For Immediate Release
London, 24th February 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced a huge and colourful year for its PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system with the arrival of some big-name titles in 2009 for PAL territories. LittleBigPlanet™ and MotorStorm®, previously only available on PLAYSTATION®3, will be coming to PSP this year, joining the ranks of popular PlayStation® franchises such as the ever entertaining Buzz!™
Those who like to give their mind a workout and their creativity an outlet will find themselves enchanted by the unique world of LittleBigPlanet which allows players to create their own levels and share them with the community. Petrol-heads with a taste for danger can experience the wild world of MotorStorm: Arctic Edge. The brutal off-road racing game goes off-piste, with an Arctic adventure in its most extreme location yet! And quiz maestro Buzz is back on PSP, searching for the smartest people in the country, in Buzz! Brain of the UK. These are just the start of a stellar line-up of games coming to PSP this year, positioning 2009 as the biggest year for PSP to date.
“There are a lot of big claims in the gaming industry but we’re confident when we say that 2009 is going to be an exciting year for PSP,” said Mark Hardy, European Marketing Director, SCEE.“Our fans have demanded big PSP titles and this year, we’re going to deliver again and again. With Resistance: Retribution™, already on its way to stores, PSP gamers are going to get one big franchise after another.”
PSP is a world of fun in your hands or pocket: the ultimate handheld companion for anyone who loves entertainment on the go. It offers gaming, film, music, chat with Skype, GPS navigation with Go!Explore, photography, downloadable games and content via PlayStation®Store, while PSP-3000, which became available in 2008, features an enhanced screen and a built-in microphone. This year, PSP will also become available in a range of new colours*. With all of this and more, you’re sure to want to pick up a PSP soon– that’s if you haven’t already. Find out more at www.playstation.com.
*For more information about PSP Colours, please contact your local PR manager.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 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. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006, over 21.3 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 136.3 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 50.0 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 17 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 332 million items have been downloaded.
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