Due to its spot in the global timezones, Hong Kong will be the first market to sell the slim PS3 when it goes on sale midnight September 1.

Siliconera reports that the city will also be the venue for Sony's global launch party for the system, with the festivities taking place in its Causeway Bay shopping district beginning at 6:00 p.m. August 31. The event poster (right) shows some of the swag that will be available to party-goers, including cell phone charms, umbrellas and T-Shirts.

If you happen to attend, let us know how it went -- and be on the lookout for the shirtless magician levitating a PS3 Slim. How does he do that?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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