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PLAYSTATION®VR launches october 2016

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Tokyo, March 16, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that PlayStation®VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion, will launch from October 2016 in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 44,980 yen, $399 USD, €399 and £349*1.

“Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we’ve received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  “To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016.  For those who are looking forward to its launch, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support.  We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.”

Currently more than 230 developers and publishers*2 are working on PS VR software titles, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers such as 2K Games and Ubisoft®.  Software titles in development for PS VR from these developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) are now totaling to more than 160 titles*3, and over 50 of those titles including Eagle Flight (Ubisoft), EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Headmaster (Frame Interactive), Rez Infinite (Enhance Games), Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment), RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Tumble VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PlayStation®VR WORLDS (SCE WWS) are expected to launch by the end of this year.   Additionally, Electronic Arts Inc., DICE and Lucasfilm are working on an all-new Star Wars™ Battlefront™ (Electronic Arts Inc.) gaming experience only for PS VR. Furthermore, THE PLAYROOM VR*4 by SCE WWS will be available as a free download from PlayStation®Store to all PS VR owners, simultaneously with the launch of the system.

To further drive the expansion of the PS VR software line-up, SCE is partnering with Tools & Middleware companies*5 to provide innovative technology solutions and enhance the title development environment for PS VR.

The system also has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen*6 while wearing the headset.  Supported content for the Cinematic mode includes standard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation.  Users will also be able to enjoy 360 degrees photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene.

SCE will continue to vigorously promote PS VR towards its release in October 2016 by showcasing PS VR titles at events around the globe, while also broadening its title portfolio.

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<Specifications of PlayStation®VR>

Product name PlayStation®VR
Product code CUH-ZVR1series
Release month October 2016
External dimensions VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection)
Mass VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)Processor unit: Approx. 365g
Display Method OLED
Panel Size 5.7 inches
Panel Resolution 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh rate 120Hz,  90Hz
Field of View Approximately 100 degrees
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Connection interface VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone JackProcessor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX
Processor Unit Function 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
Included VR headset × 1Processor unit × 1VR headset connection cable × 1HDMI cable × 1USB cable × 1Stereo headphones × 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)AC power cord × 1AC adaptor × 1

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

*2 Number as of March 16th, 2016

*3 Number as of March 16th, 2016

*4 THE PLAYROOM VR will include 6 games which will allow all users, including those new to PS VR, to intuitively enjoy VR experiences with other users.

*5 Refer to the attached list for details.

*6 Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters. The size of the screen will feel different depending on individual users.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) broadened the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is a portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PlayStation™Network, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PlayStation™Now, a streaming game service that leverages cloud-based technology, enables users to instantly enjoy a wide range of PS3 games on numerous Internet-connected devices they use every day. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.. “PS4” is a trademark of the same company.

All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

List of Third Party Game Developers and Publishers
As of March 16th, 2016
(in alphabetical order of developer/publisher)

<JAPAN>

ACQUIRE Corp. IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd.
Active Gaming Media Inc. KADOKAWA CORPORATION
ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO.,LTD. Kadokawa Games, Ltd.
ATLUS KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. LEVEL-5 Inc.
Bimboosoft MAGES.Inc
CAPCOM CO., LTD. Marvelous Inc.
COLOPL, Inc. monobit Inc.
Cygames, Inc. POLYGON MAGIC, INC.
D3 PUBLISHER Inc. SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
DIGITAL WORKS Entertainment Inc. Solid Sphere, Inc.
FromSoftware, Inc. Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
Gemdrops, Inc. SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC. SUNCORPORATION,Inc.
GREE, Inc. wise Inc.
GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. XING INC.

34 companies in total

<ASIA>

Beijing Phantomisreal Technical Co., Ltd. ROI GAMES
Beijing SHI GUANG MENG HUAN Technology Ltd. Shanghai Famiku Co.,Ltd.
Beijing Wansiwei Culture Development Co., Ltd Shanghai Renyou network technology Limited
Fighter Network Tech Co.,Ltd Shanghai SinceMe Network Technology
Gamepoch, Inc. Shanghai XINDONG Network Corporation Limited
Geronimo Interactive Co.,Ltd Skonec Entertainment
Hangzhou Yuanqu Technology Co.Ltd. Suzhou Snail Digital Technology CO., Ltd
Happy Elements TianShe Media Co.,Ltd
JOYCITY Corporation Ultimate Creators Technology(Beijing)Co., Ltd
NEKCOM ENTERTAINMENT USERJOY Technology Co., Ltd.
NetEase (Hangzhou) Network Co., Ltd Winking Entertainment Corporation
Ourpalm Co., Ltd Xiamen Happiness Technology, Ltd., Co
Perfect World Co., Ltd XPEC Entertainment Inc.

