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February 19 2004

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989 SPORTS® SIGNS L.A. GALAXY FORWARD AND GUATEMALAN NATIONAL STAR CARLOS RUIZ TO COVER WORLD TOUR SOCCER 2005 FOR PLAYSTATION®2

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989 SPORTS® SIGNS L.A. GALAXY FORWARD AND GUATEMALAN NATIONAL STAR CARLOS RUIZ TO COVER WORLD TOUR SOCCER 2005 FOR PLAYSTATION®2

Major League Soccer's 2003 League Leading Goal Scorer to be on the Pitch for the Los Angeles Galaxy and PlayStation®2

FOSTER CITY, Calif., February 19, 2004 Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and 989 Sports announced today that it has signed Los Angeles Galaxy forward and Guatemalan National Team member, Carlos Ruiz, to be the cover athlete for the upcoming release World Tour Soccer 2005 for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. After bursting onto the international scene as captain of the 2000 Guatemalan Olympic Team, appearing in 24 international matches and scoring 12 goals, R uiz made an immediate impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) by leading the league in goals scored with 24 tallies for the 2002 season.

Known as The Little Fish (Pescadito), Ruiz joins the 989 Sports team after setting a new MLS record with nine game-winning goals, being named MLS Player of the Week three times, and was twice named MLS Player of the Month (May and July 2002). Capping off his rookie season, Ruiz earned the Galaxy its first league championship in club history by scoring the game-winning goal, was awarded the 2002 MLS Cup MVP, 2002 MLS Goal of the Year and the 2002 MLS Most Valuable Player .

Carlos Ruiz has established himself as one of the MLS' most dominating players, said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. Ruiz's enthusiasm, talent and international recognition make him an ideal ambassador for World Tour Soccer 2005 .

Last season, the five-foot, nine-inch, 170-pound forward not only led the Galaxy to a 2003 playoff berth, the teams eighth playoff appearance, but finished the season by averaging 1.35 points per game, led the league in goals scored for the second consecutive year (15), was named to the 2003 MLS Best-11 and an MLS All-Star for a second consecutive year and was named the 2003 MLS All-Star Game MVP.

Set for a spring release, World Tour Soccer 2005 promises to build upon the popular videogame franchise and deliver a true soccer simulation for the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. Now in its third year, the World Tour Soccer franchise has set the tone for unmatched play options and realism for the core soccer enthusiast.

Furthering the global soccer experience , World Tour Soccer 2005 now offers more than 900 international and league teams from around the globe, 18,700 players from 30 divisions and 22 leagues including classic teams from the past like the 90's Barcelona team, the 80's Milan team and the 70's Liverpool team.

With multiple modes of play including Exhibition Match, Season, Career, and Challenge Mode to choose from, combined with intuitive controls, the revolutionary icon passing system, incredibly smart AI, and immaculately detailed stadiums from across the globe, soccer fans will experience unparalleled gaming action.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates World Tour Soccer RP for Rating Pending. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org .

About 989 Sports

989 Sports® is the sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Known for its top-selling sports franchise titles such as NFL GameDay , MLB , NBA ShootOut , NHL FaceOff , NCAA ® Final Four ® and NCAA ® GameBreaker , 989 Sports is committed to developing authentic and innovative sports games to appeal to both the professional athlete and hard-core sports videogame fan.

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 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 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.