New DVD Remote Control For PlayStation® 2 Provides Immersive Entertainment Experience for Fans

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. - 07/17/2000

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today that it has released a wireless DVD remote control for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system in the North American market. Available in stores now, the new DVD remote control (for PlayStation® 2) allows users to enjoy a more complete entertainment experience -- from games, movies and music -- seamlessly from their PlayStation 2. The DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) gives consumers control of enhanced DVD playback functions, new features available only with the DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) and it can also be used as a basic game controller.

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"Our goal with PlayStation 2 is to provide a computer entertainment system that turns any living room, bedroom, or family room into an entertainment center," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "The DVD playback function enhancements using the DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2), bring us one step closer to offering consumers an all-encompassing entertainment system that plays games, music and movies."

With an intuitive button layout, the new DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) is easy-to-use and SIRCS compatible with various Sony DVD players. The DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) can be set up and activated in just a few simple steps. Once activated the DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) allows consumers to perform various DVD functions including: DVD Playback, Program Play, Shuffle Play, Repeat, 3-Speed Scan, Slow Motion, Time Display, Time Search, Chapter Display/Select, A-B Repeat and One-Touch Menu Control and much more.

The DVD remote control (for PlayStation 2) is being sold for a suggested retail price of $19.99 and includes the DVD Remote Control, IR Receiver Unit, DVD Player (ver. 2.10) start up disc and two "AAA" batteries.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PS one game console and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system 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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