August 05, 2009 // Franchising.com // Multi-platinum selling rap artist 50 Cent made an appearance at the Manhattan Play N Trade store on April 30, 2009 from 3:30-5:00 p.m to promote his new video game, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. 50 Cent, who has sold over 22 million records worldwide, is also known to be an avid video gamer.
Play N Trade of Manhattan, located at 137 E. 13 Street, hosted the event which featured Blood on the Sand playing on one of three demo station game consoles as well as customer meet and greet with 50 Cent.
Roger Lloyd, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Play N Trade, said it's an honor to have such a famous New York City icon in the store.
"50 Cent is well-known, not only as a rap music icon but also as a gamer," Lloyd said. "We are excited to have him here and can't wait for this exciting event."
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is a multi-platinum selling rap artist, actor and business entrepreneur. His albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003), The Massacre (2005) and Curtis (2007) have all sold millions of copies and have received numerous awards including 11 Grammy nominations. 50 Cent has also starred in the film Get Rich or Die Tryin' and has appeared in Home of the Brave and Righteous Kill.
Play N Trade is the largest and fastest-growing video game franchise worldwide. It is also one of the fastest-growing franchises worldwide across all industries. To date, the company has opened more than 250 stores with plans to open over an additional 100 this year. The company provides exceptional training, support and marketing systems to its store owners, who in turn provide an outstanding customer experience for their shoppers. Play N Trade customers can try any video game before they buy, participate in local and national tournaments, have their consoles and games repaired, as well as buy, sell and trade video games.