JAPANESE

09/09/2013
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN ASIA
TO LAUNCH PLAYSTATION®4 (PS4™)
FEBRUARY 22, 2014 IN JAPANBundle pack including New PlayStation®Vita and attractive software titles to be released,
Gran Turismo 6 release date in Japan revealed, and PlayStation®3 bundle pack also to be available.

Tokyo, September 9, 2013 -Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., responsible for business operation in Japan and Asia, introduced today at the SCEJA Press Conference 2013, the launch date and price-point for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) in Japan, along with various domestic measures aimed towards the holiday season including the launch of new PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) and PlayStation®Vita TV.

Summarized as follows:

● PlayStation®4 (PS4™)

The next generation computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 (PS4™), will launch on February 22, 2014, in Japan at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 41,979 yen (including tax). Retailers handling PS4™ will begin accepting pre-orders from October 5, 2013.

19 software titles developed by SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) and software developers and publishers, will be released in Japan concurrently with the launch of the PS4™ system. In addition to these titles, more than 23 titles are currently under development, and since PS4™ has earned great support from a wide variety of game developers and publishers, including those within the independent development community, a total of more than 51 upcoming titles are expected to be released for PS4™ in Japan*1.

Furthermore, “PlayStation®4 First Limited Pack” and “PlayStation®4 First Limited Pack with PlayStation®Camera” will be released as a limited offer in Japan, concurrently with the launch of PS4™, at a RRP of 41,979 yen (including tax) and 46,179 yen (including tax) respectively. “PlayStation®4 First Limited Pack” will include a product code for downloading PS4™ exclusive title KNACK via the PlayStation®Store*2, and a warrantee with extended coverage for 12 extra months. “PlayStation®4 Limited Pack with PlayStation®Camera” will come bundled with PlayStation®Camera in addition to the contents included in “PlayStation®4 First Limited Pack”.

● PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)

As of September 10th, 2013, SCEJA will reduce the price of the Memory Card for PS Vita. In addition to the price drop, a new line-up of peripherals will be released, including the long-awaited Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB, concurrently with the launch of the new PS Vita (Please refer to the separate sheet for details on the price drop of the memory card and the list of peripherals).

Furthermore, SCEJA will release a bundle pack, including the new PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) and attractive titles developed by a variety of game developers and publishers, all for a limited offer.

“Gundam Breaker Starter Pack” (NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.) will be released on October 31st, 2013, at a RRP of 29,480 yen (including tax), “PlayStation®Vita × GOD EATER 2 Fenrir Edition” (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.) will be released on November 14th, 2013, at a RRP of 25,960 yen (including tax), “PlayStation®Vita Otomate Special Pack” (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.) will be released on December 19th, 2013, at a RRP of 22,050 yen (including tax). In addition, “PlayStation®Vita FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster RESOLUTION BOX” (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.) will be released.

Furthermore, “PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Play! Game Pack” will be released on October 31st, 2013 at a RRP of 24,129 yen (including tax). The Game Pack will include the portable entertainment system PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) 3G/Wi-Fi model (PCH-1000 series) in Crystal Black, Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB with instantly accessible pre-installed contents, PS Vita exclusive title EVERYBODY’S GOLF 6 PlayStation®Vita the Best, and PS Vita Protective Film which protects the system’s screen from scratches and reduces fingerprints.

The Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB will come pre-installed with numerous exciting titles, such as 3 free-to-play titles: PAWAPURO STADIUM (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.), Doko Demo Issyo (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.), and Monster Radar® Plus (Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.). Trial versions of titles such as GOD EATER 2(NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.) and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.) will also be pre-installed in the memory card.

● PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV)

PS Vita TV, a new entertainment system of the PlayStation® family that will allow users to easily access video services, games and various contents on their TV at home, will be available first in Japan on November 14, 2013, at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 9,954 yen (including tax). “PS Vita TV Value Pack” that comes with Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) and 8 GB Memory Card for PS Vita, will also be available on the same day at 14,994 yen (including tax) .

● PlayStation®3 (PS3®)

The release date of PS3® exclusive title Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) in Japan was revealed as December 5th, 2013, and SCEJA also announced the release of “Gran Turismo®6 Limited First Edition -15th Anniversary Box-”, which includes various bonus contents celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series. Furthermore, “PlayStation®3 Starter Pack Gran Turismo®6 Bundle”, will also be released on the same date as GT6™, which consists of the PS3® system and GT6™.

SCEJA will continue to deploy various measures to further expand the PlayStation business with strong support from users as well as 3rd party developers and publishers, and will vigorously enhance the world of computer entertainment system that is possible only on the PlayStation platforms.

  • *1Information as of September, 2013. Release dates may be changed depending on individual titles.
  • *2Users can download vast digital content including games through PS Store for PS3, PSP, PS Vita and PS Certified devices.

<Memory Card for PS Vita Price Reduction Chart>

Product Name RRP (excluding tax) RRP (including tax) Product code
Before reduction After reduction Before reduction After reduction
Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB 2,095 yen 1,480 yen 2,200 yen 1,554 yen PCH-Z041J
Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB 3,048 yen 1,980 yen 3,200 yen 2,079 yen PCH-Z081J
Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB 5,238 yen 3,780 yen 5,500 yen 3,969 yen PCH-Z161J
Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB 9,048 yen 6,480 yen 9,500 yen 6,804 yen PCH-Z321J

List of PlayStation®Vita Peripherals

<Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB Product Outline>

 

Product name Memory Card for PS Vita 64GB
Product code PCH-Z641J
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 10,479yen (including tax) / 9,980yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Protective Film (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline >

 

Product name PlayStation®Vita Protective Film (For PCH-2000 series)
Product code PCHJ-15018
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 798yen (including tax) / 760yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Charger Stand (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline>

 
Product name PlayStation®Vita Cable with Stand (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline
Product code PCHJ-15019
Release date Expected November, 2013
RRP 2,100yen (including tax) / 2,000yen (excluding tax)

<PlayStation®Vita Soft Case (For PCH-2000 series) Product Outline>

 
Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Black
PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case White
Product code PCHJ-15020 PCHJ-15021
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)
 
Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Lime Green
PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Light Blue
Product code PCHJ-15022 PCHJ-15023
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)
 
Product name PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Pink
PlayStation®Vita
Soft Case Khaki
Product code PCHJ-15024 PCHJ-15025
Release date October 10th, 2013
RRP 1,575yen (including tax) / 1,500yen (excluding tax)

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) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. PlayStation®4, available this holiday season, is the next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.

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