FOSTER CITY, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer
Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the
limited-edition Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack, which features the
new PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) system to be offered in North America.
The package, available starting today for $199.99 (MSRP), delivers an
all-in-one portable entertainment experience right out of the box,
including a new "Ice Silver" colored PSP system; the action-packed
"Greatest Hits" game, Daxter; the animated TV comedy, "Family Guy -- The
Freakin' Sweet Collection," on UMD(TM) (Universal Media Disc); and a 1GB
Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM). The new PSP system -- rolling out globally, as
announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in July -- has a more
streamlined form factor and a video-out port, among other enhancements.
"PSP sales have soared since we introduced the $169.99 price point in
April, and that momentum will only continue with the launch of the newly
designed PSP, which has generated strong interest among consumers since we
announced it at E3," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "With our
growing software library, which includes more than 140 new releases in the
pipeline this fiscal year, the PSP platform is poised for significant
growth. The Daxter Entertainment Pack offers a great opportunity for
consumers to jump in to PlayStation(R) Portable experience with content
that demonstrates the multi-functionality of the system, all for a great
The Daxter package provides everything consumers need to enjoy the
ultimate in portable entertainment, making it an ideal gift for the
upcoming holiday shopping season. This limited-edition offering features an
"Ice Silver" PSP system, the first new color available in North America,
along with the following:
-- Daxter -- Developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, Daxter is a PSP
"Greatest Hits" title that set the standard for character action games
on PSP. Daxter takes place during the two years he searches for Jak,
whose imprisonment was shown at the beginning of Jak II(TM).
Developed from the outset as a modern 3D platformer, Daxter sports a
full-featured move-set, seamless level transition through vibrant
environments and incredible animation detail.
-- "Family Guy -- The Freakin' Sweet Collection" -- Get ready for five
deliciously absurd chapters in the lives of America's most twisted
animated family! These are the hand-picked, hands-down favorite
episodes of Seth MacFarlane, the delightfully demented genius behind
"Family Guy" (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment).
-- 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo -- Store your photos, music, videos, and game
To coincide with the release of the new PSP system, SCEA is launching
an advertising campaign that includes dedicated print and online executions
to support the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack in media outlets including
IGN, ESPN.com, MTV.com, and MySpace. In addition, a TV spot will air later
this fall on network, syndication and cable highlighting the enhanced
design and new features of the PSP system.
As part of the roll-out of the new PSP system, several peripherals will
be available at retail, enabling consumers to take full advantage of the
updated design. The following accessories will be offered in the initial
launch timeframe, and additional peripherals will be launching later this
-- Component AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long
-- AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long ($19.99 MSRP)
-- Headphones with Remote Control ($29.99 MSRP)
In addition to the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack� SCEA will offer two
additional PSP SKUs at retail. PSP Core Pack, with PSP in "Piano Black," an
AC adaptor, and battery pack, will be available later in September for
$169.99 (MSRP). The limited-edition Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP
Entertainment Pack, including a special "Ceramic White" PSP with a
silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back of the unit and the
PSP-exclusive title, Star Wars Battlefront(R): Renegade Squadron(TM), will
be available on October 9 for $199.99 (MSRP).
About PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system
PSP is the first truly integrated handheld entertainment system
designed to handle multiple applications -- music, video, photo, Internet,
and wireless connectivity, with games as its key feature. PSP system
features an unmatched library of portable entertainment content, totaling
more than 270 games and more than 450 feature films, TV programs, and
videos from major studios and record labels, as well as downloadable
content from the Internet.
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
consoles, the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION(R)3
(PS3(TM)) computer entertainment 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, the PSP system
and the PS3 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.
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