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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Announces Launch of PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) Giga Pack

Exceptional value PSP offers huge capacity

London, 20 October 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that it would be introducing the limited edition PSPTM Giga Pack to Europe, the Middle East and Africa in mid November.

With a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo included, the PSP Giga Pack provides exceptional storage opportunities for a combination of movies, music, and photographs, allowing PSP owners to enjoy a full range of entertainment options wherever they may be. The PSP Giga Pack also contains an added value package of accessories, including the PSP System, a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, battery pack, AC Adaptor, USB cable and an all-new PSP stand for easy hands-free viewing.

Introduced especially for the Christmas gift season, and available for a limited time only, the Giga Pack offers exceptional value for money, at a price far lower than if consumers bought the PSP Value Pack and 1GB Memory stick separately. With an RRP of just 299.99 (£214.99), the PSP Giga Pack will be available in the UK and Ireland on 21st November and throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa on 28th November 2005.

With more than 30 times the capacity of the Memory Stick supplied in the Value Pack, the Giga Pack's 1GB High Speed Memory Stick PRO Duo frees the entertainment potential of PSP, allowing users to store and play over 30 hours of their favourite music tracks, store and view over 500 high resolution digital photos or play two full Hollywood movies back to back.

The PSP branded 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo will also be sold separately at retail from the beginning of November for consumers who have already purchased a PSP Value Pack and wish to upgrade their entertainment storage capacity.

Since its European launch on 1st September 2005, PSP has become a hugely successful cultural phenomenon, selling over a million units throughout the PAL territories in just under a month. With an extensive line-up of over 40 games and over 100 movies on UMDTM from major Hollywood studios, as well as unique game, music and video content available to download from the internet at , PSP has taken the entertainment world by storm.

With many more movies and games scheduled for release for the Christmas period, including the much acclaimed Pursuit Force from SCEE and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories from Rockstar Games, the PSP Giga Pack offers consumers the perfect choice for all their Christmas entertainment needs.

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About PlayStation PortableTM

PlayStation Portable is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation®2, PlayStation Portable features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. PlayStation Portable also adopts a newly developed compact but high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its storage medium. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick DuoTM, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless LAN PSP is the new entertainment platform from PlayStation.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one®, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation Portable® software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes games software for the three formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the PAL territories. At the end of June 2005, over 40 million PlayStation® units had been shipped across these PAL territories, over 102 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of July 2005, over 33 million PlayStation®2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 91 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the launch of the PSP in Japan in December 2005 and 21 July 2005, over 5 million PSPs have been shipped worldwide.

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PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one and PS2 are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP and UMD (Universal Media Disc) are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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