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05/11/2004
Sony Expands VAIO Brand to Encompass More Than Computers

The dream of AV/IT convergence has been achieved, proclaimed Keiji Kimura, president of Sony Corporation's IT and Mobile Solutions Network Company at a press event in New York today. This was said...

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05/11/2004
Market Leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Lowers Price of PlayStation®2 to $149

Market leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that effective immediately consumers seeking the world's most popular gaming platform can now purchase the standalone...

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05/11/2004
PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) Gains Powerful Support From Game Developers and Publishers Worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that nearly a hundred third party game developers and publishers from around the world have expressed their support for PSP™, the new...

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05/11/2004
Sony, SCEI and IBM to Develop Digital Content Creation Environment Based on Cell Processor

Sony Corporation (Sony), Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) and IBM today announced plans to develop a digital content creation environment, the first computing application planned for the...

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05/11/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces New Dimensions of PlayStation® at Annual Gaming Convention

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today details from the presentation given this morning by Kaz Hirai, president and chief executive officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America...

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05/11/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Announces Product Specifications of Handheld Video Game System, PlayStation®Portable (PSP™)

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today the product specifications for the handheld video game system, PlayStation®Portable (PSP™). Three-dimensional-CG games incorporating...

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05/11/2004
Sony Computer Entertainment's Creation Of Music-Based UMD Disc Plays Well to Major Labels

Sony Computer Entertainment's announcement of the music-based Universal Media Disc (UMD), a format which is used in PSP players, has already garnered interest among major music companies. UMD will...

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05/11/2004
Square Enix to Publish Sony Online Entertainment's EVERQUEST® II in Japan

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), an industry-leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment content including the world's most popular franchises FINAL FANTASY® and DRAGON...

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05/06/2004
Columbia Pictures, Major League Baseball Statement Regarding 'Spider-Man 2'

Columbia Pictures and Major League Baseball Properties have agreed to remove the "Spider-Man® 2" logo from the in-field bases that will be used during Spider-Man® 2 Weekend June 11-13. "We don't...

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05/06/2004
Sony Online Entertainment Announces Omens of War Expansion for Everquest®

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced EverQuest®: Omens of War, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively...

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05/06/2004
The World of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to Philadelphia, PA WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's best-selling...

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05/05/2004
The World of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to the Boston, MA Area WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's best-selling...

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05/05/2004
Spider-Man 2 Swings Into Ballparks Via Unprecedented Marketing Partnership Between Columbia Pictures and Major League Baseball Properties

Major League Baseball Properties has teamed with Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios for an unprecedented marketing partnership to support the highly anticipated national release of Spider-Man®...

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05/04/2004
Wins Top Honors at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards

Grammy-Winning Silvertone Artist Buddy Guy was named Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and his Blues Singer CD was selected Blues Album and Acoustic Blues Album of the Year at the W.C....

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05/04/2004
Sony Online Entertaiment Announces Champions: Return to Arms™ for the PlayStation® 2

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, today announced Champions: Return to Arms™, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Action/RPG,...

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05/04/2004
Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain Launches Exclusively on PlayStation®2, Raising the Bar for Online Cooperative Gameplay

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Syphon Filter®: The Omega Strain, the newest installment in the multimillion-unit-selling Syphon Filter franchise, designed...

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05/04/2004
Sony Connect Online Music Store Launches Today, Offering Music Fans More Than 500,000 Legal Downloads From Major and Independent Record Labels Around the Globe

Sony Connect Inc. today formally announced the domestic launch of its new Connect™ online music store (www.connect.com), offering consumers an easy-to-use, affordable and secure means of...

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05/03/2004
Steven Tyler Rocks New Ad Campaign for Sony Electronics' Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera

Bringing together two industry originals, Sony announced that Steven Tyler, lead singer of renowned band Aerosmith, will appear in a broadcast advertising campaign premiering tonight on CBS. A...

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04/27/2004
The World of PlayStation®2 Brought to Your Town

40-Foot PlayStation® Patrol Brings Free Videogaming Fun and Entertainment to the Baltimore, MD Area WHO: Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., maker of the world's...

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04/27/2004
/FIRST ADD -- NYTU018 -- SONY CORPORATION EARNINGS/

Business Segment Information (Millions of yen, millions of U.S. dollars) Year ended March 31 Sales and operating revenue 2003 2004 Change 2004 Electronics Customers Y4,543,313 Y4,758,400 +4.7%...

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04/27/2004
Sony Corporation: Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year

Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) today announced its consolidated results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004 (April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004). (Billions of yen, millions of U.S. dollars, except...

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04/26/2004
Prince Sets Precedent With One-of-a-Kind Television Special Airing One Night Simultaneously On Five Viacom Music Channels

MTV Networks, BET and Columbia Records today announced that, for the first time in history, MTV, MTV2, VH1, VHI Classic and BET will broadcast a single program on the same night, at the same time...

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04/26/2004
Happy People/U Saved Me: The New Double Album in Stores July 13, 2004

Jive Recording artist and Multi-Grammy winner R. Kelly will release his 8th studio album Happy People/U Saved Me on July 13, 2004. Happy People/U Saved Me is a double album with 20 new songs...

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04/26/2004
Everquest® II Beta Testing Begins in June

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that Beta sign-ups for EverQuest® II will begin in May and the Beta testing...

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04/26/2004
Beyonce to Donate Percentage of Her Proceeds from Verizon Ladies First Tour to Nelson Mandela's 46664 Global Aids Initiative

International pop superstar Beyonce will donate a percentage of her proceeds from the Verizon Ladies First Tour to Nelson Mandela's 46664 global AIDS initiative. The multi-platinum recording...

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