PlayStation®2 Brings 989 Sports'™ NFL GameDay™ 2002 To the 49ers Goldmine at 3 Com Park

Fans Attending San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills Game on December 2 Have the Opportunity to Preview NFL GameDay 2002 and Win Prizes


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that NFL GameDay™ 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will be previewed at the 49ers Goldmine at 3 Com Park for fans attending the San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, December 2, 2001. In addition to an advance look at the highly anticipated football title for PlayStation 2, fans in attendance will also have the chance to win a PlayStation 2 and a copy of NFL GameDay 2002. With every reception made by 49ers wide receivers Terrell Owens and J.J. Stokes, a lucky seat will be chosen and awarded a prize package.

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"We are thrilled to give consumers a chance to sample our newly redesigned football title, NFL GameDay 2002, before it hits store shelves as well as the opportunity to win a PlayStation 2/NFL GameDay 2002 prize package," said Sharon Shapiro, director, promotions, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "Teaming up with the San Francisco 49ers further demonstrates 989 Sports' commitment to working with the best teams in the NFL to bring football fans and gamers alike the premier football gaming experience."

"We are excited to partner once again with 989 Sports/Sony Computer Entertainment America," said Stew Heathcote, Director of Marketing & Business Development, San Francisco 49ers. "The NFL GameDay franchise is popular among our players and fans alike because it truly captures the essence of NFL football, making the partnership between 989 Sports and the San Francisco 49ers a natural fit."

No other football title replicates the competition of the NFL like NFL GameDay 2002. Featuring an all-new, state-of-the-art animation engine and exclusive multiple player motion-capture technology, NFL GameDay 2002 offers intense football gameplay and exceptional NFL realism. Coupled with realistic graphics depicting players in amazing detail and an array of on-field actions including gang tackles, "shoestring" catches, drag down tackles and shoves, NFL GameDay 2002 truly captures the intensity of the NFL and translates to unadulterated football action.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates NFL GameDay 2002 "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit

About 989 Sports

989 Sports is the sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Known for its top-selling sports franchise titles such as NFL GameDay™, MLB™, NBA ShootOut, NHL FaceOff™, NCAA® Final Four® and NCAA® GameBreaker™, 989 Sports is committed to developing authentic and innovative sports games to appeal to both the professional athlete and hard-core sports videogame fan.

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.



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