PS4 and PS3 as a remote or to use as an extended screen. I love how Sony has utilised the funstions of the Vita to compliment the PS4,I LOVE the Vita as it reminds me of my old PSP(my goodness,I had tons of games),easy to use,awesome games and so much functionality such as the apps.

    I really want a Vita,so that I can get the new Sony Tv(device that allows for the Vita to connect to the PS4 for remote play).
    I’m a gamergirl,I love gaming,even started my own clan,Vicious Vixens(google us,with the word

    I want the Vita as well cause Sword Art Online (anime series game)is being released soon on the Vita,YAY!!!(Gotta love the Japs and their anime),

    July 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Stephanie

    i would be Ratchet he takes no-nonsense, would love this for my gaming hubby and iam sure my daughter will take it over one day when she old enough to play with it

    July 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm Reply
  • Wendy Hartwig

    Ratchet seems to be my type of character – helper, takes no nonsense and goes on many adventures with his best friend…

    The PS Vita would be a must have for more as it is easily transportable, the controls are ergonomically designed and I believe that the Playstation brand delivers good quality for money and even better games & graphics. This console would definitely be a must have for gamers!

    July 29, 2014 at 10:44 am Reply
  • Amalia

    1. My son’s and I use to play Ratchet and Clank on PS3, since I got divorced we don’t have to console anymore so we don’t play anymore. We haven’t played the Trilogy one yet but would love to, as much as I play they love to watch and visa versa, it is also one of our favorites as its not just a game, you have to use strategy and it makes you think a lot. We love Ratchet the most, just who he is, and how he looks and my boys think he is one “bad ass”…
    2. It will definitely benefit myself and my boys, we are constantly on the lookout for something we can do together and also something to keep them busy during those rode trips. It’s also small enough to fit into my handbag for safe storage when we do get out the car. I just wonder, if I do win, who will get to play first? Hehehe

    July 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • Adam Skikne

    1. I would be Captain Quark because he makes me me laugh.
    2. The PS Vita is a must have because I’m going to have a lot of free time over the next 6-8 weeks and I like to game…
    3. I would love to review a PS Vita although I don’t have kids… Although I do have cats. Same thing? Probably not…

    July 29, 2014 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • alisterholister

    1. I’m Clank. Being super smart, quick with my wits and silly and funny at the same time.
    2. Would love a PS Vita, I’m a gamer and have all consoles, the Vita would just complete the setup.

    July 31, 2014 at 6:50 am Reply
  • Leila

    I would love to be Clank because he is super cute! Wifi and 3G connectivity, cant live without it!

    July 31, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply
  • Sania

    Clank because he is too cute for words. Wifi and 3G connextivity is absolutely great!

    July 31, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply
  • Maresa van der Walt

    Clank – mainly because he is cute. The reason I would like my child to have one is for those ‘are we there yet’ moments – my child is a very impatiant traveller

    August 4, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply
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