Sony Computer Entertainment America Launches Limited-Edition Daxter(TM) PSP(R) Entertainment Pack With Newly Designed PSP(R)(PlayStation(R)Portable) System

Package Includes New 'Ice Silver' PSP system, Daxter, 'Family Guy' Video,

and 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) - All for $199.99 (MSRP)

Sep 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

    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,,, 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
 fiscal year.
     --  Component AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long
         ($19.99 MSRP)
     --  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.
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 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
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