Sony Computer Entertainment America Introduces Metal Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of The Patriots PS3 Bundle Available in Late Q2 2008 in North America Company Also Announces Limited-Edition God of War(R) PSP(R) Entertainment

Pack and April Availability of DUALSHOCK(R)3 Wireless Controller for North


    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual retail and
 publisher conference Destination PlayStation, Sony Computer Entertainment
 America (SCEA) announced details of upcoming PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) and
 PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) (PSP-2000) hardware bundles with two of the
 most highly anticipated 2008 titles. The company also announced the April
 2008 availability of DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller in North America.
     To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal
 Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008, SCEA will introduce a
 PS3 bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal
 Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller
 for $499 (MSRP).
     SCEA also announced the June 2008 availability of the limited-edition
 God of War(R) PSP Entertainment Pack for $199.99 (MSRP). The God of War
 Entertainment Pack will include a "Deep Red" PSP with God of War himself,
 Kratos, silk-screened on the back of the unit, a copy of the highly
 anticipated upcoming God of War: Chains of Olympus game for PSP, the hit
 comedy movie from Columbia Pictures, "Superbad(TM)," on UMD(TM) (Universal
 Media Disc), and a PLAYSTATION(R)Network voucher to download Syphon
 Filter(R): Combat Ops from PLAYSTATION(R)Store. The stand-alone version of
 God of War: Chains of Olympus launches on March 4, 2008.
     "Working closely with our retail and publishing partners and sharing
 our hardware and software roadmaps at Destination PlayStation gives us a
 great opportunity to outline some key milestones for the year. In response
 to incredible demand, we will be manufacturing more 80GB PS3s for North
 America and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 80GB PS3 bundle is
 an ideal way to offer that continued value to our consumers," said Jack
 Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "With Blu-ray having won the format war,
 our stellar software line-up and a broad product portfolio, we will
 continue to drive the incredible momentum we've been generating since last
     SCEA will introduce the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for the first
 time in North America in April 2008 for $54.99 (MSRP). DUALSHOCK 3, which
 incorporates both rumble and motion sensing SIXAXIS(TM) technologies,
 maintains the award-winning design and precise, responsive features of
 PlayStation controllers. The added rumble feature, combined with the
 SIXAXIS system, enhances the gamer experience with more interactive,
 intuitive and immersive game play experience and will work with more than
 100 current PS3 titles.
     In additional news coming from Destination PlayStation, SCEA announced
 Metal Gear Solid(R)4: Guns of the Patriots will be available in North
 America in late Q2 2008. A Metal Gear Online "Starter Pack" will also be
 launched to support online game play. Gamers can select a single player
 experience or take the action online with up to 16 players and battle it
 out using the latest weapons and stealth techniques. For those eager to
 take on Solid Snake's nemesis, Liquid Ocelot, a nationwide pre-sell
 promotion will enable gamers to pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the
 Patriots and be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear
 Online scheduled for late April.
     About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
     Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the
 entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation(R) and PS one(R) game console,
 the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R)
 (PlayStation(R)Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking
 PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and
 network services PLAYSTATION(R)Network and PLAYSTATION(R)Store.
     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, PLAYSTATION 3 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
     "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", "PSP", "PS one" and the PlayStation logo
 are registered trademarks and "PS3", "SIXAXIS" and "UMD" are trademarks of
 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

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