Sony Computer Entertainment America held its annual press conference today at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles, Calif., announcing new products and services planned for the Playstation family of consoles.
"We are transforming the way consumers interact and consume content in the living room and we've been redefining this entertainment experience now for 15 years," said Jack Tretton, CEO and President of SCEA. "Sony is the undisputed leader in stereoscopic 3D technology and we are the only company to provide consumers with an end to end solution today. PlayStation is expanding what's possible with Blu-ray technology by enhancing it with cutting edge stereoscopic 3D games and movies. In addition, we are providing entirely new motion gaming experiences with PlayStation Move."
SCEA announced on stage that some of the company's biggest titles will be available to consumers this year in stereoscopic 3D, including MLB 10 The Show, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Killzone 3, The Sly Collection, and Gran Turismo 5. Beloved franchises from our publishing community will also make their way into consumer homes in stereoscopic 3D on the PlayStation3 system, such as Crysis 2 from Electronic Arts, Mortal Kombat from Warner Brothers, Ubisoft's Shaun White Skateboarding and TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: FUTURE SOLDIER, as well as Disney Tron Evolution the Video Game, and 2K Sports' NBA 2K11. Unlike any other console on the market today, all 35.7 million PS3 units globally are capable of playing stereoscopic 3D games via a firmware update in April 2010. Four PS3 titles offering stereoscopic gaming experiences are currently available for download from the PlayStation Network including PAIN, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, Super Stardust HD and WipEout HD. The PS3 system will make 3D Blu-ray Disc movie support available later this year.
PlayStation Move motion controller
SCEA also announced that on September 19, 2010 it will release a PlayStation Move bundle comprised of a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStationEye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray disc game and PlayStation Move demo disc for $99.99 (RRP). Additionally, a PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle, which includes a PS3 system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera, Sports Champions Blu-ray game and PlayStation Move game demo disc, will be available for $399.99 (RRP). Stand alone PlayStation Move motion controller for the PS3 system will also be sold at $49.99 (MSRP). The new PlayStation Move navigation controller, which can be used alongside the motion controller for intuitive navigation of in-game characters and objects, will also become available on the same day at $29.99 (MSRP). Standalone first party games for the PlayStation Move will be priced at $39.99 (MSRP). With more than 15 dedicated titles for use with the PlayStation Move motion controller available on the day of launch and 40 more slated to hit throughout the holiday season, both casual gamers and hardcore gamers will have plenty of reasons to clear their coffee tables and immerse themselves in the most precise and ultra sensory gaming experience ever made possible. PlayStation Move titles showcased at E3 include:
First Party Titles
Sports Champions, September 2010
Eye Pet, September 2010
Kung Fu Rider, September 2010
Start the Party!, September 2010
echochrome 2 (PSN), September 2010
Tumble (PSN), September 2010
Hustle Kings, October 2010
PAIN (PSN), October 2010
TV Superstars, October 2010
The Fight: Lights Out, October 2010
The Shoot, October 2010
High Velocity Bowling (PSN) October 2010
Heavy Rain, October 2010
Sly Collection, November 2010
SingStar Dance, November 2010
LittleBigPlanet 2, November 2010
Beat Sketcher (PSN), Fall 2010
SOCOM 4, Fall 2010
Heroes on the Move, 2011
Killzone 3, 2011
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 (Electronic Arts), September 2010
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Disney Interactive Studios), September 2010
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (WB Games Inc.), September 2010
Brunswick Pro Bowling (Crave), September 2010
Resident Evil5 Gold Edition (Capcom), September 2010
Time Crisis: Razing Storm (Bandai Namco), September 2010
NBA 2K11 (2K Sports), October 2010
John Daly's ProStroke Golf (OG International), Fall 2010
Racquet Sports (Ubisoft), Fall 2010
R.U.S.E. (Ubisoft), September 2010
Kung Fu LIVE (Virtual Air Guitar Company), October 2010
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos (Crave), November 2010
Disney Tron Evolution the Video Game (Disney Interactive Studios), November 2010
PSP (PlayStationPortable) system
Sony revealed two new PSP entertainment packs, the Invizmals PSP Entertainment Pack and the God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Entertainment Pack, to offer even more value to portable gamers. Coming this October and priced at $199 (MSRP), the Invizimals PSP Entertainment Pack comes with a vibrant blue PSP-3000 system, Invizimals UMD game, PSP camera and 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo. Coming this Fall, the God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Entertainment Pack will come packed with a red and black two tone PSP-3000, God of War: Ghost of Sparta UMD game, PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for God of War: Chains of Olympus and a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, also priced at $199 (MSRP). In addition, more than 70 titles across first party studios and publishing partners are expected to hit the PSP platform with tailored games designed specifically for PSP system, such as God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Invizimals and beloved franchise favorites such as Patapon 3, and EyePet PSP.
With more than 50 million registered accounts worldwide, PlayStation Network is today one of the largest networked entertainment platforms and continues to evolve with newly added content and services such as MLB.TV, Netflix and HBO content. Today, the company also unveiled PlayStationPlus, a new subscription service offering users even more options in how they consume content on PlayStation Network. PlayStation Plus will be available starting June 29 at a yearly fee of $49.99 and is designed to offer PlayStation Network's power users added value, access and convenience, such as special features that include discounts on the PlayStation Store content, free and exclusive access to select games, full game trials, and much more. Adding to its existing library of more than 670 downloadable games in North America, PlayStation Network will offer new exclusive games this year, including PixelJunk Shooter 2, PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap, Dead Nation, Fat Princess 1.06 Patch, and echochrome ii.
SCEA has also partnered this year with Coca-Cola to get families off the couch and into the middle of the action. Consumers will see the PlayStation Move motion controller and PS3 system, as well as games like Sports Champions, NBA 2K11, Tron: Evolution The Video Game, and EA SPORTS Active prominently displayed across 130 million packages of Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Sprite starting this November. This partnership marks one of the biggest branding campaigns SCEA has been involved in and will be aligned with one of the company's largest and most aggressive marketing efforts in its history.