Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Extensive Line Up of Game Titles for PLAYSTATION(R)3 Online Platform, Downloadable Content and Peripherals Also Revealed



    FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer
 Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced its debut game titles and
 unveiled the online strategy for its highly anticipated PLAYSTATION(R)3
 (PS3(TM)) system, the company's groundbreaking computer entertainment
 system which will be available in North America on November 17, 2006.
     More than 20 first- and third-party PS3 titles will be available
 through the holidays, resulting in the most robust software line-up ever
 offered by a new console at launch. The launch catalog encompasses the most
 popular game genres, featuring industry leading franchises as well as new
 intellectual properties to be released exclusively on PS3, with most titles
 expected to retail under $60.
     "Our line-up of PS3 games that will be available through the holidays
 is unprecedented in terms of volume, variety and innovation, surpassing any
 previous competitive launch catalog and even our own original offerings for
 other PlayStation(R) platforms," said Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony
 Computer Entertainment America. "We are pioneering a new era of true
 next-generation gaming through such titles as Resistance: Fall of Man, a
 visually arresting game that takes advantage of the large storage capacity
 and exceptional visual clarity offered by Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD); and NBA
 07, running at full 1080p for the highest resolution image possible,
 creating hyper-realistic characters and gameplay never seen before."
     The List of Launch Window Titles Includes:
 
     SCEA Launch Titles
     Resistance: Fall of Man(TM)
     NBA 07
     Genji: Days of the Blade(TM)
 
     Third Party Publisher Titles*
     Blazing Angels(TM) Squadrons of WWII          Ubisoft
     Call of Duty(R)3                              Activision
     EA Sports(TM) Fight Night Round 3             Electronic Arts
     The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion                Bethesda Softworks
     F.E.A.R.(TM)                                  Vivendi Universal Games
     Full Auto(TM)2: Battlelines                   Sega
     Madden NFL(TM) 07                             Electronic Arts
     MARVEL(TM):ULTIMATE ALLIANCE(TM)              Activision
     Mobile Suit Gundam(R): CROSSFIRE(TM)          NAMCO BANDAI Games
     NBA 2K7                                       2K Sports
     Need For Speed(TM) Carbon                     Electronic Arts
     NHL(R) 2K7                                    2K Sports
     RIDGE RACER(R) 7                              NAMCO BANDAI Games
     Sonic the Hedgehog                            Sega
     Tiger Woods PGA Tour(R) 07                    Electronic Arts
     Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(R) Vegas             Ubisoft
     Tony Hawk's Project 8(TM)                     Activision
     Untold Legends(TM) Dark Kingdom(TM)           Sony Online Entertainment
 
     PLAYSTATION(R) Network Offers Unrestrained Community and Creativity
     In addition to a wide array of software titles, SCEA today also
 unveiled the online and network services provided through PS3, which will
 offer distinctive benefits to consumers and developers alike. Consumers
 will be able to enjoy a wide array of PS3 network capabilities, with basic
 features offered absolutely free from day one. Developers will benefit from
 the open platform policy of SCEA, which will allow them more freedom and
 creativity in the development of their games and online/network services.
 The end result will be more than just a place to play games, but a rich
 online environment with strong community aspects as distinctive as the
 titles themselves.
     The entry way into PLAYSTATION Network is XMB(TM) (Xross Media Bar),
 which is the navigation system that enables a complete suite of
 entertainment experiences in three key areas: gaming; network and web
 connectivity; and other entertainment contents such as movies and music.
 The intuitive XMB interface, which is already featured on more than 20
 million PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) shipped worldwide, allows PS3
 users to experience multiplayer games across the network; communicate with
 other players via chat, voice or video; browse the web; download gaming
 content; store/view pictures and video; download and listen to music; and
 shop online.
     Through the online PLAYSTATION(R) Store, consumers can find such items
 as game demos, game-related content and downloadable casual games,
 including titles developed by Sony Computer Entertainment World Wide
 Studios exclusively for download and play only on PS3, such as Blast
 Factor. Once users create a unique, secure PlayStation profile, they cannot
 only communicate with other PS3 users, they can also utilize an electronic
 wallet to purchase content in the PLAYSTATION Store. Downloadable first
 party games will cost less than $15 at launch. More content will be added
 on a regular basis.
     Peripherals to Accompany Comprehensive PS3 Package
     PS3 is an incredible value for the consumer and comes standard with
 advanced technologies, such as the Cell Broadband Engine(TM), built-in BD
 player, internal hard disk drive (HDD), HDMI output standard*, Wireless
 Controller (SIXAXIS(TM)) and network capability -- everything required to
 start enjoying the PS3 right out of the box. SCEA offers a 20GB HDD PS3
 system for $499 and a 60GB HDD unit for $599, which includes built-in Wi-Fi
 connectivity (60GB HDD model only). To further highlight the power of PS3's
 BD player, the Company also announced today that packed in with the first
 half million PS3 systems shipped in North America will be one of this
 summer's biggest blockbuster hits from Sony Pictures Entertainment,
 "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," starring Will Farrell.
 "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" will be sold separately in
 stores nationwide beginning December 12, 2006.
     "As the industry leader, SCEA has always offered comprehensive
 entertainment systems that stand the test of time," said Kaz Hirai. "The
 PS3 system features technologies that are truly next-generation. With so
 much packed into our system, we're confident that the PS3 will be just as
 'future-proof' as our other PlayStation products, allowing consumers to
 enjoy a myriad of digital entertainment content for many years to come."
     Beyond the standard PS3 system package, SCEA also announced today the
 roster of peripherals that will accompany the arrival of PS3. The
 peripherals that will be available in North America on day one will include
 separately sold Wireless Controller (SIXAXIS), available for $49.99, a
 Memory Card Adaptor for transferring game save information from
 PlayStation(R) and PlayStation(R)2 Memory Cards onto the HDD of PS3 for
 $14.99, and coming soon, a BD Remote Control for $24.99.
     About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
     Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the
 entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) and PS one(TM) game
 console, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R)
 (PlayStation(R)Portable) system and the upcoming, much-anticipated
 PLAYSTATION(R)3 system.
     Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer
 Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and
 develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game
 console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the PSP system
 for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer
 Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American
 operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment
 Inc.
     Visit us on the Web at www.playstation.com.
     NOTE: All game titles are trademarked by their respective owners. HDMI
 cable not included. Additional equipment may be required to use the HDMI
 connector. Video output in HD requires cables and an HD-compatible display,
 both sold separately. Use of the PLAYSTATION(R) Network is subject to terms
 of use: www.us.playstation.com/termsofuse , and applicable privacy policy.
 Children under 18 will require parental consent. Broadband internet service
 is required (sold separately). Some broadband services may not work with
 the PLAYSTATION(R) Network and performance may vary. PLAYSTATION(R) Network
 may not be available in all regions and certain content or services may not
 be available to children under 13. Features and offerings of the
 PLAYSTATION(R) Network may change without notice. For more information,
 please visit www.us.playstation.com/termsofuse .
 
 

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

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