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May 21 2002

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989 SPORTS® KICKS OFF THE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH NFL GAMEDAY™ 2003 FOR PLAYSTATION®

989 SPORTS® KICKS OFF THE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH NFL GAMEDAY™ 2003 FOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

989 SPORTS® KICKS OFF THE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH NFL GAMEDAY™ 2003 FOR PLAYSTATION®

The Original PlayStation Football Franchise Hits the Gridiron


LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2002 -
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NFL GameDay™ 2003 from the 989 Sports® development team will hit stores on August 6, marking the seventh successful season for the original football franchise born on PlayStation®. Featuring all 32 NFL teams including the expansion Houston Texans, updated team rosters with all of the stars of the NFL, and the latest free agent signings and draft picks from the talent-rich 2002 draft, NFL GameDay 2003 is ready to kick off the season with all the hard-hitting excitement football fans crave.

NFL GameDay 2003 features arcade-style gameplay that translates into monstrous hits and legendary plays. New gameplay features allow offensive players to break tackles, stiff-arm defenders or dive over the pile of would be tacklers for the winning touchdown. Updated Total Control Passing™ allows receivers to be underthrown or led in any direction by simply pressing the directional pad, making spectacular one-handed catches by receivers tight-roping down the sideline possible, whether getting a workout in Training Camp Mode, taking on all comers in Exhibition or Season Modes or strapping on the helmet for multiple seasons as coach, player and general manager in General Manager Mode.

"NFL GameDay 2003 is back for another year on PlayStation and is better than ever," said Kelly Ryan, director, sports product development, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With newly upgraded features like Total Control Passing, advanced Artificial Intelligence and fully updated team rosters, NFL GameDay 2003 has all the in-yourface action of the NFL."

With the addition of new significantly broadened commentary from legendary announcer Dick Enberg and Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Fouts along with comprehensive statistic tracking, NFL GameDay 2003 brings the NFL to life for even the most ardent football fan. Coupled with state of the art advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) that has the computer tracking offensive and defensive tendencies, NFL GameDay 2003 is the only choice for PlayStation football this season.

NFL GameDay 2003 for PlayStation Key Features-

• Fast and Furious Gameplay - Arcade-style gameplay translates into big plays and bigger tackles. Break tackles, stiff-arm defensive backs and dive over the pile for the winning touchdown. Make one-handed catches, tight-rope the sideline and add insult to injury by celebrating in the end zone. Swim-move past bulky offensive linemen, go for the game saving deflection and cause fumbles on monster hits. Upgraded Total Control Passing™ allows you to lead or underthrow receivers in any direction by simply pressing the directional pad.

• New Commentary - Play-by-play legend Dick Enberg and Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Fouts deliver new, significantly broadened commentary. Listen to all-new play analysis, player evaluations and insight on team performances.

• Game Modes Galore - Sharpen your skills on offense and defense in Training Camp mode, battle it out in Exhibition mode or try to bring home the championship in Season mode. Play in multiple seasons as a coach, player and general manager, while drafting, trading and signing free agents over several seasons with a salary cap in General Manager mode.

• State of the Art Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Advanced AI has your opponents learning your tendencies on offense and defense to shut down your attack. If you don't mix up your playcalling on offense, the defense will stuff you.

• Comprehensive Statistics - Track team and player statistics in 163 categories.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates NFL GameDay 2003 "E" for "Everyone." 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.


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