Kids Place Innovative PlayStation®2 Exclusive EyeToy: Play 2™ Among the Top Choices From Toy Test 2005 for the Holiday Season
Toy Test 2005 Announces the Top Kid-Friendly Software Titles on Holiday Wish Lists
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WHAT: America's most recognized toy test event, NBC's "TODAY" show Toy Test 2005, 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 computer entertainment exclusives EyeToy: Play 2™ and Ratchet: Deadlocked™, both were ranked among the top software titles for the holiday season. EyeToy: Play 2 is the sequel to EyeToy: Play™, which was released two years ago and placed fourth at Toy Test 2003. EyeToy: Play 2's fifth place finish this year, marks the third year in a row that an EyeToy™ technology based software title has placed in the top 5; EyeToy: AntiGrav™ was fourth at Toy Test 2004. Using cutting-edge technology to project and track the player's image on screen, the EyeToy USB camera continues to take interactive entertainment to a whole new level, as gamers instantly take center stage as the main characters in their own game. The No. 14 ranking of Ratchet: Deadlocked follows the success of its predecessor in the Ratchet & Clank® franchise, No. 3 title of Toy Test 2004, Ratchet & Clank®: Up Your Arsenal. The list of top holiday titles also included PlayStation 2 titles Burnout™ Revenge (Electronic Arts), The Incredible Hulk™: Ultimate Destruction (Vivendi Universal Games), and The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (THQ). 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 11,000 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 Industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America SONY COMPUTER Inc. markets the PlayStation® family of products ENTERTAINMENT and develops, publishes, markets and distributes AMERICA software for the PS one™ game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system for the North American market. EyeToy: Play 2 is rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older and Ratchet: Deadlocked is rated "T" for Teen, both are exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Learn more about EyeToy: Play 2, Ratchet: Deadlocked and PlayStation 2 at www.us.playstation.com. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a )Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a
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