JAPANESE

06/23/2009
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ)

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN TO INTRODUCE
PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) BUNDLE PACK FEATURING
MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM UNITEPSP-3000 and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Come in One Pack
For 21,000 yen as a Limited Offer

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Tokyo, June 23, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release a “PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Rookie Hunters Pack” on July 23, 2009, as a limited offer, at a recommended retail price of 21,000yen (including tax). The bundle pack comprises PSP-3000 handheld entertainment system and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite*1 PSP the Best*2 from Capcom Co., Ltd.

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite continues to show record breaking sales since its release in March 2008, shipping more than 3.4 million units*3 in Japan. Through this bundle pack, users will be able to enjoy immersive gameplay and gorgeous graphics of the blockbuster franchise on the advanced high contrast LCD screen of PSP-3000.

PSP-3000, included in this newly introduced bundle pack, will come in two different colors, Radiant Red and Vibrant Blue, to match the image of the notorious monsters “Teostra” and “Lunastra” from the game.

With this new offering, SCEJ will continue to further expand the PSP platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting titles and an enhanced line-up of the PSP systems.

*1 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite included in this bundle pack is the Japanese version (Japanese Title; MONSTER HUNTER PORTABLE® 2nd G).

*2 “the Best” series is re-released version of the best selling titles, introduced to provide users with more opportunity to enjoy exciting titles at a reduced price.

*3 As of June 22, 2009. The number includes Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP the Best.

Product Outline

“PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Rookie Hunters Pack”

Product Name PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Rookie Hunters Pack
Product color/ Product code Radiant Red (PSPJ-30006)
Vibrant Blue (PSPJ-30007)
Release Date July 23, 2009 (Thursday)
Recommended Retail Price 21,000 Yen (including tax)
Included PSP-3000 x 1
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite PSP the Best x 1
AC adaptor x 1
Battery pack (1200mAh) x 1

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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