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Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Limited-Edition METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack

Sony Computer Entertainment - 03/16/2010

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the limited-edition METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack, combining Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s award-winning METAL GEAR SOLID franchise with the PSP-3000 system. To coincide with the launch of the stand-alone game, this exclusive package will be offered at major retail locations in the United States and Canada for $199.99 (MSRP).

Available on June 8, 2010, METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER is a complete METAL GEAR SOLID game on UMD® (Universal Media Disc) and features an extensive amount of gameplay that will revolutionize previous notions of a handheld game experience. The limited-edition package will debut a "Spirited Green" PSP-3000 system, marking the first time the color will be available in North America. In addition, special in-game content such as an exclusive Camouflage Uniform with FOX logos and Stealth Gun feature, both of which will be unlocked early in the game; a PlayStation®Network downloadable movie voucher (U.S. residents only; title to be announced); and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ will complete this ultimate portable entertainment package.

"Konami's METAL GEAR SOLID franchise commands a massive fan base and we saw an amazing opportunity to create synergy with the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise and bring a console-quality gaming experience to the PSP system," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President, Product Marketing, SCEA. "Kojima Productions is renowned for its ability to create incredible original storylines and intense gameplay experiences; that is no different with METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER."

"METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER takes tactical-espionage to a whole new level and the PSP system is the only handheld entertainment system on the market powerful enough to support its rich graphics and extreme gameplay," said Shinji Hirano, President, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "We've seen the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise perform exceptionally well on the PSP platform. SCEA has long been an industry leader and a valuable partner and we look forward to many more collaborations with SCEA in the future."

The limited-edition METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER PSP Entertainment Pack features a "Spirited Green" PSP-3000 system, along with the following:

  --  METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER game on UMD - METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE
      WALKER marks the return of the world-renowned stealth-action series.
      Hand-crafted by series creator Hideo Kojima, the all-new sequel
      delivers an original game design, story, and scenario as it picks up
      where METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER for the PlayStation®2 system
      leaves off
  --  PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher (U.S. residents only;
      title to be announced)
  --  2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo - Leverages the PSP system's multimedia
      functionality by storing photos, music, videos, and game saves


All PSP entertainment packs bundle everything one needs to experience the PSP platform-from the hardware, to games, videos and memory-all for $199.99 MSRP, an incredible value to consumers.

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.

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"Memory Stick PRO Duo" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. "PlayStation," "PSP," "PS one" and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks and "PS3," and "UMD" are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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CONTACT: Al De Leon, +1-650-655-7348, al_deleon@playstation.sony.com, or
Abby Reyes, +1-650-655-7573, abby_reyes@playstation.sony.com, both of Sony
Computer Entertainment America Inc.

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