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January 15 2004

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PGA TOUR PLAYERS AT SONY OPEN IN HAWAII TEST OUT OFF-THE-WALL GOLF ACTION IN HOT SHOTS GOLF®FORE! FOR PLAYSTATION®2

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PGA TOUR PLAYERS AT SONY OPEN IN HAWAII TEST OUT OFF-THE-WALL GOLF ACTION IN HOT SHOTS GOLF®FORE! FOR PLAYSTATION®2

Sneak-Peek Look at Fourth Installment of Popular Worldwide Golf Franchise in Hawaii


FOSTER CITY, Calif., January 15, 2004 Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the upcoming 2004 release of Hot Shots GolfFore!, available exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Clap Hanz, Hot Shots Golf Fore! returns as the fourth installment in the extremely popular franchise that has sold more than 7.5 million units worldwide. PGA TOUR players competing in the Pro-Am at the Sony Open in Hawaii, held at the Waialae Country Club on January 14, 2004 were given a sneak peek of Hot Shots Golf Fore!, as they tested out their PlayStation 2 skills in the longest-drive competition. The winner of the longest-drive competition received $5,000 towards their favorite charity, provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America. Held in conjunction with the Sony Open in Hawaii, viewers can experience highlights of the longest-drive competitionon ESPN during the weekend of January 17 and 18.

Based on the fast-paced gameplay that fans of the franchise have grown to love, Hot Shots Golf Fore! will be the North American version of the recent PlayStation 2 hit, Minnano Golf 4, which released in Japan, on November 27, 2003, has sold more than one million units sold to date. Hot Shots Golf Fore! provides breathtaking graphics and true-to-life golf physics that will include more golfers, caddies and courses than ever before, and by popular demand, miniature golf, as well as a unique online gameplay mode.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has not yet rated Hot Shots Golf Fore!. For more information about the ERSB visit www.esrb.com.

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, and the PlayStation2 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 PlayStation family of products 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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