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JAPANESE


10.09.2008
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ)

NEW 80GB PLAYSTATION®3 BECOMES AVAILABLE
IN JAPAN ON OCTOBER 30TH
80GB PS3® with DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller
To Hit the Japanese Market at 39,980 Yen

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Tokyo, October 9, 2008– Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would release the new 80GB PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system with DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller on Thursday October 30th, 2008, in Japan at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 39,980 yen (including tax). The 80GB PS3 system will come in three basic colors of Clear Black, Ceramic White, and Satin Silver, to meet a variety of life styles and preferences of all ages. As a limited offer for the holiday season, it will come bundled with the Blu-ray Disc version of the best-selling racing and online car life simulator, GRAN TURISMO™ 5 Prologue Spec III for PS3 developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., and published by SCE. This exciting new game will become available in stores at a RRP of 4,980 yen *1 concurrently with the release of the new 80GB PS3 system. With the introduction of newly announced PS3, the current 40GB PS3 system will be offered at open price from Oct. 10th 2008.

Along with the launch of this new model, the long-awaited LittleBigPlanet™ for PS3 will also become available on Thursday October 30th. To further enrich the holiday season options, “PLAYSTATION 3 LittleBigPlanet Dream Box” bundle pack will be introduced at a RRP of 44,980 yen, comprising 80GB PS3 with DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, LittleBigPlanet game, and an additional DUALSHOCK wireless controller. For users who already own PS3, “LittleBigPlanet DUALSHOCK 3 Bundle Pack” will become available at a RRP of 7,980 yen, featuring LittleBigPlanet game and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller. Both bundle packs are offered for limited quantities during the coming holiday season.

The newly announced 80GB PS3 system will offer all of the features and functionality of the current 40GB model with double storage capacity to accommodate storing more downloadable entertainment content from PlayStation®Network. The number of network service users are growing continuously in Japan with the number of registered network accounts for PlayStation Network exceeding over 1.3 million, and downloaded items exceeding 25 million since launch *2. To meet the expectation of PS3 users, PlayStation Network now offers almost 300 games*3, 40 anime titles, free playable demos and promotion videos available for download, in addition to services such as PlayStation®Home scheduled to launch its Open Beta Service within this calendar year. This new model will enable users to store more and more content from PlayStation Network as well as photo, music, and video from their personal collection.

SCEJ will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with an enhanced line-up of PS3 platform and accessories, along with upcoming exciting new titles from first party ant third party partners.

※1 GRAN TURISMO™ 5 Prologue Spec III for PS3 is an updated version of GRAN TURISMO™ 5 Prologue which includes all additional cars and features that was available through online update (up to October 2008), and will be sold in Blu-ray Disc version at a RRP of 4,980 yen (including tax), and in downloadable version at a RRP of 4,500yen (including tax).

※2 as of October 9, 2008.

※3 the number includes titles from “Game Archives.”

Product Information
PLAYSTATION 3 (CECHL00 series) Product Overview

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CECHL00 (Clear Black)
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CECHL00 CW (Ceramic White)
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CECHL00 SS (Satin Silver)
Product name PLAYSTATION®3
Product code/ color name CECHL00 (Clear Black)
CECHL00 CW (Ceramic White)
CECHL00 SS (Satin Silver)
CPU Cell Broadband Engine™
GPU RSX®
Sound Dolby Digital 5.1ch, DTS 5.1ch, LPCM 7.1ch, AAC, etc.※1
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD 2.5” Serial ATA 80GB※2
I/O ※3 USB 2.0 X 2
Communication Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1
IEEE 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth® 2.0(EDR)
Controller Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3)
AV output Screen size 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
HDMI OUT *4 X 1
AV MULTI OUT X 1
DIGITAL OUT (Optical) X 1
BD/ DVD/ CD Drive
(Read only)
Maximum read speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
Power source AC 100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption Approx. 280W
Dimensions Approx. 325(W) × 98(H) × 274(D) mm
Weight Approx. 4.4kg

※1 A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.

※2 Hard disk capacity is calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and higher calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,842 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.

※3 Functionality of all storage media types is not guaranteed.

※4 "Deep Color" and "x.v.Color (xvYCC)" defined by HDMI ver1.3a are supported.

※  This product does is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.


“PLAYSTATION®3 LittleBigPlanet Dream Box” Product Overview

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Clear Black (CEJH-10003)
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Ceramic White (CEJH-10004)
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Satin silver (CEJH-10005)
Product name PLAYSTATION®3 LittleBigPlanet Dream Box
Release date Thursday, October 30, 2008
HDD 80GB PS3
Color name/Product code
・Clear Black (CEJH-10003)
・Ceramic White (CEJH-10004)
・Satin silver (CEJH-10005)
希望小売価格 44,980 yen (including tax)
内容品 ・PLAYSTATION 3 (CECHL00series) x 1
・LittleBigPlanet for PLAYSTATION 3 x 1
・Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) x 2
・Power cable x 1
・AV cable x 1
・USB cable x 1

“LittleBigPlanet DUALSHOCK®3 Bundle Pack” Product Overview

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Black (BCJN-29601)
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Ceramic White (BCJN-29602)
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Satin Silver (BCJN-29603)
Product name LittleBigPlanet DUALSHOCK®3 Bundle Pack
Release date Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wireless Controller(DUALSHOCK®3)
Color name/ Product code
・Black (BCJN-29601)
・Ceramic White (BCJN-29602)
・Satin Silver (BCJN-29603)
RRP 7,980 yen (including tax)
Included LittleBigPlanet for PLAYSTATION 3 x 1
・Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) x 1

Software Information

Title LittleBigPlanet
Release date Thursday, October 30, 2008
RRP 5,980 yen (including tax)
Genre Action
CERO rating A (for all age)
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Copyright LittleBigPlanet ©Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Published by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Developed by Media Molecule.
LittleBigPlanet is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Official Web Site http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/lbp/
Playable number 1 to 4 people (including online feature)

※ Broadband internet connection is suggested.


Title GRAN TURISMO 5 Prologue Spec III
Release date Thursday, October 30, 2008
RRP Blu-ray Disc version, 4,980 yen (including tax)
Downloadable version, 4,500yen (including tax)
Genre Racing and online car-life simulator
CERO rating : A (for all age)
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Copyright © 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Manufacturers, cars, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Any depiction or recreation of real world locations, entities, businesses, or organizations is not intended to be or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of this game by such party or parties.
Produced under license of Ferrari Spa. FERRARI, the PRANCING HORSE device, all associated logos and distinctive designs are trademarks of Ferrari Spa. The body designs of the Ferrari cars are protected as Ferrari property under design, trademark and trade dress regulations.
Official Web Site GRAN TURSIMO: The Official Sitehttp://www.gran-turismo.com/
Playable number 1 to 2 people (online features: 2 to 16 people)
Specifications   Supported online features includes online racing, movie contents, and car information

※ Broadband internet connection is suggested.


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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