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May 21 2002

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PLAYSTATION®2 CONTINUES LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VANS WARPED TOUR IN ITS 2002 CONCERT SERIES

PLAYSTATION®2 CONTINUES LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VANS WARPED TOUR IN I FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PLAYSTATION®2 CONTINUES LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VANS WARPED TOUR IN ITS 2002 CONCERT SERIES

Warped Tour Fans Across 48 U.S. Markets Will Sample The Latest PlayStation 2™ Software While Listening to Their Favorite Bands
 
LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2002 –
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today its sponsorship of the Vans Warped Tour 2002, set to kick off this summer in Boise, Idaho on June 21 and commence in Detroit, Michigan on August 18. Going into its eighth season with the Vans Warped Tour, Sony Computer Entertainment America will provide a gaming area at each host venue where consumers can sample the latest PlayStation 2™ software. In addition, Sony Computer Entertainment America will provide consumers in 48 markets the opportunity to go backstage and meet their favorite band on tour in "I'm with the band and PlayStation 2™" promotion.

Whether audience members want to be on stage with hard core musicians such as Pennywise or rock out to some good ska with Reel Big Fish, fans will have a front stage view of their favorite band in the "I'm with the band and PlayStation 2™" promotion. The promotion will run with radio stations in the 48 host markets. Five winners from each market will receive a VIP pass which will allow them to pick their favorite band and see them perform on stage during the show. In addition, Sony Computer Entertainment America will be introducing grand prize offers in numerous markets, which will include PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment systems.

"The Vans Warped Tour is a great opportunity for Sony Computer Entertainment America to reach our core PlayStation 2™ fans through one of their favorite past-times – listening to music, " said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With our ‘I'm with the band and PlayStation 2™' promotion, we can increase awareness for some of our hottest games of the summer and deliver a quality experience with the PlayStation 2™."

For more information about the Vans Warped Tour, please visit www.warpedtour.com.

About Vans, Inc.

Vans (Nasdaq: VANS) is a leading worldwide brand for Core Sports™ specializing in performance and lifestyle footwear, apparel, snowboard boots and bindings. Its contributions to Core Sports include the Vans Triple Crown™ Series, the operation of eleven large-scale Vans Skateparks, the High Cascade Snowboard Camp™, majority ownership of the Vans Warped TourÒ and the continued sponsorship Vans World Amateur Skateboarding Championships™. Vans collections are sold in the United States through 161 company owned stores and factory outlets as well as a network of independent retailers. Vans also distributes to more than 50 countries internationally through distributors, sales agents and its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

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.