Sony Computer Entertainment America Launches 'Greatest Hits' Program for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) System

Five First-Party Titles Represent the First-Ever Selection of PSP 'Greatest Hits'; Additional Third-Party Titles to Follow


Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced the launch of the first "Greatest Hits" for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system. The initial selection includes five first-party titles -- Ape Escape®: On the Loose, ATV Offroad Fury®: Blazin' Trails, Hot Shots Golf®: Open Tee, Twisted Metal™: Head On, and Wipeout®Pure -- that will be available for $19.99 SRP on July 25. Nearly 15 third-party games will be added to the "Greatest Hits" roster in the future. The launch of the inaugural PSP "Greatest Hits" comes at a time when the PSP system continues to lead the market as the ultimate in portable gaming and entertainment.

"The PSP is our fastest growing format ever, and with the introduction of this 'Greatest Hits' selection, consumers can check out some of the best-selling titles that have made the system such a success," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "As the library of PSP games continues to grow, the 'Greatest Hits' offer a variety of titles ideal for gaming on the go -- all at a great value."

  About the "Greatest Hits" Titles:
  -- Ape Escape: On The Loose is the introduction of the popular Ape
     Escape® series onto the PSP system.  Entertaining for gamers of all
     types, Ape Escape: On The Loose features multiplayer functionality and
     a wide variety of mini-games for players of all ages.  This imaginative
     game provides players the challenge of capturing more than 200 monkeys
     in eight vibrant worlds spanning more than 20 levels in order to
     prevent them from changing history!  Rating: "E" for Everyone
  -- ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails is an intense, free-roaming, off-road
     racing game that players can take anytime, anywhere.  Supporting up to
     four players via wireless multiplayer connectivity, riders can choose
     from more than 24 highly detailed ATVs as they tear it up on more than
     30 unique environments with six distinct terrain types including snow,
     dirt, mud, ice, water and grass. ATV Offroad Fury® Blazin' Trails
     provides gamers several gameplay options including a training course,
     and competitions in several race modes such as race, freestyle, career
     or any of the various mini-games.  Rating: "E" for Everyone
  -- Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee, part of the multimillion-unit-selling Hot
     Shots Golf franchise, features six all-new courses and an all-new
     character customization feature that includes over 250 customizable
     body parts, accessories, clubs and balls.  Also, as virtual golfers
     spend more time on the greens, they will improve their character's
     experience and abilities.  Now, with the advent of wireless multiplayer
     connectivity, gamers can get their virtual tee times and play anywhere,
     anytime, including two-person matches, eight-person tournaments and
     two-person miniature golf rounds.  Rating: "E 10+" for Everyone, ages
     10 and up
  -- Twisted Metal: Head-On, built from the ground up by Incognito
     Entertainment, the pioneers of the car-combat genre, allows gamers to
     take destruction anywhere, anytime. Supporting up to six players via
     wireless multiplayer connectivity, gamers can go head-to-head or
     compete against AI vehicles and deliver the devastation as they strap
     themselves into one of 14 lethal machines on wheels equipped with
     machine guns, turbo boosts and special attacks unique to each vehicle.
     Once a vehicle is selected, gamers can take their road rage out on
     opponents in 12 unworldly destructible arenas.  Rating: "T" for Teen
  -- Wipeout Pure provides an intense, combat racing experience as players
     choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around
     16 futuristic, racing tracks.  Supporting up to eight players via a
     Wi-Fi link for multiplayer gameplay, gamers will be able to take on
     their friends and attempt to blast enemy ships to pieces in a fierce
     competition for top racing honors.  Fresh downloadable content,
     including new tracks, ships, skins, and music, can be downloaded to a
     Memory Stick Duo™ to expand the racing experience and allow for
     personalization of the game.  Rating: "E" for Everyone

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