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PLAYSTATION®2 BRINGS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER AS TITLE SPONSOR OF OZZFEST 2002

PLAYSTATION®2 BRINGS ROCK 'N' ROLL ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PLAYSTATION®2 BRINGS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS SUMMER AS TITLE SPONSOR OF OZZFEST 2002

Concertgoers Will Have The Opportunity to Play the Newest Software Title Release for Playstation 2 as Concert Festival Hits 28 Cities Across the U.S.

Foster City, Calif., May 30, 2002 —
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that its PlayStation®2 brand is the title sponsor for Ozzfest 2002. As the title sponsor for one of the most popular summer concert festivals in the United States, the company will offer consumers the opportunity to play the hottest new PlayStation 2 software titles on the PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction at the ultimate destination for heavy metal and rock fans.The Ozzfest 2002 tour, produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, kicks-off on July 6 in Bristow, Virginia and travels to 28 U.S. markets featuring a line-up of heavy metal’s top artists, including Ozzy Osbourne, System of A Down, Rob Zombie, POD, Drowning Pool, Adema, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, The Apex Theory, Mushroomhead, Soil and more.

During the tour, PlayStation 2 will sponsor local radio promotions such as ticket and game giveaways to coincide with the concerts for all of the venues. In addition, PlayStation 2 will also offer a free trip for two to the final show of the tour in Dallas, Texas on September 8. This free-trip giveaway will include a two night hotel stay, a PlayStation 2 autographed by Ozzy Osbourne, PlayStation 2 games, reserved tickets to Ozzfest, the opportunity to meet a participating Ozzfest band and member of the Osbourne family. To enter for the free trip giveaway, fans must visit www.scea.com beginning June 2002.

The PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a 68-foot custom-designed vehicle, will be on location allowing concert-goers to play newly released games while listening to popular hard-rock live performances including Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, P.O.D., Rob Zombie, Drowning Pool, Adema and more. For smaller venues that cannot accommodate the
PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction, a large tent decked out with PlayStation 2 systems will be available, allowing fans to experience the hottest summer games.

"We are thrilled to be the title sponsor for the Ozzfest tour this summer," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "We know that the Ozzfest audience includes many videogame fans and showcasing the latest titles available for PlayStation 2 throughout the tour allows us to expose the games to both fans of the platform and to new consumers."

"It’s great that PlayStation has returned for another year as an Ozzfest sponsor - increasing its visibility from last year’s main stage sponsor to this year’s presenting sponsor," said Joseph Bongiovi, Vice President, Tour Sponsorship, Clear Channel Entertainment. "As the presenting sponsor, PlayStation 2 will be able to leverage its increased visibility to directly connect with its customers through aggressive on site and retail promotional activities that Clear Channel Entertainment will be executing with PlayStation 2. Consumers will be given the opportunity to win amazing prizes including VIP access to Ozzfest. PlayStation 2 is also positioned to contribute to the excitement and energy of the festival-like atmosphere of the Ozzfest tour by having its PlayStation 2 Touring Attraction at various venues."

With the recent success of the newest MTV reality show, The Osbournes and recent Ozzy craze, Ozzfest 2002 is set to be one of the most popular music festivals of the summer. For more information on performers and dates for Ozzfest, fans can visit www.ozzfest.com.

PlayStation 2 Presents Ozzfest 2002 Routing Schedule*:

Date

Where

Venue

July 6

Bristow, Virginia

Nissan Pavilion

July 7

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Post-Gazette Pavilion

July 10

Scranton, PA

Montage Mountain

July 12

Camden, New Jersey

Tweeter Center

July 13

Hartford, Connecticut

Ctnow.com Amphitheater

July 16,17

Boston, Massachusetts

Tweeter Center

July 19, 20

Holmdel, New Jersey

PNC Center

July 24

Raleigh, North Carolina

Alltel Pavilion

July 25

West Palm Beach, Florida

Mars Music Amphitheater

July 28

Atlanta, Georgia

Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater

August 3

Columbus, Ohio

Polaris Amphitheater

August 4

Cleveland, Ohio

Blossom Music Center

August 7, 8

Clarkston, Michigan

DTE Energy Center

August 10

Chicago, Illinois

Tweeter Center

August 11

East Troy, Wisconsin

Alpine Valley

August 13

Indianapolis, Indiana

Verizon Amphitheater

August 15

Cincinnati, Ohio

Riverbend Amphitheater

August 17

Somerset, Wisconsin

Float-Rite Park

August 19

St. Louis, Missouri

UMB Bank Pavilion

August 20

Kansas City, Missouri

Sandstone Amphitheater

August 22

Denver, Colorado

Pepsi/City Lights

August 24

Sacramento, California

Autowest Amphitheater

August 25

Mountain View, California

Shoreline Amphitheater

August 27

George, Washington

The Gorge

August 31

Devore, California

Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion

September 5

Phoenix, Arizona

Cricket Pavilion

September 7

San Antonio, Texas

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

September 8

Dallas, Texas

Smirnoff Amphitheater

* All dates subject to change