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SCEUK announces SingStar Popworld for UK release

London, March 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce the May 2005 release of SingStarTM Popworld, a perfect addition to the million-selling SingStarTM franchise launched in 2004 on PlayStation®2.

Complimenting the acclaimed SingStarTM range with a fresh new look and a broad contemporary song selection, SingStarTM Popworld includes 30 new tracks and supports the impressive list of household-names already featured in the SingStarTM range, a great recipe to spice up any party!

All the tunes in this unrivalled line-up are easily recognisable and fun to sing with many chart-topping hits of the last three years. The track list is filled with music superstars including original artists such as Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Keane, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas.

Classic gameplay modes from previous SingStarTM games make a welcome comeback in SingStarTM Popworld. Pass the Mic and Duets return, along with new original features such as "Rap Scoring". Gain extra points as you battle against your crew to see who is the master of the mic, with the ultimate MC showdown! In Medley mode, short segments of five different songs are strung together, challenging would be pop stars to think fast and score high before the tune changes. In addition, SingStarTM Popworld incorporates brand new voice filters that can be used in Playback Mode to distort and enhance players' vocal performance.

Developed by SCEE's London Studio, SingStarTM Popworld comes with two microphones that plug into PlayStation 2 via a USB adaptor, offering an instant multi-play experience as the SingStarTM technology analyses the player's vocal skills, based on their pitch, tone and rhythm. The game is also EyeToy® compatible allowing players to actually see themselves singing within the game.

Whether you want to Entertain like Robbie or Sing like Jamelia, there will be loads of new tracks for you on SingStarTM Popworld. Releasing this spring, exclusively on PlayStation 2.

SCE UK Offering:

  • Co-branded product with intro video featuring Simon and Miquita, logo on packaging and in-game, feature on all POS, web and other advertising materials

Popworld Offering:

  • Coverage on air, including editorial piece with presenters / artists playing the game and viewer competitions on up to four occasions
  • Access to email database of 300,000 consumers which we can use on up to four occasions
  • Extensive coverage online with a dedicated homepage editorial area on the Popworld website for a one month duration on up to four separate occasions

Visit our website:

TM">www.SingStarTM game.com

www.popworld.com

www.scee.com

For further information please contact:

Jennifer Kong (jennie_kong@scee.net)

Tel: 020 7911 8176 Fax: 020 7734 4926

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one and PlayStation 2 software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the two formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of December 2004, over 39 million PlayStation units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 101 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of December 2004, over 29 million PlayStation 2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 81 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered 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 and www.playstation.com.

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