SingStar Lets You Be the ‘Dancing Queen’ This Holiday Season With SingStar ABBA

December 2, 2008

SingStar
Lets You Be the ‘Dancing Queen’ This Holiday Season With SingStar ABBA

Kick-Off Your Holiday Party with
Hit Songs from ABBA for the PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2

Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. (SCEA) today announced the release of this season’s latest SingStar
sensation, SingStar ABBA, available for both the PLAYSTATION 3 and the
PlayStation 2. An essential part of any SingStar fan’s collection, SingStar ABBA
expands the franchise’s robust holiday line-up, offering an authentic
interactive singing experience set to the iconic music of ABBA.

Developed in full collaboration with
ABBA and Universal Music Group in Sweden, SingStar ABBA delivers ABBA’s most
legendary songs and videos with popular tracks including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Gimme!
Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take a Chance on Me’
and ‘Waterloo’.

"SingStar ABBA marks the franchise’s
first foray into delivering premium, artist-specific content that PlayStation
fans have been craving," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of product
marketing, SCEA. "Expanding the SingStar catalog with some of the greatest pop
tracks of all time, SingStar ABBA is sure to be the ultimate party entertainment
for friends and family this holiday season."

Continuing to grow the PS3 library
following the October release of SingStar Vol. 2, SingStar ABBA for the PS3
system allows players to capture all their special ABBA party moments by using
the PLAYSTATION Eye to record their performances and share them with the
worldwide SingStar community via My SingStar Online. Players also can connect to
the PS3 online SingStore, giving them access to more than 400 downloadable songs
to add to their collections. In an effort to enhance the North American
SingStore based on consumer feedback, over 60 songs from the European SingStore
will be made available to U.S. fans over the next few months. Highlights of the
new songs include:

  • UB40 — ‘Red Red Wine’

  • New Order — ‘Blue Monday 88’

  • Men at Work — ‘Down Under’

  • David Bowie — ‘Let’s Dance’

  • Starship — ‘We Built this City’

For those in need of some festive
tunes to compliment holiday entertaining, a Christmas song pack will be released
mid-December on the SingStore. The pack will be available for $6.99 and will
include the following:

  • Toni Braxton — ‘Have Yourself a
    Merry Little Xmas’

  • Babyface — ‘Sleigh Ride’

  • Shakin’ Stevens — ‘Merry
    Christmas’

  • Paul McCartney — ‘Wonderful
    Christmastime’

  • Celine Dion — ‘Christmas Eve’

Also for the holidays, the full
PlayStation 2 SingStar catalog will be accessible for the PS3 system via a free
game update coming by Christmas that provides PS3 SingStar owners with backwards
compatibility of all PS3 and PlayStation 2 SingStar discs. Popular PlayStation 2
SingStar titles like the recently released SingStar Country, SingStar Pop vol.
2, and SingStar Legends will be easily accessible when running a PS3 SingStar
game. This feature is only compatible with SingStar discs for the PS3 system.