PLAYSTATION®MOVE MOTION CONTROLLERTO HIT WORLDWIDE MARKET STARTING THIS SEPTEMBER

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tokyo, June 16, 2010– Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release PlayStation ® Move motion controller*1for the PlayStation ® 3 (PS3 TM ) system on September 15, 2010 in Europe/PAL territories and in Asian countries/regions*2 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of€39.99. It will also become available in North America on September 19 at a RRP of $49.99 and in Japan on October 21 at a RRP of 3,980 yen (including tax). PlayStation ® Move navigation controller, one-handed controller to be used along with the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day in each region at a RRP of€29.99, US$29.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax), respectively.

Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation ® Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray TM disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP). Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). The PlayStation Eye camera will also be sold separately for $39.99 (RRP).

On the software front, SCE Worldwide Studios will release more than 20 titles that are either dedicated to or supported with the PlayStation Move platform in fiscal year 2010 ending March 2011. Exciting and innovative software titles available in the launch window will include; Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition by CAPCOM Co., Ltd., Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games Inc., Tiger Woos PGA ® Tour 11 by Electronic Arts Ltd, Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest by WB Games Inc, EyePet, Sports Champions, Kung Fu Rider by SCE and many more*3. SCE, with support from third party developers and publishers, will continue to further enhance the software title line-up to offer high-definition motion-based gaming experience only available on the PS3 platform.

Furthermore, SCE also announced today the release of two PlayStation Move controller peripherals,“PlayStation Move ® Charging Station” and“PlayStation ® Move shooting attachment,” that will help further enhancing the PlayStation Move experience.

? PlayStation Move charging station

By utilizing the“charging station,” users will be able to charge up to two PlayStation Move controllers, motion controller or the navigation controller, at once without having to connect them to the PS3 system. The“charging station” will become available concurrently with the motion controller launch in each region at a RRP of€29.99, US$29.99 and 2,480 yen (including tax), respectively.

? PlayStation Move shooting attachment

The“shooting attachment,” designed to place the PlayStation Move motion controller horizontally, will allow players to hold the motion controller as if they are holding a gun and to easily aim at an in-game target. The trigger on the attachment is interlocked with the motion controller T button and will enable users to intuitively play the game, not only limited to shooting games but also on games that may require precise button input and control. It will deliver immersive gameplay and will work perfectly with software titles like The Shoot!*3 by SCE and Time Crises: Razing Storm by Bandai Namco Games Inc. which is expected to support the attachment. The“shooting attachment” will become available starting this fall in each region at a RRP of€14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax), respectively.

Through the introduction of PlayStation Move controllers, attractive software line-ups and peripherals, SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation.

*1 Users will need to use the PlayStation Eye camera to enjoy PlayStation Move motion controller on PS3.

*2 Pricing of the motion controller in Asian countries/regions is equivalent to US$39.99. Pricing of the navigation controller is equivalent to US$29.99.The pricing will vary by countries or regions.

*3 Title line-up and release date will differ by each region. Please refer to the separately attached software line-up list for further details.

Product Outline

PlayStation ® Move motion controller

Product name PlayStation ® Move motion controller

Product code CECH-ZCM1

Release date Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010

Recommended retail price€39.99, US$49.99, 3,980 yen (including tax)

Color Black

Mass Approx. 145 g

External dimension Approx. 200mm× 46mm (height× diameter)

Battery type Built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Voltage DC 3.7 V

Operating temperature 5?~35?

Included Strap

PlayStation ® Move navigation controller

Product name PlayStation ® Move navigation controller

Product code CECH-ZCS1

Release date Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010

Recommended retail price€29.99, US$29.99, 2,980 yen (including tax)

Color Black

Mass Approx. 95 g

External dimension Approx. 138mm× 42mm (height× diameter)

Battery type Built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion batter

Voltage DC 3.7 V

Operating temperature 5?~35?

PlayStation ® Move charging station

Product name PlayStation ® Move charging station

Product code CECH-ZCC1

Release date Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/regions: starting Sept. 15, 2010, North America: starting Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010

Recommended retail price€29.99, US$29.99, 2480 yen (including tax)

Mass Approx. 190 g

External dimension Approx. 160mm× 90mm× 34mm (width× height× length)

Included AC Adaptor× 1

AC Cable× 1

PlayStation ® Move shooting attachment

Product name PlayStation ® Move shooting attachment

Product code CECH-ZGA1

Release date Fall 2010

Recommended retail price€14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax)

Mass Approx. 150 g

External dimension Approx. 167mm× 145mm× 55mm (width× height× length)

PlayStation ® Eye

Product name PlayStation ® Eye

Recommended retail price€29.99*4, US$39.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax)

Mass Approx. 173 g

External dimension Approx. 84× 67× 57 mm (width× height× length)

Power consumption 5v, Maximum of 500mA

Operating temperature 5?~35?

Connector USB 2.0

Cable length Approx. 2m

Video capture*5 Maximum of 640 x 480 pixel

Frame rate*5 640 x 480 at 60 frames/ second

320 x 240 at 120 frames/ second

Lens head 2.1 F-stop,<1% distortion, fixed focus

Range of distance 25cm - 8 (in wide angle view)

Field of view 56? (standard view) - 75? (wide angle view) FOV zoom lens

Sound recognition Built-in 4 microphone array

*4 New pricing for Europe/PAL territories will go effective concurrently with the launch of the motion controller.

*5 Video capture and frame rate will differ according to the software used.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation ® game console, the PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation ® 3 (PS3 ® ) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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