FOSTER CITY, Calif., September 1, 2009 –Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the upcoming Limited Edition Gran Turismo® PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP) at participating retailers in the United States and Canada. Developed by Polyphony Digital, Inc. specifically for the PSP™ system, the launch of Gran Turismo marks the first time the famed racing series is available on PSP™. Blending the high-speed racing action of Gran Turismo with the high caliber entertainment experience of the PSP™ system, the new entertainment pack features an exclusive PlayStation®Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—a color not available in the game and only offered in this hardware package. The limited edition entertainment pack also includes a "Mystic Silver" PSP™-3000 system; Gran Turismo game on UMD®; PlayStation Network™ downloadable movie voucher (title to be announced); a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™; and a music voucher good for 10 downloadable songs from Sony MusicPass. A stand-alone version of Gran Turismo will be available on UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation Network™ on October 1 for $39.99 (MSRP).
The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise has shipped more than 52 million units worldwide. With its true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from the world's top manufacturers and 35 tracks – all this is only possible on the PSP™ system.
"Gran Turismo is one of the most successful gaming franchises in history, so what better way to mark Gran Turismo's premiere on the PSP™ system than by offering it with the only portable device that can deliver itsrich, true-to-life graphics and unrivaled driving experience," said John Koller, Director, Hardware Marketing, SCEA. "Featuring Polyphony Digital's famed graphical prowess, tons of fun automotive content—including the ability to trade and share vehicles—and an exhilarating racing experience created for the PSP™ system, Gran Turismo is again poised to take racing games to new heights."
The Limited Edition Gran Turismo Entertainment Pack features a "Mystic Silver" PSP™-3000 system, along with the following:
From the hardware to games, videos, music, memory and more for $199.99 (MSRP), all PSP™ entertainment packs offer incredible value to consumers.
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, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
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, PlayStation 2™, PSP™ and PS3™ systems 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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Gran Turismo® © 2009 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners.
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