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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Announces Peripherals for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)go

Sony Computer Entertainment - 09/24/2009

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that it will release a Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver and Converter Cable Adaptor for PSP (PlayStation Portable)go (PSP-N1000) on December 24, 2009, in Japan, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 4,980 yen and 1,980 yen (both including tax), respectively. These accessories will also become available in North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries and regions beginning January 2010.

-- Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver

With a sleek design that matches perfectly with PSPgo, users will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment content sounds comfortably through the Bluetooth wireless technology with the combination of a commercially available head-phone and head-set (head-set not included). The Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver pairs easily with PSPgo by simply holding the power button of the Receiver, and operation buttons on the Receiver will also enable users to instantly play, stop, pause, forward, rewind, and adjust the volume of music and videos. Additionally, the receiver can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth devices by using the Multi Pairing Feature.

-- Converter Cable Adaptor

With the new Converter Cable Adaptor*(1), PSPgo users will be able to utilize the existing peripherals for PSP designed for PSP-1000, 2000 and 3000 series on the PSPgo system that adopts the Multi use connector.

Additional peripherals and accessories will be released for PSPgo in conjunction with PSPgo launch in North America to enhance its portability and convenience, including:

   -- Cradle                                          $29.99 (SRP)
   -- AV Cable                                        $19.99 (SRP)
   -- Component AV Cable                              $29.99 (SRP)
   -- USB Cable                                       $14.99 (SRP)
   -- AC Adaptor                                      $14.99 (SRP)
   -- Display Protection Film (two pack)               $9.99 (SRP)
   -- Traveler Case (in Lake Blue and Black)          $19.99 (SRP)
   -- Soft Carrying Case                              $14.99 (SRP)
   -- In-Ear Headset                                  $19.99 (SRP)
   -- 2GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $19.99 (SRP)
   -- 4GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $34.99 (SRP)
   -- 8GB Memory Stick Micro + Duo Adaptor            $49.99 (SRP, will
      release shortly after launch)


*1 Converter Cable Adaptor can be used with sliding display in open and closed position. Bluetooth function is not available when Converter Cable Adaptor is connected to Multi use connector.

  Product Outlines


  Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver

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  Product name                            Bluetooth Stereo Head-set Receiver
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  Product code                            PSP-N270
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  Release date                            2010
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  Recommended retail price                TBD
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  External dimension                      Approx. 20.6 x 62.6 x 14.7 mm
                                          (Width x Height x Depth)
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  Weight                                  Approx. 15g
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  Supplied accessories                    USB cable to charge battery
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  Battery                                 DC 3.7V: Lithium-Ion Battery
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  Battery capacity                        170mAh
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  Battery charging time                   Approx. 150 mins.
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  Battery standby time*(2)                Up to 100 hours.
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  Battery Airtime*(2)                     Up to 6 hours.
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  Frequency range                         2402~2480MHz
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  Communications system                   Bluetooth Ver.2.0 + EDR
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  Operating range*(3)                Approx. 10m.(without any obstacle when
                                      normal latency mode is on)
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  Bluetooth specification            Bluetooth specification v. 2.0
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  Bluetooth profile*(4)              Headset Profile
                                     Hands-free Profile
                                     A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution
                                      Profile)
                                     AVRCP(Audio Video Remote Control
                                      Profile)
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  Remote control feature             Power on/off
                                     Play, pause, forward, rewind, adjust
                                      volume
                                     Talk button
                                     Mode switching (normal latency mode /
                                      low latency mode)
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  Main input / output                Head-phone jack (3.5)
                                     USB mini-B connector
                                     Microphone
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  *  Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
  *2 Talk time and Standby time may change depending on user environment
  and or charge level.
  *3 Operating range may change depending on user environment.
  *4 Bluetooth profiles are used to define possible application that the
  device can use to communicate with other devices.


  Convertor Cable Adaptor

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  Product name                      Convertor Cable Adaptor
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  Product code                      PSP-N440
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  Release date                      2010
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  Recommended retail price          TBD
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  External dimension                Approx. 128 x 85 x 23 mm (Width x Height
                                     x Depth)
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  Weight                            Approx. 41g
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  Main input/output                 Multi use connector (PSP®go)
                                    USB mini-B connector
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  Length of Cable                   Approx. 145 mm
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  Cradle for PSPgo

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  Product name                      Cradle
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  Product code                      PSP-N340
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  Release date                      October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price          $29.99 (SRP)
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  Various Types of Cables

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  Product name                   AV Cable             Component AV Cable
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  Product code                   PSP-N150             PSP-N180
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  Release date                   October 1, 2009      October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price       $19.99 (SRP)         $29.99 (SRP)
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  Game output                    Yes                  Yes
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  USB Cable

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  Product name                   USB Cable
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  Product code                   PSP-N430
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  Release date                   October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price       $14.99 (SRP)
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  Length of Cable                1.0m
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  AC Adaptor

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  Product name                AC Adaptor
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  Product code                PSP-N100
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  Release date                October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price    $14.99 (SRP)
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  Specification               Rated output: 100-240V/0.2A/50/60Hlz
                              Rated input: 5V/1,500mA
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  Display Protection Film

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  Product name                Display Protection Film (including 2 sheets)
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  Product code                PSP-N510
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  Release date                October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price    $9.99 (SRP)
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  External dimension          Approx. W86.5 x H54.8 (mm)
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  Traveler Case, Black or Lake Blue

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  Product name                     Traveler Case
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  Product code black               98585
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  Product code lake blue           98580
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  Release date                     October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price         $19.99 (SRP)
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  Soft Carrying Case

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  Product name                    Soft Carrying Case
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  Product code                    98586
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  Release date                    October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price        $14.99 (SRP)
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  In-ear Headset

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  Product name                    In-ear Headset
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  Product code                    98581
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  Release date                    October 1, 2009
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  Recommended retail price        $19.99 (SRP)
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  Memory Stick Micro™M2™

  Product name                 Memory Stick    Memory Stick    Memory Stick
                               Micro + Duo     Micro + Duo     Micro + Duo
                               Adaptor 2GB     Adaptor 4GB     Adaptor 8G
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  Product code                 98582           98583           TBD
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  Release date                 October 1, 2009 October 1, 2009 TBD
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  Recommended retail price     $19.99 (SRP)    $34.99 (SRP)    $49.99 (SRP)
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  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 new 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 Inc., 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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CONTACT: Jennifer Clark, +1-650-655-5994,
jennifer_clark@playstation.sony.com, or Al de Leon, +1-650-655-7348,
al_deleon@playstation.sony.com, both of Sony Computer Entertainment America