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PlayStation®Move Motion Controller to Hit Worldwide Market Starting This September

Sony Computer Entertainment - 06/15/2010

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release PlayStation®Move motion controller*1 for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system on September 15, 2010 in Europe/PAL territories and in Asian countries/regions*2 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of euro 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 euro 29.99, US$29.99 and 2,980 yen (including tax), respectively.

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Sony Computer Entertainment America will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation®Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray™ 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 Woods 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 euro
          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 euro 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
  ------------                                                   ---------
                         Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/
                         regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19,
  Release date           2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  ------------          --------------------------------------------------
  Recommended retail
   price                euro 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 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
  ------------                                  --------------------------
  Included              Strap
  --------                                                           -----




  PlayStation®Move navigation controller
  --------------------------------------


  Product name          PlayStation®Move navigation controller
  ------------                      --------------------------------------
  Product code          CECH-ZCS1
  ------------                                                   ---------
                         Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/
                         regions: Sept. 15, 2010, North America: Sept. 19,
  Release date           2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  ------------          --------------------------------------------------
  Recommended retail
   price                euro 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 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
  ------------                                  --------------------------




  PlayStation®Move charging station
  ---------------------------------


  Product name          PlayStation®Move charging station
  ------------                           ---------------------------------
  Product code          CECH-ZCC1
  ------------                                                   ---------
                         Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries/
                         regions: starting Sept. 15, 2010, North America:
  Release date           starting Sept. 19, 2010, Japan: Oct. 21, 2010
  ------------           -------------------------------------------------
  Recommended retail
   price                euro 29.99, US$29.99, 2480 yen (including tax)
  ------------------        ----------------------------------------------
  Mass                  Approx. 190 g
  ----                                                       -------------
                         Approx. 160mm × 90mm × 34mm (width × height ×
  External dimension     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                euro 14.99, US$19.99 and 1,480 yen (including tax)
  ------------------    --------------------------------------------------
  Mass                  Approx. 150 g
  ----                                                       -------------
                         Approx. 167mm × 145mm  × 55mm (width  × height ×
  External dimension     length)
  ------------------     -------------------------------------------------




  PlayStation®Eye
  ---------------


  Product name          PlayStation®Eye
  ------------                                             ---------------
  Recommended retail     euro 29.99*4, US$39.99 and 2,980 yen (including
   price                 tax)
  ------------------      ------------------------------------------------
  Mass                  Approx. 173 g
  ------------------                                         -------------
                         Approx. 84 × 67 × 57 mm  (width  × height ×
  External dimension     length)
  ------------------          --------------------------------------------
  Power consumption     5v, Maximum of 500mA
  -----------------                                   --------------------
  Operating
   temperature          5 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
  ------------                                  --------------------------
  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 - infinity (in wide angle view)
  -----------------                   ------------------------------------
                         56 degrees (standard view) -75 degrees (wide
  Field of view          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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