London, 6th October 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) scooped 5 BAFTA British Academy Video Games Awards to become the most successful software developer at an event held in London last night.
LocoRoco (Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan Studio) picked up two awards for best Children's game and best Character while Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan Studio) also picked up a double for best Action and Adventure and Artistic Achievement. BUZZ! - The BIG Quiz (SCEE/Relentless Software) was awarded top honours for best Casual and Social game.
"On behalf of the development teams who worked so hard to push the limits of creativity and innovation, I'd like to thank the members of the Academy for recognising these titles. It's a great honour and inspiration to our entire development organisation," said Phil Harrison, President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.
In total SCEE had eight titles and a total of 20 nominations across 13 of the 17 categories.
The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) is the United Kingdom's leading organisation dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the fields of the moving image. The BAFTA British Academy Video Games Awards recognise artistic, creative and technical innovation within all aspects of the video games industry and are now poised to be the global benchmark for excellence in video games. 2006 is the debut year for the awards.
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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. As at 27 July 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 104 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 platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of June 2006, over 39.5 million PlayStation®2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 106 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 June 2006, over 6 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 19 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
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