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SN Systems to launch Tuner for PLAYSTATION®3


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SN Systems to launch Tuner for PLAYSTATION®3

Bristol, March, 2006 - SN Systems, a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) specializing in software development tools, is delighted to announce the launch and availability of Tuner for PLAYSTATION®3 to all registered game title developers.

Available for free evaluation and trial, Tuner for PLAYSTATION®3 is a profiling tool that enables developers to quickly highlight bottlenecks and conflicts in source code, helping them to improve code performance.

Andy Beveridge, co-founder and Director of SN Systems commented, "Tuner has already been a major product, both on the PlayStation®2 and PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable), so it was a natural progression to develop it for PLAYSTATION®3. This latest version has been tailored to the PLAYSTATION®3's threaded architecture which will really help developers take advantage of the new hardware. It's another key tool in SN Systems' range of products that developers can depend on as they gear up for the release of their game titles."

For more information regarding Tuner for PLAYSTATION®3 or to arrange a trial please contact

About SN Systems

SN Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. that produces industry-standard 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 and the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment 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 portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. 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 of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

PSP is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

ProDG is a registered trademark of SN Systems.

ProView and Tuner are trademarks of SN Systems Limited.

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