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Range of up to 20 titles from June 2006

Los Angeles, 9th May 2006 - For only the third time in the history of PlayStation®, a new collection of 'Platinum' greatest hits games will debut throughout Europe and Australia from 1st June 2006.

The new Platinum range for PSP (PlayStation® Portable) will feature a collection of the most highly acclaimed and best selling PSP titles, and will be launched from 1st June throughout Europe, the Middle East and Australia at a price of 24.99.

PlayStation's Platinum range has always stood for terrific genre defining games at great value, and over 52 million units have already been sold for the PlayStation 2. The PSP Platinum range will initially include up to 20 best selling titles from first and third party publishers.

Commenting on the launch of Platinum, SCEE's Vice President of Product Marketing, Simon Rutter said, "The Platinum collections have been hugely successful. Experienced gamers know that they are getting the pick of the crop with a Platinum title, and are doing so at a great price, while the Platinum collection on PSP provides the perfect entry route for those new to handheld gaming - an unbeatable combination!"

From SCEE comes a lineup to suit everyone; for sports fans there is Everybody's Golf, WRC and F1 Grand Prix, for fans of classic gaming there is Medievil Resurrection and Ridge Racer, and for lovers of bang-up-to-date innovation there is the hugely successful Pursuit Force.

The Platinum range is further enriched with top selling classics from the world's most accomplished third party publishers, including Virtua Tennis World Tour from Sega, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006 from THQ, Need for Speed Underground Rivals, Burnout Legends and Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire from Electronic Arts and Peter Jackson's King Kong from Ubisoft.

"We are absolutely delighted that the success of Virtua Tennis World Tour has made it eligible to join the PSP Platinum collection," said Mike Hayes, Chief Operating Officer of Sega Europe. "As with previous Platinum collections, this brand represents a huge 'seal of quality' for the consumer. It is a great accolade and a ringing endorsement of the popularity of Virtua Tennis World Tour".

For more information contact:

SCEE Press Centre
Tel:+44 (0)20 7859 5000

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. As at 27 April 2006

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®2 and PSP (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2006, over 38 million PlayStation®2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 103 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2006, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 17 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.

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