FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 14, 2009– Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the limited-edition DISSIDIA™ FINAL FANTASY® PSP® Entertainment Pack to be offered exclusively at GameStop locations in the United States. The package, available starting August 25 for $199.99 (MSRP), brings together Square Enix’s highly anticipated DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY 3-D action game with the PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system, creating the ultimate portable entertainment experience for FINAL FANTASY fans. The Entertainment Pack includes a“Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system; the DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY game; the CGI film, FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children®, on UMD™; and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™.
“With its rich graphics, meticulous attention to detail and exhilarating gameplay experience, the FINAL FANTASY franchise is considered one of the most successful gaming franchises in history,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA.“We saw this as a tremendous opportunity to partner with Square Enix and GameStop, giving FINAL FANTASY fans an exclusive package at an incredible value. With an unparalleled PSP lineup in 2009, we’re committed to bringing consumers the best in portable entertainment. The DISSIDIA PSP bundle complements the breadth and depth of the PSP’s software offerings this year.”
“SCEA has long been an industry leader and a great and valuable partner. Because PSP is such an impressive gaming platform, it made perfect sense to leverage the strength of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY and create an exclusive package for FINAL FANTASY fans,” said Ami Blaire, Vice President, Marketing, Square Enix, Inc.“We’ve seen the FINAL FANTASY franchise perform extremely well on the PSP platform and look forward to many more collaborations with SCEA in the future.”
“GameStop is about helping consumers get the most out of gaming,” said Bob McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, GameStop Corp.“This exclusive PSP entertainment pack is a perfect example of providing FINAL FANTASY fans an exceptional value on an outstanding platform.”
The limited-edition DISSIDIAFINAL FANTASY entertainment pack features“Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system, along with the following:
- <*>DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY– Developed by Square Enix, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY does what no other FINAL FANTASYtitle has done before, bringing together an all-star cast to give players a chance to see their favorite FINAL FANTASY characters engage in high-intensity battles.*> <*>FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children– FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children continues the game’s storyline in this CG-animated film, featuring non-stop action and exciting visual effects. Two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to the sacrifices made in order to bring peace. However, the world will soon face a new menace. A mysterious illness is spreading fast. Old enemies are astir. And Cloud, who walked away from the life of a hero to live in solitude, must step forward yet again...*> <*>2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo– Leverages the PSP system’s multimedia functionality by storing photos, music, videos, and game saves.*>
All PSP entertainment packs offer incredible value to consumers by bundling everything one needs to experience the PSP platform, from the hardware to games, videos and memory– all for $199.99 (MSRP).With the best software lineup to date to come in 2009, the PSP platform is experiencing a rapid growth among its install base and seeing significant support from SCEA’s publishing partners.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.