London, 1 November 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced the launch of Media Manager for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) allowing users to easily transfer, share and manage their PSP content with their Personal Computer (PC).
Developed by Sony Media Software, the new Media Manager for PSP will enable users to transfer video, photos, documents, podcasts and music to and from the PSP system using the simple drag-and-drop method. Users will be able to simultaneously transfer multiple items from their PC to their PSP system and a media previewing function will also assist in the easy flow of content to and from the PSP system.
Media Manager for PSP will support a vast majority of file formats (see Notes to Editors) and will automatically convert files to allow users to easily view or listen to a massive library of content that is available to the PSP community. Along with simple management of content, users will also be able to transfer Internet Explorer favourites to their PSP system plus easily backup games saves and move game saves between Memory Stick Duo.
"We are delighted to launch Media Manager for PSP in Europe. Media Manager adds a great deal to the everyday running of the PSP system and ensures that it will remain the ultimate entertainment companion for all present and future PSP users'' said Stephane Hareau, PSP Senior Brand Manager for SCEE. ''Consumers will now be able to organise and manage non-game content like videos, music, photos and much more on their PSP with the utmost ease''
Media Manager for PSP will be available to download for 9.99 (£7.99) from the 3rd of November (details at yourpsp.com) and boxed in store for 19.99 (£14.99) from the 8th of November. Vouchers to download Media Manager for PSP will be included with specific PSP bundles.
Note to Editors:
Supported File Formats
Audio - mp3, ATRAC, wma, wav, pca, ogg, m1a, mpa, m2a, m4a, m4b, aac, mp4
Video - mp4, avi, wmv, mov, qt, dv, mpg, mpeg, mpeg1, mpeg2, mmv, m1p, mp1, mp2, m2t, 3gp, m4v
Image - jpg, jpeg, jpe, jfif, pnp, gif, bmp, dib, tiff, tif
Document - .txt, .rtf, .doc, .wri, .wpd, .wps, .xls, .html, .mht, .htm
Video File Size
One minute of video will take approximately 3.5 MB when using the Low AVC setting or 6.6 MB when using the High AVC setting. The following table illustrates how many hours and minutes of video you can fit on common sizes of Memory Stick Duo media:
FORMAT 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
(384 Kbps video; 512 Kbps total) 0:09 0:17 0:34 1:08 2:16 4:33 9:06
(768 Kbps video; 896 Kbps total) 0:04 0:09 0:19 0:39 1:18 2:36 5:12
For further information please contact:
Nick Sharples ( email@example.com)
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Tel: + 44 207 859 5301/5349 Fax: + 44 207 859 5036
For more information contact:
SCEE Press Centre
Tel: +44 (0)20 7859 5000
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. As at Sept 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 102 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 formats in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of September 2006, over 42 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 111 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 September 2006, over 8 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 22.9 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at
http://www.playstation.com and http://www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at http://www.scee.presscentre.com.
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