Kids Place PlayStation®2 Exclusives EyeToy: Antigrav™ and Ratchet & Clank®: Up Your Arsenal Among the Top Choices for the Holiday Season

PRNewswire
Nov 18, 2004

Toy Test 2004 Announces the Top Kid-Friendly Software Titles on Holiday Wish

       Lists, PlayStation 2 Titles Take Three of the Top Four Spots

   WHAT:          America's most recognized toy test event, NBC's "Today"
                  show Toy Test 2004, announced today the results for the
                  top software titles for the holiday season, voted on by
                  the kids putting videogames at the top of their wish lists
                  themselves.  PlayStation®2 exclusives Ratchet &
                  Clank®: Up Your Arsenal and EyeToy: AntiGrav™, came
                  in at the third and fourth spots respectively.  Ratchet &
                  Clank: Up Your Arsenal, the third installment in the
                  Ratchet & Clank® series, redefines the action platform
                  genre with online gameplay, a first for this award-winning
                  franchise.  For the second year in a row an EyeToy game
                  placed fourth at Toy Test, EyeToy: AntiGrav is the first
                  and only 3D character-based EyeToy™ game that uses
                  facial and body recognition technology to control a
                  character in futuristic hoverboard gameplay.

                  The list of top holiday titles also included PlayStation 2
                  titles Burnout®3: Takedown™ (Electronic Arts), Tony
                  Hawk's Underground 2 (Activision), Shrek 2™
                  (Activision), Madden NFL 2005 (EA Sports) and Sly 2: Band
                  of Thieves™ (Sony Computer Entertainment America).
                  With all these holiday favorites, it looks as though
                  PlayStation products will once again be in high demand and
                  the must-have gift during the holiday shopping season.
   ABOUT
   TOY TEST:      An annual holiday segment produced by Herb Weisbaum, NBC's
                  Toy Test is the venue for children of all ages to test the
                  hottest new videogames for the approaching holiday season.
                  This year, more than 10,000 kids voiced their opinion on
                  what would be the hottest holiday software title during
                  the two-week Toy Test exhibit at the Pacific Science
                  Center in Seattle this summer.
   ABOUT
   SONY COMPUTER  Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.,
   ENTERTAINMENT  maker of the world's best-selling PlayStation game console
   AMERICA:       and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system,
                  with more than 2,000 of the highest-rated videogame titles
                  on the market -- with something to satisfy everyone!

                  Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is rated "T" for Teen and
                  EyeToy: AntiGrav is rated "E" for Everyone, both are
                  exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
                  system.  Learn more about EyeToy: AntiGrav, Ratchet &
                  Clank: Up Your Arsenal and PlayStation 2 at
                  www.us.playstation.com.

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   For more information, please contact:

   Drew McGuire Milam
   Sony Computer Entertainment America
   650-655-5305
   drew_milam@playstation.sony.com

   Katy Dormer
   Sony Computer Entertainment America
   650-655-5671
   katy_dormer@playstation.sony.com

PRNewswire -- Nov. 18

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SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Web site: http://www.playstation.com/


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