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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan To Release Slim-Line PlayStation(R)2 In Satin Silver For The Holiday Season

PlayStation®2 Satin Silver to Become Available as a Limited Time Offer

Tokyo, October 20, 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would introduce a new Satin Silver color to the slim-line PlayStation®2 in Japan, on Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, at an open price.

Slim-line PlayStation 2 has been highly successful in the market since its launch in 2004, boosting demand from first-time buyers and existing PlayStation 2 owners renewing to the new model, and particularly with the introduction of a new standard Ceramic White color this spring, it has continued to gain stronger support from a wide range of users.

Satin Silver, a stylish color that excellently coordinates with other consumer electronics and audio-visual products, will be launched as the third color for the slim-line PlayStation 2 for a limited time. Analog Controller DUALSHOCK®2 and Vertical Stand will come in the same color and will be sold together in one package. Users now have a choice from a lineup of three fashionable hardware colors.

Accompanying the PlayStation 2 hardware, a lineup of exciting new software titles, as well as PlayStation 2 the Best series, will be released towards the year-end/New Years peak selling season. More than 250 titles are planned to be launched this holiday season, including highly expected titles such as NARUTO:Narutimate.Hero 3 by BANDAI CO.,LTD., ONIMUSHA: DAWN OF DREAMS by Capcom Co., Ltd., TALES OF THE ABYSS by NAMCO LIMITED, Ratchet&Clank 4th and Rouge Galaxy by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII- and KINGDOM HEARTS II by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

As a separately sold accessory, Analog Controller DUALSHOCK 2 and Memory Card (8MB)(for PlayStation 2) will also become available in Satin Silver (as a standard accessory color).

SCEJ will continue to expand PlayStation®, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms and will create and develop a new world of computer entertainment for the broadband era through the fusion of game, music, movies, and broadcasting.

Product Outline

Product Name PlayStation®2

Color Satin Silver

Product Code SCPH-75000 SSS

Included PlayStation 2 console x 1

Analog Controller DUALSHOCK®2 (Satin Silver) x 1

AV Cable (integrated audio/video) x 1

AC Adaptor (AC power cord included) x 1

Vertical Stand (Satin Silver) x 1

Release Date November 23rd, 2005 (Wednesday)

Recommended Retail Price Open Price

*The Vertical Stand for the old model (SCPH-10040 and SCPH-10220) cannot be used with the new PlayStation 2 (SCPH-75000 SSS), due to difference in design.

Separately Sold Accessory

Product Name Analog Controller DUALSHOCK®2

Product Code SCPH-10010 SS

Color Satin Silver

Release Date November 23rd, 2005 (Wednesday)

Recommended Retail Price 2,800 yen (2,940 yen tax inclusive)

Product Name Memory Card (8MB)(for PlayStation®2)

Product Code SCPH-10020 SS

Color Satin Silver

Release Date November 23rd, 2005 (Wednesday)

Recommended Retail Price 2,800 yen (2,940 yen tax inclusive)

About Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, a division company of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. based in Japan, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation ®Portable handheld entertainment system, and also develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing program for these two platforms.

PlayStation, DUALSHOCK, PSP and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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