Use Go!Explore in your car or on foot - it's up to you
Las Vegas, January 7th 2008 - In early Spring 2008, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) owners need never get lost again - thanks to a new addition to the Go! range called Go!Explore which puts 3D city mapping in users' hands by turning PSP into a state-of-the-art Personal GPS Navigation System system. Just enter your destination and Go!Explore will do the rest for you.
The Go!Explore setup consists of an attachable GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver and a UMD disc of the user's chosen maps. At the touch of a button, users will be able to find their position on a map and work out the direction they need to take. Go!Explore works both on foot and in the car and - as most of the hardware is in the PSP attachment - it offers a top-notch Personal GPS Navigation System system at a fraction of the cost of other systems on the market.
On foot, you'll be able to plot your way through cities in 3D thanks to the fully modelled city maps contained on the UMD discs. Simply load the UDM disc, select your destination, and watch as the city's landmarks and points of interest appear on-screen in 3D. You can download new maps and upgrades from PLAYSTATION®Network (PSN) - a resource that guarantees you'll find those special locations - wherever you're travelling.
When you're in the car, you'll benefit from different display modes for day and night, meaning that you'll always get the clearest view of where you're going. And don't worry about your battery life or where to put your PSP while driving - we've got Car Adaptor and Car Mount accessories on the way too - bundled together in one package.
And don't worry about the credentials of the product - as well as the awesome hardware of PSP, Go!Explore uses the technology of two other market leaders: map data industry leader TeleAtlas and navigation software legends NavNGo.
"Go!Explore is a stunning addition to the Go! range," said Stephane Hareau, PSP Senior Brand Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "Who would have previously thought that PSP owners would be able to use PSP to navigate their way around an unfamiliar city? It's an awesome product and another testament to the unrivalled potential of PSP."
The three ways to buy Go!Explore for PSP:GPS receiver and UMD (including maps of the relevant country): RRP 119 GPS receiver, UMD (including maps), Car Adaptor and Car Mount: RRP 149 PSP, GPS receiver, UMD (including maps), Car Adaptor and Car Mount: RRP 299
Packs mapping the following areas are initially available: UK/Ireland
Germany / Austria / Switzerland Spain / Portugal Italy
Benelux Go!Explore supports 11 unique audio languages on every geographic version; English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish. Updates will be available from PLAYSTATION®Store for PSP at www.store.playstation.com. Notes to Editors:
SCEE will be hosting a number of exclusive Go! Explore preview demonstrations at CES on Tuesday afternoon 8th January. For more information or to attend a CES demo, please call or email Nick Sharples on +44 7764 286 495 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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