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Bristol, 12th October, 2007 - SN Systems, a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) is pleased to announce SN-DBS (Distributed Build System) will be available as a license-free download, to SCEI's licensed PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3), PlayStation®2 and PSP (PlayStation®Portable) game title developers from today.

SN-DBS significantly reduces compile times by distributing source code builds between cooperating PCs on a local area network. SN-DBS can also be used for building assets via the command line. In addition to SN-DBS being made available at no cost, developers also have the added benefit that a new version 2.0 has been launched.

Major improvements of version 2.0 include:

"h Building of multiple projects in parallel.

"h Faster builds compared to SN-DBS v1.4 or earlier

"h Improved GUI with project view.

"h Improved support for asset builds.

SN-DBS is a multi-platform product and will work with all PS3, PSP and PlayStation 2 projects when used in conjunction with a platform-specific compiler. Support fees will no longer be associated with this product, however SN Systems will continue to offer support and develop SN-DBS on an ongoing basis following feedback from game title developers.

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About SN Systems

SN Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. that produces industrystandard

development tools used by console game programmers worldwide.

SN Systems has built a high reputation for understanding and meeting the needs of games developers,

delivering quality software such as ProDG, ProView and Tuner while offering unrivalled first-class support.

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About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP®

(PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is

a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-theart Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

"PlayStation" and "PLAYSTATION" are registered trademarks and "PS3" and "PSP" are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SN-DBS is a trademark of SN Systems.

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