26 companies in total

<NORTH AMERICA>

2K Games Headless Chicken Games Pixel Ripped Inc
4 Corner Games Heavy Iron Studios POLYTRON / KOKOROMI
Archiact Interactive Ltd. High Voltage Software, Inc. PouncingKitten Games
Charm Games Highwire Games Prologue Games
Choice Provisions Hollow Games RalphVR
Cloudhead Games Icosahedra Refract
Cyan, Inc. IMGNATION Studio Reload Studios
Devolver Digital IN|Framez Technology Corp. Schell Games LLC
Double Fine Productions Innervision Games Skybound Interactive
Drool Iris VR Inc. Slice VR
Electronic Arts Inc. KO_OP Solus Games
E McNeill Legendary Steel Crate Games
Empty Clip Studios Limitless Ltd. Sunken Places
Enhance Games Madorium Interactive The Stork Burnt Down
Enyx Studios Major League Baseball Advanced Media Three One Zero
FarSight Studios Minority Media TOTWISE
Finish Line Games Namazu Studios LLC Truant Pixel
Fire Face N-Fusion Interactive Entertainment Turbo Button
Fire Hose Games Niko Maki Uber Entertainment
Flippfly No Goblin VirZOOM Inc.
Frame Interactive Oddworld Inhabitants VRMonkey
Frima Originals OPQAM Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
GameCoder Studios Other Ocean WayForward Technologies, Inc
Glass Bottom Games Otherworld Interactive White Elk LLC
Glowstick Games Owlchemy Labs White Lotus Interactive, LLC
Happy Dance Studios Phantom Compass ZeroTransform
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

79 companies in total

<EUROPE / PAL>

505 Games FuturLab Rebellion
Abstraction Games B.V. Gaijin Entertainment Recluse Industries
Agharta Studio GOATi Entertainment Pty Ltd Samurai Punk
Aldin Dynamics Grip Digital s.r.o. Secret Sorcery Limited
Atom Universe Ltd Hammerlabs Sigtrap
Auroch Digital Hello There Simian Squared
Avalanche Studios Honor Code Slightly Mad Studios Ltd
Beatshapers Ltd. Housemarque Sólfar Studios
Big Ant Studios Just Add Water (Development), Ltd Spunge Games Pty Ltd
bitComposer Interactive GmbH JUST FUNNY GAMES StellarVR
Bithell Games Kite & Lightning Stirfire Studios
Black Forest Games GmbH Llamasoft Ltd. Sumo Digital Ltd
BlitWorks Lucid Games Tammeka
Blunt Instrument Studios MICROÏDS Tarsier Studios
Boneloaf Milestone Srl. TECHLAND
Bossa Studios Mindfield Games The Farm 51
Bulkhead Interactive Mint Games Toxic Games
CCP Games MixedBag Triangular Pixels
Chroma Coda narayana games Ubisoft
Climax Studios nDreams Untold Games
Coatsink Neko Entertainment Vertigo Games
Codemasters ® Ninja Theory Virtual Toys
Crytek Nnooo VR Bits
Dakko Dakko Nosebleed Interactive vTime Limited
Deck13 Interactive Paw Print Games Wales Interactive
Digital Confections Penny Black Studios White Paper Games
Dovetail Games Pentadimensional Games Wonderstruck
Escapist Games Ltd Poppermost Productions Zen Studios Ltd.
Fabrik Prideful Sloth Zoë Mode
Fierce Kaiju Psytec Games Ltd Zoink Games
Fireproof Games Pub Games

92 companies in total

PlayStation®VR Tools & Middleware Developers

As of March 16, 2016
(in alphabetical order)

Allegorithmic
Audiokinetic
Autodesk
Amazon
Coherent Labs
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
Crytek
Epic Games
Firelight Technologies
Geomerics, an ARM company
Gigantic
Graphine
Live2D Inc.
Matchlock Corporation.
PopcornFX
RAD Game Tools
Silicon Studio Corporation
Umbra
Unity Technologies
Web Technology Corp.

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