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SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES SEVEN TOP SELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TITLES TO ACHEIVE

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Aug. 25, 2005

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA ANNOUNCES SEVEN TOP SELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TITLES TO ACHEIVE PLAYSTATION®2 "GREATEST HITS" STATUS.

ATV Offroad Fury®3, Hot Shots Golf®: FORE!, Jak 3™, Killzone™, Rachet & Clank®: Up Your Arsenal, Sly 2: Band of Thieves™, and Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain Join Lineup of Elite Software Titles

FOSTER CITY, Calif., August 25, 2005 – Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and its software library, Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced seven additions to its PlayStation®2 “Greatest Hits” software portfolio: ATV Offroad Fury®3, Hot Shots Golf®: FORE!, Jak 3™, Killzone™, Rachet & Clank®: Up Your Arsenal, Sly 2: Band of Thieves™, and Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain. These seven titles have accounted for sales in excess of 4.5 million units and join an expansive library of 123 “Greatest Hits” titles that have proven to be favorites among PlayStation®2 users. PlayStation®2 “Greatest Hits” games are available in stores for as low as $19.99, providing an incentive for casual gamers.

“With over a hundred game titles in our ‘Greatest Hits’ library we are able to offer a broad range of content for consumers of all ages at an incredible value,” said Jack Tretton, executive vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “The Greatest Hits series offers a line up of game titles proven to be all-time favorites, and these franchises have become a great way to provide the millions of consumers around the world with an unparalleled and enjoyable gaming experience.”

About Recently Added “Greatest Hits” Titles:

ATV Offroad Fury®3 is the third installment in the multimillion selling racing franchise that provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem) (for PlayStation®2). Rating: “E” for Everyone

Hot Shots Golf®: FORE! is the fourth installment of the award-winning golf franchise, Hot Shots Golf. Featuring a full cast of off-the-wall characters, 34 in all, including new characters, returning favorites and several popular PlayStation®2 characters. Enjoy a variety of 15 different courses, ranging from challenging 18-hole layouts to demanding par 3 courses. Rating: “E” for Everyone
Jak 3™ The epic legacy continues… Banished and left for dead this hero refused to be forgotten. Jak and his faithful companion Daxter are exiled to the unforgiving Wasteland, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land. But, deadly lands and dangerous creatures are only the beginning. Soon the worst nightmare imaginable finds Jak's orld, threatening to annihilate all life with eternal darkness - a darkness Jak knows only too well. Jak's exciting trilogy comes to a close, leading at last to revelations about the mythical warrior Mar, secrets to Jak's enigmatic past, and ultimately to the shocking revelation of who the Precursors really are. Rating: “T” for Teen

Killzone™ is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare. Featuring four playable characters, Killzone provides several gameplay modes including single-player, multiplayer (team based and competitive) and online play for up to 16 players. Rating: “M” for Mature Audiences

Ratchet & Clank® : Up Your Arsenal. Ratchet & Clank are going online and they're ready to take on the universe! Blast away players through huge galactic battlefields as you discover new worlds to blow up! Jump into armored vehicles with a teammate or roar through thrilling single layer levels with all-new, power packed weapons. The outrageous intergalactic duo is back! Rating: “T” for Teen

Sly 2: Band of Thieves™ features Sly, Bentley and Murray and a new cast of characters that work together to pull of a string of big heists. Sly 2: Band of Thieves will catapult players into an exhilarating journey of thievery, with a plot full of drama, deceit, and surprising twists that will keep gamers guessing who’s really conning who! Sly 2: Band of Thieves will stun players with its innovative character designs, pumped up toon-shaded animation, interactive environments, and spectacular graphics. Rating: “E” for Everyone

Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain puts the player in the role of Gabe Logan who must fight a deadly global terrorist consortium that threatens the human population with an outbreak of the Syphon Filter virus. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the latest chapter of the Syphon Filter storyline with edge of your seat offline and online action. The newest installment offers sophisticated and highly intelligent AI, richly detailed worlds, an enhanced character customization system and cooperative, peer-to-peer online gameplay. Rating: “M” for Mature Audiences

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 and the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) 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. PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) is a new portable entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.

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, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) 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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