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Go! Sudoku Launches on PSP - With a Competitive Twist!

1,000 brand new puzzles to complete, more to download

3rd October 2005

Sudoku gets competitive - go head-to-head in multiplayer modes

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today the arrival of Go! Sudoku on PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) this December. Based on the Japanese number puzzles that have taken the world by storm, Go! Sudoku will be your lifelong Sudoku companion with a totally fresh new look and playing experience for Sudoku experts and novices alike.

You'll never be waiting for a new puzzle with Go! Sudoku as it comes fully loaded with 1,000 brand new puzzles and will have additional puzzles available for download.

Challenge yourself with four levels of difficultly from easy to fiendish. Relax with a quiet Sudoku challenge or experience the first ever multiplayer Sudoku competitions. Complete with animated background themes, time goals, music and sound, this is the game that introduces PSP to serious Sudoku players - on the Go!

For the first time Sudoku is no longer a solitary pastime - Go! Sudoku offers players a multiplayer option where up to four people can enjoy a range of games including pass, versus or battle for competitive or collaborative gameplay. There is music to help get your brain in gear, and, for that personal touch, players can set the games against their favourite photographic backdrop.

To get beginners started, Go! Sudoku has tutorial, training and an innovative help system for novices that gives players five chances to input the right number in each puzzle - but after that players are on their own. Go! Sudoku features:

  • Game Share - send your PSP owning friends up to 5 Sudoku puzzles to try
  • Save your scores with Best Times and merge records wirelessly with other players to see who really is kingpin
  • Personalise your Sudoku experience with pictures from your photo directory
  • Enjoy animated 'elemental' grid backdrops covering air, earth, water and fire
  • Test your nerve with the Time Challenge Mode
  • Keep it fresh with downloadable content. Set for launch in 2006, the downloadable content will include brand new puzzle packs

So - ditch the pens and pick up a PSP to enjoy mind-challenging gaming at its very best - Go! Sudoku exclusively on PSP this Christmas.

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For further information please contact:

Jennie Kong (jennie_kong@scee.net)

PR Manager

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

Notes to Editors

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

About PSPTM(PlayStation® Portable)

PlayStation Portable is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PlayStation Portable features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. PlayStation Portable also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick DuoTM, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless LAN.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® Portable software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of June 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and 20th July 2005, over 33 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 91 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2004 and 21 July 2005, over 5 million PSPs have been shipped worldwide.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at http://www.scee.com , www.yourpsp.com and www.playstation.com. or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.

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